Bolloré Group fined €12 million in African corruption case

French group Bollore pays a 12 million-euro ($14.55 million) fantastic following a transaction with prosecutors in an alleged bribery case in Africa, France’s monetary prosecutor stated on Friday. Learn extra The transaction successfully places an finish to the authorized proceedings within the case in opposition to the conglomerate, led by billionaire Vincent Bollore, French Monetary […]

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Coronavirus pandemic: France could impose additional regional lockdowns in worst-hit areas

Issued on: 26/02/2021 – 15:13Modified: 26/02/2021 – 15:19 French Prime Minister Jean Castex stated on Thursday that the Covid-19 scenario could be very “worrying” in 20 French departments and that stricter limits on motion can be enforced in these areas if Covid figures present no enchancment. FRANCE 24’s Worldwide Affairs Editor Philip Turle tells us […]

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Russia sends Putin opponent Navalny to penal colony for 18-month sentence

Issued on: 26/02/2021 – 14:15 Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony the place he’ll serve greater than two years, the pinnacle of Russia’s jail service stated on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most outstanding opponent was this month sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in a penal colony for […]

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Illicit pandemic journey, Audrey Hepburn behind the glamour and Da Vinci’s Loire Valley

Issued on: 26/02/2021 – 12:45 This week, FRANCE 24 explored efforts to make the French language much less sexist and spoke to these daring to journey in these pandemic occasions. We additionally took a have a look at Audrey Hepburn outdoors the limelight and witnessed Leonardo Da Vinci’s lingering legacy within the castles of Loire Valley. Additional […]

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Armenian protesters camp outdoors parliament demanding PM’s resignation

Issued on: 26/02/2021 – 12:21 A number of hundred opposition supporters had been camped out in tents outdoors Armenia’s parliament on Friday demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his dealing with of final 12 months’s battle with Azerbaijan. The small South Caucasus nation plunged Thursday right into a contemporary political disaster as Pashinyan defied […]

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Russians residing overseas journey to Moscow to get Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

Issued on: 26/02/2021 – 11:43 Thirty-seven nations at the moment are set to obtain Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19, and Russian authorities have utilized to the European Medicines Company for its authorisation within the EU. However some Russians residing overseas and worldwide college students in Moscow are opting to get the jab on the […]

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Hungary asylum restrictions broke European legislation, says high EU authorized adviser

Issued on: 26/02/2021 – 04:45 The advocate normal for European Union’s highest court docket on Thursday urged the court docket to rule that Hungary violated the bloc’s legal guidelines on asylum when it handed laws narrowing the probabilities for asylum-seekers to obtain worldwide safety. The non-binding opinion from the European Court docket of Justice’s Advocate […]

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Passport to normality? EU leaders plot path out of pandemic

Issued on: 25/02/2021 – 20:09 The brand new regular in Europe contains digital summits the place the 27 leaders keep behind a display screen at dwelling to overview their widespread method to the Covid-19 pandemic. France’s president is scheduled to talk and area questions. We cross stay to Emmanuel Macron’s remarks as leaders come underneath strain for a […]

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Covid-19 pandemic blamed for largest drop in France’s births in 45 years

Issued on: 25/02/2021 – 19:47 The variety of infants born in France in January fell by 13 %, the most important drop in 45 years which statisticians on Thursday linked to the coronavirus pandemic. The 53,900 infants born in January 2021, down from 62,180 in January 2020, have been conceived initially of the primary nationwide […]

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UK variant accounts for ‘about half’ of France’s Covid-19 instances, PM says

Issued on: 25/02/2021 – 19:45 The extra contagious British variant “now accounts for about half of individuals contaminated with Covid-19 in France”, Prime Minister Jean Castex mentioned throughout a press convention on Thursday. The identical variant had represented fewer than 40 p.c of instances in keeping with numbers launched every week in the past. Castex additionally […]

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