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AstraZeneca: France says under 55s to receive different second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

France’s health authority has recommended that adults under 55 who received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive…

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Asia

‘Law against Islam’: French vote in favour of hijab ban condemned | Politics News

As part of the ‘anti-separatism’ bill, the French Senate has voted for outlawing the headscarf for minors in public. A…

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Europe

Omit Mediterranean products from EU-wide food labelling plan, says MEP

Some Southern European products should be left out of plans by the European Commission to introduce a mandatory food labelling…

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Europe

Photo of murdered teacher Samuel Paty found at home of attack suspect

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on a church in the French city of Montpellier,…

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Europe

Bronze Age stone slab believed to be oldest 3D map in Europe

A stone slab from the Bronze Age is believed to be the oldest 3D map in Europe, researchers say. The…

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Europe

EU banks on homegrown COVID-19 vaccines amid delays and supply issues

As the European Union struggles to accelerate its sluggish coronavirus vaccination campaign amid delivery delays and logistical problems, the bloc…

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Europe

France and Spain ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as cases surge

France and Spain were on Tuesday ramping up their vaccination drives as the number of infections continues to surge. The…

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Europe

Experts debunk claims that vaccines cause new COVID-19 variants

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected claims that COVID-19 vaccines are causing new variants of the virus. Reports have…

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Europe

French ministers accused of dining at secret restaurants during pandemic restrictions

French authorities have opened an investigation after a TV documentary accused unnamed government ministers of dining in secret restaurants in…

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Europe

Five women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected…

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Europe

France enters partial lockdown as hospital pressure reaches new highs

France on Sunday entered a four-week partial lockdown nationwide as pressure on hospitals continued to rise amid a deadly third…

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Asia

France, Italy impose Easter lockdowns as COVID cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

France and Italy have reimposed lockdowns as European nations struggle to contain a rising number of COVID-19 infections, with millions…

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Latin America

Families of victims seek justice over French air strike in Mali | Europe News

Families of people killed in a French air strike on a wedding in a remote Malian village have called for…

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Europe

France rescues 159 migrants as they bid to make it to the UK

French authorities rescued 159 migrants as they attempted to cross the English Channel and make it to the UK. Among…

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Asia

Germany plans Beirut port reconstruction with conditions: Report | France News

Germany will next week present a multibillion-dollar proposal to Lebanese authorities to rebuild the Port of Beirut as part of…

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Europe

France refutes UN report claiming its forces killed 19 civilians in Mali

France on Tuesday refuted the findings of a UN investigation concluding that a French airstrike in Mali had killed 19…

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Europe

Macron set to give address about France’s worrying COVID-19 outbreak

Emmanuel Macron is set to deliver a national address as hospitals in France are saturated with COVID-19 cases. The French…

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Latin America

France heightens pressure on Lebanon to form government | Business and Economy News

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tells Lebanese leaders seven months of political deadlock in forming a cabinet are worsening…

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Asia

The EU needs to face its institutional racism problem | European Union News

The European Union’s anti-racism summit, which took place on March 19, was a critical opportunity for the EU to meet…

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Latin America

France reopens Libya embassy after 7-year closure | Politics News

Most diplomats and other foreigners left the North African country after repeated attacks and kidnappings. France has reopened its embassy…

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Latin America

Thanks, Granny: France eyes incentive for elders who pass cash on | Business and Economy News

Turning savings into spending is crucial for countries like France, where massive government aid to prop up incomes during the COVID-19 lockdowns…

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Middle East

French company convicted of manslaughter over deadly diet pill

  Servier hit with $3.1m fine over the sale of Mediator, a weight-loss drug linked to hundreds of deaths. A…

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Africa

Amnesty makes last-minute appeal to France over ‘separatism’ bill | Politics News

Rights group says ‘many problematic provisions’ of the draft law, which heads to the Senate on Tuesday, should be scrapped…

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Latin America

Several European countries expand COVID curbs; France ‘critical’ | Coronavirus pandemic News

Several European countries have tightened measures to stem the spread of coronavirus in the face of a worrying rise in…

