Tours

France records first case of fast-rising UK new virus variant

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A French man resident in Britain and who arrived this month in the town of Tours, west-central France, has been tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus which is suspected of being particularly contagious, although it is still unkown if it causes more severe forms of Covid-19.

French socialist senator commits suicide as corruption trial opens

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Jean Germain was charged over a business in which Chinese tourists renewed wedding vows in the historic town of Tours, when he was its mayor.

Man shot dead after attacking police station in central France

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The knife-wielding, Burundi-born French national reportedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he wounded three officers before being shot dead.

Military jet hits French home for the disabled

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The two crew of Alpha Jet ejected to safety but plane crashed into the care home near Tours, killing one person and injuring others.

Fans flock to French comic Dieudonne on social media

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The number of the controverial banned comic's followers on Twitter has more than doubled and his Facebook 'likes' now exceed half a million.

Dieudonne: Hollande backs Nantes and Tours bans

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French president calls on prefects to be 'vigilant and inflexible' faced with breaches of 'republican principles' as comedian's shows get banned.