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French President Emmanuel Macron hit by an egg at food event in Lyon

French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg while taking part in a food event in Lyon on Monday. The egg “bounced off Macron’s shoulder and burst on the floor right in front of me,” Florence Lago, a journalist for French publication Lyon Mag said. Lyon Mag shared a video of the incident at […]

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Kering: Luxury fashion giant to ban use of animal fur across all of its brands in 2022

Fashion conglomerate behind Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga will ban the use of animal fur across all of its brands by fall 2022. “The time has now come,” said Kering CEO and Chairman, François-Henri Pinault, in a short statement issued on Friday. “The world has changed, along with our clients, and luxury […]

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Italy: Uncle of missing teenager who refused arranged marriage arrested on suspicion of murder

The uncle of an Italian-Pakistani woman who disappeared after refusing an arranged marriage has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Saman Abbas’s uncle, Danish Hasnain, was detained under a European arrest warrant in France on Wednesday. The Pakistani man is one of five relatives being investigated on suspicion of murder. Ms Abbas, 18, was last […]

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India and France vow to ‘act jointly’ in the Indo-Pacific region as France’s fallout with US, Australia

India and France have vowed to ‘act jointly’ after the fallout from Australia’s cancellation of a $40 billion French submarine order. French President Emmanuel Macron held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. A statement from Macron’s office said the two also discussed issues such as the […]

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France accuses Australia, US of ‘lying, duplicity, contempt and major breach of trust’ over security pact

The foreign minister of France accused Australia and the United States of lying over a new security pact that prompted Paris to recall its envoys. “There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian alleged on Saturday. “This will not do,” he told France 2 television. […]

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France recalls envoys from Australia and United States in protest over ‘Aukus’ security pact

France has recalled its ambassadors in the US and Australia for consultations, in protest at a security deal which also includes the UK. The French foreign minister said the “exceptional decision” was justified by the situation’s “exceptional gravity”. The alliance, known as Aukus, will see Australia being given the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines. The […]

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About 3,000 healthcare workers suspended in France for failing to get Covid-19 vaccination

About 3,000 health workers in France have been suspended because they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. A new rule, which came into force on Wednesday, made vaccination mandatory for the country’s 2.7 million health, care home and fire service staff. But French Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Thursday that “most of the suspensions […]

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Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops: President Emmanuel Macron

The head of Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops, President Emmanuel Macron has said. Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi formed Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in 2015. The group is blamed for most attacks in the region, including the targeted killing of French aid workers in 2020. Mr […]

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Anne Hidalgo: Paris mayor announces bid to run for president in next year’s election

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced she will run for president in next year’s election, joining a growing list of challengers to centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron. The 62-year-old daughter of Spanish immigrants who fled Francisco Franco’s dictatorship is the hot favourite to win the nomination of the Socialist party. But the first female […]

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Former French health minister Agnès Buzyn faces investigation over handing Covid-19

The former health minister of France is being investigated over the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Prosecutors looking into government failings are investigating Agnès Buzyn for “endangering the lives of others”. Ms Buzyn left the post in February 2020 to run for Paris mayor, saying Covid was low risk. But she later spoke of knowing […]

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Jean-Pierre Adams: Former French footballer dies after 39 years in coma

Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams, who had been in a coma for 39 years, died at the age of 73. Adams was admitted to hospital for knee surgery in March 1982 but never regained consciousness after an error with his supply of anaesthetic. Born in Senegal, the defender made more than 140 appearances for Nice […]

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Paris sets 30km/hr speed limit to reduce pollution, improve road safety

Authorities in the French capital of Paris are forcing drivers to slow down, setting a speed limit on almost all the city’s roads, in a bid to reduce pollution and improve road safety. The rule limits drivers to 30 kilometers per hour. Some critics say it will worsen the city’s rush-hour traffic jams and could […]