UK’s Red Arrows join French counterpart for flypast over Paris | AFP

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team carry out a flypast over Paris with their French counterpart in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of a speech by Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces.

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Flypast over London as President Macron visits | AFP

The RAF Red Arrows are joined by the Patrouille de France to perform a flypast over London as France’s President Macron visits to mark the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s WW2 broadcast of 18 June 1940 which is seen as the beginning of the French Resistance. IMAGES

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British PM and French President watch flypast to mark Charles de Gaulle’s wartime appeal | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson watch a flypast in London to mark the 80th anniversary of wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle’s rallying cry against Nazi occupation from the British capital. IMAGES

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Boris Johnson welcomes Emmanuel Macron to Downing Street | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street, the first foreign head of state to visit since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Macron’s visit marks the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s WW2 broadcast of 18 June 1940 seen as the beginning of the French Resistance. IMAGES

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Commemorations begin on 80th anniversary of de Gaulle resistance broadcast | AFP

For the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s Appeal of 18 June radio broadcast, Emmanuel Macron presides over a ceremony at the Mont Valérien Memorial near Paris, the main place of execution of resistance fighters and hostages during the Second World War. The French President is accompanied by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces. IMAGES

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A third of French aircraft carrier crew have coronavirus | AFP

A third of the nearly 2,000 sailors who were aboard France’s aircraft carrier and support craft when a coronavirus outbreak occurred at sea have tested positive for the virus, the army’s Chief Medical Officer announces. With two-thirds of test results in, 668 sailors from the Charles-de-Gaulle and escort vessels in its battle group are confirmed to have the virus. SOUNDBITE

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Yazidi women and children arrive in France for new life | AFP

Twenty-seven Yazidi women and their children, victims of the Islamic State group in Iraq, arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris to start a new life in France, following the government’s promise in 2018 to welcome 100 Yazidi families.

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Chinese president Xi Jinping lands in Paris for Macron talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Paris for the official part of his visit to France, where French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will aim to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances. Xi’s official visit to Paris marks 55 years since Charles de Gaulle established diplomatic relations with Beijing. IMAGES

Riot police fire tear gas at ‘yellow vest’ protesters in Paris

Pushed back by riot police with tear gas and a water cannon, “yellow vest” protesters continue to gather at the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the top of Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees. Hundreds have converged on the city for new demonstrations, with anger over fuel taxes morphing into a wide-ranging anti-government movement. IMAGES

Behind the scenes of baggage screening in Roissy airport

Ever wondered how your suitcase goes missing from a flight? It’s all down to the baggage screening department of an airport. In Paris’s busy Charles de Gaulle airport, impressive baggage screening machines operate in the basement, with an automated system, to transport and screen luggage before they’re loaded into the hold of a flight. The new screening machine can handle up to 8,000 suitcases an hour.