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Paris kosher store worker recounts terrorist siege and murders

At the trial in Paris of 14 people accused of aiding the January 2015 terrorist attacks in the capital, Zarie Sibony, 28, gave a harrowing account of the four-hour siege at the kosher store where she worked as a cashier, when Amédy Coulibaly murdered four hostages and, she recalled, told his captives 'You are Jews and French, the two things I hate the most'.

Scores arrested in first yellow vest protest since France's lockdown

Meanwhile the number of new COVID-19 cases in France rose by 10,561 on Saturday - the highest daily number since the pandemic began.

France sets daily record with almost 10,000 new Covid cases

Health authorities reported 9,843 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Thursday, surpassing the previous daily record by almost 900.

France to open 20 new Covid-19 testing centres in Paris region

Demand for tests is rising in France as people return to work and school after the summer holidays.

Undercover journalist exposes Paris police racism and abuse

Freelance reporter Valentin Gendrot spent two years as a junior police officer, eventually posted to a north Paris police station where, he details in a book published this week, he says he witnessed racism and gratuitous violence by a minority of officers but who were covered by their hierarchy, and which has prompted an internal police investigation into his claims.

Trial opens of 14 accused over Charlie Hebdo, kosher store attacks

The marathon trial of 14 people accused of being accomplices to the terrorist killings of 17 people in separate attacks in early January 2015 on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish food store, and the shooting of a policewoman, opened in Paris on Wednesday and is due to run into November.

Wearing of face masks to be made mandatory across all of Paris

After a post-lockdown record level of new coronavirus infections in France registered on Wednesday,  Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday that the wearing of face masks to contain transmission of the virus is to be made a legal requirement in all public spaces in Paris, adding that 'The spread of the epidemic could become exponential if we do not react quickly'.

PSG fans clash with police in Paris after Champions League defeat

Cars were burned and shops vandalised when groups of supporters of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club clashed with riot police in the French capital on Sunday night after their team lost the final of the Champions League to Bayern Munich.

France declares Paris and Marseille high-risk Covid zones

France has reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 infections for the second day in a row, levels only last seen since mid-April.

Face masks made compulsory in busy areas of Paris

After a steady rise in numbers of people testing positive with Covid-19 virus infection in Paris and its suburban ring, where the percentage of those testing positive is also above the national average, the wearing of face masks in 'crowded zones' has been made compulsory as of Monday.

Post-lockdown, motorised bike noise pollution prompts Paris controls

One positive effect of the Covid-19 lockdown on public movement in the French capital was a reduction in traffic noise, and since the lifting of the measures the ressurgence of motorised bike noise, often the result of owners removing silencers, is now the object of  tentative policing.

Rodin museum in Paris sells bronzes to counter closure losses

The self-financed central-Paris museum dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin, hit hard by almost four months of closure due to the Covid-19 virus epidemic, is seeking financial relief through an allowance established by the sculptor himself that it may sell up to 12 replicas of select works, cast in bronze, every year.

Paris Louvre reopens amid strict anti-virus measures and no crowds

The Louvre museum in Paris reopened on Monday after a shutdown of nearly four months due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, estimated to have cost 40 million euros in lost revenue, with visitors required to wear masks and to observe individual distancing markers which kept one of its most popular exhibits, Leonardo's Mona Lisa, unobscured by the crowds it attracted before the health crisis.  

President Assad's uncle jailed in France for money laundering

Rifaat al-Assad was convicted of embezzling Syrian state funds to buy homes and offices worth €90m (£80m) to build a French property portfolio.

George Floyd protests lead to difficult debate on race in France

France has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals, but a younger generation is demanding recognition of racism  - and remedies for it.