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Skills lost due to COVID school closures will hit output for generations: OECD

08 Sep 2020

PARIS Disruption to schooling stemming from the COVID-19 epidemic will cause a skill loss that could result in a 1.5% drop in global economic output for the rest of this century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development estimated.

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

02 Sep 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way. | Video

France and Germany: we can give Navalny medical care in Europe

21 Aug 2020

PARIS Germany and France offered on Thursday to provide medical care on their soil for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is gravely ill after aides said he was poisoned. | Video

Anti-Amazon campaigners in France team up to say 'non' to firm’s expansion

31 Jul 2020

COLOMBIER-SAUGNIEU, France At his veterinary practice near the French city of Lyon one morning in June, Gilles Renevier prepared to perform a castration on a poodle. When not attending to animals, he turns to his other role: attempting to neuter the expansion ambitions of Amazon.com Inc. | Video

Renault handed 'wake-up call' with record 7 billion euro loss

30 Jul 2020

PARIS French carmaker Renault said it had been given a wake-up call on Thursday with a record net loss of 7.29 billion euros ($8.6 billion) in the first half of the year, inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis and troubles at its alliance partner Nissan.

France advises citizens to avoid Spain's Catalonia

25 Jul 2020

PARIS/MADRID France advised its citizens on Friday not to travel to Catalonia in neighbouring Spain following a spike in cases of COVID-19 in the region.

France to make masks compulsory in enclosed public places

14 Jul 2020

PARIS France will make it compulsory for people to wear masks in shops and other enclosed public spaces from next month to stop a resurgence of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

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