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 2021-09-17 20:54 

France 24

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Conservative challenger O'Toole takes aim at stumbling Trudeau as Canada votes...

Erin O'Toole is closer to becoming Canada's next prime minister than any Conservative Party leader has been since 2015, when rockstar candidate Justin Trudeau swept a dour three-term incumbent into the history books under a wave of Trudeaumania. O...

 2021-09-17 20:53 

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US admits Kabul strike killed multiple civilians in 'tragic mistake'...

The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed....

 2021-09-17 20:17 

France 24

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Zuma trial: South African court rejects plea to overturn sentence...

In this edition, South Africa's top court denies an application by Jacob Zuma to rescind his 15-month jail sentence. In a scathing rebuke it accuses the former president of "litigious skullduggery". Also, virologists believe that a new treatme...

 2021-09-17 19:45 

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France recalls its ambassadors to US and Australia in submarine deal backlash...

France on Friday said it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the US and Australia for consultations after Australia struck a deal with the US and UK, which ended a $40 billion French-designed submarine deal....

 2021-09-17 19:04 

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Exiled Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya urges France to play 'role of mediator'...

Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a ...

 2021-09-17 18:56 

France 24

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UK Channel migrant plan 'probably against international law': France's Europe minister...

As France stands poised to take on the rotating presidency of the European Union, we speak to the Minister for European Affairs, Clment Beaune. In recent weeks, there have been heated words between Paris and London over several issues, including irregular...

 2021-09-17 18:55 

France 24

[ Europe ]

Afghanistan 'disaster' calls for 'outspoken debate within NATO': German MEP David McAllister...

It's a big moment for Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to end her 16-year stint at the head of government of the EU's biggest economy. In this edition of Talking Europe, we speak to one of Angela Merkel's close CDU party allies, German...

 2021-09-17 18:50 

France 24

[ World ]

England eases Covid rules for international travel, introduces two-tier system...

The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective....

 2021-09-17 16:34 

France 24

[ France ]

Childhood obesity in France: The fight against stigma and stereotypes...

According to the latest figures, obesity levels are on the rise, especially among France's youngsters. They're up by at least 75 percent, with 34 percent of 2 to 7-year-olds currently considered overweight or obese. But what actually qualifies as ...

 2021-09-17 16:07 

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Bangkok's taxi graveyard garden: Covid-hit cabbies turn to growing vegetables...

One Bangkok taxi company has found an innovative way to make ends meet amid the Covid-19 pandemic. With many drivers put out of work by lockdowns and restrictions and their cars left idle, they have transformed a taxi graveyard into a burgeoning vegetable...

 2021-09-17 16:04 

France 24

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World on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7C warming, warns UN chief...

A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic4; path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Friday just weeks before crunch climate talks....

 2021-09-17 15:15 

France 24

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Do you know why so many websites now ask you to accept cookies and tracers?...

The European regulation has changed, and your consent regarding the use of cookies is now required. This regulation gives you more information and greater control over the use of your data....

 2021-09-17 15:02 

France 24

[ World ]

Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan refugee evacuation disaster...

Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld resigned on Friday over her handling of the Afghan evacuation crisis in a widening scandal that has also claimed the job of the foreign minister....

 2021-09-17 14:45 

France 24

[ Europe ]

Donbas veterans mobilised for Russia's legislative and regional elections...

Until Sunday, more than 100 million Russian voters are expected at the polls to elect a federal government, as well as municipal and regional councillors and governors. For the first time, people will also vote in the pro-Russian separatist territories of...

 2021-09-17 14:37 

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Ten men, including Paris attacks suspect, to be tried over 2016 Brussels bombing...

Ten men accused of involvement in the March 2016 bomb attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people will face trial, Belgian federal prosecutors said Friday....

 2021-09-17 13:39 

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New Zealand calls off Pakistan cricket tour over security worries...

New Zealand abandoned its cricket tour of Pakistan on Friday over security concerns that mystified the hosts, just before the Black Caps' first scheduled match in Pakistan in 18 years....

 2021-09-17 12:56 

France 24

[ Europe ]

The Azerbaijani threat to Armenia's borders...

Ten months after the defeat of Armenian forces against Azerbaijan in the war for control of the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia is seeing its border regions come under threat from Baku. According to Yerevan, hundreds of Azerbaijani soldiers ...

 2021-09-17 12:54 

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[ World ]

France celebrates 40 years of high-speed TGV trains...

