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French state ready to help Eurostar, in talks with UK over matter – minister

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord train station, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Paris, France December 23, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – The French state is ready to help Eurostar – whose business has been hit hard by COVID-19 travel restrictions......

Olivier Duhamel: French incest allegations prompt victims to speak out

BBC
By Lucy WilliamsonBBC Paris correspondent image copyrightGetty Images image captionOlivier Duhamel has resigned as head of the National Foundation of Political Sciences, which oversees the prestigious Sciences Po university Tens of thousands of people have responded to a social media campaign in France designed to shed light on the problem......

French energy group Total buys 20% stake in India’s Adani Green Energy

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of French oil and gas company Total is seen at a petrol station in Neuville Saint Remy, France, October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French oil and energy group Total has agreed to buy a 20% minority stake in India’s Adani Green Energy......

Another French Intellectual Falls After Comments on Abuse Accusations

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here PARIS — A leading French television news network has fired Alain Finkielkraut, one of the country’s most prominent public intellectuals, for suggesting there may have been a rush to judgment in the downfall this month of a leading......

French resorts ask: will COVID write off whole ski season?

Reuters
CHAMONIX, France (Reuters) – Business owners at France’s Chamonix ski resort, their earnings slashed because of the COVID-19 lockdown, are worried they might not be able to welcome back skiers at all before the snows melt and the season ends. French ski resorts were prevented from opening their cable cars......

Stricter COVID-19 curfew imposed on French city of Marseille

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks near the Old Port (Vieux Port) in Marseille, France, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard PARIS (Reuters) – A stricter evening curfew will be imposed on the major southern French city of Marseille as part of government measures to curb the......

Meet Rocco And Vinnie, This Family’s New French Bulldogs That Ended Up Matching Their Sofa Perfectly

IA
Nature is full of animals that can camouflage themselves and perfectly blend into their surroundings. These include species of owls, geckos, chameleons, butterflies, octopuses, leopards, those stick insects, and many more. Well, turns out, dogs are now entering this list as seen with these sweet French bulldogs—albeit it’s in an......

Coronavirus: French government vows to speed up vaccinations

BBC
But the vaccination rates vary from region to region. Densely populated Lombardy, the epicentre of Europe’s pandemic last March and still Italy’s biggest hotspot, has done 3.8% of its planned 80,595 vaccinations, in the first phase of Italy’s campaign. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To......

French police shut down huge party defying COVID-19 restrictions

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, wearing a protective face mask, leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French police shut down on Saturday a huge party in northwestern France that had been underway......

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