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French skier investigated after fatal collision with five-year-old British girl in the Alps

A skier who was involved in a fatal collision with a five-year-old British girl in the French Alps has been placed under investigation. The girl, named locally as Ophélie, was taking part in a group lesson at the weekend in Flaine in Haute-Savoie. She received immediate first aid from the man himself, who is a […]

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‘Havana syndrome’: More US diplomats in Geneva and Paris fall ill with mysterious neurological illness

Four more US diplomats working in Geneva and Paris have fallen ill with a suspected neurological illness known as “Havana syndrome”, US media report. Three diplomats became sick in the Swiss city and one in the French capital last summer, with some 200 people affected over five years. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the […]

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France: New law forces car ads to tell people to walk, cycle, carpool or use public transport

A new law in France is forcing carmakers to supplement ads with messages about greener transport alternatives. The law requires the mention of one of three statements in any given advert. Roughly translated, these are “For short journeys, walk or cycle,” as well as “think about carpooling” and “Take public transport daily.” These messages must […]

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‘There could be no winners in nuclear war’: UK, US, China, Russia, France acknowledge in joint statement

China, Russia, the UK, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided. According to a joint statement released on Tuesday, the five countries – permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – said they considered it their primary responsibility to avoid […]

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EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe in Paris after right-wing criticism

Giant European Union flag displayed at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark France taking on the bloc’s presidency has been removed after it was criticised by right-wing politicians. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen said “replacing” the French flag at the monument was an attack on the country’s identity. A government minister said the […]

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At least 874 cars set ablaze during New Years Eve celebrations in France

A total of 874 cars have been set alight during New Years Eve celebrations in France, police say. However, the interior ministry said the number was much lower than in 2019. Authorities also reported a rise in the number of people stopped and detained. A curfew to tackle Covid-19 meant no significant disruption took place […]

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France: New law that banning plastic packaging of fruits and vegetables kicks in from New Year’s Day

A new law banning plastic packaging on most fruit and vegetables comes into effect in France from New Year’s day. Cucumbers, lemons and oranges are among the 30 varieties banned from being wrapped in plastic. Larger packs as well as chopped or processed fruit will be exempt. President Emmanuel Macron called the ban “a real […]

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France eases Covid-19 restrictions for UK nationals amid holidays

UK nationals will be allowed to travel through France if they are going to their home in an EU country during the festive period. France suspended its Covid restriction after UK travellers faced difficulties reaching their country of residence. Eurotunnel, which had earlier issued warnings to customers, said it was “delighted” by the move. People […]

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France records 208,000 new confirmed Covid-19 cases — the highest one-day tally

France reports a record high of 208,00 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period on Wednesday, one of the highest one-day tallies worldwide since the start of the pandemic. It is the highest number of new daily infections in Europe, according to data. Since the start of the pandemic, only the United States and […]

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French zoo shuts after pack of nine wolves escape enclosure during visiting hours

A French zoo has temporarily shut down by local authorities after a pack of nine wolves escaped from their enclosure during visiting hours. No people were injured during incident last weekend at Trois Vallées zoo in Montredon-Labessonnie, southern France. The animals destroyed safety hatches and climbed a fence, but never went outside the zoo. Four […]

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World’s first SMS has been bought as NFT for $149,729 at auction in Paris

The world’s first SMS has been sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) for $149,729 at auction in Paris, according to the auctioneer Aguttes. Reading “Merry Christmas,” the message was sent by British programmer Neil Papworth from his computer on December 3 1992 to Richard Jarvis, then director of UK telecommunications company Vodafone. Jarvis received the […]

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United Kingdom: More than 900 migrants cross Clandestine Channel in small boats in the past two days

More than 900 people crossed the Clandestine Channel in small boats over the past two days, UK Home Office has confirmed. On Thursday 559 people were picked up off the Kent coast after making the crossing in 19 boats, and on Friday 358 people crossed in 10 boats. Over the two days the French authorities […]