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    BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, seized the 17 bitcoin ATMs managed by the Polish company Shitcoins Club in Germany. Last November, the German parliament authorized banks to sell and store Bitcoins. In March, however, BaFin clarified the status of cryptocurrencies which, as financial instruments, can now only be sold by players who have...
    MANCHESTER City ace Riyad Mahrez has been spotted canoodling with his new girlfriend in the south of France. The Algerian star has been dating blonde fashion student Taylor Ward, 22, for six months and has been enjoying the sunshine on their break. 6Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez and girlfriend Taylor Ward enjoyed a romantic holiday...
    HOME Office officials are said to be drawing up plans to house migrants in prisons - as France demands £30million to help stop the record numbers entering Britain. A Government whistleblower told The Mail on Sunday at least five prisons could be "restructured" to offer short term accommodation for the influx of migrants crossing the...
    The jet setters enjoying a summer holiday in Saint-Tropez will have to add face masks to their wardrobes. The glamorous French Riviera resort began requiring the masks outdoors Saturday, as cases of the coronavirus began to creep up again across France. There were more than 2,000 new infections Friday, the biggest single-day increase since...
    (Reuters) - The French government will ask Britain to pay 30 million pounds ($39.12 million) to police the English Channel to bring down the flow migrants coming to the UK in boats across the Channel from France, The Sunday Telegraph reported https://bit.ly/3kpCKKc. UK ministers had not yet decided on whether to agree to the French...
    The jet setters enjoying a summer holiday in Saint-Tropez will have to add face masks to their wardrobes. The glamorous French Riviera resort began requiring the masks outdoors Saturday, as cases of the coronavirus began to creep up again across France. There were more than 2,000 new infections Friday, the biggest single-day increase since May....
    By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s number of confirmed coronavirus deaths has surpassed 10,000. The health ministry says the country with the world’s fifth-largest caseload now has 553,188 cases and 10,210 deaths. South Africa makes up more than half the infections on the African continent, where the total number of cases this past...
    The British government is considering adopting an Australian-style “push back” policy to deter illegal crossings of the English Channel, as nearly 4,000 boat migrants reached the UK since the start of the year. The move, which may be enforced by the Royal Navy, will be based on former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Operation Sovereign...
    By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 1,054 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 56 more deaths. The figures from the Department of Health Services increased the state’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to nearly 186,000 and the reported death toll to 4,137. The number of infections is thought to be far...
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. That comes five months after the first reported case in a nation of 210 million, which has not shown signs of slowing the disease. Brazil has reported an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic...
    French president Emmanuel Macron has been accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which killed 150 people.  It comes as the country is expected to refuse humanitarian aid from Israel because the two neighbours are technically still at war.  Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this...
    Britain has called on France to crack down on migrants crossing the English Channel, but the French government is demanding that the UK pay for the enforcement help, according to reports. The BBC filmed a group of people departing from a tourist beach in the north of France on Saturday morning, with BBC Europe reporter Gavin...
    Thursday At Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC Hertfordshire, England Purse: $1.32 million Yardage: 6,660; Par: 71 First Round Cormac Sharvin, Northern Ireland 32-31_63 Thomas Detry, Belgium 30-34_64 Laurie Canter, England 31-33_64 David Howell, England 31-33_64 Jason Scrivener, Australia 32-32_64 Min...
    Thursday At Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC Hertfordshire, England Purse: $1.32 million Yardage: 6,660; Par: 71 First Round Cormac Sharvin, Northern Ireland 32-31_63   -8 Thomas Detry, Belgium 30-34_64   -7 Laurie Canter, England 31-33_64   -7 David Howell, England 31-33_64   -7 Jason Scrivener, Australia 32-32_64   -7 Min...
    By Antony Paone | Reuters LE HAVRE, France – A gunman took six people hostage in a bank in northern France on Thursday and was still holding two by late evening, police sources and media said. The hostage-taker was believed to have Islamist sympathies, two police union officials said. An elite police tactical unit...
