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News France: France drugs: PM Castex to impose on-the-spot fines nationwide

Published on: Saturday 25 July 2020
France drugs: PM Castex to impose on-the-spot fines nationwide
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53539007

France will introduce on-the-spot fines nationwide for drug users, particularly targeting cannabis, from September. The move comes amid concerns about drug-related violence and was announced by PM ...

News France: Tuchel worried as Mbappe injured during PSG's Coupe de France victory

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
Tuchel worried as Mbappe injured during PSG's Coupe de France victory
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/tuchel-worried-mbappe-injured-during-230552133.html

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS PROFANITY RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: POST-MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE WITH PARIS ST GERMAIN COACH THOMAS TUCHEL WITH BITES ON MBAPPE INJURY AND COUPE DE FRANCE WIN, PHOTOS OF MBAPPE INJURED AND STADIUM, VOXES AFTER THE MATCH SHOWS: SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE (JULY 25, 2020) (FRANCE TV - ACCESS ALL) 1. PARIS ST GERMAIN COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, ARRIVING AND SITTING DOWN 2. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS ST GERMAIN COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, ON KYLIAN MBAPPE INJURY, SAYING: "He took a hit here, it's impossible to do sprints, and with Kylian (Mbappe), everyone saw that. No news about that injury. I am very, what can I say, it's the third consecutive match against St Etienne, it's the third red card, it's the third time in the first 30 minutes. It's not because they're tired, or something like that. If we play like this in the final, I'm very surprised. It's not good news for us. I'm very happy, of course, that we won, it's now necessary to stay calm and be patient as there's no news." SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE (JULY 24, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 3. (MUTE) VARIOUS STILL PHOTOS OF PARIS ST GERMAIN STRIKER KYLIAN MBAPPE INJURED DURING THE MATCH 4. (MUTE) STILL PHOTO OF MBAPPE BEING ASSISTED OFF THE PITCH 5. (MUTE) STILL PHOTO OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON WATCHING IN STADIUM 6. SCREEN READING (English/French): "SEE YOU SOON" 7. EXTERIOR OF STADIUM 8. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LEAVING AFTER MATCH 9. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS ST GERMAIN FAN, CHOKRE, SAYING: "There is everything you need, even for me, I lowered (my mask) a little bit, and I was reprimanded, because I had to put it back, and they are right. In any case, in terms of COVID-19, it's fine, but in terms of the atmosphere of the game, it's shit -- sorry." 10. PEOPLE WALKING OUT FROM INSIDE STADIUM 11. (SOUNDBITE) (French) ST ETIENNE FAN, AKIM CHAKROUME, SAYING: "We've been robbed, we've been robbed of victory, but we felt safe, that's more important." 12. SCREEN READING (French): "COUPE DE FRANCE FINAL" STORY: Paris St Germain's Neymar struck early to secure a 1-0 win over 10-man St Etienne as they claimed a record-extending 13th Coupe de France on Friday (July 25) in a near empty stadium as French soccer came out of a four-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brazilian scored on the rebound in the 14th minute after PSG fellow forward Kylian Mbappe sprinted clear and saw his shot blocked by goalkeeper Jessy Moulin, with only 5,000 fans in the 80,000-seater Stade de France due to strict health protocols. The atmosphere in the run-up to the first professional game in France after the long hiatus was far from festive with only a handful of people around the stadium before the match. Loic Perrin's rough tackle in the 26th put Mbappe out of the game. The St Etienne captain was sent off in his last game and four other players were booked as tempers briefly flared. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was angry with the way St Etienne had played from the start but said he was happy they won the final. (Production: Yiming Woo, Clotaire Achi)

News France: France Charges Chilean With Murder Of Japanese Ex-girlfriend

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
France Charges Chilean With Murder Of Japanese Ex-girlfriend
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/france-charges-chilean-murder-japanese-ex-girlfriend-3015721

Chilean Nicolas Zepeda was charged with murder shortly after his extradition to France over the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said on Friday. Zepeda, 29, is the only ...

News France: Lebanese official finds he has COVID-19 at lunch with France's Le Drian

Published on: Friday 24 July 2020
Lebanese official finds he has COVID-19 at lunch with France's Le Drian
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/lebanese-official-finds-covid-19-145007536.html

A senior Lebanese official said on Friday he had taken bad news of testing positive for COVID-19 during a lunch with visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. "I received a telephone call from the hospital saying the test was positive, so naturally I left the lunch and informed all those

News France: Germany, France, Italy urge end to interference in Libya

Published on: Saturday 18 July 2020
Germany, France, Italy urge end to interference in Libya
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/germany-france-italy-urge-end-interference-libya-71861431

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy are calling for outsiders to “end their increasing interference” in Libya and respect a much-violated arms embargo

News France: Iran sends downed Ukrainian passenger jet's black box to France for analysis

Published on: Saturday 18 July 2020
Iran sends downed Ukrainian passenger jet's black box to France for analysis
News source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iran-airplane-ukraine-black-box-france-1.5654759

Iran has sent the black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for reading, an Iranian semi-official news agency said Saturday. Iran accidentally shot down the Boeing 737-800 in January, killing all 176 people aboard, including 55 Canadians.

