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Floods, landslides leave dozens dead in southwest India

France 24

At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies.

October 17th 2021, 7:04 pm

One month on, still 'no signs' that La Palma volcanic eruption will end soon

France 24

There's no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has caused chaos on the Spanish isle of La Palma since it began about a month ago, the president of the Canary Islands said on Sunday.

October 17th 2021, 2:03 pm

China slams US, Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

France 24

The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region.

October 17th 2021, 2:03 pm

Two years after October 17 protests, Lebanon's economic crisis worse than ever

France 24

Two years after Lebanon's so-called October 17 movement began with major nationwide protests, disillusionment and fear prevail in the country. Several prime ministers have come and gone since 2019, but the protesters’ demands have not been met. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin speaks with Lynn Harfoush, an executive committee member of the National Bloc political party, who remains undeterred.

October 17th 2021, 2:03 pm

Macron’s condemnation of 1961 massacre in Paris ‘not enough’, historians say

France 24

Historians and activists in France have expressed disappointment that President Emmanuel Macron did not go further in his condemnation of the deadly crackdown in 1961 by Paris police on protest by Algerians, the scale of which was covered up for decades.

October 17th 2021, 9:16 am

Russian filmmakers land back on Earth after 12-day shoot on ISS

France 24

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station.

October 17th 2021, 9:16 am

Lebanon marks two years since the start of its popular uprising

France 24

Lebanon on Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of its popular uprising when demonstrators took to the streets against government corruption and austerity measures in the biggest protest movement the country has seen in years.

October 17th 2021, 9:16 am

Venezuela suspends talks after Maduro ally extradited to US

France 24

A fugitive businessman accused of acting as a money launderer for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime was extradited Saturday to the United States from Cape Verde, US justice officials said.

October 17th 2021, 9:16 am

Kenya's Elisha Rotich and Ethiopia's Tigist Memuye win Paris marathon

France 24

Kenya's Elisha Rotich won the men's race and Ethiopia's Tigist Memuye topped the women's podium at the Paris Marathon on Sunday.

October 17th 2021, 9:16 am

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo launches new political party

France 24

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his former party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court.

October 17th 2021, 3:01 am

US missionaries and children kidnapped by gang in Haiti: security source

France 24

About 15 American missionaries and family members were kidnapped on Saturday by a gang outside the Haitian capital, a local security source told AFP.

October 17th 2021, 3:01 am

British MP's murderer was identified by official counter-terrorism scheme

France 24

The attacker who fatally stabbed British lawmaker David Amess was referred to an official counter-terrorist scheme for those thought to be at risk of radicalisation, according to media reports.

October 17th 2021, 3:01 am

Thousands of Sudanese protesters demand dissolution of transitional government

France 24

Thousands of pro-military protesters rallied in central Khartoum Saturday, vowing not to leave until the government is dissolved in a threat to Sudan's transition to civilian rule.

October 17th 2021, 3:01 am

British government orders security review after deadly terror attack on MP

France 24

The fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident with possible links to Islamist extremism, police said Saturday, as the government ordered a review of safety measures to protect MPs.

October 16th 2021, 7:32 pm

Beirut port blast activist resigns amid pressure over judge ouster

France 24

The spokesman for relatives of those killed in last year's Beirut port blast quit on Saturday, following fears he had been intimidated into urging the dismissal of the lead investigator in the case.

October 16th 2021, 7:32 pm

Saudi-led coalition intensify air strikes against Yemen Houthi rebels

France 24

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government said Saturday it had killed 160 Houthi rebels in strikes south of the strategic city of Marib, where loyalists say rebels have made advances.

October 16th 2021, 7:32 pm

IS group claims responsibility for Kandahar mosque bombing

France 24

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that killed at least 60 people and injured scores more. The Taliban said they would take charge of the mosque's protection, replacing local Shiite guards.

October 16th 2021, 9:47 am

ASEAN excludes Myanmar's junta chief from upcoming regional summit

France 24

Myanmar's junta chief will be excluded from an upcoming ASEAN summit, the group said Saturday, a rare rebuke as concerns rise over the military government's commitment to defusing a bloody crisis.

