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Jean Castex named French PM after Edouard Philippe resignation
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Macron names Jean Castex as new French Prime Minister after Edouard Philippe's resignation
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French schools grapple with social distancing
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Edouard Philippe: France's former PM faces probe into Covid-19 responseHours after Philippe's resignation, an inquiry is launched into the government's handling of Covid-19.
French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns with government reshuffle expected in daysFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has resigned ahead of a government reshuffle, the French presidency announced Friday. The statement didn't say whether Philippe will be replaced or will stay on..
French PM Edouard Philippe resigns as Macron plans new teamEdouard Philippe headed President Emmanuel Macron's government for three years.
Boris Johnson now ranks alongside Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro in his utter failure over coronavirusTwo prime ministers of two major European powers spoke to their peoples late Thursday afternoon. In Paris, prime minister Edouard Philippe unveiled a steady region by region shift towards normality,..
France's Louvre museum preparing to re-open on July 6The Louvre museum in Paris plans to re-open its doors on July 6, it said on Friday, following new steps announced on Thursday by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to ease the country's coronavirus..
French way of life to resume with restaurants reopeningPARIS (AP) — The French way of life is set to largely resume next week, with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. In a..
Cafes and bars to reopen in France as Covid restrictions ease from 2 JuneFrance will allow cafes, bars and restaurants to reopen with restrictions from next week and will also end limits on travel within the country as the coronavirus crisis eases, the prime minister has..
France to open bars and beaches in second phase of easing lockdownFrance will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen from June 2, though with more restrictions in Paris than elsewhere, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday as he announced the next..
Coronavirus: France to reopen cafes, bars and restaurantsParis is no longer a virus hotspot but will need careful monitoring, PM Edouard Philippe says.
Factbox: Back to the beaches and bars: France eases COVID lockdownFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday France was making progress in its fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, and unveiled steps to further relax restrictions. Here are the main..
France to reopen restaurants, bars and beaches from June 2: PMFrance will allow restaurants, bars and beaches to reopen from June 2, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
France to lift the 100 km travel restriction on June 2: PMFrance on June 2 will lift an 100 km (62 mile) travel restriction imposed to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
Main sports events in France to remain suspended until June 21: PMMajor sporting events in France will remain suspended for now until at least June 21, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
French COVID-19 tracing app to be available from June 2: PMThe French government's contact-tracing app to curb the new coronavirus outbreak spread will be available from June 2, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told a news conference on Thursday.
France moves to Phase 2 of easing coronavirus lockdownPrime Minister Edouard Philippe on Thursday said France was moving to phase two of relaxing its lockdown and the greater Paris region was no longer deemed to be a "red" coronavirus hot-spot zone.
France to speed up re-opening of schools: PMFrance will accelerate a plan a plan to re-open high schools and junior high schools across the country, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
Paris no longer deemed a 'red' coronavirus danger zone: French PMParis is no longer deemed to be a "red" coronavirus danger zone, the risks posed by the virus moving down a notch to "orange", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
Health results are good in France regarding coronavirus: PMHealth results have been good so far in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday, as the country prepares to enter a second phase in its relaxation of lockdown rules on June 2.
Final round of French local elections slated for June 28The final round of France's local elections has been set for June 28, provided it has not been deemed a health risk due to the coronavirus pandemic, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on..
France considers holding final round of local elections at end of JuneThe French government is considering holding the final round of mayoral elections at the end of June or redoing the elections completely in January 2021, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told all party..
French PM does not rule out re-imposing lockdown if necessaryFrench Prime Edouard Philippe said on Thursday that the government will reinforce the national lockdown it is partially lifting on Monday if the spread of the new coronavirus acclerates again.
Paris region will end lockdown more slowly than rest of France, PM saysPrime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday France would gradually end its lockdown from Monday, May 11, but some restrictions would remain in place in the Paris region where the new coronavirus..
France may ease coronavirus curbs on worship earlier than planned: premierPrime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday said France might allow religious services to resume before the end of May if a gradual easing of lockdown rules from May 11 did not result in the rate of..
Aggressive testing to underpin France's coronavirus lockdown exitFrance will adopt an aggressive new doctrine on COVID-19 testing from May 11 so that it can slowly unwind its coronavirus lockdown and avoid economic meltdown, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on..
