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French unemployment down, reflecting Covid-19 lockdown 2020-08-13 13:25:59French unemployment figures were at their lowest in 37 years, namely because those who were unemployed could not go out to look for work due to the Co

TikTok bans controversial French anti-Semite comedian Dieudonné 2020-08-13 12:29:46In a move that follows the controversial comedian’s ban from YouTube, Facebook and Instagram platforms, the video sharing TikTok app has now ban

French territory of Guadeloupe reports 50 new cases 2020-08-13 09:15:15The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe has reported 50 new cases of Covid-19 in two days, prompting local authorities to remind the public of the

Fishing club files complaint against Nestlé for pollution 2020-08-13 06:56:27The fishing federation of Ardennes, in the east of France, is to take legal action against food giant Nestlé over pollution in a local river at

France and Britain forge plan to make Channel 2020-08-12 12:52:04Britain and France have agreed to beef up efforts to stop migrants from crossing the English Channel in small boats, as concern grows in London o

French terror victims group to take legal action 2020-08-12 06:32:22The French organisation representing victims of terrorism says it will file a legal complaint after the publication of photos of the bodies of humanit

French Polynesia sees spike in Covid infections since 2020-08-11 10:39:34The number of Covid-19 infections has shot up in the past week in French Polynesia according to local health services, a spike which coincides with th

French farmers plea for government help as heatwave 2020-08-11 09:03:58Blistering heat and severe drought across France has forced 76 of the country's 96 mainland departements to implement tight water restrictions.&

Drowning remains principal cause of accidental death for 2020-08-11 08:59:59French health authorities reported a drop in the number of drownings over June and July compared to previous years, attributed in part due to pool clo

Close aide to French Resistance fighter Jean Moulin 2020-08-10 12:06:13Daniel Cordier is one of only four still alive known as the Companions of the Liberation, working to free France from the sway of Nazi Germany from 19

Face masks mandatory in parts of Paris as 2020-08-10 08:16:39Face masks became compulsory in popular tourist areas in Paris on Monday amid warnings of a resurgence of coronavirus cases. The new regulations have

Red alert in 15 French departments: The heat 2020-08-10 05:52:13Météo France, the national weather forecaster, has warned that recent high temperatures are likely to continue into Tuesday, with stormy

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Beirut blast: French forensic teams, FBI join probe New! 2020-08-14 07:14:03For many Lebanese, the best hope for answers about what caused the Beirut blast lies with French forensic teams and FBI investigators. 

Iran, Turkey slam Israel-UAE deal, others welcome 'historic New! 2020-08-14 06:39:12Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel

Beirut's Karantina district: Amid the devastation, old tensions New! 2020-08-14 05:14:07Relief operations are underway in Karantina, a poor Beirut neighbourhood near the port that was devastated in the August 4 blast that tore apart the L

India: Human chain protects Hindu temple amid riots 2020-08-14 04:32:54Riots broke out in Bangalore, India on August 11 after a legislator’s relative allegedly posted a derogatory statement about the Prophet Muhamma

Covid-19: French government declares Paris, Marseille high-risk zones 2020-08-14 03:42:54Paris and Marseille have been declared high-risk areas for the coronavirus – known as "red zones" in France – noting that the

Uncertainty surrounds Israel’s West Bank plans after UAE 2020-08-14 02:32:46The United Arab Emirates announced Thursday that Israel had agreed to abandon plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank in exchange for norm

Trump blocks postal funds in attempt to stop 2020-08-14 00:18:15President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was blocking Democrats' effort to include funds for the U.S. Postal Service and election in

Israeli air strikes target Hamas positions in Gaza 2020-08-14 00:07:09Fresh Israeli air strikes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israel's army said, as a week of hostilities between the Jewish St

Afghan president calls release of 400 Taliban prisoners 2020-08-13 21:51:15Afghan authorities said Friday they had started to release 400 Taliban prisoners, the final hurdle in launching long-delayed peace talks between the t

Surge in Spain's Covid-19 cases prompts regional smoking 2020-08-13 19:52:09Two Spanish regions attracting tourists introduced outdoor smoking bans Thursday to curb the coronavirus as a top domestic medical body call

Covid-19: UK imposes 14-day quarantine on people travelling 2020-08-13 19:42:27Britain on Thursday said it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a "reciproca

Protesters form 'solidarity chains' to condemn post-vote crackdown 2020-08-13 18:18:50Tens of thousands of Belarusians staged a wave of peaceful protests on Thursday against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election and an

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