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French health ministry says 'exponential' rise in coronavirus cases

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France has registered a steady buildup in numbers of corornavirus infections over recent days, which health authorities have described as 'very proccupying', while a slight rise in intensive care patients in hospitals suffering from the Covid-19 disease brought the total across the country by Saturday evening to 400. 

Reports of homophobic attacks, insults, soar in France in 2019

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In 2019, French police identified 1,870 victims of homophobic or transphobic offences, compared to 1,380 in 2018, representing a 36% increase in the number of victims of anti-LGBT acts, France's interior ministry has announced.

Surge in numbers of reported anti-Semlitic attacks in France

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The number of reported anti-Semitic attacks rose year-on-year by 69% over the first nine months of 2018, announced French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Friday, when he said the government was planning a series of measures against hate crimes, including a campaign aimed at educating schoolchildren on the issue of anti-Semitism.

Paris braced as swollen Seine due to reach 18-month high on Sunday

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Following heavy rainfall in northern France over recent weeks, the River Seine running through the middle of the French capital is expected to reach five metres above its average water level on Sunday evening, the highest level since June 2016, while about 650 people have been evacuated from their homes across the Paris region because of flooding.

Burkini sales 'boosted' by French bans

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The Australian designer credited with creating the swimwear for Muslim women says online sales have been 'hectic' following controversial French beach bans.

UNICEF report sounds alarm over rising child poverty in France

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The UN child agency said an extra 440,000 minors fell into poverty between 2008-12, reaching one in five today, 30,000 of whom are homeless.

French jobless figures hit new record high

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The number of unemployed in April rose by 0.7% to reach 3.53 million, despite France posting strong economic growth in first quarter.

Israeli report finds anti-Semitism in France doubled in 2014

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The year-on-year rise of anti-Semitism and violence against Jews in France was a new record according to the Israeli diaspora affairs ministry.

French jobless numbers reach record 3.46 million

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The number of unemployed in mainland France rose by 28,400 in October to total 3,460,900, a 5.5 percent increase over one year.

French jobless numbers rose in November to reach 3.29 million

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After a dip in October, November unemployment figures show a 17,800 rise while government insists pledge to see reversal by 2014 is on track.

French unemployment reaches record high

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The number of registered job seekers in March rose to more than 3.224 million, the worst level since records began in January 1996.

Employment pledge becomes Achilles' heel for Hollande

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As jobless figures rose in January to a 15-year high, French president is running into increasing flack for failing his promise to spur job creation.