France’s passion for ‘occasion,’ or ‘used’ items, is not new, but it is growing by 15 to 20 percent every year. In this week's edition of French Connections, We take a look at how, with inflation and a growing environmental consciousness, French people are increasingly avid buyers of second-hand things.
From the premiere of the final, fateful season of “The Crown”, to an Indonesian period romance "Cigarette Girl" and a South Korean criminal justice drama "Vigilante" – It’s a very international month in the world of TV shows. Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the month’s new releases.
Lagosians were shocked as they witnessed an extraordinary display this morning: a man on a rope suspended from the Sterling Towers in Marina Lagos Island, over CMS, and making his way to the Onome Rig.
Culture Editor Eve Jackson reviews Madonna’s first night in Paris during her 78-date Celebration Tour. At 65 – she’s still got it – she totally blew the 20 thousand fans away in Paris’ Accor arena with a two and a half hour show that was an emotional journey through some of her biggest hits.
For the first time ever, the prize for the best pastry chef in the world has been awarded to a woman, Nina Métayer. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Eve Jackson about this historic event in the world of dessert and the importance of sweetness in our lives.
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has sold for just over $50 million (roughly €48 million) at Sotheby's in New York. The cult Le Mans contender has been one of the world's most expensive and sought-after Ferraris for years.
King Charles III launches the Coronation Food Project on his birthday. He announced it by appearing on the cover of the Big Issue magazine for the homeless.
Jezebel, the sharp-edged feminist website that found an impassioned and devoted following at the height of the blogosphere era but ended up struggling with its business model, is shutting down after 16 years, its parent company announced Thursday.
Striking actors have reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood's major studios to end their walkout. The Sag-Aftra union, which represents some 160,000 performers, announced the end of the four-month strike on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). As FRANCE 24's Charlotte Hughes explains, actors obtained guarantees on streaming residuals and protection from AI.
Film critic Lisa Nesselson and presenter Eve Jackson talk about the week's film news, including Juliette Binoche starring in historical foodie movie "The Taste of Things", also known as "The Pot-au-Feu". They also discuss the biopic of adventurous skilled navigator Florence Arthaud, as well as "Goodbye Julia", the first ever Sudanese film to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival, plus John Malkovich speaking French in "Complètement cramé !".
BMX riding has grown in popularity around the world since it became a competitive Olympic event. Africa is no exception. The first BMX park in West Africa recently opened to help develop the sport in Nigeria. DW's Olisa Chukwumah reports from Lagos.
Narrow, winding roads pass through thick forests cloaked in heavy fog that is both cool and seemingly impenetrable. The drive to northwestern Bulgaria is not for those prone to carsickness. But though the area may be one of the economically poorest in the European Union, it's rich in stories, like that of goatherd Dimitar Vitanov.