“We have a good deal of confidence that people who have a third dose will have a high level of protection against severe disease, even with Omicron.” Epidemiologist Prof @neil_ferguson explains there is still time to evaluate Omicron's threat before Christmas ⬇️ #Newsnight https://t.co/sKiRRBQ5qk The Riviera Reporter Retweeted
A big fuss over a little word? New French pronoun 'iel' sparks debateFrance's prominent Le Petit Robert dictionary, considered a linguistic authority in the country, recently added a new pronoun to its online edition. The word is "iel", a gender-neutral merging of the masculine "il" (he) and the feminine "elle" (she). This new pronoun, intended for those who identify as neither male nor female, is already used Read More
French conservatives pick shortlisted candidatesIn a shock result, Eric Ciotti and Valerie Pecresse came out on top in the first round of voting in primaries for the centre-right Les Républicains party. After another vote, one of them will go on to challenge Macron at the 2022 presidential election.
Should I cancel my trip between France and the UK this Christmas?After spending last Christmas under full or partial lockdown, many people have booked trips to spend the festive season with loved-ones this year, but with both France and the UK tightening travel restrictions, would it be wise to cancel? We weigh up the risks.
Franco-Austrian Covid jab under EU reviewA Covid-19 vaccine developed by Franco-Austrian biotech company Valneva is being assessed by the European Medicines Agency with a view to roll it out. The EU has already ordered close to 60 million doses.
Paris attacks accused suspends boycott to hear about himselfWednesday, the 52nd day of the trial of 20 men suspected of involvement in the November 2015 Paris massacres, was devoted to Belgian police evidence, relaid by videolink from the office of the Attorney General in Brussels. Four of the accused continued to boycott proceedings. Sofien Ayari returned to the Read More
Germany cracks down on unvaccinated as Omicron concerns spreadGermany on Thursday announced a Covid lockdown for the unvaccinated, as the UK reported its highest number of Covid cases since July, and Norway announced new measures in the Oslo area after a suspected cluster of Omicron cases emerged among dozens of vaccinated people linked to a company Christmas party. Read More