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Caroline Pailliez

At French care home, some staff quit over vaccine mandate

Sep 15 2021

BORDEAUX, France Emmanuel Chignon managed to keep his care home in western France running through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now he is confronting a new crisis: staff who would rather quit than comply with a government mandate that they get vaccinated.

Rwandan immigrant suspected of killing French priest who sheltered him

Aug 09 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -A Rwandan immigrant in France already under investigation for setting the Nantes cathedral on fire last year has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Roman Catholic priest, prosecutors said on Monday.

Anger over COVID rules gives new impetus to France's Yellow Vests

Jul 23 2021

TREMBLAY-EN-FRANCE, France Working from his one-room apartment near Paris airport, Jerome Rodrigues has been trying to re-invigorate a Yellow Vest protest movement that two years ago challenged President Emmanuel Macron's rule then petered out. | Video

'We have rights': the French health workers furious about COVID vaccine order

Jul 13 2021

FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES, France Nursing home worker Sandra Barona is so vehemently against receiving a COVID-19 shot that she said she may quit her job after French President Emmanuel Macron ordered all health workers to get vaccinated.

A French DJ returns to work as clubs reopen for first time since COVID struck

Jul 08 2021

PARIS In a cavernous Paris nightclub, DJ Vinz set up his decks ahead of Friday night when French clubs will be permitted to reopen for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis erupted, although stringent rules mean many will stay shuttered.

French Muslims pay heavy price in COVID pandemic

Jun 16 2021

VALENTON, France Every week, Mamadou Diagouraga comes to the Muslim section of a cemetery near Paris to stand vigil at the grave of his father, one of the many French Muslims to have died from COVID-19. | Video

IKEA fined $1.2 million for spying on French employees

Jun 15 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -A French court on Tuesday ordered IKEA to pay a 1 million euro ($1.2 million) fine for spying on its French staff, after the world's biggest furniture retailer was found guilty of improperly gathering and storing data on its employees. | Video

Man held over Macron slap was medieval swordsmanship fan

Jun 09 2021

PARIS The man alleged to have slapped French President Emmanuel Macron in the face ran a club for enthusiasts of medieval swordsmanship and had no previous criminal record, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Wednesday. | Video

Families thwart COVID-19 patient transfers as third wave grips France

Apr 09 2021

PARIS In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of France to free up beds, but unlike during the first wave last year the transfers weren't happening.

Families thwart COVID-19 patient transfers as third wave grips France

Apr 09 2021

PARIS In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of France to free up beds, but unlike during the first wave last year the transfers weren't happening.

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