Two new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in France, bringing the total number of infections to four, the health ministry announced on Monday. The latest cases involve a man and a woman who recently returned from Mexico.
More than 400 detainees were transferred under intense surveillance from two decrepit prisons in the centre of Lyon to an ultra-modern facility in the French city's suburbs, the first transfer operation of its kind in Europe.
Valenciennes staged a huge upset by defeating Lyon, who have ruled unchallenged over the French league for the last seven years. Two goals by Gignac saw Toulouse secure a draw against Marseille, who remain at the top of the table.
Valenciennes has defeated Lyon, a team that won the championship seven times in a row, with 2 goals to 0. Two goals of Gignac permitted Toulouse to bring back a draw from Marseille, who remains on top of the French Championship.
Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said two A/H1N1 swine flu infections have been confirmed and 22 cases are being investigated, with seven considered 'probable'. All are people who had travelled to Mexico.
The family of a 12-year-old boy who was twice kidnapped by cult leader and convicted paedophile, Juliano Verbard, has expressed dismay over Verbard’s escape from a Reunion jail Monday and fear for the boy's security.
Tens of thousands of people across France protested President Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis, as unions and the left-wing opposition united in a "historic" demand for more aid for those hit by the slowdown.