    A man armed with a handgun has taken hostages at a bank in France, according to police. Six people were initially taken hostage at a bank in the city of Le Havre at about 5 p.m. local time on Thursday, but two have since been released. A third person was either released or escaped,...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that he personally had no further information into what may have caused this week's deadly warehouse explosion in Beirut, beyond what was already in the public domain. Macron also told reporters in Beirut that an international inquiry into the blast was needed, and that this...
    News this week that Disney is bypassing cinemas by premiering “Mulan” directly onto Disney+ in major territories has provoked a furious backlash from international exhibitors who feel the House of Mouse is declining to support them in their hour of need. Emotions are high – as evidenced in our piece speaking to UK operators...
    PARIS (AP) — A man apparently armed with a revolver took half a dozen people hostage at a bank in the port city of Le Havre on Thursday, police said. He subsequently freed two of his captives but continued to hold the other four. The special intervention unit RAID was expected shortly. RAID officers are...
    A woman wearing a protective mask walks near the Louvre – GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS France holidays face quarantine risk as Covid surges France has recorded its highest daily number of new Covid-19 cases since June, raising the prospect of it joining Spain on the Foreign Office’s quarantine “red” list. The 1,695 cases reported in the country...
    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will on Saturday reimpose a ten-day quarantine for all travellers from France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in those countries, its public health institute said on Thursday. It will also reimpose quarantine for people travelling from some regions of neighbouring Sweden, including Skaane,...
    Dame Joan Collins has slammed the lack of social distancing happening in the South of France. The British actress, 87, who previously criticised the UK government for being 'ageist' to those over the age of 70 amid the ongoing crisis, shared a video to her Instagram account of the crowds meandering along the port during...
    As outraged protesters gathered in central Beirut on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron assured that foreign aid dollars would not fall into corrupt hands on the second day since a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, leaving so far at least 157 dead and 5,000 injured. "I guarantee you this - aid will not...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron wants to give the Lebanese people hope for the future when he visits Beirut on Thursday, but aides say he will call for deep changes to build a "new Lebanon". Macron will be the first foreign leader to visit the Lebanese capital since an explosion at a warehouse...
    A now-deleted sentence from a Google France blog post suggests that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G will be available to preorder on October 8th. The two phones were announced this week alongside the Pixel 4A (which is available to preorder now) but Google has yet to share official preorder dates for the handsets,...
    FRANCE may be the next country to be removed from the UK's safe list after coronavirus infections continue to rise. The country reported 1,695 new cases yesterday, the highest increase since May 30, and has the highest death toll in Europe being the UK and Italy. 4France may be put back onto the UK ban...
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus on Thursday said it would work with France to procure and develop arms and jointly train military personnel as part of a defense cooperation agreement. According to a statement, the 2017 agreement that came into force this month also aims to bolster security at sea and around offshore hydrocarbon drilling...
    By ANGELA CHARLTON and NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand. One reason: Many testing labs are closed so that their staff can take summer vacation, just as signs of a second wave are building. Doctors and experts...
    PARIS (AP) — With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand. One reason: Many testing labs are closed so that their staff can take summer vacation, just as signs of a second wave are building. Doctors and experts say the vacation crunch is just part of...
    France and Spain have both equally documented big everyday rises in coronavirus cases amid fears that sections of Europe could be hit by a next wave later on in the calendar year. The British isles governing administration is presently advising from all but critical journey to Spain, which includes the Balearic and Canary Islands the...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France reported 1,695 new COVID-19 infections over 24 hours, at 194,029, the highest daily increase since May 30, when they were up by 1,828, health ministry data showed on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry also said the number patients in intensive care units in French hospitals for the disease went down...
    How changing one word in church could radically transform America (opinion) Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work October 31 finale confirmed for Six Nations Organisers announced on Wednesday the schedule for the remaining fixtures in this year's coronavirus-disrupted Six Nations. © FRANCK FIFE Owen Farrell's England lead...
    FRENCH health bosses have raised the alarm about an impending second wave as a new spike plagues Germany, Greece and Spain.  The warning came after more than 7,000 new infections were recorded in France in the last week. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1People queue to enter a...
