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11h23 25  février
Medical data of 500,000 French patients leaked online
The medical data of around 500,000 people, taken from 30 medical laboratories in northern France, has been published online after a computer hack.
10h22
What can we expect from the French Prime Minister’s latest announcement?
Prime Minister Jean Castex and health minister Oliver Véran are holding a press conference on Thursday evening as the health situation has deteriorated sharply in France over the past week.
10h15
New flights to south of France launched by Jet2
The low-cost British airline Jet2 has announced it will begin operating new services between the UK and southern France, starting in the summer of 2022.
08h28
Channel Tunnel operator deep in red as pandemic hits passenger numbers
The operator of the Channel Tunnel link between France and the UK has reported a 2020 net loss of 113 million due the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, but said it was confident in the future.
08h19
France and Germany agree tighter border controls due to Covid variant fears
France and Germany have agreed on tighter border controls, but for the moment the border will remain open despite fears in Germany of the spread of Covid virus variants from France’s Moselle département.
07h36
France opens next stage of Covid vaccine programme for over 50s
France from Thursday has opened up the next stage in its vaccine plan - here’s who qualifies.
18h23 24  février
UPDATE: France imposes weekend lockdown in Dunkirk and plans more local restrictions
They always dress with style, they never get fat and they’re super-sexy - but in fact French women are fed up with the ’French girl’ stereotypes. Anne Brivet explains why.
14h38
OPINION: Why French women are sick of the ’sexy French girl’ cliché
Ever since the summer, France’s health policy has been almost entirely conducted on a national level, but as more Covid hotspots appear there is increasing discussion of extra regional restrictions such as those in Nice and parts of the French Riviera, which has been placed under a weekend lockdown.
13h14
Regional lockdowns in France - where next and will they work?
The French government sent police reinforcements on Tuesday evening to two Paris suburbs to try break a cycle of gang violence after two 14-year-olds were stabbed to death in separate brawls.
12h16
Police send reinforcements to Paris suburbs after deadly gang brawls
Twenty year-old Arthur Germain, the son of Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and the youngest French person ever to swim the Channel, is planning his next challenge - swimming 780km along the entire length of the River Seine.
10h29
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo’s son reveals challenge to swim length of Seine
A French company has been ordered to halt sales and recall a nasal spray that it claimed eliminated Covid after the national health regulator said there was no data demonstrating its performance or safety.
09h55
French-made Covid nasal spray suspended due to lack of safety data
The long list of rules to follow when taking the Metro in Paris include the usual ones concerning pets, bicycles and loud music. But there are also a few surprising ones you should know about if you don’t want to risk getting a fine.
08h36
Praying to singing - all the things you can be fined for on the Paris Metro
French film giant Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday, the latest in a string of such allegations against prominent figures in France.
07h17
French actor Gérard Depardieu charged with rape and sexual assault
French investigators are probing manslaughter allegations against Italy’s Costa Cruises over its handling of Covid-19 cases onboard one of its ships, which claimed the lives of three passengers, judicial sources told AFP on Tuesday.
16h17 23  février
France opens manslaughter probe into Italian cruise firm over Covid deaths
The French government said on Tuesday it would make period products free for students, joining a global drive to end period poverty - the inability to pay for menstrual protection.
14h02
France to make period products free for students
Even in France, knowing about doesn’t always involve with cooking.
13h00
French phrase of the day: Mettre à toutes les sauces
With vaccine rollouts continuing and the UK publishing a ’roadmap’ out of lockdown by June, thoughts may be turning to summer holidays - but if you’re hoping for a trip to France there are things to think about first.
12h59
Will summer holidays in France be possible this year?
The day after the announcement that Nice and the French Riviera would be subject to a weekend lockdown, the French PM has joined calls for extra measures in the northern French town of Dunkerque.
12h46
French PM calls for extra health restrictions as another town sees an explosion in cases
Police in Paris will impose a ban on daytime drinking in certain streets from Tuesday over fears that crowds gathering could spark a rise in coronavirus infections.
12h40
Paris police crack down on daytime drinking to avoid crowds