French government vows to probe and punish any police racismThe French government on Wednesday promised to punish any police racism and urged calm after thousands took to the streets in a tense rally to protest the death of a black man in police custody that echoed anger over the killing of George Floyd in the United States.
France's virus-tracking app chalks up 600,000 downloadsFrance's new phone app for tracking coronavirus cases and alerting people at risk of contagion was downloaded some 600,000 times in less than 24 hours since its launch, the country's digital affairs minister said Wednesday.
VIDEO: Thousands rally in Paris to protest police brutality. Demonstrators gathered in front of the Paris High Court to show solidarity with George Floyd in the US and call for justice for Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man who died in police custody in France in 2016 https://t.co/rOJOBZpe37 The Riviera Reporter Retweeted
@DeborahMeaden Trouble is he just doesn't care. They don't care. And all the time people are dying. To all intents and purposes it looks like absolutely nothing is being done. We're just waiting to see how many more people have died every day. It's magnificently depressing. The Riviera Reporter Retweeted
Which bit is he proud of? the lack of protection for NHS staff? the Highest death rate in Europe? the missing of every single target he blurted out? The criticism by the Stats Watchdog that they are being used as PR? I'm ashamed for him...but then I have some. https://t.co/7FNnyNPW1u The Riviera Reporter Retweeted
20,000 rally in Paris for black man who died in police custodyThousands of people rallied in Paris and around France on Tuesday evening to demand justice for Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old man who died in police custody in 2016 under circumstances many protesters have likened to the death of George Floyd in the United States.
France slams Ryanair 'blackmail' over job ultimatumFrance on Tuesday denounced as "blackmail" an ultimatum from low-cost carrier Ryanair for its French employees to choose between a five-year pay cut or a number of redundancies in an escalating labour dispute.
France rolls out Covid-19 tracing app amid privacy debateFrance is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown restrictions gradually ease, becoming the first major European country to deploy the smartphone technology amid simmering debate over privacy fears.