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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men's singles short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Nagano, Japan, on 27 November 2015.
27/11/2015 - Figure skating

Japan champion Hanyu sets new world record

Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu broke his own world best in the short programme at the NHK Trophy this Friday, posting an eye-popping score of 106.33 points.

The world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral seen from the Pont des Arts, part of Paris's architectural heritage
22/10/2015 - France

Paris world's best place to live, study finds

A Japanese research institute has named Paris the world's most livable and accessible city.
French team coach Philippe Saint-Andre goes for Ireland scalp Sunday
11/10/2015 - Rugby World Cup

France to play against Ireland in a bid to avoid Rugby champions All Blacks

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre is bidding to beat bogey team Ireland for the first time in his tenure this Sunday and to top World Cup Pool D, avoiding the champion All Blacks in the ...
Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards says his team must believe Australia's winning run can be stopped.
09/10/2015 - rugby

Wales seek end to Australia jinx

When the draw was made, Pool A was dubbed the 'pool of death' as it featured hosts England, Wales and Australia. But as the final round of games approach, there's no more tension.
Stuart Lancaster is the first England coach to have failed to reach the quarter-finals at the rugby World Cup.
04/10/2015 - rugby

Lancaster, Robshaw under pressure after England's rugby World Cup humiliation

England are out of the rugby World Cup following their loss on Saturday night against a Bernard Foley inspired Australia.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
03/10/2015 - France - Japan

French PM Valls discusses nuclear, China, culture on Japan visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Saturday during a three-day visit to the country

Japanese fans were left disappointed after their team failed to recreate their opening match pyrotechnics against South Africa.
24/09/2015 - rugby

Scotland thrash Japan at rugby World Cup

There were no giant-killing heroics for Japan in their second match of the rugby World Cup.
Heyneke Meyer's South Africa side are among the favourites for the World Cup.
20/09/2015 - rugby

Japan stun South Africa in World Cup opener

South Africa are one of the big contenders to win the rugby World Cup. But their campaign got underway in disastrous fashion with a shock loss against Japan.

French press review 16 September 2015

Has German Chancellor Angela Merkel underestimated the scale of the refugee crisis? Has French President François Hollande sold out the working class?
Mark Karpeles at a press conference in Tokyo, 28 February 2014
11/09/2015 - Japan - France

Charges filed against French head of defunct Bitcoin exchange

The French former head of a major Bitcoin exchange has been charged by Japanese prosecutors with embezzlement, amid allegations he stole money from clients before the exchange collapsed last ...