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Cruise ship bound for Italy had 36 coronavirus cases during Marseille stop

Mar 20 2020

MARSEILLE, France An Italian cruise ship bound for the Italian harbour of Savona had 36 people on board infected with the coronavirus when tests were undertaken on passengers during a stop in the French port of Marseille, French authorities said on Friday.

Nearly half of coronavirus-hit cruise ship passengers can disembark in Marseille

Mar 19 2020

MARSEILLE, France Passengers who have tickets to travel back to their home countries will be allowed to disembark from the coronavirus-hit Costa Luminosa cruise ship in Marseille, the port authority and the cruise operator said on Thursday.

Coronavirus-hit Italian cruise ship to dock in south of France

Mar 18 2020

MARSEILLE, France An Italian cruise ship that earlier in its voyage disembarked two passengers who later tested positive for coronavirus has been authorized to dock in Marseille in the south of France, a port authorities spokesman said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus-hit cruise ship hopes to dock in France

Mar 18 2020

MARSEILLE, France, March 18 An Italian cruise ship which earlier in its voyage disembarked two passengers who later tested positive for coronavirus hoped to dock in Marseille, France, but was still awaiting approval, port authorities said on Wednesday.

Knifeman yelling 'Allahu Akbar' shot dead after killing two in France

Oct 01 2017

MARSEILLE, France/PARIS Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by a soldier in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what officials described as a "likely terrorist act".

As French election race tightens, Macron defies National Front

Apr 01 2017

MARSEILLE/BIGUGLIA, France France's centrist presidential contender Emmanuel Macron singled out the far-right National Front as his chief rival on Saturday, vowing to win the first round on April 23 as a new poll showed the election race getting tighter. | Video

Macron throws electoral net wide, meeting Sarkozy's man in the south

Apr 01 2017

MARSEILLE/PARIS Emmanuel Macron met hardline southern French conservative Christian Estrosi on Saturday, a sign of how widely the favourite to win France's presidential election is throwing his centrist electoral net. | Video

Macron throws electoral net wide, meeting Sarkozy's man in the south

Apr 01 2017

MARSEILLE/PARIS Emmanuel Macron met hardline southern French conservative Christian Estrosi on Saturday, a sign of how widely the favorite to win France's presidential election is throwing his centrist electoral net.

Paris attack victims to sue French state over surveillance lapses: lawyer

Jul 12 2016

PARIS/NIMES Victims of last November's Islamic State assault on Paris plan to sue the French state for failing to avert a killing spree by militants who had drawn scrutiny from police and intelligence services, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.

French strike hits refinery output in labour reform showdown

May 24 2016

MARSEILLE/PARIS France's Socialist government drew battle lines with one of the country's biggest trade union's on Tuesday over labour market reforms as a strike by oil workers forced at least five refineries to halt or slow down operations. | Video

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