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Messi returns, Ramos scores and PSG cruise

Lionel Messi returned, another marquee signing Sergio Ramos scored as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 4-0 victory over Reims on Sunday to restore their Ligue 1 lead to 11 points

Paris Saint-Germain's Portuguese midfielder Danilo Pereira (L) is congratulated by team mates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Reims at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on 23 January, 2022

Taliban and Afghan civil society members begin Oslo talks: Norway

The first Taliban delegation to visit Europe since returning to power in Afghanistan began talks Sunday with Afghan civil society members focused on human rights, Norway's foreign ministry said

This handout photograph released by the Afghan Taliban and taken on 22 January, 2022 shows Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi (C), Taliban senior official member Anas Haqqani (R) and delegates posing for pictures before departing to Oslo, at the Kabul airport in Kabul

France, Germany ‘agree to disagree’ on nuclear power

Germany and France have “agreed to disagree” on the EU’s move to label nuclear energy as green, German Europe Minister Anna Luehrmann said Friday, denying any conflict between the two European giants ...

In this file photo taken on 22 September 2010 shows an aerial view of the Brokdorf nuclear power plant in Brokdorf, northern Germany.

France hits Google, Facebook with 237m fines over 'cookies'

French regulators have hit Google and Facebook with 210 million euros ($237 million) in fines over their use of "cookies", the data used to track users online, authorities said Thursday.

France hits Google, Facebook with 237m fines over 'cookies'

Health first, freedom second? How Covid is changing democracies

From a litany of lockdowns to mandatory mask-wearing and Covid passes to access entertainment and sporting venues, the pandemic has led to sweeping restrictions on civil liberties in some of the ...

This handout photo from Malaysia`s health ministry taken and released on 26 February 2020 shows health workers wearing protective suits riding in the back of a vehicle as the second batch of Malaysian nationals, evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak, arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Photo: AFP

PSG goalkeeper Donnarumma tests positive for Covid

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has tested positive for Covid-19, the club announced on Tuesday

In this file photograph taken on December 7, 2021, Paris Saint-Germain's Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma warms up prior to an UEFA Champions League

French cup

Mbappe hat-trick fires PSG into French Cup last 16

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain overcame their Covid crisis and a drone-related interruption to ease into the French Cup last 16 on Monday with a 4-0 win over fourth-division ...

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after he scored his team's second goal during the French Cup round of 16 football match against Vannes OC at La Rabine Stadium in Vannes, western France, on 3 January, 2022

France bans plastic packaging for fruit and veg

A ban on the use of plastic to package a range of fruit and vegetables came into force in France on Saturday, to the dismay of the sector's packaging industry.

France bans plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Covid variant 'tsunami' as world cases hit record

A Covid variant-driven "tsunami" threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems, the WHO said Wednesday

A health worker swabs a Guatemalan woman deported from the US for COVID-19 after her arrival to the Air Force Base in Guatemala City, on 29 December, 2021

France reports record 208,000 Covid cases in a day

France set a new national record for Covid-19 on Wednesday with 208,000 new infections recorded over 24 hours with a post-Christmas surge in cases causing alarm in the government

Nurses tend to a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Delafontaine AP-HP hospital in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, on 29 December, 2021
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