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Chefs versus scientists: France's pandemic fight to keep eating out

01 Dec 2020

PARIS "Chez Francoise" is a discreetly located venue near the French parliament whose visitors' book boasts signatures from former leaders including Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande. Options include a "Menu Parlementaire" - three courses including wild boar pate with chestnuts, veal and crepes suzette.

In wake of attacks, one French Muslim asks: does my country love me?

04 Nov 2020

ARGENTEUIL, France Naouelle Garnoussi is a devout Muslim who was brought up in France, prays five times a day, enjoys her job working with local communities and covets her designer handbag.

France ponders new Paris curfew as lockdown rebels frustrate government

04 Nov 2020

PARIS France could reimpose a night curfew on Paris and possibly the surrounding region amid government frustration that too many people are ignoring lockdown rules as COVID-19 infections soar.

France poised to issue stay-at-home order: sources

28 Oct 2020

PARIS France is preparing this week to order people to stay in their homes except for essential journeys, work, or exercise, in a fresh attempt to curb the COVID-19 epidemic, according to two industry sources familiar with the government's planning.

France reviews options for tighter COVID-19 restrictions: sources

26 Oct 2020

PARIS French authorities are looking at options for still tighter measures to fight COVID-19, which has kept spreading in the country despite some of the strictest restrictions in Europe, according to three sources familiar with the government's thinking.

France reviews options for tighter COVID-19 restrictions - sources

26 Oct 2020

PARIS, Oct 26 French authorities are looking at a range of options for the further tightening of restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection, according to three sources familiar with the government's thinking.

Eating like the English? French curfew puts early dinner on menu

20 Oct 2020

PARIS Restaurateur Pascal Mousset has a new menu he hopes will persuade his patrons to change the habit of a lifetime in response to Paris's coronavirus curfew, by - perish the thought - eating dinner as early as the English.

Police raid homes of French officials in coronavirus probe

15 Oct 2020

PARIS Police raided the homes and offices of France's health minister, its public health director and former prime minister on Thursday as a judicial investigation into the government's response to the coronavirus crisis deepened.

French presidential palace requested LVMH letter - sources

22 Sep 2020

PARIS France's presidential palace asked the country's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to write to LVMH advising the luxury goods company to defer its purchase of U.S. jeweller Tiffany, two sources familiar with the letter's origins told Reuters. | Video

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