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Europe’s vaccine cards meet resistance

Protests in Italy, France against making COVID-19 passes mandatory for social activities Shouts of “Liberty!” have echoed through the streets and squares of Italy and France as thousands show their opposition to plans to require vaccination cards for normal social activities, such as dining indoors at restaurants, visiting museums or cheering in sports stadiums. Leaders […]

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In France, thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes

In Paris, separate protest marches by the far-right and the far-left wound through different parts of the city. Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus. In Paris, separate protest marches by the […]

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Tour de France | Mohoric pedals to stage 19 win

His team Bahrain Victorious subjected to search on Thursday Bahrain Victorious’ Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric won stage 19 of the Tour de France on Friday, a day after his team hotel and bus were subjected to a huge police swoop. It was Mohoric’s second win on this edition of the Tour, and was achieved after […]

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Tour de France | O’Connor soars to Alpine stage win

Australian climber Ben O’Connor soared to a high-altitude stage win on the Tour de France on Sunday on a cold, rainy day that culminated in a 21km climb to Tignes. Defending champion Tadej Pogacar strengthened his hold on the Tour lead, while the Citroen AG2R man O’Connnor hauled himself into second in the overall standings. […]

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PIX: Switzerland beat France on penalties to make Euro last 8

Yann Sommer saved France striker Kylian Mbappe’s spot kick to give Switzerland a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra-time on Monday as they advanced to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals where they will meet Spain, who scored a thrilling 5-3 win over Croatia after extra time. The Swiss took a shock lead […]

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Euro: Injury worries for France ahead of Switzerland clash

World champions France are facing mounting injuries ahead of their Euro 2020 Round of 16 match against Switzerland on Monday, with coach Didier Deschamps struggling for options. The French qualified less convincingly than initially expected after drawing 2-2 against Portugal in their final group game, having won one of three Group F games. France left-back […]

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Macron slapped in the face during walkabout

Incident draws widespread condemnation French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face while greeting a crowd in southeast France on Tuesday, a security scare that drew widespread condemnation ahead of regional elections this month. Video footage on social media showed Mr. Macron approach a barrier to meet and shake hands with voters, where a […]

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15 people spend 40 days in cave, lose the sense of time

‘Deep Time’ project aimed at studying how people adapt to changes in living conditions, environments Ever wonder what it would feel like to unplug from a hyperconnected world and hide away in a dark cave for 40 days? Fifteen people in France did just that, emerging on Saturday from a scientific experiment to say that […]