France Grids For Heat Records As Wildfires Rage On

PARIS, France – France braced on Monday for what could become one of the hottest days ever recorded with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius in coastal regions cherished by tourists, as wildfires intensified in the west and south. ‘The peak of this heat wave is expected Monday’, MeteoFrance said in a statement, forecasting temperatures between … More France Grids For Heat Records As Wildfires Rage On

As Europe Bakes In Heatwave, Wildfires Rage From Portugal To Croatia

PARIS, France – Wildfires raged across tinder – dry country in Portugal, Spain, France and Croatia on Thursday, burning homes and threatening livelihoods, as much of Europe baked in a heatwave that has pushed temperatures into the mid – 40Cs in some countries. In Portugal,s central Leiria district, tired firefighters battled to control blazes that … More As Europe Bakes In Heatwave, Wildfires Rage From Portugal To Croatia

France’s Macron Hunts For Way To Salvage A Ruling Majority

PARIS, France – President Emmanuel Macon on Monday was faced with trying to salvage a ruling majority and with it his economic reform agenda after voters punished his centrist ‘Ensemble’ alliance in France’s parliamentary election. While Ensemble secured the largest number of lawmakers in the 577 – seat National Assembly, it fell comfortably short of … More France’s Macron Hunts For Way To Salvage A Ruling Majority

Queen Elizabeth’s 96Th Birthday Marked With Gun Salute And New Photograph

LONDON – The 96th birthday of Queen Elizabeth will be marked on Thursday with gun salutes, the release of a Barbie doll and a new photograph showing Barbie doll and a new photograph showing Britain’s longest serving monarch with two white ponies at Windsor Castle. Government minister joined members of the royal family in sending … More Queen Elizabeth’s 96Th Birthday Marked With Gun Salute And New Photograph

NATO Relocates Ukraine Staff To Lviv And Brussels For Safety Reasons

PARIS, France – NATO has relocated Ukraine staff from the capital Kyiv to Lviv in the west of the country and to Brussels for safety reasons, a NATO official said on Saturday, confirming a report by Norwegian daily VG. ‘The safety of our personnel is paramount, so staff have been relocated to Lviv and Brussels. … More NATO Relocates Ukraine Staff To Lviv And Brussels For Safety Reasons

Romania Tightens Pandemic Measures Amid COVID – 19 Surge

BUCHAREST, Romania – Tighter pandemic measures came into force in Romania on Saturday as authorities hoped to quell sharply rising coronavirus cases amid concerns that the next virus wave could overstretch the country’s health care system. In mid – December, Romania was reporting fewer than a thousand COVID – 19 infections a day, but over … More Romania Tightens Pandemic Measures Amid COVID – 19 Surge

France’s Macron Rules Out New COVID – 19 Curbs Ahead Of Wednesday Meeting

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron late on Tuesday ruled out new COVID – 19 health restrictions as he said decision made last week will stay in force, when asked about a need for them as infections surged ahead of a government meeting on Wednesday. Also asked about how to refinance France’s heavy debt … More France’s Macron Rules Out New COVID – 19 Curbs Ahead Of Wednesday Meeting

Greece Bans New Year’s Music At Venues Amid COVID Surge

PARIS, France – – Greece’s health minister said Wednesday that music will be banned at all commercial venues for New Year’s celebrations as part of new restrictions announced in response to a surge in COVID – 19 infections fueled by the omicron variant. The restrictions, originally planned to take effect on Jan.3, will start early … More Greece Bans New Year’s Music At Venues Amid COVID Surge

France Ups Pressure On Unvaccinated Amid Record Infections

PARIS, France – France’s government is forging ahead with efforts to increase pressure on unvaccinated people to get coronavirus shots, as the country reported 208,000 new COVID – 19 cases Wednesday – a record fueled by the omicron variant. Health Minister Oliver Veran on Wednesday defended a government plan to allow only the fully vaccinated … More France Ups Pressure On Unvaccinated Amid Record Infections

Coronavirus Pandemic Updates: Residents And Tourist In Paris Will Be Required To Wear Face Masks Outdoors

Paris, France – Residents and tourists in Paris will be required to wear face masks outdoors starting Friday as France sees a surge of COVID – 19 infections fueled by the omicron variant. The Paris police prefecture said the mask rule will apply to people ages 12 and over, although individuals will be exempt while … More Coronavirus Pandemic Updates: Residents And Tourist In Paris Will Be Required To Wear Face Masks Outdoors