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France says 130,000 of its nationals trying to return home

FILE PHOTO: A woman, wearing a protective face mask, shops for fruits and vegetables at the Bastille Market in Paris as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesPARIS (Reuters) - France is trying to facilitate the repatriation…
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March 20, 2020
Paris

Exclusive: Airbus eyes contingency plan to slow or halt output

FILE PHOTO: Employees work on an Airbus A220-300 at the Airbus facility in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) has drawn up contingency plans to slow or stop production if France is placed under a drastic lockdown due to coronavirus, two people familiar…
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March 16, 2020
Paris

France preparing confinement order to fight coronavirus sources

FILE PHOTO: An information sign is seen at a school in Nice as France will close from Monday all nurseries, schools and universities to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), France, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPARIS (Reuters) - France is preparing an order that would put…
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March 16, 2020
Paris

Coronavirus: EU states record highest one-day death toll

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice use drones to enforce movement restrictions in Spain's fight against the coronavirus infectionThe three states bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe have all recorded their highest death tolls for a single day.Italy saw 368 deaths bring its total…
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March 15, 2020
Paris

No border closure between France and Germany, French presidency says

PARIS (Reuters) - Steps taken on the Franco-German frontier as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are not border closures, but a strengthening of controls, France’s presidency said on Sunday. Without citing a source, Bild reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister had agreed closures with the…
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March 15, 2020
Paris

France to close schools to curb coronavirus spread: Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - France will close from Monday all nurseries, schools and universities to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address, calling the outbreak the nation’s worst public health crisis in a century. To prevent the economy from nosediving during the…
bubmag
March 12, 2020
Paris

Roger La Grenouille in Paris, France

“Frog” is a derogatory epithet for a French person, originating in the World War I era and based on the French penchant for eating frog legs. But those who started using the term likely had never eaten frog legs before. Perhaps if they’d tried the dish, they would’ve realized that…
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March 11, 2020