Moscow/Sputnik: France appears to have descended the peak of the third coronavirus wave, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding that vigilance must prevail as COVID-19 variants were still spreading.
The Pakistan government is all set to present a resolution on the French envoy’s expulsion--a key demand of Pakistan’s radical Islamist group TLP - in the country’s national assembly on Tuesday.
Moscow/Sputnik: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Tuesday said that the Islamist threat in the country remained high even though national security services managed to prevent dozens of terrorist attacks over the last five years.
Moscow/Sputnik: France will have to revise its economic growth for 2021 down from 6 percent to 5 percent due to the coronavirus restrictions, Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire said in an exclusive interview with Journal du Dimanche (JDD).
Paris/UNI: France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system.
Moscow/Sputnik: A prominent human rights watchdog called on France on Monday to scrap or amend several provisions of a draft law aimed at strengthening the protection of French Republican values, such as freedom of speech, warning that the bill as it is carries discrimination risks for Muslims.
Paris/UNI: France’s biggest book fair Livre Paris will not take place for a second year in a row due to persisting COVID-19 concerns, the organizers said.
Paris/Sputnik: France is temporarily suspending the use of a COVID-19 vaccine, developed by UK drugmaker AstraZeneca, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.
Paris/UNI: French Member of Parliament, billionaire and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family - Olivier Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash in north-western France, media reports said on Monday.
Moscow/Sputnik: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he did not intend to run for president in the upcoming elections in 2022.
Paris/IBNS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail for trying to bribe a judge and peddling influence. Two years of his jail term has been suspended, media reports said.
Moscow/Sputnik: China's state-owned media China Global Television Network (CGTN) has applied to the French media regulator, Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA), to receive permission for broadcasting in Europe, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing the regulator.
Islamabad: Pakistan President Arif Alvi has urged political leadership of France “not to entrench the discriminatory attitudes against Muslim into laws”, a comment which may further deteriorate relationship between the two nations.
Paris: Relationship between Pakistan and France remain “poisoned” even after months since the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad led the tie between two nations touch low points.
Paris: French National Assembly on Tuesday approved a law to fight Islamist extremism and separatism, an attempt believed to be taken to tackle the root causes of jihadist violence.