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Paris goes back to lockdown

French prime minister Jean Castex announced a limited month-long lockdown for Paris and several other regions to combat surging Covid-19 cases, AFP reports, while insisting the measures would be less strict than in the past. Non-essential businesses will close and movement outside will be restricted in the affected areas, schools will stay open, and outdoor exercise is allowed up to 10 kilometres from home, he said.

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EU to open up 'black box' of political ads

Paid political ads will have to show how much was spent on the ad, the sources of funds, the name of the sponsor. "Without providing this information, political advertisement will be illegal," commission vice-president Věra Jourová said.

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