Sunday, January 23, 2022

France

France: Former aides to ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy jailed for opinion poll fraud

France's former interior minister and aide to ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in prison by a Paris court.Claude Guéant was jailed on Friday for his role in the so-called "Elysée polls" scandal.The 77-year-old was found...

Lyon couple charged with selling more than 1,000 fake health passes

Two people from Lyon have been charged on suspicion of selling more than 1,000 fake COVID-19 health passes.The couple are accused of hacking into a French nurse's account in Gironde last summer to create the forged certificates.They were arrested...

France: Farmers ordered to cull 2.5 million animals after outbreaks of bird flu

France's government has ordered farmers to cull a total of 2.5 million animals after a number of outbreaks of bird flu.More than one million additional birds will now need to be slaughtered in the southwest of the country, the...

French MPs officially recognize China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’

France has joined other western countries in formally condemning China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims as "genocide".The French Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday that officially recognized the treatment of the Uyghur minority in China as a crime against humanity.The...

French teachers’ union call for renewed strike action over COVID ‘chaos’

French teachers' unions have called for a second major strike today to protest the government's coronavirus testing and isolation protocols, which they say are severely disrupting classes.The move follows a one-day walkout last week that, according to unions, saw...

Jean-Michel Blanquer: French education minister faces calls to resign over Ibiza trip

France's education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer is facing calls to resign after holidaying in Ibiza while the latest health rules for French schools were announced.Blanquer was revealed to have been staying on the Spanish island when the latest strict protocols...

Foreign sports stars must be vaccinated to compete in France, says minister

Professional athletes will have to be vaccinated or recently recovered from COVID to participate in competitions in France, the health minister stressed, a month ahead of the Six Nations rugby tournament.French lawmakers approved on Sunday evening a law transforming...

COVID in Europe: Greece begins fining those over 60 who are unvaccinated

From today, older people in Greece that are not vaccinated face monthly fines. Those over the age of 60 and without the jab will have to pay a €50 penalty in January, rising to €100 in February. The decision...

Eric Zemmour: Court to rule if French presidential hopeful guilty of inciting hatred

The Paris criminal court will on Monday rule on whether far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour is guilty of inciting hatred and racial abuse.Zemmour, 63, described unaccompanied migrant children as "thieves", "murderers" and "rapists" during a September 2020 program on...

Videos, sounds and smells: French far-left candidate’s unusual rally to reinvigorate campaign

Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon sought Sunday to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April's election with an “immersive and olfactory” rally, using 360-degree videos, sounds, and smells diffused through an exhibition hall.The unusual event in the western city...

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is expected to publish her report into claims of partying in Downing Street within days. (Image: Getty Images / PA)The Prime Minister is braced...

‘No doubt’ Russia is ‘going to war’: Siracusa

By 8:53AM January 24, 2022 Curtin University political analyst Joe Siracusa says he has “no doubt” Russia is “going to war” as fears mount of...

Nick Cannon says late son Zen is ‘forever our angel’ in tribute post

Nick Cannon is “still missing” his “little dude.” The “Masked Singer” host reflected on the tragic loss of his son Zen – who died last month...