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Europe

France bears ‘overwhelming responsibilities’ over Rwanda genocide | Genocide News

France bears “overwhelming responsibilities” over the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and was “blind” to preparations for the massacres, a report…

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Middle East

Vaccine row escalates as France accuses UK of ‘blackmail’ | Coronavirus pandemic News

A row over COVID-19 vaccine access escalated Friday, with France accusing the United Kingdom of “blackmail” in its dealings with…

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Asia

Football star Thierry Henry to quit social media over racism | Racism News

Sportsman says behaviour online ‘too toxic to ignore’ as he calls on social media giants to address guilty anonymous account…

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Africa

Turkey rejects Macron’s claim of election ‘interference’ | France News

Turkey condemns French president’s claim that Ankara might meddle in next year’s elections, dubbing it ‘unjust and inconsistent’. Turkey has…

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Africa

‘Islamo-leftism’: France enters its McCarthyist era | Islamophobia News

In recent weeks, another wave of political polarisation hit France, as the concept of “Islamo-leftism” occupied centre stage in a…

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Europe

Mastercard latest firm using pay to drive social, climate goals | Banks News

Executive vice presidents and above will be evaluated on how they contribute to progress on efforts to curb the firm’s…

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Asia

Space wine: Researchers analyse wine that spent year on ISS | Business and Economy News

It tastes like rose petals. It smells like a campfire. It glistens with a burnt-orange hue. What is it? A…

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Europe

France to reopen embassy in Libya after nearly seven years | Politics News

French President Emmanuel Macron pledges support for Libya’s new interim’s government after meeting with the head of the interim presidency…

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Middle East

EU member states summon Chinese envoys over sanctions spat | Politics News

Several European countries including France and Germany have summoned Chinese envoys, intensifying a diplomatic dispute sparked by Western powers’ decision…

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Latin America

Spy-kea? Ikea France goes on trial over claims it spied on staff | Business and Economy News

Trade unions reported Ikea to French authorities back in 2012, accusing it of collecting data by fraudulent means. Ikea’s French…

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Europe

France, Poland and Ukraine impose new lockdown measures | Coronavirus pandemic News

Poland, France and Ukraine have introduced partial lockdowns as they battle surging coronavirus infections. Residents in parts of France, including…

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Middle East

EU threatens to ban AstraZeneca exports if vaccines not delivered | Coronavirus pandemic News

EU chief says AstraZeneca could see its COVID vaccine exports blocked if it does not meet its contractual obligations. European…

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Asia

Germany warns of vaccine shortages as new COVID wave hits Europe | Coronavirus pandemic News

Germany’s health minister warned on Friday there were not enough vaccine doses in Europe to contain a third wave of…

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Asia

EU halts plans to blacklist Turkey oil execs | Angela Merkel News

The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in…

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Europe

Cigarette use going up in smoke by 2050, analyst predicts | Business and Economy News

Smoking will disappear by 2050 from the United States, parts of Europe, Australia and large chunks of Latin America if…

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Europe

Pritzker Prize: French duo wins top architecture honour | Arts and Culture News

Undeterred even by the most urban of settings, French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have been awarded this year’s…

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Asia

Volkswagen takes on Tesla with major electric vehicle push | Automotive Industry News

Volkswagen plans to build half a dozen battery-cell plants in Europe and expand infrastructure for charging electric vehicles globally, accelerating…

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Europe

Iran charges detained French tourist with spying: Lawyer | France News

Benjamin Berier, who was arrested 10 months ago, faces a long jail sentence, his lawyer said. Iran has charged a…

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Middle East

Outcry as Charlie Hebdo depicts Meghan Markle as George Floyd | Black Lives Matter News

The French satirical magazine’s new cover shows Queen Elizabeth pressing her knee against Meghan Markle’s neck. The French satirical magazine…

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Middle East

France hid impact of French Polynesia nuclear tests, report says | Health News

Almost ‘entire population’ of the territory infected by tests carried out from 1966 to 1996, investigation claims. France has concealed…

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