News France: Fary Isn’t Joking About Race in France Right Now

Published on: Thursday 16 July 2020
Fary Isn’t Joking About Race in France Right Now
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/arts/fary-standup-france.html

The comic is a leading figure in the country’s stand-up scene, known for confronting issues of discrimination and identity. Recently, though, being funny has taken a back seat.

News France: France to rebuild Notre-Dame as it was before fire

Published on: Thursday 09 July 2020
France to rebuild Notre-Dame as it was before fire
News source: https://www.ft.com/content/04eaf7d5-f0e8-4762-9adc-26fd4b2ff910

Dame after a violent fire last year will stick closely to the cathedral’s original design, rejecting proposals to add a modern architectural flourish to the destroyed spire. Emmanuel Macron, France’s ...

News France: France's Interior Boss: Rising Star Of Right Shadowed By Rape Claim

Published on: Tuesday 07 July 2020
France's Interior Boss: Rising Star Of Right Shadowed By Rape Claim
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/frances-interior-boss-rising-star-right-shadowed-rape-claim-3006929

France's new Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, aged just 37, is a rising star of the right-wing of French politics whose ascension has not been slowed by a claim he raped a woman over a decade ago.

News France: France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather virus crisis

Published on: Tuesday 07 July 2020
France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather virus crisis
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/frances-rodin-museum-sells-bronzes-weather-virus-crisis-71652237

The Rodin Museum in Paris may have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the coronavirus economic crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces ...

News France: Ineos Sparks Fury In UK With Mooted 4x4 Relocation To France

Published on: Tuesday 07 July 2020
Ineos Sparks Fury In UK With Mooted 4x4 Relocation To France
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/ineos-sparks-fury-uk-mooted-4x4-relocation-france-3006931

Ineos Automotive had said it was looking to build the Grenadier car -- billed as a successor to the iconic Land Rover Defender -- partly in Portugal and assemble it in Wales, but was now rethinking ...

News France: France: Macron ousts security chief after police protests

Published on: Monday 06 July 2020
France: Macron ousts security chief after police protests
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/frances-macron-revs-government-ahead-2022-71625669

In a surprise move, Macron also named a provocative lawyer who has defended WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and suspected terrorists as head of the Justice Ministry. And a former Green Party lawmaker ...

News France: People smuggler to be extradited to France

Published on: Monday 22 June 2020
People smuggler to be extradited to France
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-53140705

A people smuggler who went on the run is to be extradited after being found in East Sussex. Khanh Chan, 41, also known as Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, was convicted in France of being part of a Vietnamese gang ...

News France: Rights watchdog urges France to fight racial discrimination

Published on: Monday 22 June 2020
Rights watchdog urges France to fight racial discrimination
News source: https://apnews.com/34fe8d1dfd6c6606c03359a5133fc282

PARIS (AP) — France’s human rights watchdog on Monday urged authorities to take key measures to fight racial discrimination as the country has seen a series of anti-racism gatherings in the wake...

News France: France's Macron orders review into 'pressure' on former rival's legal case

Published on: Friday 19 June 2020
France's Macron orders review into 'pressure' on former rival's legal case
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/frances-macron-orders-review-pressure-224432502.html

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered on Friday a top judicial oversight body to review potential pressure on a prosecutor in a case targeting one of his former rivals in the presidential election that brought him to power. The former head of France's financial prosecutors, Eliane Houlette,

News France: France’s popular PM, Édouard Philippe, looms large in Macron’s rear‑view mirror

Published on: Saturday 20 June 2020
France’s popular PM, Édouard Philippe, looms large in Macron’s rear‑view mirror
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/frances-popular-pm-edouard-philippe-looms-large-in-macrons-rear-view-mirror-pnkw3j696

It has been one of the odder questions to preoccupy those who have watched the frequent appearances of Édouard Philippe, the French prime minister, during the long weeks of lockdown: why has a large ...

News France: France has millions of unsold face masks after virus crisis

Published on: Friday 12 June 2020
France has millions of unsold face masks after virus crisis
News source: https://apnews.com/ef4f2a739c43db9185968ced9436ca77

PARIS (AP) — The French praised the altruism of their prized textile and luxury goods companies when production facilities got diverted from churning out the latest fashions to making cloth masks...

News France: France has millions of unsold masks after virus crisis

Published on: Friday 12 June 2020
France has millions of unsold masks after virus crisis
News source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-13/france-has-millions-of-unsold-face-masks-after-virus-crisis

The French praised the altruism of their prized textile and luxury goods companies for diverting their production facilities to make millions of face masks for the public during the peak of their coun ...