France

As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms

After the restrictions came into force, cases of violence against women have increased, including two murders.

As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms

Africa

France and allies establish new task force in Sahel

'Takuba' will be made of European forces that will fight armed groups in Liptako alongside Malian and Nigerien armies.

France and allies establish new task force in Sahel

France

Paris hospitals to be overwhelmed 'within 48 hours'

The French capital accounts for more than a quarter of the country's cases.

Paris hospitals to be overwhelmed 'within 48 hours'

Coronavirus pandemic

Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients

At a time when so many borders in the EU have shut, it is a display of European solidarity.

AJ Impact

France's business mood sours as lockdown slows economy

An official survey found that business confidence in France plunged by a record level in February.

France's business mood sours as lockdown slows economy

Coronavirus pandemic

France enters second week of lockdown as COVID-19 deaths rise

Government is urging people to be more disciplined and stay indoors to stop the spread - 100,000 police officers have been deployed to enforce the restrictions.

Middle East

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

Release of Roland Marchal comes after Iranian Jallal Rohollahnejad is freed by France.

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

Coronavirus pandemic

Locked-down France imposes strict restrictions on movement

France and Spain join Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people.

France

As deaths rise, Macron warns France only at start of virus crisis

France is racing to beat coronavirus, President Emmanuel Macron says, as death toll nears 400 people.

As deaths rise, Macron warns France only at start of virus crisis

AJ Impact

Amazon shutters NYC warehouse after worker catches coronavirus

News raises speculation that Amazon may close additional warehouses should more cases of the virus arise among staff.

Amazon shutters NYC warehouse after worker catches coronavirus

AJ Impact

France: Amazon workers protest work conditions as pandemic grows

Employees demand that the retail behemoth either cease online operations or allow fear-gripped employees to stay home.

France: Amazon workers protest work conditions as pandemic grows

AJ Impact

Extend Airbus production freeze, unions urge

The aviation giant is intending to resume production after a four-day break.

Unions urge Airbus to extend output freeze due to virus fears

Coronavirus pandemic

French Open postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

First major tennis tournament hit by COVID-19 pushed back from May to September as France imposes strict restrictions.

French Open postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

AJ Impact

France announces $50bn measures to help virus-hit firms

As France defers tax payments and payroll charges, the UK is set to also announce new measures to help businesses.

France announces $50bn measures to help virus-hit firms

France

France to deploy 100,000 police to enforce coronavirus lockdown

Macron says restrictions, including punishment for those who flout rules, needed as people ignored previous warnings.