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France fines Google 220mn euros over online ad dominance

France fines Google 220mn euros over online ad dominance

France's competition regulator fined Google 220 million euros ($267 million) on Monday after finding it had favoured its own services for placing online ads at the expense of rivals, as US tech giants face growing pressure in Europe.

Hundreds booked for Covid violations as mass French NYE rave ends

Hundreds booked for Covid violations as mass French NYE rave ends

Hundreds of revellers were booked for breaking coronavirus restrictions as an illegal rave in northwestern France ended on Saturday after more than two days of partying that saw clashes with police.

Thousands of trucks mass at Dover in cross-Channel chaos

Thousands of trucks mass at Dover in cross-Channel chaos

France and Britain reopened cross-Channel travel on Wednesday after a 48-hour ban to curb the spread of a new coronavirus variant but London has warned it could take days for thousands of trucks blocked around the port of Dover to get moving.

Three police shot dead, fourth wounded in central France

Three police shot dead, fourth wounded in central France

Three police were shot dead in Puy-de-Dome in central France on Wednesday after being called out to a domestic disturbance, sources in the public prosecutor's office told AFP.

France's Macron tests positive for Covid-19, self isolates

France's Macron tests positive for Covid-19, self isolates

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, the French Presidency said on Thursday, although it was not clear at this stage where he had contracted the virus.

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of Covid-19, his family said. He was 94.

French police charged over black man's beating

French police charged over black man's beating

Four French police officers have been charged in connection to the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, a judicial source said Monday, days after the incident in Paris ...

Qatar participates in 3rd Paris Peace Forum

Qatar participates in 3rd Paris Peace Forum

Qatar participated on Friday in the 3rd Paris Peace Forum, which was inaugurated by HE President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron with more than 60 heads of state, government, and organisation participating.

Europe may see 'several' waves of Covid-19: experts

Europe may see 'several' waves of Covid-19: experts

Europe risks being hit with further waves of coronavirus infections next year, France's scientific council has warned, as the continent scrambles to cope with a second deadly spike in Covid-19 cases.

France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

France headed into a second lockdown on Friday as the resurgent coronavirus pandemic hit new heights in the United States with a daily record of more than 90,000 cases, just five days before the presidential election.

Qatar strongly condemns knife attack in French city Nice

Qatar strongly condemns knife attack in French city Nice

Qatar expressed Thursday its strong condemnation and denunciation of the stabbing attack that took place in a church in the French city of Nice, and led to the deaths and injuries.

Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed

Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday a new coronavirus lockdown until at least December 1, hoping to bring under control an outbreak that is poised to overwhelm hospitals in a matter of days.