France

French authorities ask women to get faulty implants removed

breast-implantsThe authorities in France have advised more than 30,000 women to remove breast implants, which are believed to be linked to risks of cancer and may cause harm to their health.

The government also pointed out that there is no evidence that suggests that implants are linked to the risks of cancer. However, Women have been advised to consult their surgeons. It is believed that more than 30,000 women in France, 40,000 women in the UK as well as thousands of women in other countries are affected.

French government to decide whether it will pay faulty implant patients

French government to decide whether it will play faulty implant patientsThe government in France has said that it will take a decision on whether it will pay about 30,000 women to remove breast implants, which have been found to be harmful to their health and might be linked to risks of cancer.

France provides information about Rs 400 crore of black money

Indian Finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee has said on Wednesday that the FRech Authorities have provided information about unaccounted money amounting to Rs 400 crore in nearly 69 overseas accounts of Indians.

The authorities have also recovered Rs 30 crore in taxes from the account holders. The Finance minister said that the government could get the information from the French government due to the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) signed between the two countries.

Mukherjee also aid that the government’s effort to trace black money in different contraries are bringing results. He informed economic editors that specific requests in 333 cases have already been made to get information from foreign authorities.

Brangelina hire ex-SAS guards for protection

Brangelina hire ex-SAS guards for protectionParis, Sep 20 - Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have hired former guards of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) to protect their home in France from organised crime gangs.

The couple - who raise six kids - have enlisted ex-servicemen and installed a 150- million-pound state-of-the-art security system after they came to know that gangs from Russia and Italy were targeting rich foreigners in their Provence area, southern France.

Police quiz Strauss-Kahn over French writer’s rape allegations as he arrives in Paris

 Police quiz Strauss-Kahn over French writer’s rape allegations as he arrives in ParisParis, Sept 5 : Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was reportedly questioned by police over allegations of sexually abusing a French writer, when he arrived in Paris.

A police escort rushed Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair through customs and into a waiting limousine after they landed at Charles de Gaulle airport yesterday, Express. co. uk reports.

Scientists to study noise impact on marine life

Scientists to study noise impact on marine lifeParis, Aug 20 : Marine scientists would soon meet at the Paris-based Unesco to discuss measuring the impact of noise on marine life, the UN agency said.

The main agenda of the meeting - to be held Aug 30-Sep 1 - would be to discuss the programme of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment, Xinhua reported.

"This decade-long project aims to fill the considerable knowledge gaps in this area, so that management of ocean noise can be more informed and effective," Unesco said in a statement.

Mobile commerce usage rises 80 per cent in Europe, comScore

Mobile commerce usage rises 80 per cent in Europe, comScore According to a new study published by research firm comScore, mcommerce usage in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK rose a whooping 80 cent over the past year.

The report also showed that about 13.5 million smartphone users in these countries accessed mobile comer sites from their mobile devices in the three month period until the end of May 2011.

EADS unveils new hypersonic jet project at Paris air show

EADS unveils new hypersonic jet project at Paris air showThe European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) has unveiled a new hypersonic passenger project at the Paris Le Bourget air show, Today.

The group says that jet hypersonic jet that is twice the speed of Concorde. The jet will fly above the atmosphere and use biofuel to take off from a runway initially. This will allow the plane to avoid the supersonic boom and pollution seen in concede.

Britain and Germany desired to join military partnership by France

Liam-FoxAccording to a media report, France wishes that Britain and Germany should join hands and form a military partnership so that all the three nations can share equipment as well as troops.

The media has reported that Germany could get together with a force established as part of the Anglo-French defence agreement made back in the month of November, and also all the three sharing transport aircraft and tankers for refueling air.

According to the senior British defence officials, Britain was very interested to have betterment in the defence relations it had with the Germans.

DE LA RUE facing inquiry by Oberthur Technologies

De-La-RueBANK NOTE copier, De La Rue was advised yesterday by its French conquest suitor to own up its rapport with the Reserve Bank of India. Oberthur Technologies, with £900million offer approach for De La Rue was rejected previous month, expressed that it feels associations among De La Rue and its major customer had been "significantly damaged" later faulty banknote paper was presented previous summer.

