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UK eyes France, Germany after slapping coronavirus quarantine on Spain

07 July, 2020 10:55 pm 10:55 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is closely watching rises in coronavirus cases in other European destinations such as France and Germany after slapping a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain at the height of the summer vacation season. The imposition of a British quarantine on Spain is one of the starkest indications to date that Europe … Read More

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France becomes fourth country to pass the 20,000 coronavirus death toll

04 April, 2020 11:58 pm 11:58 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France on Monday officially registered more than 20,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States, and the pace of increase of fatalities sped up again after several days of slowing. But the number of people in intensive care fell … Read More

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France to extend lockdown, coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

04 April, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France reported some positive coronavirus-linked data on Wednesday, with the increase of hospital death fatalities slowing again, but the presidential palace said nonetheless the national lockdown aimed at containing the disease would be extended. The lockdown, that took effect on March 17 and has already been extended once, will now go beyond … Read More

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African jazz legend Manu Dibango dies from coronavirus in France

03 March, 2020 8:20 am 8:20 am

PARIS (Reuters) – World-famous singer and saxophonist Manu Dibango has died from a coronavirus infection at the age of 86 in France, his management team said. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on March 24, 2020, at 86 years old, further to … Read More

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Complete lockdown of country is not feasible, says PM Imran Khan

03 March, 2020 4:26 pm 4:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan is not facing the same situation like Italy and France and complete lockdown is not feasible in the country, said Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday. In his address to the nation today, the prime minister said that 25 per cent of Pakistani population lives below the poverty line … Read More

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Germany, France impose stringent new measures to stem spread of coronavirus

03 March, 2020 9:38 am 9:38 am

BERLIN ( 92 News ) Germany and France have imposed stringent new measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. French President Emmanuel Macron in a televised speech announced an enforced lockdown saying we are in a health war. He said 100,000 policemen would be deployed nationwide to enforce the lockdown. Macron said the European … Read More

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France closes shops, restaurants, tells people to stay home

03 March, 2020 10:50 am 10:50 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France will shut shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities from Sunday with its 67 million people told to stay home to help fight the rapid acceleration of the coronavirus in a country where the number of cases has doubled in 72 hours. The government had no other option, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told … Read More

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Game of Thrones actor Max von Sydow dies at 90

03 March, 2020 2:54 pm 2:54 pm

Paris (AFP) Swedish-born actor Max von Sydow, whose seven-decade career saw him go from starring in iconic art-house movies by Ingmar Bergman to appearing in English-language hits including The Exorcist and Game of Thrones, has died in France aged 90, his family said. “It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we … Read More

Trump, willing, meet leaders, Russia, China, Britain, France, arms control

Trump willing to meet leaders of Russia, China, Britain, France on arms con...

02 February, 2020 9:19 am 9:19 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump is willing to hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, China, Britain and France – the five permanent members of the U.N Security Council – to discuss arms control, a senior administration official said Trump wants to use the meeting to try to make progress on a … Read More

Chinese coronavirus, cases show, slight fall; Chinese tourist, dies , France, WHO

New Chinese coronavirus cases show slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in Fra...

02 February, 2020 8:31 am 8:31 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak’s epicenter was locked down, and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France, the first fatality in Europe. The coronavirus, thought to have emerged at a wildlife market in the … Read More

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Japanese chef wins first ever three-star rating in France

01 January, 2020 10:20 am 10:20 am

PARIS (Reuters) – The French edition of the Michelin Guide, the bible of gastronomy, for the first time in its history awarded the highest rating of three stars to a Japanese-born chef. The accolade, unveiled at a ceremony in Paris on Monday evening, went to chef Kei Kobayashi who, according to the guide, “is a … Read More

Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

01 January, 2020 10:24 am 10:24 am

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Tuesday of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear program, which eventually could lead to the reimposing of UN sanctions lifted under the deal. The European powers said they were acting to avoid a crisis over nuclear proliferation adding to … Read More

Striking unions cripple France in stand-off with Macron

12 December, 2019 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul France’s generous pension system. Transport networks in Paris and cities across France ground to a near halt as unions dug … Read More

Three rescue workers killed in helicopter crash in France

12 December, 2019 12:14 pm 12:14 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Three rescue workers died after their helicopter crashed near Marseille, southern France, while en route to help people caught up in heavy flooding, the French interior ministry said on Monday. The crash occurred on the night of Dec. 1, said the ministry, which added that an inquiry was underway to examine the … Read More

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Tens of thousands march in France to condemn domestic violence

11 November, 2019 9:54 pm 9:54 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people took the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday to protest against domestic violence, after more than 130 women are believed to have been killed by their partner or ex-partner in France this year. In Paris, the mostly female activists chanted “Abuser, you’ve had it, … Read More