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Influence-peddling probe for France's Sarkozy in latest legal woe

Paris - French prosecutors said Friday they have opened a probe into alleged influence-peddling against former president Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a new legal woe for an ex-leader already mired in judicial troubles.

'Miracle' drug ivermectin unproven against Covid, scientists warn

Paris - Scientists have warned against taking an anti-parasite drug as a treatment for Covid-19 despite headlines that have touted it as a cure.

Vaccine rollout delayed in Europe as global Covid deaths near 2 million

Paris - Pfizer-BioNTech said on Friday deliveries of its leading coronavirus vaccine to Europe will be delayed in the weeks ahead, hampering the rollout as global deaths from the pandemic close in on two million.

Influence-peddling probe launched against French ex-leader Sarkozy

Paris - French prosecutors said Friday they have opened a probe into alleged influence-peddling against former president Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a new legal woe for an ex-leader already mired in judicial troubles.

As Wikipedia turns 20 it aims to reach more readers

Paris - Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday and the collaborative, volunteer-produced internet encyclopedia aims to spend the next 20 years further expanding free access to information.

Solace in prayer as pandemic toll nears two million

Paris - The onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly two million people dead, has seen Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh worshippers seek solace in prayer.

France imposes 6 pm nationwide virus curfew

Paris - The French government will impose a daily nationwide curfew at 6 pm starting Saturday to combat a worrying increase in Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday.

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris - The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours a full lockdown appears off the agenda for now.

French court to hear landmark case on climate inaction

Paris - A Paris court will begin hearing Thursday a complaint brought by NGOs backed by two million citizens accusing the French state of failing to act to halt climate change.

Spotty report card on climate for top asset managers

Paris - The world's top 30 fund managers, collectively holding $50 trillion in assets, get mixed marks on steering the global economy into alignment with Paris climate targets, according to a report released Thursday.

Ex-French leader Sarkozy in spotlight over former wife's job

Paris - French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine revealed on Wednesday that the former wife of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was paid as a parliamentary assistant in 2002, but cast doubt on whether she had worked to justify her salary.

NGOs accuse France of climate inaction in landmark court case

Paris - A Paris court will begin hearing a complaint brought by NGOs backed by two million citizens on Thursday accusing the French state of failing to act to halt climate change.

Forest loss 'hotspots' bigger than Germany: WWF

Paris - More than 43 million hectares -- an area bigger than Germany -- of forest have been lost in a little over a decade in just a handful of deforestation hotspots, conservation organisation WWF said Wednesday.

How Covid-19 has hit global sport again

Paris - Formula One's Australian and Chinese Grands Prix joined the list of events cancelled or postponed on Tuesday as the coronavirus pandemic hit the world of sport once more.

Twitter's 'problematic' Trump ban troubles Europe

Paris - Twitter's decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Donald Trump's account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it "problematic".

French auctioneers pull Nazi memorabilia from sale

Clermont-ferrand - A French auction house said Monday it had withdrawn around a hundred items of Nazi memorabilia from a sale planned this month in the central Auvergne region.

Witness remembers 'model' Nuremberg trials, 75 years on

Sauveterre-de-b - He looked Hermann Goering and Rudolf Hess in the eyes and saw them plead "not guilty", without so much as blinking.

One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks

Paris - Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects of global warming and species loss.

Most Covid-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months on: study

Paris - More than three quarters of people hospitalised with Covid-19 still suffered from at least one symptom after six months, according to a study published Saturday that scientists said shows the need for further investigation into lingering coronavirus ef...

CO2 levels this year '50 percent higher than 18th century'

Paris - Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will this year reach levels 50 percent higher than before the industrial revolution because of manmade emissions, Britain's Met Office predicted on Friday.
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