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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

Latest News and Information

The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
France reopens visas to students and researchers from India after three-month suspension
France reopens visas to students and researchers from India after three-month suspension Students and researchers from India can once again apply for visas to France after a three-month suspension of applications due to the pandemic.
Health passport protesters back on the streets of Paris this weekend
Health passport protesters back on the streets of Paris this weekend Two anti-health passport marches and a rally are planned for the streets of Paris on Saturday.
European health authorities warn of surge in Delta variant infections
European health authorities warn of surge in Delta variant infections European health officials are calling on countries to step up free testing and contact tracing to fight the Delta variant of Covid-19.
How to make a noise complaint in France
How to make a noise complaint in France So many people dream of living in France, so when you get the opportunity, you don't want inconsiderate neighbours or loud construction works to ruin the experience. Here's what you can do if you're being disturbed by excessive noise.
French warned normal life may not resume before 2023
French warned normal life may not resume before 2023 As France brings in tougher restrictions to combat a fourth wave of coronavirus, a leading scientist has warned the country not to expect a return to normal life before 2022 or even 2023. 
EXPLAINED: Where in France do you have to wear a face mask in the street?
EXPLAINED: Where in France do you have to wear a face mask in the street? The French government ended the national rule making mask-wearing compulsory in the street in June, but faced with growing case numbers linked to the delta variant of Covid, many local authorities have imposed their own rules on masks in outdoor spaces.
Al Qaeda video threat prompts warning to French préfectures over the summer
Al Qaeda video threat prompts warning to French préfectures over the summer A video from Al Qaeda threatening France - which repeatedly referenced President Emmanuel Macron and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin by name - has prompted a call for vigilance this summer, ahead of a trial linked to the November 2015 Paris attacks.
Eiffel Tower offers Covid tests for visitors without health pass
Eiffel Tower offers Covid tests for visitors without health pass The Eiffel Tower has started offering free Covid tests to French visitors who do not have a health pass required to access cultural venues. Foreign tourists can get tests, for a fee.
How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport
How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport France is extending its health passport scheme so it will be required to access a number of everyday venues including cafés, trains and tourist sites - so is it possible to use an American vaccination certificate to access this?
Noise pollution costs France €156bn a year: study
Noise pollution costs France €156bn a year: study A new study calculates that dealing with the effects of noise pollution in France costs up to 156 billion euros each year, while around 9 million people in the country suffer as a result of the problem.
Exclusive: French astronaut Thomas Pesquet speaks to FRANCE 24 and RFI from space
Exclusive: French astronaut Thomas Pesquet speaks to FRANCE 24 and RFI from space French astronaut Thomas Pesquet granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI from the International Space Station. He told us more about his current mission, his latest spacewalk and the arrival of a new module inside the ISS. He also hailed the success of the European Space Agency's recruitment drive, Read More
VIDEO: French drivers pull over to grab coffee after capsule spill
VIDEO: French drivers pull over to grab coffee after capsule spill Drivers in eastern France got a surprise coffee fix on Friday after hundreds of capsules scattered onto a highway in a traffic accident, prompting quick pullovers by people who snatched up as many boxes as they could.
France launches new plan to tackle abandonment of pets
France launches new plan to tackle abandonment of pets France's agriculture minister has described the French as "world champions at abandoning pets" as he unveiled a €20 million plan to help animal shelters, as well as a three-year jail term for people who abandon their animals.
Pegasus Affair: Macron changes phone, reinforces security in wake of spyware allegations
Pegasus Affair: Macron changes phone, reinforces security in wake of spyware allegations French President Emmanuel Macron has changed his phone and phone number in light of allegations that Pegasus spyware might have targeted him, a presidency official said Thursday, the same day Macron held an emergency meeting on cybersecurity at the Élysée Palace.
Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top court
Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top court Leading rights organisations have filed a class action lawsuit against the French state to fix what they contend is a culture of systemic discrimination in identity checks by police.
Rights groups take police racial profiling case to top French court
Rights groups take police racial profiling case to top French court Leading rights organisations and grassroots groups took France’s first class-action lawsuit targeting the police to the highest administrative authority on Thursday, aiming to fix what they contend is a culture of systemic discrimination in identity checks.
Macron holds national security meeting over Pegasus spyware claims
Macron holds national security meeting over Pegasus spyware claims French President Emmanuel Macron held an urgent national security meeting on Thursday to weigh possible government action after his personal phone was identified as being a potential target of the Israeli Pegasus spyware.
France logs more than 20,000 Covid infections in a day
France logs more than 20,000 Covid infections in a day France recorded 21,539 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday – a figure that Health Minister Olivier Véran said showed the "gravity" of the health crisis. The news comes as parliament resumed debate on a controversial bill that would require "health passes" to access public spaces, and would force healthcare workers to get vaccinated. Read More

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