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Storm wreaks havoc across France, Britain

Storm Bella

A major storm swept across Britain and into northern France on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving thousands of households without power. Bella hits the coasts of England and France at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour Around 18,000 households in northern France are without electricity, with coastal regions of Brittany and Normandy worst affected, the AFP news agency reported, ...

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Macron plans referendum to add climate change fight clause to French constitution

Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced his intention to hold a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments related to the fight against climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron makes a statement for the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020. Photo credit: AP / Yoan Valat Macron said this during a meeting of the Citizen’s Convention on Climate. The amendments are set to ...

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UN, nations, group react as U.S. leaves Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump

The day after polls closed in the U.S. presidential elections on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States has legally left the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Indeed, whilst ballots are still being counted, climate change has been an issue of importance for people in the U.S., with a considerable number of registered voters indicating that climate ...

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22 schools in France closed due to coronavirus pandemic

Emmanuel Macron

Twenty-two schools and more than 100 classes in France have been  closed due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Emmanuel Macron, President of France The Minister of Education,  Jean-Michel Blanquer,  announced  this development on Friday, September 4, 2020 three days after the opening of schools across the country. “In mainland France, there are now 12 (schools) closed out of ...

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Macron to decide on climate moves after Green city hall wins

Emmanuel Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France is due to set out his response to 150 recommendations from a citizens’ convention on climate change. Emmanuel Macron, President of France The centrist president is expected to set out his first steps toward the “economic, green and social” recovery that he promised after the coronavirus epidemic. The event comes a day after France’s opposition ...

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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

Emmanuel Macron

The French government on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Emmanuel Macron, President of France Report says the move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ...

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Carbon neutrality: France sets 2040 date to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles

Nicolas Hulot

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister, Nicolas Hulot said. They will be replaced with electric cars. Presenting the country’s “Climate Plan” in Paris on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hulot said France would offer tax incentives to replace diesel autos that are more than ...

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Federal varsity, France in post-graduate studies partnership

Mr. Denys Gauer

The French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer has reinstated the support of the French government to the partnership between Campus France, Abuja and the Federal University Ndfu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State. The French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer has reinstated the support of the French government to the partnership between Campus France, Abuja and the Federal University Ndfu-Alike ...

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France is 58th Party to Minamata Convention

Emmanuel Macron

The Government of France on Thursday, June 15, 2017, deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby becoming the 58th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This emerged a couple of days after Austria on Monday, June 12, 2017 ratified the global accord, and making it the 57th country to do so. A few days before that, the West African nation of ...

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Friendlies: Super Eagles land in Corsica

Gernot Rohr-Nigeria

The Super Eagles touched down in Corsica, France, on the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and have since checked into the Best Western Hotel, Ajaccio Amivante, for a friendly match. The players already in camp for training include home-based quartets of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odeh and Sikiru Olutunbosun. Other early arrivals in camp are Ebuchi, William Ekong, ...

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