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Nice, Cannes and region locked down for 2 2021-02-22 08:27:49The French Riviera will go into lockdown for the next two weekends to contain Covid-19 which has been spreading faster in the tourist hotspot than els

French government slams Lyon mayor’s decision to serve 2021-02-22 06:33:29The city of Lyon has decided to remove meat from school lunches to streamline service to respect Covid distancing measures, a move that has angered th

Covid-19 continues to spread in France as death 2021-02-22 06:12:50France registered 160 Covid-19 related deaths on February 21, taking the total death toll due to the disease to 84,306. According to the figures relea

Covid-19: French southern city of Nice turns its 2021-02-22 04:44:40The mayor of Nice in southern France called for a weekend lockdown to reduce the flow of tourists as it battles a sharp spike in coronavirus infection

Nice mayor calls for weekend lockdown to slow 2021-02-21 11:23:45The mayor of the south-eastern city of Nice has called for tourists to stay away and urged a weekend lockdown amid the highest Covid-19 infection

French police investigate unseasonal forest fires in Basque 2021-02-21 05:22:03Mild winter temperatures and strong winds have fuelled forest fires in France's south-west Basque Country, with around 170 firefighters deployed 

No uplift in sight for France's struggling ski 2021-02-20 12:08:27France is in the middle of its winter holiday period when hundreds of thousands of people would ordinarily be heading off to mountain resorts in the A

Fatal stabbing by Sudanese immigrant in southwest France 2021-02-20 10:35:03French police have ruled out terrorism after a Sudanese immigrant stabbed to death the chief of a refugee centre in Pau, south-western France, on Frid

France considers partial lockdown for Nice region after 2021-02-20 10:14:46France's Health Minister has said the city of Nice and the surrounding department of Alpes-Maritimes is facing a partial lockdown or an even stricter

Ex-president Sarkozy’s entourage denies claims of jumping vaccine 2021-02-20 03:26:23Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, a source close to the ex-leader has confirmed, saying the 66

4,000 extra Paris police to enforce Covid rules 2021-02-20 01:00:10As forecasters promise a weekend of spring-like temperatures for most of France, thousands of extra police officers are to be deployed in and around P

French Navy to replace four nuclear submarines in 2021-02-19 12:01:02France's Navy is to purchase four nuclear submarines worth several billion euros, French Minister of Defence Florence Parly has announced. The vessel

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France considers new local lockdowns to stem ‘worsening’ New! 2021-02-24 08:44:27France may need to impose new local restrictions to deal with a worsening Covid-19 situation as it scrambles to avoid a new national lockdown, a gover

French police on high alert after teenagers stabbed New! 2021-02-24 07:52:45The French government sent police reinforcements on Tuesday evening to two Paris suburbs to try break a cycle of gang violence after two 14-year-olds

Gérard Depardieu strongly contests rape charges, lawyer says New! 2021-02-24 07:52:27French actor Gerard Depardieu strongly contests rape and sexual assault charges leveled against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday, and asked that

France excoriates China's 'institutional repression' of Uighurs New! 2021-02-24 07:51:58French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday denounced what he called the "institutionalised repression" of China's Uighur minority.

Hungary starts using China's coronavirus vaccine in EU New! 2021-02-24 07:18:36Hungary on Wednesday became the first EU nation to start using China's Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Breaking the code of silence over sexual violence New! 2021-02-24 06:35:55France is coming to terms with the fact that sexual assault and rape cases are often known about but ignored. The situation at the prestigious&nb

Ghana receives world's first free Covid-19 vaccines under New! 2021-02-24 05:46:09Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednes

No new Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day, 2021-02-24 04:40:58The French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Wednesday there had been no further positive COVID-19 tests among its playing squad or backroom staff for a

German court convicts Syria ex-intelligence agent in landmark 2021-02-24 03:58:33A former Syrian intelligence service agent was on Wednesday sentenced to four and a half years in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity in th

Myanmar faces renewed protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic 2021-02-24 03:43:23Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as regional power Indonesia tries to use mediation to move the country out

N. Korean defector goes undetected for hours in 2021-02-24 01:59:40A North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders, a Seoul official

Brooklyn icon Harden gets nod as a reserve 2021-02-24 01:30:15James Harden headlined the list of 2021 NBA All-Star Game reserves announced on Tuesday, joining Brooklyn teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to m

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