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Leaders of Russia, France, Germany discuss global crises

Leaders of Russia, France, Germany discuss global crises

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The Kremlin says the leaders of Russia, France and Germany had a call to discuss coronavirus vaccines and a slew of international crises, including the situation in eastern Ukraine, Libya, Syria and the Iranian nuclear standoff among other issuesBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressMarch 30, 2021, 10:16 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- The leaders of Russia, France and Germany met by conference call Tuesday and discussed coronavirus vaccines, the Iranian nuclear standoff and the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, Libya and Syria.The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin also responded to questions about jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny raised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in their “frank and bus...
Six Nations: Scotland’s Sean Maitland out for France tie as Adam Hastings returns

Six Nations: Scotland’s Sean Maitland out for France tie as Adam Hastings returns

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Date: Friday, 26 March Kick-off: 20:00 GMT Venue: Stade de France, ParisCoverage: Watch on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:30 GMT; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and BBC Radio Scotland; live text and highlights on the BBC Sport website and app.Sean Maitland has been left out of Scotland's squad for their final Six Nations match against France on Friday. Scotland were limited to selecting five English-based players because of an agreement with the Premiership. Stuart Hogg and Sam Skinner (Exeter), Scott Steele (Harlequins) and Alex Craig and Chris Harris (Gloucester) were chosen ahead of the Saracens wing. Finn Russell (concussion) and Adam Hastings (ban) are back, but lock Jonny Gray is again out through injury.Glasgow Warriors' Fraser Brown does not make Gregor Townsend's ...
Germany, France, Italy and Spain pause Oxford jab amid blood clot concerns

Germany, France, Italy and Spain pause Oxford jab amid blood clot concerns

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Germany, France, Italy and Spain are suspending use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as EU regulators investigate reports some people developed blood clots after having the jab.The German health ministry, the Italian medicines authority and French President Emmanuel Macron said the measure was a "precaution" while the European Medicines Agency (EMA) looks into the matter. Mr Macron said EU regulators were expected to give guidance on Tuesday afternoon.Spain joined the group early on Monday evening, with a pause in its use of the vaccine to last at least two weeks, and Slovenia has also temporarily halted its rollout of the jab.The countries are the latest European nations to stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over possible links to the clots. ...
Ireland 13-15 France: France make it two out of two while Ireland remain without a win

Ireland 13-15 France: France make it two out of two while Ireland remain without a win

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Ireland: (3) 13Try: Kelleher Con: R Byrne Pen: Burns, R Byrne France: (10) 15Tries: Ollivon, Penaud Cons: Jalibert Pen: JalibertFrance kept their Grand Slam aspirations intact with a scrappy 15-13 win over Ireland, who remain without a win in this year's Six Nations.Charles Ollivon scored the sole try of the first half after a passage of attacking brilliance from the visitors.Damian Penaud touched down for the second try in the 55th minute.Ireland began to show some fight and Ronan Kelleher's opportunistic try and a Ross Byrne penalty set-up a grandstand finish, but France held on.Far from their free-flowing best, Fabien Galthie's side found two moments of real flair in a match low on quality, and that ultimately proved the difference between the sides.Ireland will cling onto the heart tha...
France to close borders to all non-EU countries from Sunday

France to close borders to all non-EU countries from Sunday

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France is to close its borders to all countries outside the European Union from Sunday, according to prime minister Jean Castex.All people looking to enter from the EU will need a negative PCR test, except for commuters. UK transport secretary Grant Shapps later clarified the ban would not apply to hauliers, adding "trade will continue to flow smoothly".Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world French PM Jean Castex has announced that France is to close its borders to all countries outside the EU from Sunday. However, I can confirm that this does NOT apply to hauliers, so trade will continue to flow smoothly.— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) January 29, 2021 Mr Castex said all large shopping centres will close and travel to the na...