France plots gradual exit from lockdown from May 11, but cafes to stay closedFrance will begin to ease its coronavirus lockdown from May 11 to avoid an economic meltdown, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday, but he warned that infections would spiral higher again if..
French PM will seek to extend state of emergency to July 23French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday he would send a bill to parliament to extend to July 23 the state of emergency that allows the government to restrict freedom of movement,..
French PM says it's time to emerge from virus lockdownFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus has saved tens of thousands of lives but that it was time to ease the restrictions to stave off..
French PM: shopkeepers can insist customers wear masksNon-essential French retailers can re-open their doors from May 11, but they will have the right to insist that shoppers wear masks on the premises, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on..
France will not lift lockdown May 11 unless new virus infections drop below 3,000 per day: PMFrance will not end its nationwide lockdown unless the number of new cases of coronavirus infection drops below 3,000 per day, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told parliament on Tuesday.
French PM: high school students will have to wear masksFrench secondary school pupils returning to school next month after a coronavirus lockdown will be required to wear masks, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday.
Factbox: France's blueprint for emerging from coronavirus lockdownFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presented on Tuesday plans to unwind, from May 11, a nationwide lockdown that has been in place since mid-March
France to widen COVID-19 testing programme: PMFrance will implement a new doctrine on COVID-19 testing from May 11 with the aim of testing everyone who has come into contact with people who are infected, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told..
French PM to present plan to unwind coronvirus lockdown on TuesdayFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will present the government's plan to unwind the country's coronavirus lockdown to parliament on Tuesday, followed by a debate and vote, his office said in a..
France says coronavirus crisis easing, but far from overThe coronavirus situation in France is improving "slowly but surely" and shortages of protective gear such as face masks are easing, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, although he warned..
French PM says coronavirus situation improving, but crisis not overThe coronavirus situation in France is improving "slowly but surely", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, while warning that the health crisis was far from over.
France races to boost supplies of critical medicationsThe French government is racing to try to ensure it can produce or procure itself certain medications as stocks run low due to the coronavirus outbreak, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on..
Toughest weeks ahead in coronavirus fight, warns French PMThe next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned on Saturday as his government raced to add intensive care beds and source..
France extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks to April 15French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a speech the government had decided to extend the country's coronavirus lockdown by two weeks until April 15.
French prime minister says coronavirus lockdown could last weeksPrime Minister Edouard Philippe said a virtual lockdown in France imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus could last several more weeks and that his government was tightening restrictions even..
France threatens to ban British travellers because of UK's slow coronavirus responsePrime minister Edouard Philippe says France would have difficulty accepting British nationals if delays continue
France closes shops, restaurants, tells people to stay homeFrance will shut most shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities from midnight on Saturday and people should stay home as much as possible as the spread of coronavirus is accelerating, Prime..
France to close shops, restaurants to fight coronavirusPARIS — France will shut most shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities from midnight on Saturday and people should stay home as much as possible as the spread of coronavirus is accelerating,..
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France orders non-essential public places to closePM Edouard Philippe asks citizens to go out as little as possible.
French PM Philippe pushes through controversial pension reforms without voteFrench Prime Minister Édouard Philippe pushed through the Macron government’s controversial pension reforms without a parliamentary vote on Saturday, after the opposition filed more than 40,000..
France to push through pension reform by decree, without voteFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government would push its contested pension reform through parliament by decree, avoiding the need for a vote after the opposition filed more than 40,000..
France to shut down oldest nuclear plant in energy re-planning driveFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed..
French PM Philippe to run for mayor in Le HavreFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday that he would stand in local elections in the northern port city of Le Havre, while adding he would still seek to remain as PM if President..
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French PM Philippe to stand in local Le Havre electionsFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday that he would stand in local elections in the northern port city of Le Havre, while adding he would still seek to remain as PM if President..
French PM says transport strikes against pension reform will go nowhereFrench Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that public transport unions' strikes will not succeed in stopping the government's planned reform of the pension system.
France's pension reform compromise: The light at the end of the metro tunnel?French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Saturday made what appeared to be a major concession in his government’s showdown with unions over pension reform, retracting the bill’s most controversial..