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France

2020

07

Aug

Macron says aid to blast-stricken Lebanon will not go to ‘corrupt hands’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised aid to Lebanon but reassured angry citizens reeling from a blast that killed 145 people that no blank cheques will be given to its leaders unless they enact reforms and end rife corruption. Speaking at a news conference at the end of a dramatic visit to Beirut, Macron […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , Reuters

28

Jul

Racist torture in Paris prison cells

More than 200 French the police officers are accused with torture and ill-treatment at the Paris Court, with the complaint of Police Commissioner Amar Benmohamed, who was on duty at the judicial law enforcement agency. It was stated that the police officers under the investigation made racist insults to the detainees, deprived detainees of food […]

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Country: France
Source: SP , SP

08

Jul

New French PM Defends Promotion of Minister Accused of Rape

France’s new prime minister firmly defended Wednesday the contested promotion of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French laws. Prime Minister Jean Castex’s vigorous expression of support for the minister, Gerald Darmanin, follows protests by women’s rights groups and questions about whether President Emmanuel Macron is failing in […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , NYT

03

Jul

European Court of Human Rights condemns France over ‘inhuman’ living conditions for asylum-seekers

The Strasbourg-based court ruled that authorities “had failed in their duties” with regard to the three asylum-seekers, finding France responsible for the conditions in which the three men – an Afghan, a Russian and an Iranian aged 27, 33, and 46, respectively – “had been living for several months: sleeping rough, without access to sanitary facilities, having […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , FRANCE 24

18

Jun

Rioting on the streets of Paris as health workers demand better pay and conditions while tackling coronavirus pandemic

A march by French health workers calling for better pay and working conditions because of the coronavirus crisis descended into street violence in Paris on Tuesday. Riot police used tear gas and baton charges as they fought with protesters by Les Invalides in the centre of the city on Tuesday afternoon. By 4pm there had been […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT HABER , M News

19

May

Coronavirus: France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund

France and Germany are proposing a €500bn ($545bn; £448bn) European recovery fund to be distributed to EU countries worst affected by Covid-19. In talks on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed that the funds should be provided as grants. The proposal represents a significant shift in Mrs Merkel’s position. Mr […]

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Country: France
Source: HABER TÜRK , BBC

20

Apr

Rioting breaks out on French housing estates as lockdown tensions mount

Journalist Taha Bouhafs – who caught the action on video – was one of those arrested in the northern Paris. Riots were triggered after an Arab Muslim youth was hit by an unmarked police car. Rioting broke out on French housing estates as tensions escalated over the coronavirus lockdown. Tear gas and baton charges were first used […]

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Country: France
Source: SABAH , Mirror

13

Apr

The homeless in France shows signs of coronavirus left to die

In the capital of France, Paris, a homeless man who showed signs of a new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) and remained on the street, was left to die despite the search for an ambulance. Nasip Dağlı, a graduate student living near the historic Louvre Museum in Paris, told the AA reporter that he witnessed an […]

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Country: France
Source: HABER TÜRK , NM

13

Apr

French lawmaker: We let the Covid-19 patients die in elderly nursing homes

French lawmaker Eric Ciotti expressed his anger by stating that the Covid-19 patients who were staying in health-supported elderly care homes EHPADs were “left to die”.“Most of the Covid-19 patients in the elderly nursing homes were not admitted to hospitals, these people who needed treatment were left to die,” Ciotti, a member of the opposition […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Corona24 News

03

Apr

France converts world’s largest wholesale food market into morgue as death toll surpasses 5,300

As the coronavirus death toll in France continues to grow, the country’s police on Tuesday said the government will be converting part of the world’s largest wholesale food market into a temporary morgue. The cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in France surged to 5,387 today after the European country started adding nursing home fatalities […]

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Country: France
Source: SABAH , Newsweek