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Thousands of people defy lockdown, social distancing norms for annual music festival

Thousands of people gathered across France on Sunday to celebrate an annual music festival, defying coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Revellers ignored social distancing rules and danced in the streets for the Fête de la Musique, known as Music Day in English. Police clashed with some revellers in Paris and with demonstrators in Nantes, using tear gas […]

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France claims it killed al Qaeda North Africa chief Droukdel in Mali

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel. “On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali,” French Armed […]

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English footballer woke up from coma speaking fluent French

Rory Curtis was 22 years old when an accident in 2014 left him in a coma. When he woke up from his coma, he was speaking in fluent French and had lost 12 years of his life in his head. “Hearing that, my dad did his research,” Curtis told BBC while talking about the crash […]

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French hospital finds COVID-19 case from December

A French hospital which has retested old samples from pneumonia patients discovered that it treated a man who had COVID-19 as early as Dec. 27, nearly a month before the French government confirmed its first cases. Yves Cohen, head of resuscitation at the Avicenne and Jean Verdier hospitals in the northern suburbs of Paris, told […]

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Nicotine could protect people from contracting coronavirus, French study

After French researchers in a study concluded that nicotine could protect people from contracting coronavirus, France on Friday limited the sale of nicotine substitutes to avoid stockpiling. Authorities have already stopped the sale of nicotine online. The government in a statement said, “firstly prevent the health risks from excessive consumption or misuse linked to media […]

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With humans gone, birds takeover Paris landmarks

The two doves resting on the plinth of a statue in front of Paris’s Musee D’Orsay had struck out boldly from their usual habitat: to get there from the River Seine involves waddling across a four-lane highway. But these days, traffic on the road is rare because of the coronavirus lockdown in force in the […]

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Over 1,000 French sailors in Charles de Gaulle aircraft test coronavirus positive

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle which was deployed in the Atlantic has been stuck with coronavirus with half of its sailors down with the deadly virus. Defence minister Florence Parly said out of the 2,010 COVID-19 tests, 1,081 tested positive for the virus. The French minister informed that 545 sailors had coronavirus symptoms and […]

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University students develop AI tool that diagnoses coronavirus using voice

A university in Rome is conducting a pilot run for a patented artificial-intelligence-based tool developed by three biotechnology students and a professor from Mumbai, which they claim can test COVID-19 through voice-based diagnosis using a smartphone. The tool is being tested by the University of Tor Vergata in Rome and has already been tested on […]

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French court ruling forces Amazon to shut six warehouses

Amazon is going to temporarily close its six warehouses in France after a court ordered it to stop all but essential deliveries. An internal document sent to unions on Wednesday said the closures would last from Thursday until at least 20 April. It added that it will use a state partial-unemployment scheme to pay the […]

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Zebra, Horses escape circus, run through Paris streets

Residents of a Paris suburb were recently surprised to see a zebra and two horses running loose on the streets of the town. Videos on social media show the animals cantering on the streets alongside cars as spectators look on in amazement and confusion. The incident occurred when the animals managed to escape from their […]

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64-year-old man accidentally ejects himself from a Rafale fighter jet at 2,500 feet

A surprise company outing to an air base caused a 64-year-old French man so much stress that he flung himself from a fighter jet in midair, grabbing the ejector button in a panic and tumbling through the skies above France before landing in a field. The man had been surprised by employees at his firm, […]

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50 crew members test positive for COVID-19 in France’s nuclear powered aircraft carrier

Fifty crew members aboard France’s sole aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, have tested positive for the new coronavirus and parts of the ship have been put in lockdown, the armed forces ministry said on Friday. A ministry statement said that three sailors had been evacuated by air to a military hospital in Toulon, southern […]