Poles began voting in a presidential election while the French are voting in the second round of municipal elections in 5,000 towns and cities.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 9.8 million people and claimed more than 494,000 lives around the world. Here are the updates for June 26:
The annual midsummer Festival of Music usually brings millions of people out onto the streets across the country for impromptu concerts in cafes and on street corners that go on long into the night.
Protesters in capital Paris demonstrate against racial injustice and deaths of Black mean killed in encounters with French police or under suspicious circumstances.
Doctors, nurses and administrative staff marched without incident in the capital and other French cities to demand the government keep its promise to overhaul France's hospital system in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Police fire tear gas at protesters as anger grows after a raft of complaints against officers and custodial death of George Floyd in US.
Several French lawmakers are now compelled to hinder accountability, not racial injustice.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
Tens of thousands people gathered in central London to protest the death of George Floyd by chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter."
Several thousand people had previously rallied peacefully for two hours at the main Paris courthouse as global outrage over what happened to George Floyd in the United States kindled frustrations across borders and continents.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
Over 100 artefacts are due to go under the hammer in an online June 11 sale organised by the Paris-based Coutau-Begarie auction house.
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