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French President Macron pledges free counselling for students during COVID pandemic

French President Emmanuel Macron has promised free psychological counselling for children and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children aged between…

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‘Highly probable’ that the EU won’t renew its AstraZeneca contract, says French minister

The likelihood that the European Union will renew its COVID vaccine contract with AstraZeneca is very low, according to France’s…

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France slammed for deporting Chechen refugee to Russia despite risk of torture

France has been criticised for deporting Chechen refugee Magamoed Gadaev to Russia despite several court rulings saying he should not…

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Life is a Bitche for French town after Facebook page removed in error

The official Facebook page of the French town of Bitche was accidentally removed by the social network. The small town,…

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Online criticism grows over proposed French law banning hijab for children

Online activists have criticised proposals to ban children from wearing a hijab in French public spaces. Last month, the French…

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France says under 55s to receive different second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

France’s health authority has recommended that adults under 55 who received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive…

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EU banks on homegrown COVID-19 vaccines amid delays and supply issues

As the European Union struggles to accelerate its sluggish coronavirus vaccination campaign amid delivery delays and logistical problems, the bloc…

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French ministers accused of dining at secret restaurants during pandemic restrictions

French authorities have opened an investigation after a TV documentary accused unnamed government ministers of dining in secret restaurants in…

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Five women arrested in southern France in suspected attack plot

Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected…

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France enters partial lockdown as hospital pressure reaches new highs

France on Sunday entered a four-week partial lockdown nationwide as pressure on hospitals continued to rise amid a deadly third…

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