    France could lose control of its coronavirus outbreak at any time, according to the country's top scientific body. The scientific committee warned that a second wave was highly likely in a report published by the Health Ministry's website on Tuesday.  It said that the situation was 'under control, but precarious. We could at any moment tip...
    A Muslim resident of the southern French city of Nice recorded himself slaughtering a sheep in his bathtub for the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday and posted the video on social media. The graphic video was posted on the social media platform Snapchat and was shared at least 1,000 times before the clip was brought to...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday that state support for the wine sector, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, would be increased to 250 million euros ($295 million). Castex made the announcement during a visit to the Menetou-Salon and Sancerre vineyards in the Cher department in centre-Val...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France must step up support for winemakers hit by a slump in demand because of restaurant and bar closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and lower exports because of U.S. tariffs, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday. Castex is on a visit to the Menetou-Salon and Sancerre vineyards in the...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will fly to Beirut on Thursday and will meet the country's political figures, after a blast ravaged the Lebanese capital, his office said. Macron, who spoken to Lebanese President Michel Aoun shortly after the blast, has already ordered French emergency assistance be sent to Lebanon, a country with...
    (Reuters) - France, Turkey and Gulf states are among countries offering help to Lebanon following an explosion at a warehouse in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and injured nearly 4,000. Below are details of international aid pledges. FRANCE President Emmanuel Macron's office said France would send 55 security personnel to Lebanon and 6...
    RYANAIR is offering cheap flights to Europe in their latest flash sale, with tickets to Greece for less than £15. The low-cost airline has slashed prices for more than 400,000 seats by 30 per cent when travelling next month. 2Ryanair's flash sale includes flights to Italy, France and Germany for under £10Credit: Alamy You have...
    PARIS (AP) — Fires fueled by strong Mediterranean winds have raced across multiple towns in the Marseille region of France, leaving at least 22 people injured, destroying several businesses and forcing the evacuation of 2,700 tourists, nursing home residents and others. Some 1,800 firefighters, backed by planes and helicopters, battled the worst fire through the...
    A French man said he was attacked with baseball bats at a laundromat last week after he asked someone to wear a coronavirus protective face mask, according to a Tuesday report. The attack took place in Soizy-sous-Montmorency, a suburb about 10 miles north of Paris. France has required residents to wear face masks in...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France said it is ready to help Lebanon following a huge explosion near the center of Beirut that killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds. "France is always on the side of Lebanon and the Lebanese people. It is ready to offer assistance depending on the needs expressed by Lebanese authorities,"...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, has been discharged after undergoing emergency surgery in France last month for a blood clot in his brain, the palace said Tuesday. The 51-year-old prince, who had been on vacation, was admitted to the Toulouse University Hospital on July 24. ...
    The origin of Bitcoin ransomware A French judge ordered the trial ofAlexander Vinnik, a Russian known to have laundered more than 300,000 bitcoins (BTC) via the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. In addition to helping criminals launder money, Alexander Vinnik is believed to be behind a Bitcoin ransomware dubbed Locky. This ransomware would have caused damage...
    PARIS (AP) — A resident of a Paris suburb says he was beaten with baseball bats because he asked a fellow laundromat patron to wear a face mask – a requirement in all indoor public places in France to fight resurgent coronavirus infections. Surveillance video of the attack published Tuesday by Le Parisien newspaper shows...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France's top scientific body said a second wave of the coronavirus was "highly likely" this autumn or winter as the country grapples with a marked increase of new cases of the disease over the past two weeks. "France has the situation under control but it is precarious with a surge of virus...
    (Home teams listed first) All Times EDT SECOND ROUND First leg Tuesday, Feb. 18 Atletico Madrid (Spain) 1, Liverpool (England) 0 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 2, Paris Saint-Germain (France) 1 Wednesday, Feb. 19 Atalanta (Italy) 4, Valencia (Spain) 1 Tottenham...
    PARIS (AP) — France has decided not to ratify an extradition agreement with Hong Kong after China’s central government in Beijing imposed a new national security law on the city. The French Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said in a written statement on Monday that “in light of the latest developments, France won’t proceed with the ratification”...