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# france - Friday 12 February, 2021

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10
# Le Crunch
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# Le Crunch

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 59,707 Views 106 Comments

Iain Henderson will captain the side while there is also a recall for Rhys Ruddock as Andy Farrell names his team for Sunday’s Six Nations tie against France.

# france - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
# Possible XV
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# Possible XV

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France

Feb 11th 2021, 7:40 PM 36,628 Views 82 Comments

James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.

# france - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'We know we can't afford to slip up again' From The42

'We know we can't afford to slip up again'

Feb 10th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,662 Views 19 Comments

Conor Murray is relishing this week’s clash with Antoine Dupont’s France.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets
# National Rally
# National Rally

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets

Feb 10th 2021, 7:17 AM 18,491 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with breaking hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities in 2015.

# france - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales
# Suspended
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# Suspended

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales

Feb 9th 2021, 6:55 PM 46,140 Views 121 Comments

The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France
# Goals
From The42
# Goals

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,938 Views 21 Comments

A home defeat to les Bleus would leave Ireland staring at a miserable Six Nations campaign.

# france - Monday 8 February, 2021

'A Six Nations is not won on the first day' - Farrell's Ireland turn to France test
# Next Job
From The42
# Next Job

'A Six Nations is not won on the first day' - Farrell's Ireland turn to France test

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 8:23 AM 19,700 Views 32 Comments

An opening-round defeat away to Wales has Ireland on the back foot.

# france - Saturday 6 February, 2021

France captain urges team to lift tempo for 'crucial' Ireland Six Nations trip
# Le Crunch
From The42
# Le Crunch

France captain urges team to lift tempo for 'crucial' Ireland Six Nations trip

Feb 6th 2021, 7:36 PM 8,159 Views 2 Comments

France meet Ireland next Sunday in a mouthwatering St Valentine’s Day clash at the Aviva.

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy
# French Evolution
From The42
# French Evolution

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy

Feb 6th 2021, 4:04 PM 8,489 Views 20 Comments

Les Bleus open up the championship with a seven try victory over Italy in Rome.

# france - Friday 5 February, 2021

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?

Feb 5th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,852 Views 5 Comments

The tournament starts this weekend in Rome, London and Cardiff.

# france - Saturday 30 January, 2021

France to close borders to non-EU countries to limit spread of Covid-19
# Travel
# Travel

France to close borders to non-EU countries to limit spread of Covid-19

Jan 30th 2021, 1:32 PM 20,183 Views 22 Comments

France is restricting its borders and shutting all large shopping centres from tomorrow.

# france - Thursday 28 January, 2021

French government gives Six Nations the go-ahead
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

French government gives Six Nations the go-ahead

Jan 28th 2021, 11:12 PM 5,292 Views 7 Comments

The France national team will be given a quarantine exemption for the competition, though the decision is being kept under review.

# france - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

Jan 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 14,881 Views 5 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

# france - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,551 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

Jan 24th 2021, 11:46 AM 31,133 Views 34 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

# france - Friday 22 January, 2021

'His greatest dream': Icelandic man recovering well from double arm transplant
# France
# France

'His greatest dream': Icelandic man recovering well from double arm transplant

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:14 PM 25,234 Views 22 Comments

No serious complications have been detected nine days after the operation, doctors said.

# france - Monday 18 January, 2021

A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive
# Yes Really
# Yes Really

A French woman who was ruled dead in 2017 is fighting to be declared alive

Jan 18th 2021, 10:09 PM 67,520 Views 30 Comments

Jeanne Pouchain’s status has prevented her and her husband from using their joint bank account.

# france - Friday 15 January, 2021

France introduces nationwide 6pm curfew to tackle Covid-19

France introduces nationwide 6pm curfew to tackle Covid-19

Jan 15th 2021, 8:03 AM 31,776 Views 61 Comments

Prime Minister Jean Castex also revealed new controls for those arriving from outside the EU

# france - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Racing wing Taofifenua among three uncapped players in French Six Nations squad
# Holding Pattern
From The42
# Holding Pattern

Racing wing Taofifenua among three uncapped players in French Six Nations squad

Jan 12th 2021, 9:16 AM 4,160 Views 2 Comments

Though uncertainty swirls around French participation, the tournament remains scheduled for next month.

# france - Monday 11 January, 2021

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup
# Directive
From The42
# Directive

EPCR confirms suspension of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

Jan 11th 2021, 5:45 PM 23,312 Views 24 Comments

A directive from the French government meant Top 14 clubs couldn’t play this month.

# france - Friday 8 January, 2021

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 3:00 PM 16,779 Views 7 Comments

The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.

# france - Saturday 26 December, 2020

French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon
# Carlos Ghosn
# Carlos Ghosn

French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

Dec 26th 2020, 4:53 PM 14,735 Views 3 Comments

The 66-year-old is facing a series of charges in Japan and France.