October 16th 2021, 9:47 am

Remembering the 1961 massacre of Algerians in the heart of Paris

France 24

This week marks 60 years since some 200 Algerians were murdered in central Paris by French police. At the height of the Algerian War of Independence, thousands of people, most of them Algerians living in the suburbs of Paris, descended on the capital demanding an end to French colonial rule in Algeria. The state's response was brutal, and those responsible for the massacre enjoyed protection for many years. We look back at the terrible events of October 17, 1961 and hear from a 92-year-old eyewitness.

October 16th 2021, 9:47 am

NASA launches history-making probe to study Jupiter’s asteroids

France 24

NASA launched a first-of-its kind mission on Saturday to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, two large clusters of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the solar system's outer planets.

October 16th 2021, 9:47 am

'We did our job, nothing more': The archivists who proved 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians

France 24

Philippe Grand, a former chief conservator at the Paris archives, was the first person to reveal evidence of the October 17, 1961 massacre of Algerians in the heart of Paris – one of the darkest chapters of postwar French history. Almost forty years after the hushed-up killings, testimonies by Grand and his colleague Brigitte Lainé helped ensure the massacre was finally recognised in a Paris court. As France marks the 60th anniversary of the atrocity, Grand spoke to FRANCE 24 about his role in safeguarding, and later revealing, the evidence.

October 16th 2021, 9:47 am

Macron to participate in commemorations of Paris Algeria protest massacre

France 24

President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday will become the first French head of state to take part in commemorations of the massacre by Paris police of protesters at a rally 60 years ago against France's rule in its then-colony Algeria.

October 16th 2021, 3:31 am

France to pay tribute to Samuel Paty on his first death anniversary

France 24

France will pay tribute to school teacher Samuel Paty on Saturday, one year after he was beheaded by an extremist after showing his class cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

October 16th 2021, 3:31 am

Police declare murder of British MP a terrorist incident

France 24

British lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in an Essex church on Friday by an assailant who lunged at him as he met voters, in what police said was a terrorist attack.

October 16th 2021, 3:31 am

China launches second crew on six-month mission to space station

France 24

China on Saturday launched a three-person crew for a six-month mission aboard its space station that is planned at setting a new record for the length of time spent in space by Chinese astronauts as the country moves toward completing the orbiting structure.

October 15th 2021, 6:31 pm

WHO unveils action plan to prevent sex abuse after DR Congo scandal

France 24

The World Health Organization on Friday unveiled part of its zero tolerance plan to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation in crisis zones, following pressure from member states.

October 15th 2021, 6:31 pm

Macron leads homage to Hubert Germain, last member of French Resistance order

France 24

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute on Friday to the last surviving member of an order honouring heroes of France's liberation during World War Two who died this week.

October 15th 2021, 6:31 pm

‘The violence shook me profoundly’: Teachers, students remember Samuel Paty’s murder

France 24

One year on from the gruesome killing of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, murdered by an Islamist militant for having shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a class on freedom of expression, students and teachers spoke to FRANCE 24 about how that unspeakable event affected them.

October 15th 2021, 6:31 pm

How the French countryside inspired artist David Hockney

France 24

After spending a year of the pandemic in Normandy, one of the world's best-known and most expensive artists is putting his work from that period on display at Paris's Orangerie museum. We hear from British painter David Hockney at his new exhibition.

October 15th 2021, 1:58 pm

Will Russia seek leverage over Europe amid global energy squeeze?

France 24

Russia has been seeking in recent days to position itself at the centre of the debate surrounding Europe’s energy crisis. Although the geostrategic chess player Vladimir Putin may want to leverage Russia’s ample gas supplies to win concessions from Europe, analysts say the crisis presents the Russian president with a double-edged sword.

October 15th 2021, 1:47 pm

US to lift restrictions on vaccinated foreign travellers from Nov. 8

France 24

The White House on Friday said it will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8, ending historic restrictions that barred much of the world from the United States.

October 15th 2021, 1:47 pm

Battling for their children: Investigating failures in Spain's care system

France 24

Last year in Spain, some 50,000 children were in state care – a high number that is largely a consequence of failures in the care system. In Spain, children can be taken into care as a precautionary measure, a step that is five times more frequent than in neighbouring France. The decision in Spain to remove children from their parents is made not by a judge but by social workers. However, it often becomes irreversible, meaning that those parents face a long battle to get their children back. Our correspondents investigate.

October 15th 2021, 1:47 pm

British lawmaker David Amess dies after church stabbing in eastern England

France 24

UK lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in a church on Friday during a meeting with voters from his constituency, in an attack that politicians described as an assault on democracy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tribute to "a fine public servant and a much-loved friend and colleague".

