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Elton John to receive France’s top honour

The singer is not expected to perform at the ceremony although he was expected to use the occasion to promote his charity work.

Boeing: Sorry for crashes

A top Boeing executive apologises for the crashes and says the priority of the company is to return the planes to service safely.

Tightrope virtuoso Philippe Petit still defying gravity as he nears 70

With a tight physique but a supple way of moving, Petit says age hasn't dented his abilities.

Gun ‘Van Gogh killed himself with’ to go under hammer

The seven-millimetre Lefaucheux revolver is expected to fetch up to €60,000 (US$67,000).

PSG consider Neymar sale as Al-Khelaifi sends warning to players

PSG will consider selling the 27-year-old in the forthcoming transfer window if they receive a substantial offer.

France’s ‘wolf brigade’: Alps guards with licence to kill

France's 'wolf brigade', employed by the state to protect livestock from predatory wolves that were hunted to extinction in France in the early 20th century, is now making a grand comeback.

French home of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn searched in Versailles marriage probe

Police went to Ghosn’s home in the town of Etang-la-Ville as part of a preliminary investigation prompted by Renault earlier this year.

Matildas stun Brazil at World Cup as China send Germany and...

France and Germany become the first teams to qualify for the knockout phase of the Women's World Cup.

Women’s World Cup heads for record-breaking turnout

The Women's World Cup is set to hit a record breaking of more than 1.5 million supporters, showing the rise of the game's popularity.

Sister of Saudi crown prince faces Paris trial

The assault happened in 2016 when the princess allegedly ordered her bodyguard to assault a worker hired to refurbish her apartment.

Big hitters France and Germany grind towards World Cup knockouts

France are three points ahead of both Nigeria and Norway at the top of Group A.

13-0 win ‘part of growing the game’, says USA captain

United States destroys Thailand 13-0 in the Women's World Cup, a victory captain Megan Rapinoe says is all "part of growing the game".

France enjoy therapeutic win at Andorra as Turkey lose to Iceland

The World Cup holders cruises to a routine win and lead Turkey in Group H on goal difference.

Ubisoft plays into streaming trend at E3 video game event

Ubisoft is an early partner with Google while the tech giant was developing its own gaming streaming service Stadia.

NBA star Tony Parker announces retirement

Parker announces his retirement on Twitter after 18 seasons in the NBA.

Turkey upset world champion France with a 2-0 home win

World champion France loses in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Turkey, which kept up the pressure throughout the game for a 2-0 home win and placed itself in the lead in Group H.

Rampant France thrash Korea in World Cup opener

France started their campaign with an easy 4-0 victory.

France to set ball rolling against Korea as World Cup kicks...

Les Bleues are ranked fourth in the world and are seen as the second favourites after the holders, the United States.

France seeks to fend off blame for FCA-Renault deal collapse

France if left with no choice but to defend its business strategy after being blamed on the Fiat Chrysler - Renault merger withdrawal.

Macron and Trump: ‘Frenemies’ in open disagreement

As France's Emmanuel Macron and US's Donald Trump prepare to hold talks on the sidelines of D-Day commemorations, French diplomats are hoping for a smoother run.

Serena, Osaka crash out of Roland Garros

Williams' exit is her earliest at a Grand Slam since 2014.

Toshiba to pay total US$815 mln to exit freeport LNG plant

Toshiba will pay Total US$815 million to hand over the 20-year liquefaction rights to the French major and expects to finalise the deal by March 2020.

Tsurenko seeks confidence-boosting French Open win over Halep

Tsurenko has never beaten defending champion Halep in seven career meetings.

Federer, Nadal reach French Open fourth round, Pliskova out

Nadal’s win over Goffin came 10 years to the day since his shock 2009 exit to Robin Soderling.