G7 Summit

G7 Summit - Anti-globalisation and climate activists have teamed up with yellow vest protesters and Basque nationalists ahead of a G7 meeting in France this weekend to confront a rich-poor divide they say is growing. At a "counter-G7" summit 50 NGOs are meeting to protest at economic and climate policies pursued by the world's leading industrial countries and to promote alternatives. This weekend thousands of anti-riot police will block access to Biarritz as authorities fear a repeat of the looting, rioting and car-torching in Paris mid-December last year, when the French capital saw the worst urban violence since the May 1968 student protests.

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Evening Update Friday 20 September

Yellow Vest protestors have called for action this weekend and next weekend Evening Update Friday 20 September Read More

20/09/2019

Control operation carried out on ferry between Bastia and Marseille

The maritime prefecture of the Bouches-du-Rhone has announced that a sea control operation has taken place following the suspicion of a hostage taking... Control operation carried out on ferry between Bastia and Marseille Read More

20/09/2019

Old figure of Christ returned to York

An 800-year-old figure of Christ which adorned St Mary's Abbey in York is to be returned to the city after nearly two centuries. Made in the 13th cent... Old figure of Christ returned to York Read More

20/09/2019

SailGP taking place in Marseille

The SailGP is currently taking place in Marseille and continues over the weekend. The event was established in 2018 and headquartered in London and Sa... SailGP taking place in Marseille Read More

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French and Riviera News Friday 20th September 2019

An 18-year-old has been killed in a road accident in the Var. The accident happened shortly after midnight on Wednesday and the victim is believed to ... French and Riviera News Friday 20th September 2019 Read More

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