Will coronavirus spell the end of the hipster beard?
31 March 2020 | 2:41 pm
We look at the French junior economy minister's "wartime" call for businesses to adapt to the needs of the country, while Libération looks at how confinement has spurred "melancovid" in France, Lionel Messi announces he and his Barcelona teammates will take a pay cut to help amid the club's shutdown and an article looks at how the pandemic could seal the end of the hipster beard (or not!)
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We look at how the French press is covering the fact that trash is piling up in Paris, as garbage workers go on strike over pension reforms. We also find out about this Monday's parliamentary debate on France's nuclear future.
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