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09h12 25  février
Mafia-type’ groups likely behind cyber attacks on French hospitals, minister says
NEWS WIRES
Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.
17h25 24  février
France’s Dunkirk set for weekend lockdown amid alarming’ Covid-19 situation
FRANCE 24
The region around the northern French port of Dunkirk will start enforcing a weekend lockdown from this weekend to halt a spike in Covid-19 infections, Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Wednesday.
21h44
Iran has been holding French national since May 2020, foreign ministry confirms
FRANCE 24
France’s foreign ministry confirmed Wednesday that a French national was detained in Iran in May 2020 and that authorities are attentively following the situation of our fellow national .
18h57
Facing shortages, French medical centres forced to delay Covid-19 vaccinations
FRANCE 24
Nearly 2 million people in France have received a first injection of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, and over 350,000 have received their second shot, the health ministry said Tuesday. But many vaccination centres do not have enough doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab to meet demand and appointments in...
12h52
Gérard Depardieu strongly contests rape charges, lawyer says
NEWS WIRES
French actor Gerard Depardieu strongly contests rape and sexual assault charges leveled against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday, and asked that the associated investigation be allowed to proceed away from the public eye.
12h51
France excoriates China’s ’institutional repression’ of Uighurs
NEWS WIRES
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday denounced what he called the institutionalised repression of China’s Uighur minority.
12h52
French police on high alert after teenagers stabbed to death in gang fighting
NEWS WIRES
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.
16h05
Wildlife in France: NGOs offer rewards for information on poachers
FRANCE 2
Financial rewards for turning in poachers: that’s the unusual new approach being adopted by several French animal welfare organisations in a bid to stop people killing protected species such as the lynx. The feline is on the IUCN’s Red List of endangered species and there are only an estimated...
13h44
France considers new local lockdowns to stem worsening’ Covid-19 situation
NEWS WIRES
France may need to impose new local restrictions to deal with a worsening Covid-19 situation as it scrambles to avoid a new national lockdown, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
09h40
No new Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day, says French rugby
NEWS WIRES
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Wednesday there had been no further positive COVID-19 tests among its playing squad or backroom staff for a second straight day as they prepare for Sunday’s Six Nations game against Scotland in Paris.
05h54
Covid-19 causes ’social tsunami’ in downtrodden Paris suburb
NEWS WIRES
In a gritty Paris suburb, Zineb, Danielle and even Benjamina, who is in his late 70s, say they only want one thing: to desperately get back to work.
11h35
Breaking the code of silence over sexual violence at elite French universities
Eve IRVINE
France is coming to terms with the fact that sexual assault and rape cases are often known about but ignored. The situation at the prestigious Sciences Po university has been under the spotlight after one of its top professors was accused of abusing his stepson. The school’s director then resigned...
11h16 23  février
France considers fresh measures to stem Covid-19 spread in Dunkirk
FRANCE 24
French Health Minister Olivier Véran will head to Dunkirk in northern France on Wednesday as the government eyes new measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the region, the prime minister’s office said on Tuesday.
19h11
France’s ’Islamo-leftism’ row: Uproar over minister’s probe into academic research
François PICARD
Smack in the middle of a pandemic comes a culture war, with the first shot fired by Emmanuel Macron’s own government. Some 600 French academics have signed an open letter calling for the resignation of the junior minister for higher education. Why did Frédérique Vidal call for the national...
19h06
French actor Depardieu placed under formal investigation for rape
FRANCE 24
French actor Gérard Depardieu has been placed under formal investigation for rape and sexual assault allegedly committed in 2018, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday. French daily Le Monde also cited an unnamed judicial source confirming AFP’s account.