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 2021-04-23 03:55 

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French fishermen seek to block British shipments in Brexit protest...

French trawlermen angered by the slow issuance of licenses to fish inside British waters after Brexit on Thursday blocked lorries carrying UK-landed fish as they arrived in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Europe's largest seafood processing centre....

 2021-04-23 03:43 

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SpaceX counts down to launch, with France's Pesquet leading mission to ISS...

SpaceX is set to launch its third crew to the International Space Station early Friday, reusing a rocket and crew capsule in a human mission for the first time....

 2021-04-23 01:57 

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Three of seven kidnapped clergy in Haiti freed...

Three of seven Catholic clergy who were kidnapped in Haiti earlier this month have been released, a Church spokesman told AFP on Thursday, as the island nation grapples with a rise in violence and ongoing political crisis....

 2021-04-23 00:01 

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'He lit up the room': Daunte Wright laid to rest after Minnesota police shooting...

Hundreds of mourners, wearing face masks and weeping, filled a Minneapolis church on Thursday for the funeral of Daunte Wright, a Black man whose shooting by police after a traffic stop has sparked fresh concerns over the way cops treat people of color....

 2021-04-22 23:11 

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Indian health system 'crumbling' under world-record new Covid-19 cases...

India recorded the world's highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope....

 2021-04-22 21:11 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Chad president dies on front lines | Across Africa...

Chad's president of three decades dies of wounds on the front lines of a battle with rebels. Also the Mozambican town of Palma was retaken by the army but militants remain a threat and locals' flight southwards continues. And there's a major s...

 2021-04-22 20:26 

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[ Africa ]

Violence in Nigeria: At least 50 killed in raids on villages in Zamfara...

Dozens have been killed in a series of raids on communities in Zamfara State in Nigeria's northwest. The region has seen a worrying spike in attacks from gunmen recently. Our correspondent Sam Olukoya brings us more. Also, France is defending the mili...

 2021-04-22 17:46 

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[ World ]

Slovakia expels three Russian diplomats in solidarity with Czech Republic...

Slovakia on Thursday announced it was expelling three Russian diplomats, giving them a week to leave the country, saying it was acting in solidarity with neighbouring Czech Republic whose diplomatic rift with Moscow is escalating....

 2021-04-22 16:09 

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Covid-19: French PM says third wave 'seems over' as ICU numbers near record high...

The peak of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in France "appears to be behind us", Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, and travel restrictions will be relaxed from early next month....

 2021-04-22 13:41 

France 24

[ Europe ]

UK defence secretary: 'We're very worried and sad by the loss of the president of Chad'...

In an interview with FRANCE 24, British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace condemned the killing of Chadian President Idriss Deby and said Britain would do everything it could to support its friends such as France, as well as countries in the Sahel that are fa...

 2021-04-22 12:35 

France 24

[ World ]

Meet the 'blobs', French astronaut Thomas Pesquet's unusual space companions...

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is due to lift off Friday for his second stay aboard the International Space Station. This time around he is taking four "blobs" with him, strange single-celled organisms that are neither plants nor animals nor fung...

 2021-04-22 12:27 

France 24

[ World ]

Biden calls climate action a 'moral imperative', pledges to halve CO2 emissions by 2030...

Saying the United States and other big economies "have to get this done," President Joe Biden opened a global climate summit Thursday aimed at getting world leaders to dig deeper on emissions cuts. The United States pledged to cut in half the amou...

 2021-04-22 09:02 

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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet tells France 24 all about Mission Alpha...

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet gave France 24 and RFI an exclusive interview from Cape Canaveral, Florida, just three days before taking off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon. Over his six-month mission, he will he...

 2021-04-22 06:56 

France 24

[ World ]

Indigenous islanders seek refuge as climate change reaches Panama's shores...

Climate change has caused ocean levels on Panama's Atlantic Coast to rise by almost 10 inches. It is threatening the ancestral island homelands of the Guna tribe and many are resigned to leaving for the mainland as the waters wash in....

 2021-04-22 05:36 

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Indonesia races to find missing submarine with 53 crew members aboard...

Indonesia deployed warships Thursday in the hunt for a navy submarine that went missing with 53 crew aboard off the coast of Bali, as other nations sent vessels to help with the search....

 2021-04-22 04:06 

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Israel strikes targets in Syria after missile lands near nuclear reactor...

A Syrian surface-to-air missile exploded in southern Israel on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in an incident that triggered warning sirens in an area near the secretive Dimona nuclear reactor....

