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Tunisian man beheads woman, kills two more people in Nice church

30 Oct 2020

PARIS/NICE, France A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police. | Video

What social distancing? French students complain of packed lectures

30 Sep 2020

NICE, France Students arriving for the new university term in the French city of Nice said they found themselves crammed into lecture theatres with some people even sitting on the steps, despite a heightened alert in the city for the spread of COVID-19.

Pensioners' paradise lost: COVID sows fear among Cote D'Azur retirees

29 Sep 2020

NICE, France On a plot of gravel overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Jean-Claude Calcagno prepares for a round of petanque, the French version of lawn bowls and a sport favoured by retirees.

Marseille's hospitals back on crisis footing as coronavirus spreads again in France

10 Sep 2020

MARSEILLE/PARIS Each day this week, Professor Dominique Rossi has convened a coronavirus crisis group as intensive care wards in hospitals in Marseille fill up after a summer lull, deciding on how best to distribute beds and find extra staff.

France's tourism industry asks itself: can we save summer?

29 May 2020

PARIS/NICE, France Serge Coeroli has given the shelves behind the bar of his Paris restaurant a new lick of paint, in anticipation of customers returning now that lockdown rules in France are easing.

Giant Trump, Putin caricatures to parade at Nice Carnival

05 Feb 2019

NICE Caricatures of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will join Charlie Chaplin and Harvey Weinstein when the Nice Carnival lights up the Cote d'Azur this month.

Anger vies with hope as Macron's France gears up to vote again

09 Jun 2017

NICE/LYON, France French voters handed power to a young, untested president a month ago, some hoping he can reboot the country, others simply judging that his far-right opponent was a worse prospect.

France detains Russian fans as PM Valls vows expulsions

14 Jun 2016

NICE/PARIS Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday some football fans will be deported from France after violent clashes marred the start of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, and local officials said a group of Russian fans was detained near Cannes.

Police haul away migrants sleeping on rocks in Italian Riviera

17 Jun 2015

VENTIMIGLIA, Italy Police on Tuesday began hauling away mostly African migrants from makeshift camps on the Italy-France border as European Union ministers met in Luxembourg to hash out plans to deal with the immigration crisis.

Police haul away migrants sleeping on rocks in Italian Riviera

16 Jun 2015

VENTIMIGLIA, Italy Police on Tuesday began hauling away mostly African migrants from makeshift camps on the Italy-France border as European Union ministers met in Luxembourg to hash out plans to deal with the immigration crisis.

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China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong's classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.