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Coronavirus live news: France nears 1m cases as four US states see record one-day deaths (source — 22/10/2020 02:15:21

Spain becomes first western European country to pass 1m cases; Rome among latest to bring in curfew; German health minister has Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesSpain is first western European count...

Coronavirus antibodies estimated in less than 5% of French population: study (source — 21/10/2020 21:02:07

A nationwide study in France estimated that less than 5% of the population had coronavirus antibodies by mid-May.

UN judge orders Rwandan genocide suspect sent to The Hague (source — 21/10/2020 16:26:14

An 87-year-old Rwandan genocide suspect being held in France will be sent temporarily to a United Nations court in the Netherlands for a medical assessment amid concerns about his health and the coron...

Covid shielders like me need a mayor to fight our corner | Frances Ryan (source — 21/10/2020 14:33:38

The government hasn’t just abandoned northern England in lockdown – people at high risk have been left without adequate supportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronaviru...

Mirwais on producing Madonna: 'I'm not comparing her to a bull but –' (source — 20/10/2020 17:35:57

The electrofunk star is releasing an apocalyptic anthem fuelled by Trump, Covid and Kubrick’s 2001. He talks about his Afghan origins, overcoming drugs – and his role in Madonna’s yoga rapMirwais Ahma...

Why East Asia Is Beating the West in Controlling Coronavirus (source — 20/10/2020 17:05:04

While life in South Korea, China and Japan has broadly returned to normal, the U.S. and Europe face new surges in Covid-19 cases. WSJ explains how countries in East Asia have kept the virus in check w...

Coronavirus France: Brigitte Macron, 67, self-isolates after contact (source — ) 19/10/2020 20:51:23

French First Lady Brigitte Macron will self-isolate for seven days after coming into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Monday.

Coronavirus live news: intensive care patients in France hit highest number since May; global cases pass 40m (source — 19/10/2020 20:48:24

Johns Hopkins figures show new landmark tally; soaring infections have prompted curfews in French citiesBelgium facing ‘tsunami’ of Covid infections, health minister saysTrump says Americans ‘tired of...

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi, 41, jets to Wag Francesca Sofia Novello’s birthday and then tests positive for Covid (source — 19/10/2020 16:48:04

MOTOGP legend Valentino Rossi has been slammed after taking a private jet to his girlfriend Francesca Sofia Novello’s 27th birthday. The 41-year-old Italian jetted to France and back to attend t...

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi, 41, slammed for taking private jet for girlfriend Francesca Sofia Novello’s 27th birthday (source — 19/10/2020 16:48:04

MOTO GP legend Valentino Rossi has been slammed after taking a private jet to his girlfriend Francesca Sofia Novello’s 27th birthday. The 41-year-old Italian jetted to France and back to attend ...

Belgium fears virus "tsunami" as Covid-19 cases keep soaring
8 000 morts en une semaine : la deuxième vague de Covid-19 commence à submerger l'Europe
Thousands defy coronavirus to pay tribute to slain teacher in France
Covid-19 : le couvre-feu débute en France, plus de 32 000 cas en 24 heures
Paris heads into curfew as Europe battles soaring COVID caseload
Covid-19 : première nuit sous couvre-feu dans la métropole lilloise
Several countries in Europe impose new lockdowns amid COVID-19 resurgence
French doctor on threat of more virus restrictions
Snapshot before lights out: France on the cusp of Covid-19 curfew
Coronavirus pandemic: Last night out in France as 20 million face virus curfew
Coronavirus: Only around 1/3 of French respondents would take COVID-19 vaccine, Euronews poll shows
Coronavirus : face à la hausse des cas, la France ne parvient plus à tracer les malades

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