France on Friday celebrated four decades of flying across the countryside on ultrafast TGV trains, while getting a glimpse of the next-generation locomotives set to hit the rails in 2024....

 2021-09-17 11:44 

France 24

[ World ]

Hundreds of aid trucks 'not returned' from Ethiopia's Tigray region, says UN...

Hundreds of aid trucks have not returned from Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region, and their disappearance is "the primary impediment" to ramping up the humanitarian response, the United Nations said Friday....

 2021-09-17 10:13 

France 24

[ World ]

'Ebola is defeated,' says Congolese professor who discovered the virus...

Ebola has been defeated. Vaccines and medical treatments have brought the deadly and terrifying disease under control, says Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the Congolese professor who first discovered the virus more than 40 years ago....

 2021-09-17 09:42 

France 24

[ World ]

Australia at heart of Indo-Pacific alliances to counter China...

Australia finds itself as the common link in a new mesh of global alliances centred on the Indo-Pacific that are all but in name aimed at countering China's rising military power and economic clout....

 2021-09-17 09:40 

France 24

[ World ]

Cartoonists mark start of Paris attacks trial...

The biggest trial in modern French history began on September 8, with 20 suspects charged in the November 2015 Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed and hundreds more injured. The court will hear from more than 300 witnesses over a period of nine ...

 2021-09-17 08:13 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: HRW says Eritrean refugees victims of 'clear war crimes'...

In this edition: Human Rights Watch accuses fighters on both sides of the Ethiopian conflict of war crimes targeting Eritrean refugees. Before Tigray erupted in fighting last November, it had been a haven for those fleeing abuse across the border. Also, a...

 2021-09-17 06:20 

France 24

[ World ]

Chinese astronauts return to earth after 90-day mission to space station...

Three Chinese astronauts returned to earth on Friday after a 90-day visit to an unfinished space station in the country's first crewed mission since 2016....

 2021-09-17 05:54 

France 24

[ World ]

Putin's grip on power put to the test as Russia votes in parliamentary polls...

Russia goes to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament in a three-day vote that the ruling United Russia party is expected to win despite a ratings slump after the biggest crackdown on the Kremlin's critics in years....

 2021-09-17 05:30 

France 24

[ World ]

Australian PM says he warned France that submarine deal could be scrapped...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he had raised the possibility that Australia might scrap a 2016 submarine deal with a French company in talks with the French president in June, rejecting French criticism that it had not been warned....

 2021-09-17 03:52 

France 24

[ World ]

Austria hears first lawsuit over Covid-19 outbreak at Ischgl ski resort...

The first civil lawsuit begins in a court in Vienna on Friday over a notorious outbreak of coronavirus at the popular ski resort of Ischgl in March 2020, where thousands of people from 45 countries claim to have become infected....

 2021-09-17 03:00 

France 24

[ World ]

US fire crews wrap giant trees in blankets to save them from blaze...

The world's biggest trees were being wrapped in fire-proof blankets Thursday in an effort to protect them from huge blazes tearing through the drought-stricken western United States....

 2021-09-17 02:17 

France 24

[ World ]

Brazil's Bolsonaro going to UN General Assembly despite being unvaccinated...

Brazil's Covid-unvaccinated President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he will attend next week's United Nations conclave in New York, effectively defying city authorities who recently announced proof-of-vaccination requirements for all attending lead...

 2021-09-17 00:54 

France 24

[ World ]

Dutch foreign minister Sigrid Kaag resigns over Afghan refugee crisis...

Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis....

 2021-09-16 22:39 

France 24

[ World ]

ECOWAS says it will impose sanctions on Guinea coup leaders...

West Africa's main regional bloc imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea on Thursday and demanded they return the country to constitutional rule within six months, the president of the bloc's commission said....

 2021-09-16 20:59 

France 24

[ France ]

France seeks to limit financial hit from submarine fiasco...

The French government is seeking to limit any financial hit to the company that signed a now-cancelled submarine deal with Australia. Hundreds of jobs could be at risk. Also in today's show: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva denies allegations that she p...

 2021-09-16 20:38 

France 24

[ World ]

Macron, Merkel vow to cooperate until new German government formation...

French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris Thursday to discuss international crises and European issues, days before elections that will determine who succeeds her after 16 years in office....

 2021-09-16 19:28 

France 24

[ World ]

The assassinated Abou Walid al-Sahrawi, France's 'major enemy' in the Sahel...