October 15th 2021, 1:47 pm

France honours ‘quiet hero’ teacher killed for showing Prophet Mohammed cartoons

France 24

A year after the brutal murder of a French teacher, beheaded for showing his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, schools are struggling with how to teach core French values without inflaming tensions with young Muslims.

October 15th 2021, 8:47 am

Deadly blast hits Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar during Friday prayers

France 24

A large explosion tore through a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people and wounding 31, with the casualty toll likely to rise, officials said.

October 15th 2021, 8:47 am

Norway bow-and-arrow attacker to undergo psychiatric evaluation

France 24

The man who killed five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in Nowray this week has been handed over to health services, the prosecution said Friday, amid speculation he may have mental health issues.

October 15th 2021, 8:47 am

Three German parties reach preliminary deal to form next govt

France 24

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz took a step closer to succeeding Angela Merkel as chancellor, as his Social Democrats, the ecologist Greens and liberal FDP on Friday announced a preliminary deal to form a new government.

October 15th 2021, 8:47 am

French finance minister calls on US to end trade disputes with Europe

France 24

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday called on the United States to put an end to trade rivalries with Europe, stressing that a "strong" France and Europe are in America's interest.

October 15th 2021, 8:47 am

Lebanon holds day of mourning after deadly sectarian clashes

France 24

Schools, banks and government offices across Lebanon shut down Friday after hours of gun battles between heavily armed militias killed six people and terrorised the residents of Beirut.

October 15th 2021, 8:47 am

Sydney to scrap quarantine for international travellers

France 24

Sydney will open up to fully vaccinated international travellers from Nov. 1 without the need for quarantine, the country's most populous state said on Friday, bringing forward a full return of overseas travel.

October 15th 2021, 1:16 am

Biden promises more vaccines, stronger ties with Africa as Kenya leader visits

France 24

US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a major new Covid vaccine donation for Africa and promised greater commitment to the continent as he welcomed his first African leader, Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta.

October 15th 2021, 1:16 am

Former US President Bill Clinton hospitalised with non-Covid infection

France 24

Former President Bill Clinton, 75, was admitted two days ago to an Irvine, California, hospital where he is being treated for a non-COVID-19 infection, a spokesman said on Thursday.

October 14th 2021, 10:16 pm

US grand jury indicts former pilot of Boeing 737 MAX jet for fraud

France 24

A US federal grand jury on Thursday charged a former Boeing chief test pilot with misleading aviation regulators during the certification process for the 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes.

October 14th 2021, 10:16 pm

Former Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo wins French Socialists' presidential nomination

France 24

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been nominated as the presidential candidate of France's Socialist party, partial party vote results showed Thursday, despite her languishing in the race to unseat incumbent Emmanuel Macron.

October 14th 2021, 7:31 pm

Michelin Guide goes Russia, 9 Moscow restaurants awarded coveted stars

France 24

Infamous for empty shop shelves and grim eateries during Soviet times, Moscow joined the ranks of the world’s top gourmet destinations on Thursday when nine of its restaurants were awarded Michelin stars.

October 14th 2021, 5:16 pm

South African defence minister briefly held by veterans

France 24

South Africa’s Minister of Defence Thandi Modise was briefly held by veterans and prevented from leaving the St George Hotel in Gauteng along with Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele and Deputy Defence Minister Thabang Makwetla before being freed by special forces.

October 14th 2021, 5:16 pm

Covid-19: Health pass prevails over vaccine scepticism in boost for Macron

France 24

France’s introduction of a controversial health pass has proved a success in dealing with threats posed by both high rates of vaccine scepticism and the Delta variant – while offering Emmanuel Macron a useful political card to play ahead of April’s presidential elections.

October 14th 2021, 2:00 pm

Leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead, Nigeria’s top general says

France 24

Nigeria’s top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was dead.

October 14th 2021, 1:13 pm

Tens of thousands of Georgians rally for release of ex-president Saakashvili

France 24

Tens of thousands of Georgians rallied Thursday in the capital Tbilisi to demand the release of jailed ex-president and opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili.

October 14th 2021, 12:30 pm

Children snatched from mothers in Congo by colonial Belgium seek compensation

France 24

A court in Brussels has started considering a crimes against humanity lawsuit brought by five biracial women who were born in Congo and taken away from their Black mothers when they were little and the country was under Belgian colonial rule.

