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 03 August

Mayors across France, including Biarritz and Lille, are following the lead of Nice by making masks compulsory in some high-traffic outdoor areas in ad... Evening Update 03 August Read More

03/08/2020

Lunchtime News Monday 3rd August 2020

A young man has been shot dead and his brother has been wounded in the early hours of this morning as they travelled between Aix-en-Provence and Marse... Lunchtime News Monday 3rd August 2020 Read More

03/08/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 3rd August 2020

Sea rescue services in Marseille are continuing to search for an individual who went missing at sea on Sunday afternoon.... French and Riviera News Monday 3rd August 2020 Read More

03/08/2020

Evening Update Friday 31 July 2020

The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has asked the Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes to make the wearing of masks mandatory on certain roads in Nice... Evening Update Friday 31 July 2020 Read More

31/07/2020

Lunchtime News.Friday.31st July 2020

Heatwave-People with underlying health conditions as well as parents of young children and the elderly are advised to take extra precautions today and... Lunchtime News.Friday.31st July 2020 Read More

31/07/2020