A French military operation in August killed Adnan Abou Walid al-Sahrawi, the head of the jihadist group Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), it was revealed on Thursday. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at this terrorist leader whom France had brande...

 2021-09-16 18:07 

France 24

[ Asia-Pacific ]

Breach of trust? France fumes as Australia drops submarine deal for US...

The French branded it the deal of the century. So why is the agreement to sell military-grade submarines to Australia suddenly dead in the water? Canberra has ditched the 2016 deal for the chance to buy nuclear-powered subs whose technology is made in the...

 2021-09-16 17:45 

France 24

[ World ]

'Crazy dream come true': Macron inaugurates Christo's 'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped'...

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday inaugurated a posthumous installation conceived bythe late artist Christo that envelops Paris's Arc de Triomphe monument in 2,500 square metres of silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping....

 2021-09-16 16:41 

France 24

[ World ]

Italian government makes Covid-19 health pass mandatory for all workers...

The Italian government approved on Thursday some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world,making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection....

 2021-09-16 15:44 

France 24

[ World ]

'Superhuman' immunity: What is it and what does it mean for the fight against Covid?...

Could some people possess a "superhuman" level of immunity against Covid-19? That is the suggestion of research published this month by scientists in America, which found that those who have already recovered from the virus then go on to be vaccin...

 2021-09-16 15:27 

France 24

[ Asia-Pacific ]

Former Bamiyan governor calls US withdrawal from Afghanistan a 'big mistake'...

Dr. Habiba Sarabi is one of four women who took part in the negotiations with the Taliban in Doha at the end of 2020. She is also the first woman to have ruled an Afghan province, that of Bamiyan. Sarabi, who was in Doha when the Taliban took power, spoke...

 2021-09-16 14:59 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Former Boko Haram jihadists get second chance in Cameroon...

For the past decade, residents of Cameroon's Far North region have been living in fear of attacks by Boko Haram. The Islamist terror group targets the military but also civilians. It is active in a large zone that also covers north-eastern Nigeria and...

 2021-09-16 14:48 

France 24

[ World ]

Somali president suspends prime minister's executive powers in escalating row...

Somalia's president said on Thursday he had withdrawn the executive powers of the prime minister, the latest twist in a feud that has plunged the country into a deep political crisis....

 2021-09-16 13:53 

France 24

[ World ]

German police arrest four on Yom Kippur over synagogue attack plot...

A 16-year-old boy and three other people were detained Thursday in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said....

 2021-09-16 11:54 

France 24

[ World ]

France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay...

Thousands of health workers across France have been suspended without pay for failing to get vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of a deadline this week, Health Minister Olivier Veran said Thursday....

 2021-09-16 11:32 

France 24

[ World ]

Teatime is over: M&S to shut up shop in France over Brexit fallout...

British retailer Marks and Spencer said Thursday it planned to shut more than half its stores in France with Brexit affecting supplies of fresh and chilled products....

 2021-09-16 09:59 

France 24

[ World ]

France's killing of IS group leader in Sahel 'opportunistic hit'...

France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him "enemy No. 1" in protracted anti-terrorism efforts in the...

 2021-09-16 09:33 

France 24

[ World ]

Hezbollah brings Iranian fuel into crisis-hit Lebanon...

Hezbollah began bringing Iranian fuel into Lebanon via Syria on Thursday, a move the Shi'ite Muslim group says should ease a crippling energy crisis but which opponents say risks provoking U.S. sanctions....

 2021-09-16 08:56 

France 24

[ Africa ]

Macron says French forces killed Islamic State leader in Sahara...

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic militant Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. "It's another major success in our fight against terrorist gr...

 2021-09-16 07:46 

France 24

[ World ]

Putin to remain in self-isolation after dozens of his entourage catch Covid-19...

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported....

 2021-09-16 06:06 

France 24

[ World ]

One million Nigerian children to miss school due to threat of violence...

One million Nigerian children will likely stay away from school because of the threat of violence after a series of mass kidnappings and attacks targeting students this year, the UN said on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 03:18 

France 24

[ World ]

Haiti government begins unraveling as newly accused PM fires justice minister...

Haiti's government is starting to crumble as Prime Minister Ariel Henry faces increased scrutiny from authorities investigating the president's slaying, with Henry firing the justice minister late Wednesday, just hours after another top official r...

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