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26  novembre     20h12
France postpones vaccine mandate after violent unrest in Martinique and Guadeloupe
NEWS WIRES    France has postponed implementing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health workers in Martinique and Guadeloupe after the measure spurred widespread protests on the French territories in which police officers were injured and journalists attacked.
Want to be a bouquiniste’? Tough time for Paris booksellers prompts search for new recruits
Sam BALL    The booksellers that line the Seine river in Paris - known as bouquinistes - are an iconic part of the city’s landscape. But recent years have proved difficult, with the growth of online shopping, a series of strikes and protests and now Covid-19 all taking their toll on sales. Now though, the...
Darmanin scraps migrant crisis meeting with UK counterpart after Johnson letter
FRANCE 24    French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told his UK counterpart Priti Patel on Friday that he had cancelled her invitation to a meeting this weekend after criticism of France by Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Channel migrant crisis.
Several police injured as French Caribbean rocked by Covid-19 vaccine protests
NEWS WIRES    Ten police officers were injured and several journalists shot at on the French Caribbean island of Martinique overnight Thursday to Friday as protests sparked by Covid-19 vaccine measures spread.
French fishermen block Channel traffic in post-Brexit licences row
NEWS WIRES    French fishermen on Friday began a day of action to disrupt cross-Channel traffic in protest at the post-Brexit fishing rights granted by Britain, blocking ferries seeking to access the northern port of Calais.
25  novembre     10h05
Five arrested as France, UK vow action after deadliest Channel migrant tragedy
FRANCE 24    Britain and France were on Thursday looking at new measures to limit migration across the Channel and break people-smuggling networks after at least 27 migrants trying to reach England drowned off the northern French coast.
French app fighting violence against women brings a revolution’ to Morocco
Sophian Aubin    A French app called The Sorority, aimed at preventing violence against women, was launched a year ago and has recently made its debut in Morocco. It has been a breath of fresh air for its early adopters in the North African country, who denounce what they see as a society plagued by sexual violence...
French fishermen vow to block ferries, goods transiting Channel Tunnel on Friday
NEWS WIRES    French fishermen will on Friday block ferry traffic into three Channel ports and the movement of goods through the tunnel between France and the UK in protest over post-Brexit fishing rights, a union said.
France to roll out Covid-19 booster shots for all adults amid sharp rise in cases
FRANCE 24    France will make Covid-19 booster jabs available to all adults and reduce the gap from the last jab to five months, Health Minister Olivier Véran announced on Thursday, ruling out curfews and lockdowns to curb a fifth wave of infections.
Morocco to suspend flights with France because of Covid-19 fears
FRANCE 24    Morocco will suspend all flights to and from France starting November 26 because of Covid-19, the state news agency said on Thursday.
Too little’ done to combat obstetric and gynaecological violence against women
Lara BULLENS    In the wake of #MeToo, France saw an outpouring of harrowing testimonies from women across the country speaking out about cases of sexual harassment or abuse they faced while in maternity wards or at the gynaecologist. Now that a well-known practitioner is under investigation for rape, what is...
Croatia signs deal to buy 12 French fighter jets during visit by Macron
NEWS WIRES    Croatia on Thursday signed a deal to buy 12 French Rafale fighter jets worth nearly 1 billion euros ( 1.2 billion) that officials said will considerably strengthen its air force amid lingering tensions in the Balkans.
24  novembre     16h30
Macron urges British PM not to politicise deadly migrant boat tragedy in Channel
NEWS WIRES    British and French officials traded blame on Wednesday after 27 migrants died when their dinghy deflated as they made a perilous crossing of the English Channel.
25  novembre     07h55
Fires break out as Covid-19 unrest spreads through French Caribbean
FRANCE 24    Protesters looted shops and set up burning barricades overnight on France’s Caribbean island of Martinique, France Info reported on Thursday, as demonstrations against Covid-19 protocols intensified following similar unrest in nearby Guadeloupe.
24  novembre     09h04
French footballer Benzema gets one-year suspended jail term in ’sex tape’ trial
NEWS WIRES    France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ( 84,000) Wednesday in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer.