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From TheJournal.ie UK's Home Office asks for Navy's help in dealing with migrants crossing the English Channel Border Force

UK's Home Office asks for Navy's help in dealing with migrants crossing the English Channel

The Home Office said more than 130 migrants made it to the UK in 13 boats yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast Beirut

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

From TheJournal.ie Church volunteer charged in France over arson attack on Nantes cathedral Nantes

Church volunteer charged in France over arson attack on Nantes cathedral

The man, who had previously been questioned and released, had been tasked with locking up the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul.

From TheJournal.ie Infections surge in France as Spain cracks down on nightlife Surge

Infections surge in France as Spain cracks down on nightlife

Health authorities fear France is going backwards in its battle against the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Two children survive three-storey drop during escape from apartment fire in France Grenoble

Two children survive three-storey drop during escape from apartment fire in France

The brothers were unharmed by the fall but might have suffered from smoke inhalation.

From TheJournal.ie Man questioned as part of arson investigation into French cathedral fire Nantes

Man questioned as part of arson investigation into French cathedral fire

The fire brought back memories of the devastating blaze in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris last year.

From TheJournal.ie Arson inquiry launched as French firefighters battle blaze in Nantes cathedral SAINT PIERRE

Arson inquiry launched as French firefighters battle blaze in Nantes cathedral

The fire brought back memories of the devastating blaze in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris last year.

From TheJournal.ie High Court told how Ian Bailey tries not to dwell 'on being hunted' Courts

High Court told how Ian Bailey tries not to dwell 'on being hunted'

Bailey was convicted in his absence in France to the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork in 1996.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How much do you know about France? Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about France?

Le grille? What the hell is that?

From TheJournal.ie Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests Placenta

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests

Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.

From TheJournal.ie Stolen Banksy tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attack returned to France from Italy Banksy

Stolen Banksy tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attack returned to France from Italy

It was found in the attic of an abandoned farmhouse in the eastern Italian region of Abruzzo last month.

From TheJournal.ie Alpine melt reveals copies of Indian newspapers likely from 1966 plane crash Mont Blanc

Alpine melt reveals copies of Indian newspapers likely from 1966 plane crash

The papers were probably aboard an Air India flight that crashed on the mountain in January 1966.

From TheJournal.ie French bus driver dies after being beaten by passengers over mask-wearing rules Philippe Monguillot

French bus driver dies after being beaten by passengers over mask-wearing rules

Two men have been charged over the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Notre Dame cathedral to be rebuilt as it looked before fire last year France

Notre Dame cathedral to be rebuilt as it looked before fire last year

To stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.

From The42 Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan hamper Lazio's title bid, as Valencia's late season disappointment continues European Football

Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan hamper Lazio's title bid, as Valencia's late season disappointment continues

A wrap of the late kick-offs across Europe this evening between Serie A and La Liga.

From TheJournal.ie French court orders investigation into ministers' handling of Covid-19 crisis France

French court orders investigation into ministers' handling of Covid-19 crisis

President Macron himself cannot be targeted by lawsuits while in office because sitting presidents have immunity from prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie New prime minister named in France as Emmanuel Macron launches government reshuffle New Roles

New prime minister named in France as Emmanuel Macron launches government reshuffle

Macron said he is seeking a “new path” to rebuild the country for the two remaining years of his term.

From TheJournal.ie France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial Guilty

France’s former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife found guilty in fraud trial

Fillon was accused of using public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed.

From The42 21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad Irlandais

21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad

The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.

From The42 France prop Jefferson Poirot retires from international rugby Summertime Bleus

France prop Jefferson Poirot retires from international rugby

“Les Bleus, it’s the Holy Grail. I can’t go and play for them and just take my cap and my bonus,” said the prop.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister Mali

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister

Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.

From The42 Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help European Matters

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help

Serie A returns in mid-June, while the Ligue 1 season was declared over in early April.

From The42 'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland' Jouez

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'

Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.

From The42 Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal Au Revoir

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

From TheJournal.ie Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested in Paris Felicien Kabuga

Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested in Paris

Felicien Kabuga had been living in the city under an assumed name.

From TheJournal.ie Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research Hydroxychloroquine

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.

From TheJournal.ie Chief of French pharma company under fire for saying the US gets priority access to Covid-19 vaccine Vaccine

Chief of French pharma company under fire for saying the US gets priority access to Covid-19 vaccine

President Emmanuel Macron’s office said it would hold talks with Sanofi executives next week.

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: The UK, France and Germany mark Victory in Europe Day VE Day

In Pictures: The UK, France and Germany mark Victory in Europe Day

Millions across Europe paused at 11am today to remember those who served in the Second World War.

From TheJournal.ie French doctors say first Covid-19 case might have been as far back as December Coronavirus

French doctors say first Covid-19 case might have been as far back as December

The case in question occurred about a month before the first cases were officially confirmed in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Spain begins to ease its strict lockdown from today, as parts of Europe slowly open up Recovering From Covid

Spain begins to ease its strict lockdown from today, as parts of Europe slowly open up

Italy and France plan to ease restrictions in the coming week, while the UK isn’t quite there yet.

From The42 French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September European Rugby

French rugby bosses agree to cancel season, aim to start 20/21 in September

Covid-19 has ended France’s top division after 17 rounds.

From TheJournal.ie 'As long-awaited as it is risky': French government outlines lifting of restrictions from 11 May Coronavirus

'As long-awaited as it is risky': French government outlines lifting of restrictions from 11 May

All the lockdown will be lifted gradually, the French Prime Minister warned today restrictions could still be extended.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Amazon shuts French distribution centres for five days after court ruling Amazon

Coronavirus: Amazon shuts French distribution centres for five days after court ruling

The court said Amazon France had “failed to recognise its obligations regarding the security and health of its workers”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500,000 receive unemployment payment and Mary Lou McDonald tests positive: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

Over 500,000 receive unemployment payment and Mary Lou McDonald tests positive: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what you need to know about Covid-19 in Ireland and around the world.

From TheJournal.ie As worst-hit countries mull easing lockdown measures, global Covid-19 cases near 2 million Global Toll

As worst-hit countries mull easing lockdown measures, global Covid-19 cases near 2 million

Experts fear that while the virus appears to peaking in some areas, it could begin to spike in others.

From TheJournal.ie Frenchman fined after crossing mountains to buy cheap cigarettes Ah Here

Frenchman fined after crossing mountains to buy cheap cigarettes

He fell into a stream, in brambles, got lost and ended up contacting the emergency services.

From The42 Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup Radical

Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup

The French Rugby Federation president says ‘it could be a breath of fresh air for the whole of world rugby.’

From TheJournal.ie Two people dead after being attacked by knife-wielding man in French town Stabbing

Two people dead after being attacked by knife-wielding man in French town

The attack happened at 11am in a commercial street in Romans-sur-Isere.

From TheJournal.ie France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment Le Bac

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment

The ‘bac’ has been a rite of passage for French students since it was introduced by Napoleon in 1808.

From TheJournal.ie France fines Apple €1.1 billion for anti-competitive acts Apple Fine

France fines Apple €1.1 billion for anti-competitive acts

The country’s competition authority said Apple and top re-sellers agreed to align prices with Apple’s own pricing for its iPads.

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