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Why France may ban discrimination against accents

A French MP wants to push back against the traditional Parisian disdain for regional voices.
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France orders Big Tech to pay digital tax despite threat of US tariffs

France will require big tech companies to pay its digital services tax, a move that is likely to trigger retaliation by President Donald Trump and pitch the incoming US administration into another trade fight.
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Police investigated over alleged violence at Paris migrant camp

Video footage of two officers at break-up at ad hoc camp in Place de la République shocks interior ministerTwo police officers are being investigated for alleged violent behaviour during an operation to break up a protest migrant camp in Paris. The public prosecutor’s office announced it had ordered inquiries into two specific complaints against officers despatched to remove a group of mainly Afghan migrants from Place de la République in the centre of Paris on Monday evening. Continue reading.....
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Michael Gove admits Brexit will cause disruption on UK roads, after border trials cause huge queues at Dover

Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images Michael Gove admits there'll be Brexit disruption at Britain's borders in January, telling logistics industry leaders on Wednesday that "not everything will be alright on the night." A french trial of post-Brexit border checks led to a five-mile queue of HGVs in Kent on Tuesday. Gove today warned of more chaos awaited at Britain's borders, telling industry leaders "there will inevitably be some disruption." Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
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Sacre bleu! France as you've never seen her before

They set out to capture the forgotten France, the everyday architecture of emptied towns and overlooked villages – before their uniqueness is lost for ever. Eric Tabuchi and Nelly Monnier talk us through their vast photographic atlasFrom the industrial north to the sun-baked south, Eric Tabuchi has spent two decades scouring the landscape of France with an obsessive eye. In 2008, the Danish-Japanese-French photographer created a beguiling series called Alphabet Truck by sneaking up on 26 differe...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Monnier, Tabuchi, Eric Tabuchi, Nelly Monnier


Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 12.22am GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period recomme...
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Coronavirus: French lockdown highlights small business struggles

The online giant has postponed Black Friday in France after pressure from the government.
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Death tolls in Italy and Spain surge – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.58pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m 11.26pm GMT Appearing with first lady Melania Trump in front of the White House, the president made brief remarks thanking healthcare workers and researchers working on a Covid-19 vaccine.According to tradition, two turkeys na...
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France’s Movie Theaters to Reopen on Dec. 15; Lockdown to Be Lifted in Three Stages

France, which has been on lockdown since Oct. 30 to curb the second wave of the pandemic, will see its cinemas, theaters and museum reopen on Dec. 15. French president Emmanuel Macron unveiled some gradual measures to ease the lockdown on Tuesday during a televised address. “The peak of the second wave of the pandemic […]
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Christophe Dominici: French rugby legend dies aged 48

Christophe Dominici was best known for helping France knock New Zealand out of the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
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Biden's foreign policy will be 'day and night' from Trump's but he faces massive challenges, veteran diplomats warn

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. Christian Hartmann/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden's approach to foreign policy will be a clear break from President Donald Trump's "America First" approach that's isolated the US globally. "There will be message control and discipline. You're not going to have daily, sometimes h...
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France rugby legend Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

France rugby legend Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48, according to his former club Stade Francais.
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Coronavirus live news: daily death toll in Italy highest since March; six-person limit at Spanish Christmas gatherings

Italy reports 853 Covid-related deaths; Spain to limit Christmas gatherings to six; Swedish watchdog condemned serious shortcomings in nursing homesFrance to control lockdown easing with Europe wary of festive surgeRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing errorUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.09pm GMT France is set to become the latest country to ease corona...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Ankara, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron


French rugby legend Dominici dies in park tragedy

Christophe Dominici was best known for helping France knock New Zealand out of the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
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Anger grows over use of 'brutal force' by French police dismantling refugee camp

Police officers filmed pulling up tents and leaving people thrown to groundThe French government is facing growing anger over the “shocking” use of excessive force by police dismantling a protest refugee camp in central Paris.Officers were filmed tipping migrants out of tents, slamming riot shields into individuals, chasing people down streets and attacking refugees, journalists and others with truncheons and teargas. Continue reading...
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Clashes erupt as police break up makeshift refugee camp in Paris – video report

French police and gendarmes removed tents set up at Place de la République in Paris by refugees in a charity-organised protest on Monday against mass evacuations of homeless camps. Footage posted online showed police and demonstrators pushing against each other as officers moved in to clear the square of tents, which the police said had been set up without official permission. The interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, said on Tuesday that images of the scuffles were 'shocking' and he was launching...
Tags: Europe, Protest, France, World news, Migration, Paris, Refugees, Place De La République, Gérald Darmanin


