Olivier Veran

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French prime minister Edouard Philippe presents the details for the easing of the country’s lockdown at the Hotel Matignon in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned against “letting our guard down” when the country eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions next Monday. (...)

The Christian Open Door Church  in Mulhouse, France. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Three days after the Christian Open Door evangelical megachurch’s “week of prayer and fasting” in Mulhouse, eastern France, pastor Samuel Peterschmitt(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron promised overtime payments and a ‘gratitude bonus’ to medical personnel. Photograph: Getty

France is “only at the beginning” of the coronavirus epidemic, said President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night. “But we will hold on . . . because w(...)

Prof Garret FitzGerald: ‘The irony is Trump supporters paid the price for his mistakes.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The United States is showing every indication it will outstrip China in coronavirus cases, and is already “not far behind them”, according to one of i(...)

Professor Didier Raoult, the maverick virologist who says chloroquine cures coronavirus

We could know within two weeks whether Professor Didier Raoult, the French virologist who heads the Mediterranean infectious and tropical disease inst(...)

Despite warnings, misinformation and fake news continues to circulate widely on social media messaging apps such as WhatsApp in particular. File Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Zero eight-hundred-hours (8am) came and went, as did 11am, and despite speculation whipped up by bogus messages shared widely on social media over the(...)

Photograph: iStock

The new coronavirus that’s forcing lockdowns and roiling economies is spurring a silent revolution in the field of telemedicine. As Covid-19 spreads (...)

Munster’s Gavin Coombes in action during Friday’s win over Scarlets at Thomond Park:  Pro14 organisers have moved swiftly to state that, if there is no other option, postponed games would result in them being declared 0-0 draws, with two points for each team.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“Events, dear boy, events,” as Harold Macmillan reputedly once said when asked what would determine his government’s fate. His words proved propheti(...)

France’s government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models. Above, Etam creations from Paris fashion week. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters

France’s government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion hou(...)