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Beheaded teacher was 'quiet hero' who incarnated French values, Macron says

Oct 21 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Wednesday to a French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical as a "quiet hero" dedicated to instilling the democratic values of the French Republic in his pupils.

Paris knife attack suspect wanted to avenge Prophet cartoons: video

Sep 28 2020

PARIS/ISLAMABAD French police are studying a video in which the man suspected of attacking people with a meat cleaver on Friday says he will commit an act of "resistance" after the republication of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad in a satirical magazine.

French labs show how global supply bottlenecks thwart effort to ramp up testing

Sep 25 2020

PARIS Mass testing was meant to be the answer to the second wave. Politicians promised that with enough tests, conducted quickly enough, they could keep the coronavirus in check, without having to resort to lockdowns that crippled economies six months ago.

Marseille's hospitals back on crisis footing as coronavirus spreads again in France

Sep 10 2020

MARSEILLE/PARIS Each day this week, Professor Dominique Rossi has convened a coronavirus crisis group as intensive care wards in hospitals in Marseille fill up after a summer lull, deciding on how best to distribute beds and find extra staff.

Text books and face masks, Europe's children return to school

Sep 01 2020

PARIS Tens of millions of pupils returned to school in France, Poland and Russia on Tuesday, their rucksacks loaded with exercise books, geometry sets and, for many, face masks to protect them from a resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

Texts books and face masks, Europe's children return to school

Sep 01 2020

* European nations taking different approaches to manage contagion

Texts books and face masks, Europe's children return to school

Sep 01 2020

* European nations taking different approaches to manage contagion

Paris imposes face mask order for outdoor markets, River Seine strollers

Aug 08 2020

PARIS Parisians and holidaymakers strolling along the banks of the River Seine or browsing open-air markets in Paris must wear a face mask from Monday after authorities imposed new measures to curb a rise in coronavirus infections.

French consumer confidence drops in July as COVID-19 cases flare

Jul 29 2020

PARIS French consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped in July amid signs of a rebound in COVID-19 infections, as fears about unemployment remained high and people increasingly felt the need to save money, a monthly survey showed.

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