October 14th 2021, 12:13 pm

'Nothing except God': Afghans plea for help as winter nears

France 24

With thousands displaced and the country's economy near collapse, fears are growing that drought and freezing temperatures could provoke a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan as winter approaches, even as international agencies work to provide food, blankets and other essential aid.

October 14th 2021, 11:13 am

Court orders France to meet its own greenhouse gas reduction targets

France 24

A French court has ordered the state to honour its commitments on climate change, environmental organisations bringing the case said on Thursday.

October 14th 2021, 11:00 am

Women's 10km world record holder Agnes Tirop stabbed to death in Kenya

France 24

Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-times World Championship bronze medallist, was found stabbed to death at her home, Athletics Kenya said on Wednesday.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

Suspect in Norway bow-and-arrow attack was flagged for radicalisation

France 24

A Danish man who is in custody in Norway suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack on a small town that killed five people and wounded two others is a Muslim convert who had previously been flagged as having being radicalized, police said Thursday.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

On TikTok, Kenyan woman shares experience of 'modern-day slavery' in Saudi Arabia

France 24

"It is modern-day slavery. That's what we go through, I can't lie because of the way we are manipulated in some houses." Our Observer Brenda Dama doesn't mince words about the reality of her job as a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia. But in her videos on TikTok, the Kenyan woman uses irreverent humour to give a different perspective on the daily lives of domestic workers, who she hopes will find comfort in her posts.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

French forces begin northern Mali drawdown: 'The idea is not to create a vacuum'

France 24

France has begun to withdraw troops from its northernmost Malian bases, part of plans to reorganise its forces deployed in the restive Sahel region under "Operation Barkhane".

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

France threatens to retaliate against Britain in post-Brexit fishing licence dispute

France 24

France might retaliate against Britain in a dispute over post-Brexit fishing licences by the end of next week, government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced Wednesday.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

Dozens killed after ‘extremely fierce’ blaze engulfs 13-story Taiwan building

France 24

A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

Italian court tries Egyptian officers over murder of student Giulio Regeni

France 24

Four Egyptian security officers will go on trial in absentia in Italy on Thursday for the brutal killing in Cairo five years ago of Italian student Giulio Regeni.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

IMF and G20 urged to tackle supply bottlenecks threatening global economy

France 24

Global finance officials gathered in Washington on Wednesday were focused on finding a way to alleviate supply chain bottlenecks that are driving prices higher and threatening to derail the economic recovery.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa: Being a journalist has become 'more dangerous'

France 24

FRANCE 24 spoke to this year's joint Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, co-founder of the digital media company Rappler and an outspoken critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Asked whether journalism is becoming more dangerous around the world, she told FRANCE 24: "It is more dangerous, it requires more sacrifices, just to do what journalists have always done."

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

Live: Deadly clashes rock Lebanese capital after protest against Beirut blast judge

France 24

Gunfire killed at least six people in Beirut on Thursday as supporters of the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies gathered in the Lebanese capital to protest against the judge investigating last year's catastrophic port explosion. Follow our live coverage.

October 14th 2021, 10:30 am

Humans enjoyed beer and blue cheese 2,700 years ago, study finds

France 24

Humans’ love for cheese and beer goes back a long way. But according to a scientific study published Wednesday, workers at a salt mine in Austria were already enjoying blue cheese and beer as far back as 2,700 years ago.

October 13th 2021, 5:16 pm

EU offers to ease customs checks on British trade destined for Northern Ireland

France 24

The EU on Wednesday offered to reduce customs checks and paperwork on British products intended for its province of Northern Ireland in the hope of averting a new Brexit clash with Britain.

October 13th 2021, 5:16 pm

‘I don’t want the accused to enjoy my suffering’, says Bataclan attack survivor

France 24

As he prepares to testify in the marathon trial over the November 13, 2015, Paris terrorist attacks, Bataclan survivor David Fritz Goeppinger talked to FRANCE 24 about what he went through on that unspeakable night and how he anticipates facing the accused as a witness.

October 13th 2021, 5:16 pm

Man armed with bow and arrow kills several people in Norway, suspect arrested

France 24

A man armed with a bow and arrow killed several people and wounded others in southeastern Norway on Wednesday, police officials said, adding that the lone assailant had been arrested.

