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French government - France’s ruling party is scrambling to fend off accusations of insensitivity and incompetence after its lawmakers voted down a proposed bill extending paid leave from work for parents who have lost a child.

Recognising a “mistake”, lawmakers from Macron’s LREM party on Tuesday began working on draft legislation to extend paid leave for bereaved parents from 5 to 12 days – precisely what they voted down only days earlier after they were instructed to do so by the government.

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Evening Update Tuesday 18 February 2020

Train services along the coast are severely disrupted early this evening because of an incident at Nice Saint-Augustin railway station... Evening Update Tuesday 18 February 2020 Read More

18/02/2020

Coronavirus

France’s new health minister, Olivier Veran has said that there is a "credible risk" the coronavirus outbreak could turn unto a pandemic, as the World... Coronavirus Read More

18/02/2020

Polish mayor deplores decision from sister town in France

A Polish mayor has deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area ... Polish mayor deplores decision from sister town in France Read More

18/02/2020

Nice Carnival

This evening as part of the Nice Carnival which is currently on, an illuminated float with be part of the parade. Visitors can experience the world-fa... Nice Carnival Read More

18/02/2020

Two people die in house fire

Two elderly people died in a house fire this morning in Marseille. The fire broke out shortly after 9am in one of the bedrooms. ... Two people die in house fire Read More

18/02/2020