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Roland Garros to be held in September - but will there be spectators?

France, May 24 -- The 2020 French Open was initially due to start on Sunday, but the Covid-19pandemic forced organisers to move the tournament to September. The question now is, will there be fans to ... Read More


France announces 3 billion euro rescue package for businesses hit by Covid-19

France, May 24 -- The French government says it will cancel three billion euros worth of social security contributions for businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis, notably in the restaurant, touris... Read More


North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un sets sights on nuclear deterrence policies

France, May 24 -- After an absence of 22 days, North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un returned to the pages of state controlled media. Photographs appeared on the main pages featuring Kim chairing the Cen... Read More


Women in India suffer as Covid-19 lockdown hits sanitary pads supply

France, May 24 -- The Covid-19 lockdown and its extension in India have impacted access to menstrual hygiene products and the ability for women to maintain personal hygiene. For the first week of Ind... Read More


American SpaceX shuttle ready to fly astronauts to the ISS for the first time

France, May 24 -- The United States space agency NASA has announced that two astronauts will take off next week on board a private SpaceX vessel, the first crewed space flight to leave from US soil in... Read More


Use of chloroquine to treat Covid-19 is risky: French health minister

France, May 23 -- French health minister Olivier Veran on Saturday asked the country's health council for advice on the use of malaria drug chloroquine against the Covid-19 virus. His remarks come aft... Read More


How a Parisian family struck gold during the Covid-19 lockdown

France, May 23 -- Theirs was one of the hundreds of Parisian families who moved to their country houses during the Covid-19 confinement in France. But unlike most others, this rather dull period has l... Read More


Hong Kong national security law triggers angry reactions against China

France, May 23 -- The European Union on Friday urged China to respect Hong Kong's freedoms after Beijing proposed a new security law, while the US announced sanctions. China's National People's Congre... Read More


Renault's future in doubt as its Sandouville plant gets a clean bill of health

France, May 22 -- French carmaker Renault has reopened its Sandouville plant in north-western France, afterbeing ordered to close it for not enforcing adequate protectivemeasures in the wake of the co... Read More


Guinean music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70

France, May 22 -- Guinea's President Alpha Conde led the tributes on Friday to the Guinean musician Mory Kante who has died at the age of 70. The vocalist and kora harp player'sdeath was announced by ... Read More