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Former international football star Didier Drogba joins lawyers and a French anti-racism organization in criticizing the two scientists
'We have the responsibility of avoiding a drama in developing nations, especially in Africa,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire
There's no postponing the Tour de France just yet
(UPDATED) Most of the fatalities come from Italy and Spain
'It is historic. We have never seen a fall like this,' says Francois Roudier, spokesman for the French auto manufacturers' committee
The French death toll includes only those who died in hospital and not those who died at home or in old people's homes
'France, Germany and the United Kingdom confirm that Instex has successfully concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods from Europe to Iran,' says the German foreign ministry
'Waking up this morning I cried. I cried eating breakfast. I cried getting ready... in the hospital locker room, I dried my tears. I breathed in. The people in the hospital beds are crying too, and it is I who am there to dry their tears.'
'We also won't tolerate companies buying back shares.... Share buybacks are not compatible with support from the state treasury,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire
The 46-year-old doctor didn't hesitate to join frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus
There are at least 4,300 coronavirus patients in intensive care in France
Here are the upcoming major competitions that will likely be delayed or canceled altogether due to the worldwide health crisis
Italy reports 969 new deaths, Spain 769 deaths, and France 299 deaths as Europe reels from a crisis that leads the United States to finalize an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package
'It's unbearable,' the girl's mother says. 'We were meant to have an ordinary life.'
Only 10 legislators – 9 from the House and 1 in the Senate – opposed the bill giving President Rodrigo Duterte at least 27 'special' powers vs to address the COVID-19 crisis
The French design houses are shifting their attention from high fashion to producing surgical face masks to aid the coronavirus pandemic
Medics in Italy are already faced with grave choices over which patients to save and other countries are bracing for surging numbers of desperately ill patients
President Emmanuel Macron confirms the release of Roland Marchal, a researcher imprisoned in Iran since June 2019
The Cannes film festival will not take place as planned in May, with its directors looking at postponing it until late June
French and Italian companies say demand for pasta has surged, as consumers stock up while on lockdown
While others are stockpiling toilet paper and pasta, the French are thronging bakeries for baguettes, in fear of a shortage of their daily bread
'This war will require us to mobilize all our forces,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire
Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States 'resolve to coordinate measures...to achieve strong growth in the G7 economies'
France's competition authority says it found Apple acted to prevent independent retailers in France from competing on price and abused its economic power over them
The 5-year jail term is less than the 8 years sought by prosecutors, who accused ex-priest Bernard Preynat of 'shattering' his victims' lives and profiting from the silence of both parents and the Church hierarchy
Instead of making the usual Christian Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy scents, LVMH will produce hand sanitizer to be given for free to hospitals in France
Disney's giant theme parks in Florida, California, and Paris will be shut at least until the end of March
Hotels and restaurants across Paris are hit hard by fears over the novel coronavirus
(UPDATED) The actor has appeared in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' movie and and 'Game of Thrones'
France is preparing to transition to its third level of alert, which would include school closures and public transport suspensions
French company Laboratoires Gilbert sells 1.7 million bottles of hand sanitizer in the last 6 weeks compared with 800,000 for all of 2019
Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia
Trade unions and opposition parties slam the move as anti-democratic, but their calls for fresh protests against a bill that triggered the crippling French transport strike this winter went largely unheeded
The 3 Romanians caught by police are sentenced to 4 years in prison. A fourth member of the gang – given 5 years in jail – is still on the run and is subject to an international arrest warrant.
Air France-KLM head Benjamin Smith says the novel coronavirus may 'accelerate consolidation' of 'weak carriers around the world'
Both primary and secondary schools have been shut in the Oise department north of Paris, where the main cluster of French cases has emerged
An announcement from Grand Rex did not say whether the 61-year-old star would be able to perform her other shows booked there
(UPDATED) A diplomat says no timetable has been fixed for solving the dispute, adding 'we are still far from a result'
' She is my fairy godmother,' says Kenneth Ize of the British supermodel, who walked on his show in Paris
Among tourists, the Chinese are the 2nd biggest spenders in Paris. But tour groups are canceling left and right due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The plant will be fully decommissioned by 2040 at the earliest
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is suspected of wrongly obtaining use of the Palace of Versailles
Unions are up in arms over President Emmanuel Macron's bid to fuse France's 42 retirement schemes into a single system, which they say will force millions to work longer
(4th UPDATE) The World Health Organization chief warns, however, that it is 'impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take'
'There is no discrimination towards Huawei... No, Huawei will not be excluded from the 5G in France,' Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says
(UPDATED) 'All these tests were negative and so all these persons were able to go to the (two) centers' south of France where they will remain in quarantine for 14 days, junior health minister Adrien Taquet says
How are airlines preventing infection? What happens to the foreigners left behind?
The trial court rules that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin chose not to tell the authorities of the abuse allegations 'in order to preserve the institution to which he belongs'
Matzneff never made any secret of his sexual preference for adolescent girls and boys and it did not stop him winning the Renaudot prize in 2013
Unwanted as they provide neither meat nor eggs, male chicks are ground up alive, gassed, electrocuted, or asphyxiated in plastic bags