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Dutch tourists trade lockdown at home for Greek resort confinement

Apr 13 2021

RHODES, Greece (Reuters) -Almost 200 Dutch tourists traded lockdown in the Netherlands for eight days of voluntary confinement in a Greek beach resort, as part of a test to see if safe holidays can be arranged during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

Dutch tourists trade lockdown at home for Greek resort confinement

Apr 13 2021

RHODES, Greece Almost 200 Dutch tourists traded lockdown in the Netherlands for eight days of voluntary confinement in a Greek beach resort, as part of a test to see if safe holidays can be arranged during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

Belgian Catholics contest 15 at-a-time COVID rule in one of world's biggest churches

Feb 21 2021

BRUSSELS Brussels' cavernous basilica is one of the largest churches in the world but COVID-19 rules allow only 15 people at a time to attend mass there, the same limit applied to much smaller religious venues in Belgium.

Louvre Museum puts time with 'Mona Lisa' under hammer to plug COVID-hit finances

Dec 08 2020

PARIS As the coronavirus pandemic keeps visitors away, the Louvre is offering time close-up with the "Mona Lisa" and a walk along the French museum's historic rooftop at an auction to help plug a gaping hole in its finances.

The final chapter? COVID spells crisis for Paris' riverside booksellers

Oct 02 2020

PARIS Jangling keys on a long chain, Paris bookseller Jerome Callais opens his green wooden crates mounted on a wall overlooking the Seine, resigned to another slow day's trade in the absence of the tourist crowds he relies on.

Tour de France winds down with socially-distanced finale

Sep 20 2020

PARIS The Tour de France drew to a low-key close on Sunday as riders in the world's greatest cycling race paraded before a sparse Champs Elysees finish-line crowd depleted by social distancing.

Britain says it is working with France on blocking migrant route

Aug 12 2020

DOVER, England/PARIS Britain and France will work "at pace" to finalise a new plan for shutting down a migrant route across the Channel, British immigration minister Chris Philp said on Tuesday.

Serbia's Vucic blames opponents for orchestrating violent protests

Jul 11 2020

BELGRADE/PARIS Protests marred by violence continued on Friday in Belgrade, where thousands rallied against Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and government policies, including its handling of the coronavirus crisis. | Video

Serbia-Kosovo peace deal is possible, Vucic says

Jul 10 2020

PARIS Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that efforts by Germany and France to restart talks between his country and Kosovo were already paying off and he was hopeful of a peace deal, although he could not say when.

Masks mandatory at Mickey's when Disneyland Paris reopens

Jul 09 2020

PARIS With masks mandatory and advance booking required, Disneyland Paris will gradually reopen from July 15 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

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