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Adopt a gargoyle: Notre-Dame restoration gets crowdfunding boost 2021-04-18 08:24:49A new fundraising scheme has been set up to assist with the restoration of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire, encouraging contributors

French MPs approve 'ecocide' offence to punish environmental 2021-04-18 04:09:38French parliament has approved a draft bill to introduce an "ecocide" offence as part of a raft of new measures to protect the environment and

Covid overload: French hospital interns at breaking point, 2021-04-18 03:42:17After a year working brutally long hours on the "Covid frontline", French hospital interns have been pushed to breaking point, with some even commit

French PM Castex announces state aid worth €1bn 2021-04-17 12:54:10The French government has promised more than one billion euros to help frost-hit farmers and winemakers who have seen their crops decimated by one of

France's Vache qui rit cheese: 100 and still 2021-04-17 08:33:01In France, famed for its wealth of raw milk cheeses, one of the most popular and renowned abroad is a spreadable wedge of the pasteurised va

French medical academy wants to wait six months 2021-04-17 06:45:34France's Academy of Medicine has called for the delay between doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to be extended from six weeks to six months, in the case

French nationals in Pakistan ignore embassy warning to 2021-04-17 02:12:16Many French nationals have chosen to remain in Pakistan despite a warning from the embassy in Islamabad to leave, after violent anti-French protests t

Relief in sight for France as café terraces, 2021-04-16 12:39:51President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed that French museums and restaurant terraces will be able to reopen from mid-May after nearly seven months' cl

Sex with under-15s constitutes rape under new French 2021-04-16 09:22:59French lawmakers have given their final approval to legislation that defines sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape, without having to prove abs

Macron, Merkel to meet Ukraine's Zelensky to discuss 2021-04-16 03:04:17French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a show o

France's coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 2021-04-15 14:18:12The number of people killed by Covid-19 in France has surpassed 100,000, with a further 300 dying in the past 24 hours, the country's health aut

French MPs pass contentious security bill restricting images 2021-04-15 12:27:37France's National Assembly has approved a law that extends police powers, allowing them to use drones, video surveillance and pedestrian ca

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NASA helicopter makes history with successful flight on New! 2021-04-19 08:17:55NASA’s miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars early on Monday, achieving the first powered, con

Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital amid outcry New! 2021-04-19 08:06:25Russia’s penitentiary service on Monday said it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to prison hospital, as the EU warned it wo

Tottenham sack Mourinho as head coach days before New! 2021-04-19 07:30:16Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after 17 months in charge of the London club and six days before they will appear i

‘Annette’, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, to New! 2021-04-19 05:45:49The new film from French auteur Leos Carax will open the delayed Cannes Film Festival in July, the organisers said Monday.

Macron wants change in law after Jewish woman’s New! 2021-04-19 05:14:39President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial on the grounds he acted in deli

New Delhi announces week-long lockdown amid ‘critical’ Covid-19 New! 2021-04-19 04:30:04India’s capital New Delhi will impose a week-long lockdown from Monday night, officials said, as the megacity struggles to contain a huge surge

‘A war on football’: Creation of breakaway Super New! 2021-04-19 02:27:25The announcement by major European football clubs that they plan to join a breakaway European Super League sparked furious reactions on Sunday, with&n

Egypt: Train derailment near Cairo leaves at least New! 2021-04-18 22:40:44A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured, Egypt's health ministry said, in the latest rail calam

George Floyd: Americans await verdict as Derek Chauvin New! 2021-04-18 22:21:03A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd, a c

Calls for more oxygen, hospital beds as India’s 2021-04-18 21:41:35More government hospital beds will be freed for Covid-19 patients, India's health ministry said Sunday, as the vast nation grappled with a worse

South African students evacuate Cape Town university as 2021-04-18 21:11:07A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain forced University of Cape Town students to evacuate on Sunday, as runaway fl

Australia opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand 2021-04-18 21:01:58Emotions ran high Monday as excited passengers set off on the first flights to take advantage of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and

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