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 Tuesday 17 September

The French Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, has announced the creation of a new anti-drugs agency... Evening Update Tuesday 17 September Read More

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Breast cancer

A new study will invite 20,000 French women to have a tailor-made screening for breast cancer, depending on the risk of developing the disease. ... Breast cancer Read More

17/09/2019

Employment

An app which specializes in on-demand employment is set to be available in Nice by the end of the year. “Side” plans to recruit 3,000 people on tempor... Employment Read More

17/09/2019

Road safety

In a statement published by the Prefect of the Var motorists in the region have been urged to drive safely. ... Road safety Read More

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French and Riviera News Tuesday 17th September 2019

La plage des Ondes in Cap d’Antibes has been closed to swimmers due to pollution. French and Riviera News Tuesday 17th September 2019 Read More

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