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By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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‘Why did we vote?’ French election officials sick a week after controversial ballot held amid Covid-19

Holding a nationwide election during an epidemic may not seem like the wisest move, but France went along with it. Fast forward a week, and some people who made the voting possible report they have contracted the More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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French PM says ‘very difficult days ahead’ as Covid-19 ‘sweeps over’ country

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has warned there will be “very difficult” days ahead as the number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 virus in the country soared to nearly 30,000 on Friday. The country More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Scale of current economic downturn unprecedented since 1929 Great Depression, French economy minister says

France is facing an economic crisis that can only be compared to the Great Depression of 1929, the minister of the economy and finance, Bruno Le Maire, warned as he laid out government plans to mitigate the damage. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Macron drafts in French army to help with ‘health & logistics’ in coronavirus crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of a military operation called ‘Resilience’ to help with “health, logistics and protection” as the country battles an increasing level of coronavirus More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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No corona for you: French local authority bans ALCOHOL sales amid virus lockdown

Residents of the French department of Aisne are heading for a truly harsh coronavirus lockdown, as local authorities have imposed a blanket ban on alcohol sales. The move is for their own good, officials argue. Announcing More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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French coronavirus lockdown should last at least SIX WEEKS – Macron’s scientific council

A lockdown remains the only viable option to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in France and it should remain in place for at least six weeks, the country’s scientific council on the virus has said, calling for stronger More...

By admin On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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‘They have been LYING from the start,’ lawyer tells RT as medics sue French PM, ex-minister over Covid-19 inaction

French medics are seeking the prosecution of top officials over their allegedly negligent response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the evidence is an interview with an ex-health minister, who called government action More...

By admin On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap for jailed engineer

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap for jailed engineer Iranian engineer incarcerated for more than year in French prisons and accused of circumventing American sanctions against More...

By admin On Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Thousands of French citizens ignore quarantine as cops issue nearly 39,000 citations for violating lockdown

French law enforcers have slapped fines on tens of thousands of uncooperative citizens, less than a week after the government introduced restrictions on non-essential travel and business in an effort to combat Covid-19. The More...

By admin On Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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‘We are not deserters!’ French construction union chief hits back at labor minister after accusation of ‘defeatism’ on Covid-19

The chief of France’s largest construction association has voiced his disdain after a top labor official said businesses are too quick to shut down work amid the Covid-19 pandemic that is becoming more deadly More...