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Muslims around the world rally against Macron’s “Islamophobia”

Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestine after killings in a French church prompted a vow from President Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom of belief. Mr Macron has called Islam a religion “in crisis” and defended the right of a magazine to publish […]

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Knife attack in France kills 3, suspect detained

Three people died in a knife attack in Nice, France. French president Emmanuel Macron said was an “Islamist terrorist attack”. Mr Macron said France would not surrender its core values after visiting the Notre-Dame basilica in the southern city. Thousands of troops are being deployed to protect churches and schools. In Nice, one elderly victim […]

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France announces LOCKDOWN to avoid acceleration of Covid-19 infections

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November. In a televised address on Wednesday, Mr Macron said that France must now “brutally apply the brakes” to avoid being “submerged by the acceleration of the epidemic”. Mr Macron said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave […]

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Turkish President Erdogan calls for a boycott of French goods amid Islam row

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods amid a row over France’s tougher stance on radical Islam. In a televised speech, he urged world leaders to protect Muslims “if there is oppression against Muslims in France”. Mr Erdogan has angrily criticised his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for pledging to […]

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46 million people in France put under six week curfew amid increasing coronavirus infection

French authorities have imposed a curfew on 46 million people, about two-third of its total population for six weeks, after a record of 42,032 infections in one day. France has recorded over a million infections. In all of Europe, only Russia and Spain have surpassed this milestone. It has drawn complaints from restaurant and bar […]

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Thousands take part in rallies across France in honour of teacher Samuel Paty

Thousands take part in rallies across France in honour of Samuel Paty, the teacher who was beheaded for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. People in the Place de la République in Paris carried the slogan “Je suis enseignant” (I am a teacher), with PM Jean Castex saying: “We are France!” Thousands […]

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Teacher hacked to death in France for showing pupils cartoons of Prophet Mohammad

A middle school teacher in France was hacked to death near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, which is considered blasphemous by Muslims, French officials said. The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol a few streets away from the scene of the attack […]

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France imposes night curfew to curb the second wave of coronavirus

France announced a night-time curfew in Paris and eight other cities to try to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus. The measure would be in place from 21:00 to 06:00 and would come into effect from Saturday and last for at least four weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised interview. The other […]

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Nadal wins 13th French Open title, equals Federer’s all-time record with 20th grand slam

Rafael Nadal inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on great rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam men’s singles title. The triumph is an iconic moment in the history of men’s singles tennis as Nadal equalled […]

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Two small airplanes collide mid-air, killing five people in France

Two small airplanes collided mid-air before crashing in western central France, killing five people. The collision between two light aircraft happened south-east of the city of Tours at about 4:30pm local time on Saturday. Emergency crew, including about 50 firefighters, were called to the scene. They cordoned off the crash sites. No-one else was harmed […]

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French couple who ordered a kitten online receives a tiger cub instead

A French couple who paid EUR€ 6,000 to but a ‘Savannah cat’ were in shock when they discovered what they received was a tiger cub instead. The couple from the port city of Le Havre, Normandy, ordered the kitten through an online ad and paid for it on delivery. They did not notice that the […]

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Powerful storm Alex causes severe floods in Italy and France; 2 dead, 24 missing

At least two people died and twenty-four were reported missing after a powerful storm hit southern France and north-western Italy. The tropical storm dubbed, Alex, brought fierce winds and torrential rains causing severe floods. Villages around the southern city of Nice suffered serious damage, it’s mayor called it the worst flooding in living memory. In […]