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Covid-19: France’s small-scale farmers see ‘glimmer of hope’

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 09:48Modified: 07/05/2020 – 09:48 For many farmers, the Covid-19 pandemic has been brutal with large orders cancelled and revenue plunging. But some small-scale farmers have noticed a rise in direct sales. FRANCE 24’s Catherine Norris-Trent reports. Damien Hahusseau, who runs a family farm with 100 cows and some vineyards in central France, […]

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Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies aged 73

Issued on: 06/05/2020 – 21:21Modified: 06/05/2020 – 21:20 The co-founder of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider, has died at the age of 73 from cancer, the managers of the group announced Wednesday.  The band, which he set up with co-founder Ralf Hutter in 1970, changed electronic music, laying down the foundations for hip-hop, synth-pop, […]

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UK is Europe’s worst-hit country by Covid-19, as official death toll tops 32,000

Issued on: 05/05/2020 – 11:45Modified: 05/05/2020 – 11:45 Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than other European leaders to order […]

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European leaders push €7.5-billion vaccine financing drive to fight Covid-19

Issued on: 04/05/2020 – 09:41Modified: 04/05/2020 – 09:41 European leaders are backing an initiative from Brussels to raise 7.5 billion euros (£6.6 billion, $8.3 billion) to find a vaccine to curb the global coronavirus pandemic. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, outlined the fundraising plan for the scientific fight-back against COVID-19 […]

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Italy’s daily Covid-19 death toll hits seven-week low ahead of lockdown easing

Issued on: 03/05/2020 – 19:02Modified: 03/05/2020 – 19:02 Deaths from the Covid-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 174 on Sunday, the Civil Protection Agency said, posting the smallest daily toll of fatalities since March 10. The daily number of new cases declined sharply to 1,389 from 1,900 on Saturday.In recent weeks of the epidemic that emerged in Italy on […]

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Spaniards enjoy open-air exercise as country starts easing 49-day lockdown

Issued on: 02/05/2020 – 19:20Modified: 02/05/2020 – 19:20 Joggers, cyclists and surfers across Spain hurried out of their homes on Saturday, allowed to exercise outdoors for the first time in seven weeks as the government began easing tough coronavirus restrictions. In Madrid, cyclists and skateboarders streamed along the city’s wide boulevards. Barcelona’s beachside was packed with runners, […]

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