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The rise in ICU patients on Saturday followed a much bigger jump the day before - the highest in five months, at 145.(REUTERS)

France reports further rise in Covid-19 intensive care patients

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 05:49 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a third Covid-19 curfew across the nation starting April 3.
Schools will be shut during the lockdown but University students will be allowed to attend classes one day a week.(REUTERS)
Schools will be shut during the lockdown but University students will be allowed to attend classes one day a week.(REUTERS)

Third Covid-19 lockdown in France from today: All you need to know

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The lockdown in France looks to stem the Covid-19 crisis and ease pressure on hospitals in hotspots that are left overwhelmed due to the new surge.
France to close schools for three weeks - Macron(AFP)
France to close schools for three weeks - Macron(AFP)

France to close schools for three weeks - Macron

Reuters | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:08 AM IST
France will close its schools and child care centres for three weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.
France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges(Pexels)
France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges(Pexels)

France halts all domestic travel, closes schools due to increase in Covid cases

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:24 AM IST
On Wednesday, the President of France Emmanuel Macron announced that there will be a month-long ban on domestic travel and schools will be closed for three weeks. All these measures are being taken due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a broadcast speech from the Elysee palace in Paris on March 31, 2021.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a broadcast speech from the Elysee palace in Paris on March 31, 2021.(AFP)

France imposes 3rd lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 06:17 AM IST
The French President ordered that schools be shut down, travel restrictions across France be imposed and non-essential shops around the country be closed for the next four weeks.
French President Emmanuel Macron in Bobigny near Paris.(Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron in Bobigny near Paris.(Reuters)

French President Macron could still squeeze in a pension reform: Le Maire

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:56 PM IST
  • According to Le Maire, a pension reform to address the financial imbalances in the country’s system is still possible before voters head to the polls in April 2022.
French Foreign Affairs minister Jean Yves Le Drian (L) talks with Dutch Foreign minister Stef Blok (R) during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels in this file picture. ( AFP)
French Foreign Affairs minister Jean Yves Le Drian (L) talks with Dutch Foreign minister Stef Blok (R) during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels in this file picture. ( AFP)

France says Turkey sounds 'reassuring', has stopped its 'insults'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:14 PM IST
He said that the removal of Turkish research vessels from Cypriot waters in the eastern Mediterranean and Ankara showing a desire to resume talks with Greece over a long-standing maritime dispute were positive signs.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives a video-conference meeting ahead of 2021 Munich Security Conference at the Elysee palace in Paris,(AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives a video-conference meeting ahead of 2021 Munich Security Conference at the Elysee palace in Paris,(AP)

French President Macron's approval rating 'stable' as country awaits virus curbs

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 05:39 AM IST
Macron will decide within eight to 10 days whether to relax or tighten the nation’s pandemic restrictions.
The bill passed by 347 votes to 151 in parliament's lower house, where President Emmanuel Macron's centrist ruling party and its allies hold a majority. Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
The bill passed by 347 votes to 151 in parliament's lower house, where President Emmanuel Macron's centrist ruling party and its allies hold a majority. Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

French Assembly passes bill aiming to curb 'a rise in Islamism'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • The bill did not single out any particular religion but included tough measures against online apologists for violent acts, stricter surveillance of religious associations, tighter restrictions on educating children outside mainstream schools.
The law is dubbed the anti-separatism bill as ministers fear Islamists are creating communities that reject France's secular identity and laws, as well as its values such as equality between the sexes.(AP)
The law is dubbed the anti-separatism bill as ministers fear Islamists are creating communities that reject France's secular identity and laws, as well as its values such as equality between the sexes.(AP)

French parliament to vote on anti-extremism bill

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:06 AM IST
With an eye on 2022 elections, President Emmanuel Macron has championed the bill which seeks to tighten rules on issues ranging from religious teaching, online hate to polygamy.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. President Joe Biden (not pictured) attend a meeting with bipartisan Senators on infrastructure investment at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(REUTERS)
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. President Joe Biden (not pictured) attend a meeting with bipartisan Senators on infrastructure investment at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(REUTERS)

