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Pierre-Henri Allain

We don't want your virus! Provincial France fumes after urban exodus

20 Mar 2020

SAINT-JACUT-DE-LA-MER, France In the Brittany village of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, resentment is simmering at the city-dwellers who this week fled their Parisian pads for their seaside bolt-holes and who, in the minds of locals, may have brought the coronavirus with them.

We don't want your virus! Provincial France fumes after urban exodus

20 Mar 2020

PARIS In the Brittany village of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer, resentment is simmering at the city-dwellers who this week fled their Parisian pads for their seaside bolt-holes and who, in the minds of locals, may have brought the coronavirus with them.

French mayors ban glyphosate weedkiller, defying government

23 Aug 2019

RENNES, France Some 20 French mayors have banned glyphosate from their municipalities, defying the government, which is now taking legal action to impose national legislation which allows the controversial weedkiller's continued use for now.

Lactalis strikes price deal with French milk producers

30 Aug 2016

PARIS/RENNES Lactalis, the world's largest dairy firm, reached a deal with French milk producers on Tuesday to raise prices paid to suppliers and farmers called off their week-long protests, the company and unions said.

Lactalis, French milk producers resume price talks

26 Aug 2016

PARIS/RENNES Europe's largest dairy group Lactalis and French milk producers resumed talks on Friday afternoon after failing to reach a deal on an increase in milk prices in more than 10 hours of talks on Thursday, a labour union source said.

PSG's Thiago Silva doubtful for trip to Barcelona

06 Apr 2013

RENNES Paris St Germain centre back Thiago Silva is a doubt for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona due to a knee problem, said coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Soccer-PSG's Thiago Silva doubtful for trip to Barcelona

06 Apr 2013

RENNES, April 6 Paris St Germain centre back Thiago Silva is a doubt for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona due to a knee problem, said coach Carlo Ancelotti.

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.