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Whole of France begins to observe 6pm-to-6am nationwide curfew to contain coronavirus

Cities, towns and villages across France observed a nationwide curfew intended to help stem the spread of coronavirus, especially a more infectious variant. The virus has killed 70,000 people in France, the seventh highest toll in the world, and the government is particularly worried by the more transmissible variant first detected in Britain, which now […]

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UK restaurant sends samosa into space before crash-landing in France

An Indian restaurant in the United Kingdom managed to send popular snack ‘samosa’ into space before it crash-landed in France. Chai Walla, one of the best-ranked restaurants in Bath, managed to complete the extraordinary space mission in the third try. Niraj Gadher, owner of the Chai Walla eatery, said he wanted to spread some cheer […]

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France raids 100-hour warehouse party which began on New Year’s Eve; 2,500 ravers break Covid-19 restrictions

A warehouse party that began on New Year’s Eve and was to last until Tuesday was cut short after a police raid in France. The illegal party breaching coronavirus rules, had close to 2,500 people in Lieuron near Rennes. A number of party-attendees were from UK and Spain, police said. Police made several arrests following […]

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Seven nations confirm cases of contagious UK Covid-19 strain

The more contagious coronavirus strain has been reported in at least seven nations around the world. Germany, Australia, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Japan have reported cases. Spain confirmed four cases of the UK strain, all in Madrid and linked to recent travel, deputy health chief said. Madrid deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero […]

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3 police officers shot dead, 1 injured in rare gun attack on police

A man who shot allegedly three police officers in a French village was found dead, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Wednesday. Police officers were responding to a call over domestic violence in the central region of Puy-de-Dome when they were shot by a 48-year-old man. The man initially shot and killed one officer and wounded […]

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France bans police from using drones for surveillance during mass public protests in Paris

France court has backed privacy campaigners by imposing a ban on police use of drones for covering public protests in Paris. The Council of State said Paris police prefect Didier Lallement should halt “without delay” drone surveillance of gatherings on public roads. The move comes as parliament discusses a contentious security bill that includes police […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron TESTS positive for Covid-19

French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, prompting a track-and-trace effort across Europe following numerous meetings between the French leader and EU heads of government in recent days. Macron, who will turn 43 on Monday, is running France remotely and has gone into quarantine at the presidential retreat of La Lanterne […]

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Military ethics committee of the French armed forces give CLEARANCE for bionic soldiers

The military ethics committee of the French armed forces have given permission to develop “augmented soldiers”. The report, released to the public on Tuesday, considers medical treatments, prosthetics and implants that improve “physical, cognitive, perceptive and psychological capacities,” and could allow for location tracking or connectivity with weapons systems and other soldiers. Other possible interventions […]

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Protests against controversial security law in Paris turn violent

Protesters and riot police clashed in Paris, France over a controversial draft security law. Thousands of people, including members of the anti-government Yellow Vest movement, had been marching peacefully in the capital when pockets of protesters, dressed in black and with their faces covered, started launching projectiles at riot police, Reuters reported. Police resorted to […]

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Mass protests force Emmanuel Macron to withdraw bill that criminalises filming police

The government of France dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it. “The bill will be completely rewritten and a new version will be submitted,” Christophe Castaner, head of President Emmanuel Macron’s governing party in the French parliament […]

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Riot police fire tear gas at protesters rallying in Paris against bill that criminalises filming police

French police fired tear gas at protesters rallying in Paris against a bill that would make it a criminal offence to film or take photos of police with malevolent intent. About 46,000 people gathered in central parts of the capital, according to the interior ministry. The majority marched peacefully but small groups clashed with police. […]

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France suspended three police officers for beating up black man in central Paris

France suspended three police officers after they were seen on video beating up a black music producer in central Paris. The incident prompted a fresh outcry over the conduct of French security forces. Security camera video showed  three officers kicking, punching and using their truncheons on the man after he entered his studio. The man, […]