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Tale of two cities: How virus lockdown has exposed France's class divide

Tale of two cities: How virus lockdown has exposed France's class divide

When bestselling French novelist Leila Slimani -- the author of "The Perfect Nanny" -- admitted that she felt "a little like Sleeping Beauty" contemplating the coronavirus lockdown from the comfort of her country home, she hit a very raw nerve. Class tensions -- never very far from the...

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British PM hospitalised with coronavirus but 'still in charge'

British PM hospitalised with coronavirus but 'still in charge'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital on Monday undergoing tests after suffering "persistent" symptoms of coronavirus for 10 days, but colleagues insisted he remains in charge of the government. The Conservative leader announced on March 27 that he had tested positive for...

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UK's Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit: we can defeat the coronavirus

UK's Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit: we can defeat the coronavirus

Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the spirit of World War Two in an extremely rare broadcast to the nation. In what was only the fifth televised...

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France reports 357 new coronavirus hospital deaths in 24-hour period

France reports 357 new coronavirus hospital deaths in 24-hour period

France on Sunday reported 357 coronavirus deaths in hospital in 24 hours, a lower tally than in each of the previous two days, bringing the country's total death toll to 8,078. The total death tally included 5,889 patients who died in hospital, and 2,189 people in old age homes and other...

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