Critics say France's security bill will make it a democratic outlier

The French National Assembly have voted on a "global security bill" that human rights advocates say will make it harder to hold police to account. The most controversial article forbids the publication of images "that allow the identification of a law enforcement officer, with the intent to cause them harm." The law will not take effect until after it is also approved by the senate later this year. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.
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Coronavirus live news: WHO virus sleuths to go to China; Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people

WHO says experts to be allowed to investigate origins of virus; German state premiers to discuss proposals with Angela MerkelOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 9.21am GMT The South China Morning Post has posted a sombre video on Twitter about Covid-19 burials being delayed in US.The bodies o...
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French minister says images of police breaking up refugee camp 'shocking'

Police officers filmed pulling up tents and leaving people thrown to groundFrance’s interior minister has described images of police breaking up a refugee camp in central Paris, chasing people down streets and attacking journalists and others with truncheons and teargas as “shocking”.Gérald Darmanin said he had demanded a report on the police operation by lunchtime on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Protest, France, World news, Migration, Paris, Refugees, Gérald Darmanin


UK, France and Germany discuss working with Joe Biden on Iran nuclear deal

Foreign ministers hope US will lift sanctions in effort to revive 2015 agreement with TehranEuropean foreign ministers from Germany, France and the UK have met to discuss a joint approach with the incoming Joe Biden administration on reviving the Iranian nuclear deal.The three nations, whose ministers met in Berlin, are hoping Tehran can reach an agreement under which the US would lift its crippling sanctions in return for Iran ending its non-compliance with the 2015 agreement constraining its n...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Berlin, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Foreign Policy, Tehran, Iran's Nuclear Programme


Nicolas Sarkozy in court in Paris to face 'bugging affair' charges

Ex-French president accused of corruption and influence peddling for allegedly trying to bribe a judgeNicolas Sarkozy has become France’s first former president to appear in the dock as he went on trial accused of corruption and influence peddling for allegedly trying to bribe a judge for information.The former leader was called under his full name, Mr Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa. He responded that “Sarkozy was enough”. Reminded that the legal record demanded his full name, he added: “For the moment I...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, Sarkozy, Sarkozy de Nagy Bocsa


'I don't need to be told a million times about it' - Hogg brushes off 'schoolboy error'

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg labelled his wayward kick to touch in the last minute of the 22-15 defeat by France as a "schoolboy error" but praised the team's efforts.
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Stuart Hogg admits to 'schoolboy error' but praises Scotland after France loss

Scotland captain Stuart Hogg labelled his wayward kick to touch in the last minute of the 22-15 defeat by France as a "schoolboy error" but praised the team's efforts.
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Man fined for breaking French Covid lockdown to 'smash a guy's face in'

Police say 39-year-old had filled in a form stating he had a legitimate reason to leave homeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrench police have fined a man who left his home with a written lockdown declaration stating he was out to “smash a guy’s face in”.The man, who has not been named, had reportedly correctly filled in the legally required declaration, known as an “attestation”, with his name, address and time he left his home in Lannion, Brittany. Continue reading....
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French government proposes new ban on filming and photographing police

On November 20, 2020, the French government presented a new security bill. Article 24 of the bill outlaws the dissemination of photos and videos that feature, "the image of the face or any other element of identification of an official of the national police or of a soldier of the national gendarmerie when acting within the framework of 'a police operation' and when this dissemination is made 'with the aim of harming his physical or mental integrity' " Violation of this law is punishable by o...
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Trial of ex-president Sarkozy a landmark for France

Nicolas Sarkozy has gone on trial accused of corruption linked to his 2007 campaign funding.
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Nicolas Sarkozy corruption trial: co-defendant wants Covid postponement

Former French president is accused of corruption and influence peddling Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, will make history on Monday afternoon when he goes on trial accused of corruption and influence peddling for allegedly trying to bribe a judge for information.His appearance in court is likely to be brief; one of his co-defendants claims the coronavirus makes it too risky for him to appear and has asked judges to postpone the hearing again. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, France, World news, Nicolas Sarkozy, Muammar Gaddafi, Arms trade


England beat France: Shaunagh Brown says she could not handle every game being that close

In her fourth BBC Sport column England prop Shaunagh Brown talks about enticing fans with exciting wins, messages of support from Olympians and how her family keeps her grounded.
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Tributes to D-Day veteran who 'taught peace' to children

A school in France is named after David Edwards for his work promoting peace and understanding.
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