Gulf Times - France
'She just had a cough': Teen's COVID-19 death shakes France

'She just had a cough': Teen's COVID-19 death shakes France

A week ago, 16-year-old Julie came down with a slight cough. On Wednesday, she became France's youngest COVID-19 fatality, shaking a nation hit by a spiralling health crisis.

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, as US President Donald Trump tested negative for the disease that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide.

Macron urges calm after French minister contracts coronavirus

Macron urges calm after French minister contracts coronavirus

President Emmanuel Macron warned France on Tuesday that it was at just the start of a health epidemic as the coronavirus outbreak crept closer to the heart of French political power.

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

French unions and opposition leaders called for fresh demonstrations on Monday after the government employed a rarely used decree to force its controversial pension overhaul through parliament.

Air France to cut 1,500 jobs by end-2022: union sources

Air France to cut 1,500 jobs by end-2022: union sources

Air France is to cut 1,500 jobs, mostly ground staff, by late 2022, union sources told AFP Thursday, though the company declined to confirm the figures pending talks with labour representatives.

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

EU wants battery autonomy, but first it needs graphite

As Europe looks to declare its tech independence by becoming a leader in next-generation batteries, it will have to start by making its own graphite. The problem is, nearly all of it now comes from Asia, mainly China.

QP affiliate books 3mn tpy throughput capacity in France's Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG Terminal up to 2035

QP affiliate books 3mn tpy throughput capacity in France's Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG Terminal up to 2035

Under the agreement, Qatar Terminal Limited (QTL) – a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum – will subscribe to the equivalent of almost 3mn tonnes per year (tpy) of the terminal’s throughput capacity for the next 15 years.

France warns of bloody Brexit talks battle

France warns of bloody Brexit talks battle

France on Sunday warned Britain to expect a bitter, bloody battle in Brexit trade talks with the EU, saying the two sides would "rip each other apart".

Chinese tourist in France becomes Europe's first coronavirus death

Chinese tourist in France becomes Europe's first coronavirus death

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, Paris said on Saturday, becoming the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China ...

French ski workers latest to rally against Macron's reforms

French ski workers latest to rally against Macron's reforms

French protests at planned labour reforms hit ski resorts on Saturday, with chairlift operators and other seasonal staff downing tools over fears their livelihoods could be on a slippery slope.

Fourth case of coronavirus found in Britain; linked to cases in France

Fourth case of coronavirus found in Britain; linked to cases in France

A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been diagnosed in Britain after a patient contracted the illness from a previously confirmed British case while in France, health officials said on Sunday.

36 evacuated from China to France show virus symptoms: minister

36 evacuated from China to France show virus symptoms: minister

Thirty six people aboard an evacuation flight from China that landed in France on Sunday showed symptoms of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 360 people, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said.