 2021-04-22 02:27 

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[ World ]

US grieves fresh police killings in wake of Chauvin verdict...

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation....

 2021-04-21 22:59 

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Deadly car bombing in Pakistan targets hotel hosting Chinese ambassador...

A car bomb blast late on Wednesday ripped through a luxury hotel's parking area in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing four people and wounding 11, officials said....

 2021-04-21 22:35 

France 24

[ World ]

Oxygen shortages compound death toll as India confronts Covid-19 surge...

At least 24 COVID-19 patients in western India died on Wednesday when the oxygen supply to their ventilators ran out, amid a nationwide shortage of the gas and a surge in infections....

 2021-04-21 21:03 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Nigeria in Focus: Rethinking relations with the West...

In tonight's edition: There is international concern about deepening turmoil in Chad following the death of President Idriss Deby. His absence throws the battle against jihadist groups in the Sahel into doubt. We hear from former US Ambassador to Nige...

 2021-04-21 20:35 

France 24

[ World ]

In France, number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care remains close to 6,000...

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised in intensive care in France remained above 5,900 people on Wednesday, marking only a very slight decrease, according to figures published by the country's health authorities....

 2021-04-21 20:12 

France 24

[ World ]

'Ambitious targets need strong domestic support,' says analyst, ahead of US-led climate talks...

After years of being a climate outlier due to Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the US will steer global negotiations as it convenes tomorrow's two-day global leaders' summit on climate change. Its remit has arguably nev...

 2021-04-21 17:30 

France 24

[ World ]

Relief in NYC as at least half of adults have had at least one Covid-19 jab...

The last year has been long for many New Yorkers, cooped up in their tiny apartments during the pandemic, but now more than half of the city's inhabitants have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and the city that never sleeps is coming...

 2021-04-21 17:07 

France 24

[ World ]

Russian police arrest hundreds of protesters backing Putin's opponent Navalny...

Police detained 300 people at protests across Russia in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday, the OVD-Info protest monitoring group said....

 2021-04-21 15:23 

France 24

[ World ]

After Chauvin verdict, US launches probe into Minneapolis policing practices...

US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday launched a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following a jury's verdict that former city police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd....

 2021-04-21 14:36 

France 24

[ World ]

Putin warns of 'quick and tough' response to any provocation by the West...

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be "quick and tough" and make the culprits feel bitterly sorry for their action....

 2021-04-21 14:17 

France 24

[ Europe ]

End of an era: Cruise ships to soon be banned from Venice...

The Italian government has announced a ban on giant cruise ships entering the centre of Venice. Accused of being dangerous, polluting and unsightly, the vessels will soon have to dock at a nearby port on the mainland. Italian ministers said the decision w...

 2021-04-21 11:56 

France 24

[ World ]

NASA delays launch of ISS-bound SpaceX rocket with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet...

A crewed SpaceX mission to the International Space Station has been postponed by a day due to concerns over the weather, NASA said Wednesday....

 2021-04-21 11:37 

France 24

[ World ]

Football Super League plan in tatters as more clubs pull out following backlash...

The European Super League can no longer proceed, Juventus boss Andrea Agnelli confirmed on Wednesday, as Spain's Atletico Madrid, Italy's Inter Milan, and six English teams abandoned the breakaway competition after intense criticism....

 2021-04-21 10:22 

France 24

[ World ]

France 'to start easing Covid-19 travel restrictions in May'...

France plans to lift travel restrictions and ease a nationwide curfew on May 2 on expectations that daily Covid-19 cases will soon begin falling, a source close to the presidency told AFP....

 2021-04-21 09:31 

France 24

[ Middle East ]

'No doesn't mean no': Iran's 'Namjoo scandal' triggers debate on sexual abuse...

When the #MeToo movement started sending reverberations across the globe in 2017, Iranian women felt the campaign was still out of reach for many. That was until late last summer, when one by one, Iranian women started taking to social media with their ow...

 2021-04-21 09:23 

France 24

[ World ]

Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of slain president, emerges as Chad's new strongman...

A son of Chad's slain leader Idriss Deby Itno is to take over as president in place of his father, according to a charter released Wednesday by the presidency....

 2021-04-21 07:58 

France 24

[ World ]

South Korea's 'comfort women' lose compensation claim against Japan...

A South Korean court on Wednesday upheld Japan's state immunity to dismiss a lawsuit raised by a group of women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels, contradicting a ruling in a separate earlier case that ordered Tokyo to compensate vi...

 2021-04-21 06:35 

France 24

[ Africa ]

The death of Idriss Deby: What next for Chad after president killed on frontline?...

