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Pope’s ‘shame’ at scale of clergy abuse in France

Pope Francis expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in...

Notre Dame finally declared stable enough for rebuild to begin

Notre Dame Cathedral is finally stable and secure enough for the start of work to rebuild it, more than two years after fire tore...

Politicians launch bids to become France’s first woman president

Two politicians have formally declared their intentions to seek to become France’s first woman president in next year’s spring election. National Rally’s Marine Le Pen...

France gets Covid booster shot campaign for over-65s under way

France has begun administering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to people aged over-65 and those with underlying health conditions, as the highly contagious Delta variant...

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people protested against France’s special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful but some...

Macron appeals for French unity in virus fight

French President Emmanuel Macron has appealed for national unity to fight the resurgent coronavirus, and lashed out at those fuelling anti-vaccination sentiment and protests. About...

France requires Covid pass for Eiffel Tower and tourist venues

Visitors need a special Covid pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theatres from Wednesday, the first step...

Regional elections pose crucial test for French far-right

A decisive, second round of voting in France’s regional elections on Sunday is being scrutinised as a litmus test of whether the anti-immigration far-right...

Four die after boat carrying migrants capsizes off Lanzarote

Four people died, one of them a child, when a migrant boat believed to be carrying 45 passengers capsized near Spain’s Canary Islands, Spanish...

France eases mask rules and announces end to nightly virus curfew

France has eased several Covid-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it is no longer always mandatory to wear masks outside and halting an eight-month nightly...

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