October 13th 2021, 5:16 pm

Pro-Iran parties denounce 'scam' after Iraq election setback

France 24

Two days after Iraq's legislative election, pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim parties and armed groups on Tuesday denounced early poll results as "manipulation" and a "scam".

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

US embassy staff in Colombia hit with 'Havana Syndrome’ ahead of Blinken visit

France 24

At least five US families associated with the embassy in Colombia have come down with symptoms of the mysterious “Havana Syndrome”, a potentially brain-damaging illness first detected in American diplomats in Cuba in 2016, just days before US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

Star Trek’s ‘Captain Kirk’ becomes oldest person in space aboard Bezos's Blue Origin

France 24

Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

Top French bishop says secrecy of confessional should not take precedence over law

France 24

France's top bishop said on Tuesday that the secrecy of the confession should not take precedence over French laws on sex crimes against children, reversing his previous position after he was summoned by Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

EU moves to mitigate soaring energy prices ahead of winter months

France 24

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a set of proposals designed to offset soaring energy prices ahead of the cold winter months, particularly for low-income households.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

France unveils nuclear power overhaul, with eye on China

France 24

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a shift to small modular nuclear reactors on Tuesday as he unveiled his €30 billion, five-year strategy to bolster France’s high-tech sectors, building on the country’s history as a pioneer of nuclear energy. Analysts hail the technology as highly promising, especially in the face of Chinese competition.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

French cloud computing firm OVHCloud experiences network outage

France 24

French cloud computing services provider OVHcloud said on Wednesday it was experiencing a network outage following a "human error" during the reconfiguration of one of its data centres.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

Foreign victims of Bataclan attack seek solace in testifying at Paris trial

France 24

As the trial over the November 2015 attacks continues in Paris, British and Irish survivors of the slaughter at the Bataclan will address the court on Friday, adding their voices in English to the harrowing accounts from the mosh pit that night. They are among dozens of foreign plaintiffs – many having navigated through six years of anguish, isolation and paperwork from abroad – seeking closure from the trial in Paris. FRANCE 24 spoke with some of the British victims set to testify.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

UK sub accused of sinking French trawler was 'docked' on day of tragedy, captain says

France 24

A British submarine accused of sinking a French fishing trawler in 2004 had "nothing to do with" the incident, the UK vessel's former captain said Tuesday, adding that the submarine was docked on the day of the tragedy. Relatives believe the trawler sank after a submarine caught its nets and dragged it down.

October 13th 2021, 12:31 pm

Accused former president Compaoré's absence at murder trial is a 'shame', Sankara's widow says

France 24

Thomas Sankara's widow, Mariam Sankara, fled to Burkina Faso with her two children after her husband's assassination in 1987. Today she is back in Ouagadougou for the opening of the trial. The former first lady told FRANCE 24 that the absence of former president Blaise Compaoré, the main suspect in her husband's assassination, was a "shame", adding: "I really hope that this trial will shed some light."

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

EU rights court rejects sex abuse case against Vatican, cites immunity of ‘sovereign’ states

France 24

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected a case by alleged victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests who sought to hold the Vatican responsible, saying the Holy See benefited from legal immunity granted to sovereign states.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

China pledges $230 million to protect biodiversity in developing countries at UN summit

France 24

China on Tuesday pledged to inject $233 million into a new fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries during a key UN conservation summit, despite disagreements among major donors on the initiative.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

UK's Covid-19 pandemic handling cost thousands of lives, report says

France 24

The British government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, missing a chance to contain the disease and leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a parliamentary report concluded Tuesday.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

EU pledges €1 billion Afghan aid package to 'avert humanitarian collapse'

France 24

The EU pledged one billion euros in aid for Afghanistan on Tuesday "to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse", European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. The Afghan people "should not pay the price of the Taliban’s actions”, she added.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

Macron pushes nuclear, hydrogen power in €30 billion plan to reverse industrial decline

France 24

President Emmanuel Macron said France would aim to become a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build new, smaller nuclear reactors as he unveiled a five-year investment plan on Tuesday aimed at fostering industrial champions and innovation.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

Merck Covid-19 treatment pill 'a very powerful tool to add to the toolbox'

France 24

Drugmaker Merck asked US regulators Monday to authorize its pill for treating Covid-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world's arsenal against the pandemic.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

