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France's Macron announces three-step reopening amid 'glimmer of hope'

Nov 24 2020

PARIS France will start easing its COVID-19 lockdown this weekend so that by Christmas, shops, theatres and cinemas will reopen and people will be able to spend the holiday with their families, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. | Video

France church attack victim who raised alarm was Brazil-born samba enthusiast

Oct 30 2020

PARIS/BRASILIA One of the victims of Thursday's knife attack in a French church was able to stagger out and raise the alarm before she died from her injuries.

France church attack victim who raised alarm was Brazil-born samba enthusiast

Oct 30 2020

PARIS/BRASILIA One of the victims of Thursday's knife attack in a French church was able to stagger out and raise the alarm before she died from her injuries.

France warns citizens to be cautious as anger seethes in Muslim world over cartoons

Oct 27 2020

PARIS/MOSCOW France warned its citizens in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions on Tuesday as anger surged over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and the head of Russia's Chechnya region said Paris was pushing people towards terrorism. | Video

Turkish leader backs boycott of French goods over cartoon row

Oct 27 2020

PARIS/ANKARA Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. | Video

No time for conviviality: France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus

Oct 14 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France's population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying now was not the time for conviviality.

France declares public health state of emergency over COVID-19

Oct 14 2020

PARIS The French government on Wednesday declared a public health state of emergency, giving officials greater powers to impose new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Skills lost due to COVID school closures will hit output for generations: OECD

Sep 08 2020

PARIS Disruption to schooling stemming from the COVID-19 epidemic will cause a skill loss that could result in a 1.5% drop in global economic output for the rest of this century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development estimated.

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Sep 01 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. | Video

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