Nearly 20,000 protesters have defied a ban on public gatherings in the French capital of Paris to demonstrate against police brutality in France over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, inspired by rallies in the US against racism and police violence.
Protesters in cities across the world have staged rallies in solidarity with tens of thousands of Americans in the United States against rampant police brutality and racial profiling, following the killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd last week.
Renault has said it was launching talks with unions to restructure several French car plants, potentially leading to closures, as it confirmed plans to cut around 15,000 jobs worldwide.
Foreign Ministry rejects France’s “meddlesome” remarks regarding the case of an Iranian national, saying Tehran will brook no interference in its judicial affairs.
The United Nations' special envoy for West Asia has called on Israel to abandon plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, joining a growing international chorus of opposition.
Global tensions simmered over the race for a coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as the United States and China traded jabs, and France slammed pharmaceuticals giant Sanofi for suggesting the US would get any eventual vaccine first.
China has warned France not to sell weapons to the self-ruled island of Taiwan, saying such a move would harm bilateral ties.
French President Emmanuel Macron says normal life is still far away from the country even as it moves to end a weeks-long lockdown imposed over the new coronavirus pandemic.
The French government has rejected as unfounded the recent US allegations linking a Chinese research laboratory in the city of Wuhan to the new coronavirus.
France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly says more than 1,000 of the sailors on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier fleet have tested positive for the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19.