US VP Kamala Harris and Emmanuel Macron talk Covid-19, climate change

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:20 AM IST
Harris's office released a statement saying she had expressed her commitment "to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance."
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2020, file photo, police officers stand guard near Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France. Scrubbing France clean of radicals and their breeding grounds is a priority cause of President Emmanuel Macron in a nation bloodied by terror attacks, including the beheading of a teacher outside his school in a Paris suburb followed by a deadly attack inside the basilica. (Eric Gaillard/Pool Photo via AP, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2020, file photo, police officers stand guard near Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France. Scrubbing France clean of radicals and their breeding grounds is a priority cause of President Emmanuel Macron in a nation bloodied by terror attacks, including the beheading of a teacher outside his school in a Paris suburb followed by a deadly attack inside the basilica. (Eric Gaillard/Pool Photo via AP, File)(AP)

Schools at the frontline of Macron's plan to 'fight all forms of separatism'

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:47 PM IST
  • Scrubbing France clean of radicals and their breeding grounds is a priority cause of President Emmanuel Macron. Dragnet raids unleashed against private Muslim schools have become the underside of the presidential priority. In December alone, teams carried out 476 raids and closed 36 establishments.
In trying to win support from both sides, Macron’s making himself vulnerable -- the results of the vaccination campaign will be a key barometer of voter sentiment, as well as the outcome of regional elections scheduled for June.(REUTERS)
In trying to win support from both sides, Macron’s making himself vulnerable -- the results of the vaccination campaign will be a key barometer of voter sentiment, as well as the outcome of regional elections scheduled for June.(REUTERS)

Marine Le Pen staging comeback against Macron in French election

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:28 AM IST
The National Rally party chief is neck-and-neck with Macron for the first round of the 2022 ballot with up to 26.5%, and would lose by 12 percentage points in the second round, according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by L’Obs and Franceinfo published on Wednesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, (Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, (Reuters)

France's Macron says any new nuclear talks with Iran to be 'strict'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Macron told a media briefing which included the Saudi-owned channel that a very short time remained to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon.
“This is the hour of multilateralism,” German Chancellor Merkel said. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)(AP)
“This is the hour of multilateralism,” German Chancellor Merkel said. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)(AP)

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron push for return to pre-Trump cooperation

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:30 PM IST
A week after Joe Biden’s inauguration, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron used virtual addresses to the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda to talk up the value of international cooperation and to push for coordinated action on issues ranging from digital taxation to trade and climate change.
US President Joe Biden departs Holy Trinity Catholic Church on the first Sunday as the US President in Washington. (Reuters Photo )
US President Joe Biden departs Holy Trinity Catholic Church on the first Sunday as the US President in Washington. (Reuters Photo )

Joe Biden speaks with Emmanuel Macron, seeks to cement US-France ties

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:36 AM IST
Biden and Macron also agreed to work together on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, the Middle East, Russia, and the Africa's Sahel region, the White House said.
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during his visits at the centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Paris-Sarclay university in Orsay, west of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. France's President Emmanuel Macron will formalize the French strategy on quantum technologies by presenting an investment plan of 1.8 billion euros (US $ 2.18 billion) over five years. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech during his visits at the centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Paris-Sarclay university in Orsay, west of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. France's President Emmanuel Macron will formalize the French strategy on quantum technologies by presenting an investment plan of 1.8 billion euros (US $ 2.18 billion) over five years. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)

'France will tighten law on incest,' says Macron after book sparks outrage

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:40 PM IST
Macron said on his Twitter account that France needs to adapt its laws to better protect children from sexual violence and he had asked the justice minister to chair a consultation aimed at quickly making legislative proposals.
French President Emmanuel Macron briefly removes his protective face mask to drink a glass of water as he attends a meeting during a visit at the headquarters of the local CAF (French family allowance public services) in Tours, France.(Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron briefly removes his protective face mask to drink a glass of water as he attends a meeting during a visit at the headquarters of the local CAF (French family allowance public services) in Tours, France.(Reuters)

French lack confidence in Macron virus effort, poll shows

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Macron and Prime Minister Jean Castex have come under criticism for the slow start to vaccinations since they began on December 27. Government officials vowed to speed up the process and said Saturday that 100,000 people will have been vaccinated by the end of the weekend.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech while President Donald Trump looks on before a lunch at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I on November 11.(AP Photo)
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech while President Donald Trump looks on before a lunch at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, as part of the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I on November 11.(AP Photo)

‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,’ says France’s Emmanuel Macron at World War I commemoration

Bloomberg, Paris | By Gregory Viscusi and Helene Fouquet
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 08:38 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged dozens of world leaders marking a century since the end of World War I to come together for a joint “fight for peace”. He called for leaders to fight “withdrawal, violence and domination”.
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