Benjamin Brière was charged with spying and ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in French hospitals rose by 246 in the last 24 hours, taking the total since the pandemic began to 97,670.
Official in the French presidency says removal of flag was in line with planned schedule.
President Emmanuel Macron has announced an ambitious agenda for the 27-member bloc that could also serve his domestic campaign for re-election.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday announced new measures to stem the rampant progression of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, including mask-wearing in city centre streets and limits on numbers attending indoor and outdoor gatherings, although no curfews are presently envisaged and schools will reopen as normal in January.
French European affairs minister Clément Beaune has invited the British government 'to rebuild a climate of trust with France and the EU in the interest of all' following the resignation of London's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost.
The French government has announced a ban from Saturday on arrivals from the UK except for its nationals, others with official residency in the country and people who can justify 'essential' reasons for travelling in France, in a move prompted by the sharp rise in Britain of the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
But France's Pacific territory faces further wrangling over its future after referendum boycott.
Move would ‘compromise sovereignty’ and UK should sort out alternative to people’s perilous Channel crossings, says French prime minister.
A statement from the Paris regional health authority said the case, a man between ages 50 and 60, tested positive on November 25th following his return from a trip to Nigeria.
In the wake of the loss of at least 27 lives in the sinking last week of a boat carrying migrants sailing from France to Britain, French interior minister Gérald Darmanin said the British government must 'open up a legal immigration route' because asylum-seekers have 'no other choice' than to cross the Channel in clandestine conditions.
The latest toll of the sinking of a dinghy carrying migrants attempting to cross the Channel from France to the UK on Wednesday is at least 27 dead, including seven women, one of whom was pregnant, and three children, while two survivors are critically ill in hospital.
After Covid-19 restrictions last winter caused a collapse in earnings for French ski resorts, they begin reopening this month for what one official at Val d'Isère said was a 'crucial' season for local businesses.
Until now the artefacts have been on display in a museum in Paris, along with other artwork stolen from Africa.