Studio Canal to distribute '3 Idiots' in France

 http://topnews.in/files/aamir-khan-3-idiots-poster.jpgMumbai, Oct 27 :France-based production and distribution company Studio Canal will distribute Aamir Khan starrer "3 Idiots" in that country in June next year.

"We distributed videos of '3 Idiots' in the UK and we will distribute the film in France probably around June 2011," Rodolphe Buet, executive vice president, international distribution and new business of Studio Canal, told IANS in an exclusive interview.

Buet is here for the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) event.

BNP Paribas reported increased profits because of rise in retail banking

BNP Paribas reported increased profits because of rise in retail bankingThe bank BNP Paribas has reported a growth in its profits for the second quarter of this year.

According to the bank the growth has been possible because of the growth in its retail banking sector which has managed the fall in the investment banking operations.

The net profit of the bank rose up by 31% for the second quarter till the month of July compared to the same period of time of last year and the profits reached to 2.1 billion euros.

Alstom opens largest rotor balancing facility

Alstom opens largest rotor balancing facilityAlstom has surprised a team of journalists from India and France by opening the largest rotor balancing facility in the world.

With a big, long tunnel at the floor level having huge contraptions with a big steam turbine situated within it, Alstom plans to produce steam turbines for nuclear and coal-fired electricity generating purposes.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy hit new low in popularity

French President Nicolas Sarkozy hit new low in popularityIt has been reported that the investigation into Liliane Bettencourt, the richest woman in France, has become more intense with police raids on her financial managers.

According to reports of the Guardian, the scandal has hurt President Nicolas Sarkozy. Polls show his popularity has hit new lows.

It has also been reported that the wife of Eric Woerth, the employment minister, worked for Clymene, a company that helped manage Bettencourt's money. Investigators raided the Clymene office and the home of Patrice de Maistre, her financial adviser.

French Mirage upgrades to be postponed

French Mirage upgrades to be postponedAccording to official reports, the French government plans to postpone $888 million worth of upgrades to its Mirage 2000D fighter-bombers as part of an effort to cut back spending.

According to a report from DefenseNews, Defense Minister Herve Morin, speaking at a hearing this week of the Parliamentary Defense Committee, also said the government plans to delay acquisition of Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft and level-four of the SCCOA national air command-and-control system.

Aerobic Workout Advantageous For RA Patients

Aerobic Workout Advantageous For RA PatientsFrench researchers have suggested that cardio-respiratory aerobic exercise is good for patients suffering from stable rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The research team from the University of Grenoble Medical School in France discovered that the sufferers of RA who worked out on a regular basis experienced improved function, less joint pain and greater quality of life.

According to WHO, RA, a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by swollen joints, pain, tautness, exhaustion, and general malaise affects around 1% of the total population.

Music may make a difference in getting a date

Music may make a difference in getting a dateResearchers in France have found that men, who want to ask women on a date, increase their odds if a love ballad is playing in the background.

According to the reports, Nicolas Gueguen and Celine Jacob of the Universite de Bretagne-Sud, along with Lubomir Lamy of Universite de Paris-Sud, set up a study in which 87 young women each spent time in a waiting room with background music playing either a love ballad or a neutral tune.

Rheumatic conditions may affect emotions and sex lives

rheumatic-conditionsResearchers in France have found that people with rheumatic conditions say the condition affects their emotional relationships and sex lives.

It has been reported that lead author Gisela Kobelt, president of Rheumatology, Association Nationale de Defense contre l'Arthrite Rhumatoide in Paris and currently a visiting professor at Lund University in Sweden, said the study involved 1,271 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who averaged 64 years old, with 98 percent getting medical treatment.

British and French first ladies caught uncomfortable

British and French first ladies caught uncomfortableIt has been reported that British and French First Ladies appeared to suffer a tense day of pregnant pauses and strained exchanges together at an official ceremony.

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, joined UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha in London.

It was also reported that the couples attended a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle's call to resist the Nazi occupation of France.

Rafale talks being finalized by France and UAE

Rafale talks being finalized by France and UAETechnical talks with the United Arab Emirates were being finalized and that France was expected to cover part of the modernization costs for the gulf state's fleet of Rafale jet fighters, France's Defense Minister Herve Morin has said.

He denied reports, however, that the cost of the plan has increased, telling France Info radio that they were "completely far-fetched."




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