Apprentice allowed to stay after French baker’s hunger strike Jan 15, 2021 0 287 12345 dpa Paris After a baker in France went on hunger strike to protest the deportation of his 18-year-old apprentice to Guinea, sparking national attention, the responsible prefecture on Thursday caved and announced the young man would be allowed to stay.“In view of his exemplary integrative efforts and his prospects of professional integration ... the Prefect of Haute-Saone has decided to revoke the measure taken against him and to grant him a residence permit,” the prefecture said.Baker Stephane Ravacley had began his strike on January 3 to fight “for the boy to stay in France and get French papers,” he told the online magazine Brut.He had planned to make it until January 26, when a decision was to be made on the apprentice’s appeal against his deportation. He was facing deportation due to turning 18.Ravacley had reached day 11 on Thursday when the prefecture prematurely announced its decision.“The elements originally presented in support of his application were not sufficient to grant his request,” the prefecture now said of the application for a residence permit.However, the man had now submitted new information that has changed the authority’s assessment, it said.According to media reports, the prefecture originally believed that the man’s identity documents were not authentic.Ravacley’s efforts have received the backing of celebrities such as actress Marion Cotillard, and an online petition for the apprentice has been signed more than 240,000 times. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Trump impeached for historic second time after Capitol siege Jan 15, 2021 0 485 Hospital admissions spike in England as pharmacies deliver vaccine Jan 15, 2021 0 384 Taiwan president meets with US envoy to the UN, drawing Beijing’s ire Jan 15, 2021 0 34 Russian prison service says Navalny should expect arrest upon arrival dpa Moscow Leading Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny should expect to be arrested upon his arrival on Sunday in Moscow. The Russian Federal Penitentiary Service said in a statement on Thursday that he was .. UN: 2020 was one of hottest three years on record Geneva: Last year was one of the three hottest years on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Thursday. The average global temperature reached 14.9 degrees, which was 1.2 degrees above the .. France plans mass testing of children, teachers to stop variant dpa Strasbourg France is planning a mass coronavirus testing of children to stem the spread of a variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday. “We have established .. Madrid’s record snow storm caused $1.7 bn in damages Madrid: Storm Filomena, Spain’s worst winter storm in decades, has caused damages of about €1.4 bn ($1.7 bn) in the capital Madrid, according to mayor Jose Luis Martinez Almeida. This number included revenue loss for the .. Court upholds South Korean ex-president Park’s 20-yr jail term Seoul: South Korea’s highest court on Thursday upheld the 20-year prison sentence of disgraced former president Park Geun Hye, the country’s first female leader, for abuse of power and other crimes, ending a ..