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Noemie Olive

France says it will not be held hostage by British politics on migration

Nov 28 2021

CALAIS, France (Reuters) -France is ready for a serious discussion with Britain on issues relating to illegal migration, but will not be held hostage to London's domestic politics, the country's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. | Video

Bezos Fund CEO joins calls for reboot of development banks for climate

Nov 11 2021

GLASGOW The head of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos' $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund has joined calls for governments to take on more of the risk of financing climate action, and help the world's development banks become more flexible in their approach.

Tears flow as mother and daughter reunite after Kabul escape

Aug 27 2021

PANTIN, France When Shakiba Dawod was reunited with her mother on Friday, all the stress and terror of trying to get her family out of Afghanistan evaporated, and she broke down and wept.

Meet Jellyfishbot, the robot that likes to eat sea trash

Jul 07 2021

CASSIS, France Tourists visiting the picturesque port at Cassis, southern France, often see an unedifying sight: plastic bags, discarded drinks bottles, and even used surgical masks, floating in the water among the boats in the marina. | Video

Disneyland Paris reopens, but Mickey Mouse won't give hugs

Jun 17 2021

CHESSY, France The Disneyland Paris theme park opened to visitors on Thursday after being shuttered for nearly eight months during the pandemic, but safety measures were in force to stop the virus spreading. | Video

Olympics-France's Mazella ready for kitefoil lift-off at Paris Games

Apr 26 2021

HYERES Frenchman Axel Mazella has not yet officially secured a spot for the 2024 Olympics but he is still excited that kiteboarding will make its debut at the Paris Games. | Video

In Paris cemetery, fresh plots tell story of COVID-19's toll

Apr 16 2021

PARIS France passed the grim milestone of 100,000 people dead from COVID-19 this week, but a warden at a Paris cemetery has already been witnessing the death toll as she oversees a constant procession of burials.

As French COVID toll hits grim milestone, a bereaved family mourns

Apr 15 2021

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France (Reuters) -Patrick Grasset is one of 100,000 people in France to have died of COVID-19, a milestone reached when the official death toll from the pandemic was updated on Thursday, but his daughter Julie wants him to be remembered as her father, not a statistic.

As French COVID toll hits grim milestone, a bereaved family mourns

Apr 15 2021

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France, April 15 Patrick Grasset is one of 100,000 people in France to have died of COVID-19, a milestone reached when the official death toll from the pandemic was updated on Thursday, but his daughter Julie wants him to be remembered as her father, not a statistic.

French demand for COVID shots outstrips supply

Jan 20 2021

GARCHES, France Jeanne Becart, mayor of the Paris suburb of Garches, said public health officials told her to get ready to administer 1,200 COVID-19 vaccines a week. But for this week, the vaccination centre she set up has only been allocated 420 doses.

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