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Afghan migrant: I thought France was humane until police beat me

25 Nov 2020

PARIS Murtaza Khademi left his home in Afghanistan and smuggled himself into France because he thought he would be safe, but this week he encountered a different side of Europe: a police operation in which, he says, he was beaten with a truncheon. | Video

Institut Pasteur to keep working on three COVID-19 vaccines

20 Nov 2020

PARIS France's Institut Pasteur will keep its three COVID-19 vaccine projects running despite recent reports of high efficacy rates in two experimental shots by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, its science chief said.

In Autumn in Paris, struggling shops get creative to survive

19 Nov 2020

PARIS Toy store owner Marie Boudier is grateful November has been unusually mild in Paris this year - she's trying to survive France's second coronavirus lockdown by selling Lego sets and colouring books through her open front door.

Opera singer serenades Paris in second lockdown

12 Nov 2020

PARIS French tenor Stephane Senechal has been subsisting on pasta and potatoes since the coronavirus pandemic forced opera houses to close and work dried up, but he has at least made a name for himself by performing - for free - from his Paris window. | Video

Seizing art: One African man's protest against colonial 'pillagers'

03 Oct 2020

PARIS In June, Mwazulu Diyabanza stood in a Paris museum next to a 19th century funerary post from central Africa, and berated France for taking it and tens of thousands of other art works from its former colonies. | Video

Get serious! Careless French public riles COVID medics

22 Sep 2020

MARSEILLE, France David Fleyrat had almost cleared his Marseille hospital's intensive care ward of COVID-19 patients during the summer lull in new cases. Now the private unit is filling fast again and Fleyrat can barely conceal his frustration. | Video

Neue Zusammenstöße in Beirut - Geber sagen Millionenhilfe zu

10 Aug 2020

Beirut/Fort Bregancon In Beirut ist es am Sonntag den zweiten Abend in Folge zu Zusammenstößen zwischen der Polizei und Demonstranten gekommen.

Donors pledge 253 million euros in emergency aid for Lebanon after blast

10 Aug 2020

FORT BREGANCON, France An emergency donor conference on Sunday for blast-stricken Lebanon raised pledges worth nearly 253 million euros (229 million pounds) for immediate humanitarian relief, the French presidency said.

French city tells shoppers: wear masks outside or pay fine

03 Aug 2020

LILLE, France French Prime Minister Jean Castex urged people not to let down their guard in the fight against COVID-19 on Monday, the day one of France's biggest cities ordered people to wear masks outdoors in busy pedestrian streets.

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