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Saturday 27th November

Who were the 27 migrants who died in Channel tragedy off French coast?

Who were the 27 migrants who died in Channel tragedy off French coast?

Exactly who were the 27 people who drowned trying to reach Britain this week in the deadliest migrant accident in the Channel? Groups and volunteers have begun a search for answers.

Calendar: When do France’s new Covid measures come into force?
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Calendar: When do France’s new Covid measures come into force?

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

Sunday 14th November

French far-right presidential hopeful Zemmour under fire over Bataclan tirade

French far-right presidential hopeful Zemmour under fire over Bataclan tirade

Eric Zemmour came under fire on Sunday for delivering a blistering attack on ex-president François Hollande's migration policy during commemorations marking the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Passport scans and €7 fee: What will change for EU travel in 2022

Passport scans and €7 fee: What will change for EU travel in 2022

Saturday 13th November

US vice president lays wreaths at site of 2015 Paris terror attacks

US vice president lays wreaths at site of 2015 Paris terror attacks

US Vice President Kamala Harris and French Prime Minister Jean Castex laid wreaths at a Paris cafe and France's national football stadium Saturday six years since deadly terror attacks that left 130 people dead.

Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave
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Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave

French ‘Afro-tap’ rapper to stand trial for role in gangland murder

French ‘Afro-tap’ rapper to stand trial for role in gangland murder

Friday 12th November

French Senate to examine hunting safety after petition garners 100,000 signatures

French Senate to examine hunting safety after petition garners 100,000 signatures

France’s Senate is to review hunting security, after noting "strong support" for a petition on its site calling for measures against "death, violence and abuse linked to hunting”.

French prosecutors investigate alleged rape at presidential palace

French prosecutors investigate alleged rape at presidential palace

EDF to end power cuts to cash-strapped households over unpaid bills

EDF to end power cuts to cash-strapped households over unpaid bills

What new Covid-19 treatments could soon be available in France?

What new Covid-19 treatments could soon be available in France?

French word of the Day: Mytho
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French word of the Day: Mytho

Thursday 11th November

IN NUMBERS: Cases, hospitalisations and deaths in France’s fifth wave of Covid-19

IN NUMBERS: Cases, hospitalisations and deaths in France’s fifth wave of Covid-19

While the incidence rate of Covid-19 in France is significantly lower than in neighbouring countries, a rise in cases prompted Health Minister Olivier Véran to declare that France has entered a fifth wave of the coronavirus epidemic. We take a look at the numbers.

‘Democracy stronger than barbarism’, Hollande tells attacks trial

‘Democracy stronger than barbarism’, Hollande tells attacks trial

Benin welcomes back looted treasures from France

Benin welcomes back looted treasures from France

Murderer of elderly French Jewish woman gets life sentence

Murderer of elderly French Jewish woman gets life sentence