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Caroline Pailliez

Pandemic at the disco: the COVID outbreak that began in a French bar

01 Aug 2020

QUIBERON, France The Hacienda bar in this French seaside resort was heaving with Saturday night revellers: a crowd of people, beer glasses and smartphones in hand, moving to the sounds of pop and hip-hop music as red and blue strobe lights flashed.

Pandemic at the disco: the COVID outbreak that began in a French bar

31 Jul 2020

QUIBERON, France The Hacienda bar in this French seaside resort was heaving with Saturday night revellers: a crowd of people, beer glasses and smartphones in hand, moving to the sounds of pop and hip-hop music as red and blue strobe lights flashed.

'Colour-blind' France avoids gauging COVID impact on ethnic minorities

16 Jul 2020

PARIS Back at the start of France's COVID-19 crisis in February, epidemiologist Cyrille Delpierre encountered a problem when trying to find out what groups of people were falling sick.

Air France and sister airline to cut 7,580 jobs

03 Jul 2020

PARIS Air France confirmed plans to cut some 7,500 jobs including 1,000 at sister airline HOP! on Friday, as staff protested over its response to the collapse in travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Air France plans to cut 6,500 jobs by 2022: sources

30 Jun 2020

PARIS Air France aims to present a plan to trade unions to cut just over 6,500 jobs over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the airline grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

For black people in France, George Floyd protests are personal

15 Jun 2020

ROUEN, France A tear rolled down Mathilla Diagana's cheek as she sat in her student dormitory room in the northern French city of Rouen and watched an online video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd. | Video

France's 'Generation COVID' faces bleak future with jobs scarce

11 Jun 2020

PARIS In September, Eugenie Fillon should begin a two-year master's degree in luxury hotel management that combines academic studies with a salaried apprenticeship. The problem: during the worst economic downturn in decades, hotels in France aren't hiring.

Renault factory worker spared layoffs - for now

29 May 2020

CAUDAN, France Giovanni Pili, a worker at a Renault factory in France, was on Friday savouring the fact that he was not laid off in a global shakeup at the carmaker, and trying not to think too much about the uncertain future facing his plant, and his industry.

In France's race for virus masks, old people lost out

12 May 2020

PARIS In late February, as the COVID-19 pandemic was about to hit, French President Emmanuel Macron faced a critical decision. Like most countries, France did not have enough protective face masks. | Video

ENQUETE-Coronavirus-Quand la réquisition des masques a plongé les Ehpad dans le désarroi

11 May 2020

PARIS, 11 mai Fin février. Emmanuel Macron est confronté à une situation critique. La pandémie de coronavirus est sur le point de déferler sur la France et le pays n'est pas armé pour y faire face. Comme la plupart de ses voisins, il ne dispose pas de masques de protection en nombre suffisant.

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