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 2021-07-29 20:52 

Radio France International

Chicago holds Lollapalooza music fest despite virus surge...

With Covid-19 cases rising and authorities struggling to convince holdouts to get vaccinated, Chicago on Thursday opened its Lollapalooza music festival to the delight of fans -- and criticisms over potential new spread of the virus.The return to live mus...

 2021-07-29 20:42 

Radio France International

Biden steps up efforts to fight virus surge fueled by Delta variant...

President Joe Biden on Thursday stepped up actions to combat the spread of the surging Delta variant of the coronavirus, asking every US federal worker to either declare they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks and be tested."We have t...

 2021-07-29 20:42 

Radio France International

Amazon quarterly profit jumps but shares slide...

Amazon said Thursday second-quarter profit jumped 48 percent from a year ago to $7.8 billion, but shares in the tech and e-commerce giant fell on a disappointing revenue number.Total revenues increased 27 percent to $113.1 billion, below most Wall Street ...

 2021-07-29 19:46 

Radio France International

Top US, UN officials head to Ethiopia to press for Tigray aid...

US aid head Samantha Power and the UN humanitarian chief will hold talks in Ethiopia to press for urgent access into conflict-battered Tigray as fears grow that millions face famine, officials said Thursday.Power will meet officials in Addis Ababa to "...

 2021-07-29 19:30 

Radio France International

Fraser-Pryce headlines Olympic athletics as coronavirus lurks...

Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will make her grand entrance at the Tokyo Olympics as coronavirus concerns loom over the start of the athletics programme on Friday.The reigning 100m champion will launch her bid to become the first woman to w...

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