French court opens inquiry into former PM Philippe in handling of Covid crisis

Issued on: 03/07/2020 – 18:55Modified: 03/07/2020 – 18:55 A French court is opening an inquiry into former prime minister Édouard Philippe and two other ministers over their handling of the

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New French PM Castex says priority to meet Covid-19 pandemic, economic crisis as he takes helm

Issued on: 03/07/2020 – 19:21Modified: 03/07/2020 – 19:22 France’s new prime minister, Jean Castex, warned on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic was not over and an economic crisis was already making

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Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist accused of Syria executions

Issued on: 03/07/2020 – 19:04Modified: 03/07/2020 – 19:04 French prosecutors on Friday requested a life sentence on terror charges for jihadist Tyler Vilus, who is accused of overseeing executions in

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Coronavirus: ‘Right thing’ to be part of plasma trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnn “felt so well” after being given plasma from patients who recovered from Covid-19 Blood plasma from patients who have recovered from

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United States: In Louisiana, Cajuns are keen to preserve their identity

Issued on: 03/07/2020 – 17:02Modified: 03/07/2020 – 17:04 In the southern US state of Louisiana, Cajuns make up nearly 10 percent of the population. Although French is spoken less with each

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Algeria welcomes remains of resistance fighters from France

Issued on: 03/07/2020 – 16:49Modified: 03/07/2020 – 16:51 Algeria on Friday received the skulls of 24 resistance fighters decapitated during colonial France’s conquest of the North African country that had

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Coronavirus: Almost 20,000 died in care homes

Image copyright Getty Images Almost 30,000 additional people died in care homes in England and Wales during the coronavirus outbreak, Office for National Statistics figures show. The publication is the

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Turkey challenges allies and enemies alike in quest for ‘larger role on world stage’

Turkish foreign policy has recently taken a hawkish turn in the Middle East and North Africa.  From a diplomatic row with NATO ally France over a Libyan arms embargo to

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Public not asked for addresses for weeks during virus tests

Image copyright Getty Images People being tested for coronavirus in England were not asked to provide addresses for weeks during the height of the pandemic, it has emerged. The BBC

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Macron names Jean Castex as new French prime minister

Issued on: 03/07/2020 – 13:24Modified: 03/07/2020 – 13:24 French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named Jean Castex, who coordinated France’s virus reopening strategy, as the country’s new prime minister. The

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