France's Bastille Day parade cancelled over virus pandemic

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The French government has announced that the yearly Bastille Day grand military parade through central Paris, a tradition since WW1, is cancelled because of the Covid-19 virus pandemic and the associated requirements for social distancing, but will include the traditional flypast which this year will pay tribute to medical personnel.

Fear of angry French butchers sees vegan fest cancelled

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A vegan festival due to be held in the centre of Lille in north-east France in early September has been called off by the City Hall for 'safety' reasons after a butchers' federation announced they would hold a nearby counter-barbeque for carnivors in anger at vanadalsim of several butchers' shops in the region allegedly by vegan acitivists.

France insists Euro 2016 European football will go ahead

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Organising committee chairman Jacques Lambert warned against cancelling or moving Euro 2016 following the Paris terrorist attacks.