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Serbia's Vucic blames opponents for orchestrating violent protests

11 Jul 2020

BELGRADE/PARIS Protests marred by violence continued on Friday in Belgrade, where thousands rallied against Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and government policies, including its handling of the coronavirus crisis. | Video

Serbia-Kosovo peace deal is possible, Vucic says

10 Jul 2020

PARIS Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that efforts by Germany and France to restart talks between his country and Kosovo were already paying off and he was hopeful of a peace deal, although he could not say when.

Masks mandatory at Mickey's when Disneyland Paris reopens

09 Jul 2020

PARIS With masks mandatory and advance booking required, Disneyland Paris will gradually reopen from July 15 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

'Bailing out the Titanic' - French arts struggle amid coronavirus

06 May 2020

PARIS Dancer and choreographer Nicolas Maloufi has not worked since France went into lockdown in mid-March, and his daily yoga sessions in a borrowed Paris apartment are his only form of training.

France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers

06 May 2020

PARIS French president Emmanuel Macron promised guaranteed stipends for out-of-work actors and money for filmmakers whose productions have been cancelled, as part of a bailout for an arts industry shut down by the coronavirus.

France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers

06 May 2020

PARIS French president Emmanuel Macron promised guaranteed stipends for out-of-work actors and money for filmmakers whose productions have been cancelled, as part of a bailout for an arts industry shut down by the coronavirus.

UPDATE 2-France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers

06 May 2020

* Macron extends monthly stipends to August 2021 (Adds quote from dancer, details)

Macron says Mont Blanc glacier melting proves global warming

15 Feb 2020

CHAMONIX, France French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the melting of Mont Blanc's main glacier is irrefutable proof of global warming, as he sought to burnish his environmentalist credentials ahead of municipal elections next month.

'I am not a virus': France's Asian community pushes back over xenophobia

31 Jan 2020

PARIS In a southeastern Paris district known as the go-to place for Asian cuisine, business is down at Pascal Corlier's Vietnamese restaurant, a side-effect of China's coronavirus health scare that has sparked panic and a rise in xenophobic incidents.

Paris shops feel the pinch as virus keeps Chinese tourists away

30 Jan 2020

PARIS For some shopkeepers in Paris, home to prestigious stores where Chinese tourists love to splurge, an abrupt drop-off in visitors as China tries to contain a fast-spreading coronavirus health crisis is hitting hard.

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