France and Spain confirm cases of new coronavirus strain
# Mutation
# Mutation

France and Spain confirm cases of new coronavirus strain

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 1:45 PM 32,186 Views 36 Comments

The patient in France’s first case arrived in the country from London on 19 December.

# france - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England
# Kent
# Kent

Man arrested as stranded lorry drivers clash with police in England

Dec 23rd 2020, 2:58 PM 33,592 Views 39 Comments

The British Retail Consortium has warned of possible food shortages until the backlog of more than 5,000 lorries is cleared.

Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case
# Puy-de-dome
# Puy-de-dome

Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 8:38 AM 52,283 Views 24 Comments

The suspect has since been found dead.

# france - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

France to ease Covid travel ban from UK - but negative test result needed to travel

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 7:41 PM 25,285 Views 23 Comments

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser said cases of the variant strain are appearing “everywhere”.

# france - Monday 21 December, 2020

Stena Line fast tracks direct ferry service from Ireland to France amid UK travel ban
# Travel Ban
# Travel Ban

Stena Line fast tracks direct ferry service from Ireland to France amid UK travel ban

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 1:40 PM 45,672 Views 46 Comments

Hauliers are being told not to leave Ireland unless they have a confirmed booking to travel directly to continental Europe.

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport
# New Strain
# New Strain

Eamon Ryan says Ireland will work with UK 'on what comes next' after 48-hour suspension of transport

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 34,930 Views 50 Comments

The Green Party leader also said increased restrictions will come into effect in Ireland “sooner than was originally planned”.

# france - Sunday 20 December, 2020

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban
# Food Supplies
# Food Supplies

France blocks lorry freight from UK as part of travel ban

Dec 20th 2020, 10:01 PM 79,613 Views 86 Comments

“Brexit stockpiling is one thing, the Christmas rush is another thing, but the absolute hammer blow now is to close the borders for 48 hours,” the Road Haulage Association said tonight.

# france - Saturday 19 December, 2020

French president Emmanuel Macron 'stable' after Covid-19 infection
# Emmanuel Macron
# Emmanuel Macron

French president Emmanuel Macron 'stable' after Covid-19 infection

Dec 19th 2020, 2:40 PM 20,248 Views 9 Comments

Macron is working in self-isolation from an official residence outside Paris.

# france - Friday 18 December, 2020

Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever
# Versailles
# Versailles

Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 8:28 PM 36,913 Views 16 Comments

The French president is also suffering from a cough and fatigue after his positive test for coronavirus.

# france - Thursday 17 December, 2020

French president Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19
# France
# France

French president Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 17th 2020, 10:05 AM 13,904 Views 21 Comments

Macron will now self-isolate for seven days.

# france - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

30-year jail terms for suspected accomplices of terrorists in 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks
# Paris
# Paris

30-year jail terms for suspected accomplices of terrorists in 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks

Updated Dec 16th 2020, 5:34 PM 8,780 Views 15 Comments

Terrorists killed 17 people during the attacks on the offices of a magazine and a Jewish supermarket.

Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge

Dec 16th 2020, 2:34 PM 19,415 Views 6 Comments

Tougher measures are being implemented across the continent.

# france - Monday 14 December, 2020

Another quarter-final exit? Ireland's World Cup draw isn't straightforward
# RWC2023
From The42
# RWC2023

Another quarter-final exit? Ireland's World Cup draw isn't straightforward

Dec 14th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,899 Views 19 Comments

New Zealand or hosts France look likely to be waiting in the quarter-finals.

Two Russian men jailed over Euro 2016 attack that left England fan disabled
# France
# France

Two Russian men jailed over Euro 2016 attack that left England fan disabled

Dec 14th 2020, 3:30 PM 18,026 Views 10 Comments

They had been held in prison in France since March 2018.

# france - Thursday 10 December, 2020

French court to deliver verdict in ex-president Sarkozy's corruption trial next March
# France
# France

French court to deliver verdict in ex-president Sarkozy's corruption trial next March

Dec 10th 2020, 10:38 PM 5,939 Views 0 Comments

The trial wrapped up this evening after the last of the defence was concluded.

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
# Cookies
# Cookies

France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies

Dec 10th 2020, 8:35 AM 15,148 Views 25 Comments

The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.

# france - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Prosecutors in Sarkozy corruption trial want ex-French President to get four-year jail term
# In The Dock
# In The Dock

Prosecutors in Sarkozy corruption trial want ex-French President to get four-year jail term

Dec 8th 2020, 7:28 PM 8,336 Views 4 Comments

“What did I do to deserve this?” asked Sarkozy in court yesterday.

# france - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Farrell's sudden-death penalty sees England past remarkable French effort
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

Farrell's sudden-death penalty sees England past remarkable French effort

Dec 6th 2020, 4:13 PM 16,705 Views 21 Comments

There was sensational drama at Twickenham in the Autumn Nations Cup final.