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Macron's party backtracks on plan to curb filming of police officers

30 Nov 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party agreed on Monday to completely rewrite a draft plan that would have curbed the freedom to share images identifying police officers, after large protests over the weekend against police violence.

Paris police officers to remain in custody over beating of Black music producer

29 Nov 2020

PARIS Three Paris police officers being held over the beating of a Black music producer during an arrest a week ago will remain in custody for now, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said on Sunday.

French police watchdog to investigate alleged beating of Black man

26 Nov 2020

PARIS French authorities are investigating allegations that a Black music producer was physically attacked and racially abused during a police check in Paris after CCTV footage of the beating was released.

France's Macron announces three-step reopening amid 'glimmer of hope'

25 Nov 2020

PARIS France will start easing its COVID-19 lockdown this weekend so that by Christmas, shops, theatres and cinemas will reopen and people will be able to spend the holiday with their families, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. | Video

France reports 35,879 new coronavirus cases, overtakes Russia

11 Nov 2020

PARIS France reported 35,879 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the total to 1.86 million, overtaking Russia and making France the worst affected country in the European region.

France recalls envoy after Turkey scolds Macron over Muslims

25 Oct 2020

ISTANBUL/PARIS France recalled its ambassador on Saturday after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said his counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed mental help over his attitude towards Muslims. | Video

France becomes seventh country with more than 1 million COVID-19 cases

23 Oct 2020

PARIS The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections jumped over one million on Friday, making France the seventh country to reach that milestone.

France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

23 Oct 2020

PARIS/MADRID France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium's foreign minister was taken into intensive care with COVID-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.

Teacher knifed to death in France after showing class cartoons of Prophet Mohammad

17 Oct 2020

PARIS A middle school history teacher in France was knifed to death near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, French officials said on Friday.

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