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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 20 October 2020

Deputies in the French National Assembly have paid tribute this afternoon to Samuel Paty, the teacher who was attacked in a Paris suburb last Friday... Evening Update Tuesday 20 October 2020 Read More

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Lunchtime News Tuesday October 20th 2020

Wake up ! -The head of the organisation that represents Imams in France has told parents to “wake up” and ensure that their children are not influence... Lunchtime News Tuesday October 20th 2020 Read More

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French and Riviera News Tuesday October 20th 2020

Terrorism crackdown- French police have raided the homes of scores of Islamist activists who have been commenting on social media in response to the b... French and Riviera News Tuesday October 20th 2020 Read More

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Evening Update Monday 19 October 2020

Additional coronavirus restrictions have come into force in the Var today. Evening Update Monday 19 October 2020 Read More

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