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UK now says no quarantine exemption for arrivals from France

The British government on Friday said that travellers arriving from France would not be exempt from a two-week quarantine measure over the Covid-19 virus pandemic, insisting that there had been a misunderstanding about a statement a week ago that said there was no requirement 'at this stage'.

French travellers exempted from UK quarantine measures

New quarantine measures on people arriving in the UK, who are now required to confine themselves over a 14-day period as a precaution against them otherwise transmitting the Covid-19 virus, will not apply to arrivals from France in a decision announced after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Holidaymakers on private jet from UK turned back by French police

A party of seven men and three women of several nationalities who arrived from Britain in a chartered jet at Marseille-Provence airport, where helicopters were waiting to fly them on to a luxury villa in the Rivierra resort of Cannes, were told by airport police they were breaching regulations to contain the Cofid-19 virus epidemic and ordered to return to the UK.

French Alps coronavirus cluster may be behind cases in UK, Spain

A Briton who is believed to have spread the deadly coronavirus to five others staying at a French Alps chalet which he visited on his way home from Singapore may also have also infected two other people who have been separately diagnosed as carrying the virus in Spain and the UK.

France joins Germany, UK to trigger dispute mechanism over Iran deal

France, Germany and the UK have set in train a dispute mechanism allowed in a 2015 deal over Iran's nuclear programme, following Tehran's decision to remove limits to its production of enriched uranium which can be used in the making of nuclear weapons.

US, France and UK launch strikes on Syrian 'chemical plant' sites

France has joined the US and Britain in attacks overnight Friday against sites in Syria identified as production plants for chemical weapons, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma last week.

Majority of Britons settling in France are over-55s, study finds

A study on migration patterns by the UK Office for National Statistics has found that a majority of the 148,800 Britons it estimates now live in France are aged above 55 and have settled in rural regions, while most of the reported 154,800 French citizens living in the UK are aged 44 or less.

French finance minister warns UK over plan to slash corporate tax

Michel Sapin said UK post-Brexit plan to introduce 15% business tax was 'not a good way to start a negotiation' on future access to EU markets.

Brexit would be ‘irreversible’, France’s Hollande warns UK

French president says quitting EU would put Britain at a 'very serious risk' of losing access to the bloc's single market.

France says post-Brexit trade deal would require EU budget payment

French economy minister warns that if UK left EU it must contribute to bloc's budget for trade deal and may not receive full access to single market.

Hollande insists Britain given 'no special dispensations from EU rules'

Speaking at end of negotiations in Brussels, the French president added UK was not given veto over the eurozone 'which is very important for France'.

'Two thousand' migrants rush Channel Tunnel in Calais, say operators

UK government unblocks 10M euros for security in Calais while Eurotunnel reports a number of injuries in the incidents overnight Monday.

Migrants try to storm Channel tunnel, sparking further delays

Eurotunnel said services were delayed and cancelled after the migrants attempted to access restricted areas on the French side.

French government rules out any EU treaty change for UK

In major blow to British premier's efforts to change bloc’s rules, French minister says attempt to change treaties would be 'doomed to failure'.

France has last laugh over UK government's sniping on economy

The British government's haughty comparisons with French economic performance omitted to note that productivity is 27% greater in France.