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 Friday 14 May 2021

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has said that "many doses" of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in June and new vaccination centres will be opened... Evening Update Friday 14 May 2021 Read More

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Lunchtime News Friday 14th May 2021

Ahead of Wednesday’s reopening of shops and terraces the incidence rate in the Alpes Maritimes continues to decline.... Lunchtime News Friday 14th May 2021 Read More

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French and Riviera News Friday 14th May 2021

Public Health France has warned that while the number of covid intensive care patients continues to decline, hospital pressure remains high.... French and Riviera News Friday 14th May 2021 Read More

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Evening Update Thursday 13 May 2021

Police are appealing for information about the man suspected of fatally shooting two people in the village of Plantiers in the Gard department on Tues... Evening Update Thursday 13 May 2021 Read More

13/05/2021