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France plans to fill gas storage facilities

Paris, July 27 : France is determined to fill all its strategic gas storage facilities up to 100 per cent by November 1, which exceeds the goals set out by the European Commission, Energy Transformation Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said on Wednesday.

PM to visit Germany, Denmark and France in May

New Delhi, April 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Germany, Denmark and France from May 2 to May 4, the Ministry of External Affairs informed on Wednesday. This will be the Prime Minister's first visit abroad in 2022. In Berlin, Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of Germany, and the two leaders will co-chair the sixth edition of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC), the Ministry said. The biennial IGC is a unique dialogue format that also sees participation of several Ministers from both sides.

Several nations urge Turkey to release human rights defender Kavala

Ankara, Oct 19 (UNI/Sputnik) The US embassy in Turkey on Tuesday released a joint statement with nine other western embassies calling on Ankara to release human rights defender Osman Kavala after four years under arrest. The appeal was made by the embassies of Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States.

France’s total evacuates staff, announces force majeure on LNG project in...

Moscow, Apr 26 (Sputnik) French oil company Total on Monday declared force majeure and the evacuation of all personnel from the Afungi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in northern Mozambique over terrorist-related security concerns. Mozambique LNG is projected to be the first onshore project in Mozambique. It includes the development of the Golfinho and Atum fields and the construction of a two-line liquefaction plant with a total capacity of 12.9 million tonnes of LNG per annum and expansion potential of up to 43 million tonnes. The start of production is scheduled for 2024. Total is the operator of the project with a 26.5 percent share. The cost of the project is estimated at $20 billion, the investment decision regarding it was made in 2019.

France goes into third national lockdown as cases surge sharply

Paris, Apr 4(UNI) France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system. Under the lockdown all schools and non-essential shops will be shut for four weeks, and a curfew will be in place from 19:00 to 06:00, while from Tuesday onward people will also need a valid reason to travel more than 10 km (six miles) from their homes, the BBC reported. On Friday, France reported that the number of seriously ill COVID patients in intensive care units (ICU) increased by 145, which is the biggest jump in five months. At present France has about 5,000 COVID patients in ICUs across the country. On Friday, the country recorded 46,677 new cases and 304 deaths.

France to revise down economic growth for 2021 amid Covid restrictions:...

Moscow, Apr 4 (Sputnik) France will have to revise its economic growth for 2021 down from 6 percent to 5 percent due to the coronavirus restrictions, Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire said in an exclusive interview with Journal du Dimanche (JDD). "Closing schools and 150,000 businesses is crucial to stopping the spread of the virus. But these measures will have an impact on the French economy. We are therefore going to revise our growth from 6% to 5% for 2021," the minister told the newspaper in an interview published late on Saturday.

Globally more than 21.70 lakh people lost lives due to Covid-19:...

Washington/New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) More than 21.70 lakh people worldwide have died due to the global epidemic Corona virus, and more than 10.07 crore people have been affected. According to data released by the Center for Science and Engineering (CSSE) of America's John Hopkins University, the number of corona infections in 192 countries of the world has increased to 10.7 crore while more than 21.70 lakh succumbed.

France’s Sanofi to boost Pfizer vaccine supply amid EU shortages

Paris, Jan 27 (UNI) Amid the vaccine shortages being faced by EU, French drug maker Sanofi announced on Wednesday said that it will help to mass produce the Novel Coronavirus vaccine, developed by Pfizer/BioNTech.

France registers first case of new coronavirus strain

Paris, Dec 26 (UNI) France has registered the first case of new coronavirus strain that recently emerged in the United Kingdom, the health authorities confirmed on Friday. The authorities said that the person was tested positive on Friday who is a French citizen living in England and had returned from UK on December 19. After the emergence of the new coronavirus strain, many countries have imposed travel restrictions with UK.

France sets New Daily record with over 60,000 COVID-19 cases

PARIS, Nov 7 (Sputnik) France has registered 60,486 new coronavirus cases within the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since the start of the epidemic, the country's national public health agency, Sante Publique, said on Friday.
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