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 Monday 9 December

Strike action continues in protest against proposed pension reforms Evening Update Monday 9 December Read More

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Trial

The trial of Moussa Coulibaly starts today in Paris . Coulibaly is accused of “terrorist criminal conspiracy” and faces life imprisonment. ... Trial Read More

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Tap water

Residents in Grasse have this morning been warned not to consume the tap water. Tap water Read More

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Stolen portraits of Emmanuel Macron

Protesters in France have brandished stolen portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron as a massive strike-and-protest movement continues across Fr... Stolen portraits of Emmanuel Macron Read More

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French and Riviera News Monday 9th December 2019

As strike action continues in protest against the pension reform the French rail network the SNCF traffic has announced cancellation on the region net... French and Riviera News Monday 9th December 2019 Read More

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