Online education is the only hope for Afghan schoolgirl, but it’s a slog

France 24

Denied access to school due to the Taliban's failure to reopen secondary schools for girls, one Afghan teenager has taken to the Internet to try to exercise her basic right to an education. But her self-driven online learning mission has not been easy.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

'Days without eating': Madagascar sees world's first 'climate change famine'

France 24

Madgascar is experiencing what the UN has called the world's first "climate change famine", with food shortages a direct result of global warming. This is the fourth year in a row that the country's Grand Sud region has been hit by drought and more than one million people are in need of emergency food aid.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

France's last surviving World War II Resistance hero dies at 101

France 24

History has turned a page as the last surviving member of France's most distinguished group of World War II Resistance heroes, known as the Order of Liberation, has died at the age of 101.

October 12th 2021, 5:32 pm

DC Comics announces that Superman's son is bisexual

France 24

Superman fell for a reporter and now his son is doing the same, although this time the superhero's love interest is a man called Jay. DC Comics announced on Monday that the new Superman, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will have a romantic relationship with a male friend.

October 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

Ethiopian army launches ground offensive on Tigray forces, rebel group says

France 24

Rebels from Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray said Monday the military had launched ground offensives "on all fronts" including in the northern region of Amhara.

October 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

Taliban to hold talks with EU officials as Islamists seek international support

France 24

The Taliban will hold talks with EU officials on Tuesday, the group's acting foreign minister said Monday, as the Islamists seek international aid and support. His announcement came the same day the UN chief accused the Islamist group of breaking the "promises made to Afghan women and girls".

October 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

France to ban plastic packaging for most fruit and vegetables from January 2022

France 24

France will ban plastic packaging for nearly all fruit and vegetables from January 2022 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the environment ministry said on Monday.

October 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

French study finds vaccines highly effective at cutting severe Covid-19 risk

France 24

Vaccination is highly effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19, even against the Delta variant, a vast study in France has shown.

October 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

Iraq’s Sadr bloc expands influence but no party wins majority in elections

France 24

An alliance of Iraqi candidates representing Shiite militias supported by neighboring Iran has emerged as the biggest loser in the country’s national elections, according to partial results released Monday.

October 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

New Austrian chancellor sworn in as graft scandal roils ruling party

France 24

Austria's top diplomat Alexander Schallenberg took over as chancellor on Monday as the ruling party tries to emerge from a corruption scandal that cost the job of one of Europe's youngest leaders.

October 11th 2021, 9:33 am

Iraq says it has captured Islamic State group's finance chief

France 24

Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of the Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Monday.

October 11th 2021, 9:33 am

Tunisia's president names new government, 11 weeks after power grab

France 24

Tunisia named a new government on Monday, 11 weeks after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament to assume near total control in moves that his critics call a coup.

October 11th 2021, 9:33 am

Card, Angrist and Imbens win 2021 Nobel prize in economics

France 24

Economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the 2021 Nobel economics prize on Monday for pioneering "natural experiments" to show real-world economic impacts in areas from the US fast-food sector to migration from Castro-era Cuba.

October 11th 2021, 9:33 am

Iraq sees low voter turnout in parliamentary election

France 24

Initial turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election on Sunday was 41%, the Independent High Electoral Commission said. Electoral commission officials had indicated earlier that the election drew one of the smallest turnouts for years, with the low participation suggesting dwindling trust in political leaders and the democratic system brought in by the 2003 US-led invasion.

October 11th 2021, 4:00 am

Taliban will be judged on their actions, not just their words, says US after talks

France 24

The United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional" and that the US side reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words.

October 11th 2021, 4:00 am

Brazil's indigenous leaders call for stronger rights as UN nature summit begins

France 24

Indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest have a clear message for decision-makers ahead of two global environment conferences: respect our land and human rights to slow climate change and protect biodiversity.

October 11th 2021, 4:00 am

'Freedom day': Sydney businesses reopen after 106-day lockdown

France 24

Sydney's cafes, gyms and restaurants welcomed back fully vaccinated customers on Monday after nearly four months of lockdown, as Australia aims to begin living with the coronavirus and gradually reopen with high rates of inoculation.

October 11th 2021, 4:00 am

Algeria’s Tebboune says envoy will only return if France shows ‘total respect’

France 24

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday demanded France’s “total respect”, following a row over visas and critical comments from Paris about the North African country.

October 10th 2021, 8:46 pm
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