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French officials investigate hundreds of cases of fake COVID-19 health passes

French authorities are investigating hundreds of networks offering fake COVID-19 passes, as thousands of passes have been identified across the country, the interior minister said on Sunday. Home Secretary Gerald Darmanin told RTL radio that 400 files had been opened, noting that some were “linked to medical professionals”. The Associated Press (AP) reported. It is not clear if any arrests ...

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One year later, execution of dissident by Iran shakes exiles

PARIS (AFP) – A year after dissident Ruhollah Zam was executed in Iran after he was apparently lured from France, his hanging strikes fear Iranian opposition exiles beyond the Islamic Republic. Zam, the founder of a popular Telegram channel scorned by Iranian authorities for its use during the November 2019 protests, was executed on December 12 last year just weeks ...

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Burkina Faso’s demand for “combatants’ government” in difficulty as prime minister resigns

Published on: 12/10/2021 – 00:34Amended: 12/10/2021 – 12:32 AM Ouagadougou (AFP) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was confronted Thursday with requests to toughen measures against the jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso, in the aftermath of the crisis which claimed the political scalp of the Prime Minister. Seeking to defuse anger over a bloody six-year campaign that claimed the lives ...

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Macron faces his far-right presidential rival visiting Vichy | Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron warned against the “manipulation” of history in a clear message to the far-right presidential candidate, Eric Zemmour, on a symbolic visit to Vichy. After the German occupation in 1940, the spa town was chosen for the puppet regime of Marshal Philippe Pétain, who collaborated with the Nazis and ensured the deportation of the Jews to the death camps. ...

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France announces new anti-Covid measures to curb increase in cases amid 5th wave

In the midst of the ongoing fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French government has announced new measures to try to curb the growing number of confirmed cases in the country. On Monday, the government ordered nightclubs closed for four weeks starting this weekend, extended the mandatory use of face masks in schools, urged businesses to encourage telecommuting and ...

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Vivendi ready to discuss state control over TIM’s network with Rome

The Tim logo can be seen at its headquarters in Rome, Italy on November 22, 2021. REUTERS / Yara Nardi Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register MILAN, Dec. 5 (Reuters) – Vivendi (VIV.PA), the largest shareholder of Telecom Italia (TIM), is willing to discuss the possibility of the Italian government taking control of TIM’s fixed network, ...

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Latest news: Evergrande summoned by Chinese officials after warning over debt demand

At least six U.S. states have confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, with Nebraska the latest to confirm a batch of infections of the new strain. Since California confirmed the first reported case of Omicron in the United States on Dec. 1, the variant has been detected in Minnesota, New York, Colorado and Hawaii, Rochelle Walensky, director ...

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Live updates: Growing number of Germans in intensive care infected with virus

A medical student injects a man at a jointly organized vaccination center in Jena, Germany on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The city of Jena inaugurated on December 1 the communal vaccination center where people can be vaccinated without appointment against the coronavirus. (Martin Schutt / dpa via AP) Martin schutt PA BERLIN – The German intensive care association calls for ...

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Joséphine Baker: dancer, WWII spy and civil rights activist honored at the French Pantheon | World news

Joséphine Baker will be the first black woman to be honored by the French government with a place in the Pantheon. President Emmanuel Macron has decided that she will be buried in the building in Paris – a monument to France’s national heroes and where some of its most revered historical figures are buried – in response to a major ...

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Channel migrants: Dutch and UK governments agree migrants should be sent back to their first country before meeting the excluded UK | Politics News

The Dutch and UK governments have agreed that migrants must be returned to the first safe country they arrive in in a meeting ahead of EU talks from which the UK is excluded. A statement from the Home Office said Home Secretary Priti Patel spoke with Dutch Migration Minister Ankie Broekers-Knol this morning about people crossing the Channel in small ...

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