Posts Tagged France

Eiffel Tower closed as France braces for major strikes

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2020

Paris – The Eiffel Tower will remain closed Thursday as France braces for a fourth consecutive day of major cross-sector strikes against pension reforms. Teachers, health workers, lawyers and railway...

Embassy cautions Filipinos in Paris against massive strikes, street crimes

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2020

The Philippine Embassy in Paris has issued an advisory to warn Filipinos visiting and living in France particularly in the capital city. Tensions continue as angry transport workers launch massive...

Remains of Pinay killed in France returns home

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2019

The remains of Janice Cabardo Badr had returned home. Janice’s remains arrived on Sunday afternoon (October 6) in Panabo City, Davao, a few weeks after she was killed by her...

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86

Robie de Guzman   •   September 26, 2019

France’s former president Jacques Chirac died on Thursday (September 26) at the age of 86. He was a charismatic figure who dominated French politics for decades and stirred national pride...

Massive fire engulfs factory in Rouen, France

Robie de Guzman   •   September 26, 2019

A large fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday (September 26) at a French factory in the northern port city of Rouen, local authorities said. Authorities added there...

Kin of Pinay killed in France calls for justice

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 25, 2019

The relatives of the Filipina who was stabbed to death by her husband in France last Friday (September 20) are calling out for justice. Mike Cabardo still cannot accept the...

Google wins in ‘right to be forgotten’ fight with France

UNTV News   •   September 24, 2019

Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally, the European Union’s top court said on Tuesday (September 24) as it ruled on the fight between the...

Ph Coast Guard launches ‘most modern’ ship for West Philippine Sea patrol

Robie de Guzman   •   July 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday said its “most modern” patrol ship has been launched by shipbuilder OCEA in France. The PCG said the 83.6-meter long offshore...

French parliament adopts law that bans smacking children

Robie de Guzman   •   July 5, 2019

French senators on Tuesday (July 3) passed into law an anti-smacking bill that prohibits the use of violence in the education of children, although there will be no punishment for...

France closes thousands of schools amid unprecedented heatwave

Robie de Guzman   •   June 29, 2019

French ministers held a meeting to assess the government’s response to the heatwave on Friday (June 28) with record-breaking highs of 45 degrees Celsius forecast in parts of southern France...

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