Keyword: French

Brexit deal needs to be done by start of November says France

France’s European affairs minister said the bloc would not accept a bad deal just for the sake of reaching a compromise.

Macron outlines new law to prevent Islamic 'separatism' in France

In keynote speech, French president said local officials will get extra powers to fight radicalism and social problems will be tackled.

France has 10,593 new Covid-19 cases as PM faces virus lawsuit

The death toll in France rose by 45, bringing the total tally to 31,095.

Party goes on for French ravers, despite pandemic and police

French ravers speak of 'resistance' against a crackdown by security forces encouraged by locals to restore order.

France mandates masks at all workplaces

Announcement by governemnt makes France one of relatively few countries in the world that’s universally requiring workers to wear masks on the job.

France to be added to UK quarantine countries

Britain said the measure - which also applies to people travelling from Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba - would kick in from 4am on Saturday.

France to bolster Mediterranean military presence

Move comes as President Emmanuel Macron called on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece. 

France's Covid-19 tracing app fails to engage as 500,000 delete it

Since its launch, 68 people have informed the platform they had been infected and only 14 users were alerted that they were now at risk because of their contacts with these people, digital affairs minister Cedric O said.

France repatriates 10 children from Syria

No details on their destination in France nor the circumstances under which they left Syria were provided.

France set to open cinemas, casinos as lockdown measures ease

Casinos will  welcome gamblers from Monday while stadiums and racetracks will reopen on July 11, subject to a limit of 5,000 people, the government announced late on Friday.

French firms join forces to make 10,000 ventilators in 50 days

Consortium led by Air Liquide will help boost production of critical medical kit as President Emmanuel Macron promises to ramp up production of critical medical equipment to treat coronavirus.

PM warns toughest weeks lie ahead as French death toll reaches 2,314

Édouard Philippe said the first two weeks of April would be harder than the last two weeks as French officials reported 319 more deaths.

France’s virus toll reaches 1,696 after 365 more deaths reported

There are now 29,155 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the nation, compared to 25,233 a day ago and 13,904 people hospitalised of whom 3,375 are in intensive care.

France reports 231 more virus deaths, taking total to 1,331

French officials said that the overall number of coronavirus cases had risen to 25,233, a rise of about 13% in 24 hours.

Nurses, teachers and lawyers join pension protests in France

Dozens of school close and rail services severely hit as demonstration enters 36th day and as talks over pension reforms are due to resume Friday.