France, Once a Vaccine Pioneer, Is Top Skeptic in Covid-19 Pandemic

Audrey Courreges’s mistrust of new coronavirus vaccines runs so deep that she’s told the nursing home where she works, in the southern French town of Beziers, that she won’t take the vaccinations or administer them. “I have a brain. I’m capable of forming my own ideas,” the 33-year-old nurse says. “There is some mistrust of…Continue Reading

France wants suspension of ‘poisonous’ U.S.-Europe trade spat

No results matched your search Economy5 hours ago (Jan 17, 2021 04:25AM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Meeting to discuss stalled Middle East peace process PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union and the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should suspend a trade dispute to give themselves time to find common ground, France’s foreign…Continue Reading

France, under fire for slow vaccine rollout, hopes Moderna shots to arrive this week

PARIS (Reuters) -French officials urged a faster rate of COVID-19 inoculations on Monday after an initial roll-out slowed by bureaucracy and what some see as excessive government precautions in one of the most vaccine-sceptical countries in the world.FILE PHOTO: Doses of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine are displayed with their lot number and expiration…Continue Reading

France takes careful vaccine approach to counter skepticism

PARIS (AP) — While governments across Europe kicked off their virus vaccination plans this weekend with fanfare, France took a more low-key approach because of widespread skepticism among it citizens around the vaccines.After the first shots were injected Sunday into the arm of 78-year-old Mauricette, a woman in a long-term care facility near Paris, President…Continue Reading

France, Lebanon confirm first cases of new coronavirus variant

Health authorities in France and Lebanon have confirmed their first cases of the coronavirus variant that prompted global travel restrictions and strict lockdown measures in the United Kingdom. The French health ministry said a French man who arrived in France from the British capital, London, on December 19 had tested positive for the new variant…Continue Reading

France halts UK food and drink imports due to super-infectious coronavirus strain

A new, highly contagious strain of coronavirus in the UK is sparking fear across Europe.Concentrated in London, South East- and the East of England, the new strain is thought to be 71% more transmissible than other variants.When the UK’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) met on 18 December, they noted the…Continue Reading

France hopes to establish ‘protocol’ within hours  to ensure freight travel from UK can restart

The French government on Monday looked set to end the ban on trucks entering from Britain as a supermarket chain warned that stores could soon start running out of some fresh food.In a post shared on Twitter by the French embassy in the UK, transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said: “In the next few hours, at…Continue Reading

Unshackling France SA

IF DINNER PARTIES were permitted in locked-down France, it is not hard to guess what would set le tout Paris aflutter. For months bankers, politicians and other pre-covid canapé-scoffers have taken sides in a corporate battle royale pitting two century-old firms against each other. Veolia, a water- and waste-management utility, has been struggling to gobble…Continue Reading

France warns it could veto Brexit deal amid reports agreement is ‘imminent’

The French government has warned it could veto a Brexit trade deal that includes too many compromises, amid reports that an agreement could be “imminent”. A deal is now expected before the end of the weekend, barring any last-minute break down in talks, according to an EU official close to negotiations who spoke to the Reuters…Continue Reading