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Eiffel Tower cordoned off after bomb threat

Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a bomb threat was phoned in. Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below...

France contemplates local lockdowns as virus figures soar

France recorded almost 10,000 new Covid-19 infections today, its highest ever single-day total, a day before a cabinet meeting that might consider imposing fresh,...

Charlie Hebdo artist seized by gunmen recalls sheer terror during 2015 attack

The Charlie Hebdo caricaturist who was forced at gunpoint to open the satirical newspaper’s door to two al Qaida extremists has described the moments...

Facebook to pay 106 million euros in back taxes to France

Facebook’s French subsidiary has agreed to pay 106 million euros (£94 million) in back taxes and penalties following persistent government efforts to get online...

France mandating masks at all workplaces as virus reawakens

France is now mandating masks in all workplaces, from the Paris business district to factories in the provinces, as it tries to contain growing...

UK confirms anyone travelling to France has to self-isolate after they return

The UK has confirmed that anyone travelling to France, Malta and the Netherlands will have to self-isolate for two-weeks when they return. The government...

Greece welcomes French intervention in eastern Mediterranean

Greece’s prime minister has warmly thanked France for boosting its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean. It comes as Greek and Turkish warships are...

New French PM defends promotion of minister accused of rape

France’s new prime minister has staunchly defended the appointment of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French...

Louvre reopens in Paris for first time in four months

Paris’ Louvre Museum, which houses the Mona Lisa, has reopened after a four-month coronavirus lockdown. Face masks were a must and visitor numbers were limited,...

French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns

French prime minister Edouard Philippe has resigned, with a government reshuffle expected in the coming days. The official statement did not say whether whether Mr...

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Ofcom has received more than 1,900 complaints over an episode of Britain’s Got Talent which saw Alesha Dixon wear a Black Lives Matter necklace. The...

Judge rules Eric Trump must testify in NY probe before election

Eric Trump must testify in a New York investigation into the family’s businesses before the November presidential election, a judge has ruled. State Judge Arthur...

German prosecutors charge eight more Volkswagen employees over diesel scandal

Charges have been filed against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company’s diesel scandal. Prosecutors in Braunschweig did not identify the eight,...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils breakthrough in battery technology

Tesla is working on new battery technology that chief executive Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make...

WWE star Road Warrior Animal dies aged 60

WWE star Road Warrior Animal has died at the age of 60. The wrester, real name Joseph Laurinaitis, was one half of the Road Warriors...
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