What are the chances in 2021 of a world leader dying on the battlefield? Chad's leader of 31 years succumbed to his wounds after once again going to the front. Idriss Deby was one of those African strongmen that seemed to have nine lives. He had gone ...

 2021-04-21 06:25 

France 24

[ World ]

EU agrees to be carbon neutral by 2050 on eve of US-led climate summit...

The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on the targets on the eve of a virtual summit that U.S. President Joe Biden will host....

 2021-04-21 04:15 

France 24

[ World ]

Doctors denied access to a 'very weak' Navalny as Russians prepare to protest...

Alexei Navalny's doctors were again denied access Tuesday to the jailed Kremlin critic, as lawyers for the hunger-striking opposition figure said he was "very weak" and demanded he be transferred to a civilian hospital....

 2021-04-21 03:43 

France 24

[ World ]

US-backed Afghan peace talks in Turkey postponed, officials say...

A Washington-backed Afghan peace conference in Turkey has been postponed due to the Taliban's non-participation, three sources told Reuters on Tuesday....

 2021-04-21 02:59 

France 24

[ World ]

China's Xi to attend US-hosted climate summit, in first meeting with Biden...

China's President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden's virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world's top polluting nations seek rare common ground despite wider political tensions....

 2021-04-20 23:58 

France 24

[ World ]

'Painfully earned justice': Americans, world leaders react to Chauvin conviction...

Politicians, rights activists and family members and even world leaders reacted with jubilation and relief Tuesday as sacked Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died when the officer knelt on hi...

 2021-04-20 21:15 

France 24

[ World ]

Jury finds ex-police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in death of George Floyd...

The jury in the high-profile trial of the white former police officer Derek Chauvin found him guilty on Tuesday of second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter in the death of African-American George Floyd....

 2021-04-20 20:25 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Chad's president Deby dies after three-decade rule...

In tonight's special edition: Chad's president of three decades has died of wounds on the frontlines of a battle with rebels. News of his death came just hours after he was declared the winner of elections which would have given him another six ye...

 2021-04-20 20:18 

France 24

[ World ]

Major blow to new European Super League as Chelsea, Man City reportedly withdrawing...

Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City were reported to be preparing the paperwork to withdraw from the breakaway European Super League less than 72 hours after agreeing to join it, in a major blow for the proposed new competition....

 2021-04-20 17:31 

France 24

[ World ]

Biden 'praying for right verdict' in police officer Derek Chauvin's trial...

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is "praying the verdict is the right verdict" in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be "...

 2021-04-20 16:16 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Chad leader Deby killed after 30 years in power...

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, was killed Tuesday on the battlefield in a fight against rebels, the country's top military commander announced on national television and radio....

 2021-04-20 15:07 

France 24

[ World ]

EU agency says benefits of Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh blood clot risk...

Experts at the agency that regulates drugs for the European Union said Tuesday that they found a "possible link" between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots after a small number of cases were reported in the United Sta...

 2021-04-20 15:01 

France 24

[ World ]

Czech Republic, Ukraine call on EU to take measures against Moscow...

The Czech Republic has asked its EU and NATO partners to expel Russian diplomats in solidarity following a diplomatic spat between Prague and Moscow, a day after Ukraine called on the EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia over renewed tensions in...

 2021-04-20 14:51 

France 24

[ World ]

Unit 29155, the Russian spies specialising in 'sabotage and assassinations'...

The Czech Republic accused on Saturday the GRU Russia's military intelligence agency of being behind a deadly explosion at an ammunition depot in 2014. They pointed the finger at a specific section of the organisation Unit 29155 which has attracted an...

 2021-04-20 14:01 

France 24

[ World ]

French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal on winning 2021 Pritzker Prize...

With sustainable, low-impact homes and public buildings that put the inhabitant at the heart of design and construction, Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton have built their careers on a resourceful and respectful approach to the built environment. Fres...

 2021-04-20 13:26 

France 24

[ Asia-Pacific ]

India's organic farming revolution...

In the 1960s, the Green Revolution had a phenomenal impact on India's food production, but it also made the land infertile, led to extensive water consumption and exacerbated groundwater loss. It also led to widespread use of chemical pesticides and f...

 2021-04-20 12:19 

France 24

[ World ]

Myanmar junta has 'no heart for humanity', says Karen leader as ethnic groups join forces...

Unrest continues in Myanmar where more than 700 civilians have been killed since the February 1st military coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi. The protest movement is developing on the political front with opponents of the military junta announcing the for...

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