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Geert De Clercq

France tightens coronavirus border controls, imposes earlier curfew

Jan 14 2021

PARIS France will strengthen border controls and bring forward its night curfew by two hours to 6 p.m. for at least a fortnight as it tries to slow the spread of coronavirus infections, the government said on Thursday.

Facing criticism of rollout, France to give daily updates on vaccinations

Jan 12 2021

PARIS The French government is to provide daily updates on the number of people it has vaccinated against COVID-19 as it comes under fire for its slow pace compared with other European countries.

Macron working slower but doing fine after catching COVID-19

Dec 18 2020

PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he was doing fine a day after testing positive for COVID-19, but was working at a slower pace while he convalesced outside Paris.

Macron working slower but doing fine after catching COVID-19

Dec 18 2020

PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he was doing fine a day after testing positive for COVID-19, but was working at a slower pace while he convalesced outside Paris.

Doors open but nearly empty, French cathedrals count cost of epidemic

Dec 11 2020

PARIS France's Chartres cathedral, a vast 13th century building with 18 staff on the payroll, is a costly place to run, and the one million a year who normally come to see its famous blue stained-glass windows are an essential part of balancing the books.

Macron's party backtracks on plan to curb filming of police officers

Nov 30 2020

PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party agreed on Monday to completely rewrite a draft plan that would have curbed the freedom to share images identifying police officers, after large protests over the weekend against police violence.

Paris police officers to remain in custody over beating of Black music producer

Nov 29 2020

PARIS Three Paris police officers being held over the beating of a Black music producer during an arrest a week ago will remain in custody for now, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said on Sunday.

French police watchdog to investigate alleged beating of Black man

Nov 26 2020

PARIS French authorities are investigating allegations that a Black music producer was physically attacked and racially abused during a police check in Paris after CCTV footage of the beating was released.

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 reports 35,879 new coronavirus cases, overtakes Russia

Nov 11 2020

PARIS France reported 35,879 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the total to 1.86 million, overtaking Russia and making France the worst affected country in the European region.

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