STIRING-WENDEL, France The COVID-19 outbreak forced Shirley Lind to close the hairdressing salon she runs in a French town near the German border. She has instead been volunteering as a porter at her local hospital.
BISCHWILLER, France The Skype call had to be rebooted, but after several attempts Danielle Martin, a 71-year-old locked down inside a French retirement home, could finally see her niece Nathalie via the tablet propped up in front of her wheelchair.
STRASBOURG/PARIS France recorded its worst daily coronavirus death toll on Monday, exceeding 3,000 for the first time, and army helicopters transported critical patients from the east to hospitals overseas as the country battled to free up space in life-support units.
STRASBOURG/PARIS, March 30 Army helicopters on
Monday transported coronavirus patients fighting for their lives
from eastern France to hospitals in Germany and Switzerland as
the country battled to free up space in life-support units.
STRASBOURG/PARIS The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48 hours, police sources said. | Video
MONTIGNY-LE-BRETONNEUX, France Centenarian cyclist Robert Marchand donned his lycra shorts again on Friday and rode cautiously around France's indoor Velodrome National, becoming by far the oldest person to take a spin on the circuit. | Video
PARIS Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, France officially ended a state of emergency, replacing it with the introduction of a new security law which critics say undermines civil liberties.
EVRY, France French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on Monday that he would seek the Socialist Party's nomination for next year's presidential election and said he was quitting the government to focus on campaigning.
BOUSSY-SAINT-ANTOINE/PARIS Three women arrested on Thursday in connection with a car laden with gas cylinders found abandoned near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral were likely planning an imminent attack, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France French authorities circled a small northern town with anti-terrorist police and helicopters on Friday after at least one person was taken hostage there and the two main suspects in the Charlie Hebdo killings were sighted.