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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
France keeps a close eye on Beirut blast aid amid endemic corruption in Lebanon
France keeps a close eye on Beirut blast aid amid endemic corruption in Lebanon France's Defence Minister Florence Parly said on a visit to Beirut on Friday that the country will keep a close eye on the aid it is sending to rebuild the city, after decades of endemic corruption in Lebanon.
French go crazy for Sarkozy 'love stories' memoir Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's "love story" memoirs has topped the country's bestsellers list for a third straight week, according to the rankings on Friday.
How climate change is souring French winemakers' bitter harvest 2020 has already been a year to forget for vineyards, as the corona crisis has led to plummeting sales. Now adverse weather conditions are threatening to ruin the harvest.
Brits rush back from France to beat Covid-19 quarantine deadline
Brits rush back from France to beat Covid-19 quarantine deadline British travellers rushed home from summer holidays in France on Friday, booking planes, trains, boats and even private jets to get home before a 14-day quarantine comes into force in response to rising coronavirus infections there.
Paris brings in extra health measures and a new mask rule Authorities in Paris have announced extra health checks as well as an attempt to simplify the city's complicated rules on wearing masks outdoors.
France honours aid workers killed in Niger by suspected jihadists
France honours aid workers killed in Niger by suspected jihadists French Prime Minister Jean Castex has led tributes to six French aid workers killed by suspected jihadists in Niger. The ceremony was held at Paris's Orly airport in front of the repatriated coffins, in the presence of the victims' families and several ministers.
Transport swamped as thousands of Brits rush to French ports to try and beat quarantine People travelling to the UK from France have been warned only to turn up if they have a valid ticket as thousands of desperate Brits try to get home ahead of the quarantine.
Paris, Marseille move back into Covid-19 'red zone' as infections rise
Paris, Marseille move back into Covid-19 'red zone' as infections rise France's two biggest cities, Paris and Marseille, have been declared high-risk Covid-19 areas – known as red zones – after health officials announced a sharp increase in nationwide infections.
MAP: Where in France are Covid-19 cases rising? The list of "vulnerable" areas in France grew longer this week, after another spike in the number of new cases saw French health authorities conclude the spread of the coronavirus was "accelerating."
France pays tribute to aid workers killed in Niger
France pays tribute to aid workers killed in Niger French Prime Minister Jean Castex led tributes to six French aid workers killed by suspected jihadists in Niger as their bodies arrived home in Paris on Friday. 
UK reimposes quarantine on travellers from France Britain will reimpose quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, it announced late on Thursday night, prompting Paris to quickly announce a "reciprocal measure".
'Frenchmen aren't that great in bed' - Five French dating myths exploded France is seen as the home of romance and a place for lovers, but French writer Olivia Sorrel-Dejerine argues that many of these myths do not live up to reality.
MAP: Where in France is it compulsory to wear a mask in the street? Nantes and Bordeaux joined the long list of French cities that have made face-masks compulsory in the streets, after the prime minister asked local authorities to "extend" the rules "as far as possible".
Beirut blast: French forensic teams, FBI join probe into cause of explosion
Beirut blast: French forensic teams, FBI join probe into cause of explosion For many Lebanese, the best hope for answers about what caused the Beirut blast lies with French forensic teams and FBI investigators. 
French word of the day: Main-d'œuvre Don't confuse this with a yummy dish or a handmade piece of art.
Paris and Marseille placed on highest level of Covid-19 alert as cases rise Paris and the Marseille area have been classified as "active zones" for Covid-19 by the French government, giving regional authorities extended powers to impose local restrictions.
Covid-19: French government declares Paris, Marseille high-risk zones
Covid-19: French government declares Paris, Marseille high-risk zones France declared its capital Paris and the port city of Marseille high-risk zones for the coronavirus on Friday as the government reported more than 2,500 new infections for the third day in a row. 
Covid-19: UK imposes 14-day quarantine on people travelling from France
Covid-19: UK imposes 14-day quarantine on people travelling from France Britain on Thursday said it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a "reciprocal measure".
France Covid-19 cases 'growing fastest among young' amid second wave fears
France Covid-19 cases 'growing fastest among young' amid second wave fears French health authorities warned Thursday that new coronavirus cases were rising fastest among younger people, as the number of confirmed infections per day continued to tick up.
French unemployment down, reflecting Covid-19 lockdown
French unemployment down, reflecting Covid-19 lockdown French unemployment figures were at their lowest in 37 years, namely because those who were unemployed could not go out to look for work due to the Covid-19 lockdown across the country, according to figures released on Thursday by the INSEE statistics agency.
France to bolster Mediterranean military presence over Turkish gas exploration in disputed waters
France to bolster Mediterranean military presence over Turkish gas exploration in disputed waters France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters, an act that has heightened tensions with Greece.
France sees most new daily Covid-19 cases since May
France sees most new daily Covid-19 cases since May More than 2,500 new coronavirus cases were registered in France in 24 hours in the sharpest increase since May, government data showed on Wednesday, as officials said indicators were "clearly worsening".
French PM warns Covid-19 infection rate headed in wrong direction, public becoming careless
French PM warns Covid-19 infection rate headed in wrong direction, public becoming careless The renewed spread of coronavirus in France could become harder to control without a collective effort to stop a rise in the infection rate, Prime Minister Jean Castex warned on Tuesday.
France to step up security for its citizens in Africa's Sahel region, Macron says
France to step up security for its citizens in Africa's Sahel region, Macron says France will step up security measures to protect French nationals in Africa's Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, two days after six French aid workers were shot dead in Niger.
Britain presses France to halt 'unacceptable' migrant crossings
Britain presses France to halt 'unacceptable' migrant crossings Britain and France will work "at pace" to finalise a new plan for shutting down a migrant route across the Channel, British immigration minister Chris Philp said on Tuesday.
 
Face masks now compulsory in Paris tourist hotspots amid second-wave fears
Face masks now compulsory in Paris tourist hotspots amid second-wave fears Face masks became mandatory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday as French authorities imposed new measures to curb a rise in coronavirus infections.

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