Sunday, July 25, 2021


New Covid variant ‘probable’ this year, says top French expert

He says a 'return to normal' will probably be in 2022 or 2023.

Activists fined for wearing ‘burkini’ swimsuits in French public pool

Many argue that the swimwear violates French secular values but activists argue that bans are rooted in Islamophobia.

France launches controversial vaccine pass as fourth wave hits

The so-called 'health pass' is required for all events or places with more than 50 people before being extended to restaurants, cafes and shopping centres in August.

French Covid jab centres attacked by demonstrators

The vandals were protesting against controversial new measures which include mandatory vaccinations for health workers, and health passes to access most public places.

Eiffel Tower to reopen after record 9-month closure

Daily capacity is set to be restricted to 13,000 people, about half of the normal level, in order to respect social distancing.

Protesters tear-gassed in riots over new French Covid ‘health pass’ rules

Some protesters claim the imposition of a health pass is tantamount to segregation.

France makes Covid-19 jabs mandatory for all health workers

The French will also have to carry a health pass to be permitted to enter everyday places like restaurants and shops.

French scientists warn high vaccine rate needed to stop Delta

They say 90 to 95% of people need to be vaccinated before the epidemic can be brought under control.

France’s generous pension system needs reform, but can Macron risk doing it?

Changing the pension system is divisive and could risk losing Macron the presidential election next year.

11 convicted of cyberbullying French teen with death threats over anti-Islam videos

The case addressed sensitive issues in France, from the effects of cyberbullying to attitudes to religious minorities.

Lesbians and single women to get IVF rights in France

There has been resistance in the streets, with political and religious conservatives demanding the bill be scrapped.

French woman who killed rapist husband spared more jail time

Valerie Bacot was sentenced to a four-year term with three years suspended but walked free as she had already served a year in pre-trial detention.

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