France clinches Davis Cup tie with Japan in doubles

Feb 4, 2017

France clinches Davis Cup tie with Japan in doubles

France wrapped up victory in its Davis Cup World Group first-round tie against Japan after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won Saturday’s doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead at Ariake Colosseum. The Wimbledon champions routed Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 ...

Gasquet, Simon stake France to 2-0 lead in Davis Cup tie

Feb 3, 2017

Gasquet, Simon stake France to 2-0 lead in Davis Cup tie

Richard Gasquet brushed aside Taro Daniel in straight sets and Gilles Simon routed Yoshihito Nishioka to give France a 2-0 lead over Japan in their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie on Friday. Gasquet, the world No. 18, was in total control from start ...

Miss France crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

Jan 30, 2017

Miss France crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines. Iris Mittenaere from the small town of Lille, in northern France said in reply to a final question from pageant host Steve ...

French Socialists nominate left-winger Hamon for president

Jan 30, 2017

French Socialists nominate left-winger Hamon for president

France’s divided Socialists picked left-winger Benoit Hamon as their presidential nominee Sunday, in the latest twist of a roller-coaster election race that has seen conservative front-runner Francois Fillon engulfed in scandal. Near-definitive results from a Socialist primary runoff vote Sunday showed Hamon beating his ...

Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

Jan 29, 2017

Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

A diet of corn is turning wild hamsters in northeastern France into deranged cannibals that devour their offspring, alarmed researchers have reported. “There’s clearly an imbalance,” said Gerard Baumgart, president of the Research Centre for Environmental Protection in Alsace, and an expert on the ...

Kyoto promotes high-grade Uji green tea in Paris

Jan 22, 2017

Kyoto promotes high-grade Uji green tea in Paris

Confronted with slumping domestic consumption, producers of high-quality Uji green tea and the Kyoto Prefectural Government are working together to make a sales pitch abroad. As part of their overseas campaign, they invited a group of about 40 French entrepreneurs and journalists to a ...