French indie pop “Blowsom” on upcoming album, Madonna in Paris and Dolly Parton goes rock
18 November 2023 | 4:02 pm
This week on Arts24, Marjorie Hache speaks to up and coming French pop artist Blowsom who has independently released two EPs and garnered millions of streams. We also catch up with American rock band Rival Sons who have released two albums this year and take a look at Queen Of Pop Madonna's opening Paris show and country royalty Dolly Parton's new album Rockstar.
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Food bank Les Restos du Coeur, responsible for one third of food assistance in France, warns that financial difficulties could force it to close within the next three years. We take a look at how France's richest man reacted to the announcement and why he drew criticism. We also discuss concerns about the rising popularity of the far right in France, and finish with some shocking falsehoods in online learning materials for high school students in Sao Paulo.
Legendary English rock band The Rolling Stones unveiled their first album in almost two decades in central London. "Hackney Diamonds" is to be released on October 20.
In this edition, the contentious issue of how some Muslim women and girls dress captures the headlines here in France with once again, the spotlight being on clothing in schools. Also the missing women of Peru where thousands disappear yearly primarily due to human trafficking, prostitution and gender violence. Plus the nuns of Kathmandu who teach women and girls Kung Fu as an act of empowerment.
A hiking trail in the heart of Paris is giving ramblers a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city… without escaping from the city itself. The GR75 route celebrates the highlights of Olympic Paris, such as the Cipale velodrome, which hosted the events in 1900 and 1924. For hikers, it is a way to get in the spirit of the games ahead of the Olympics next year. Our colleagues at France 3 and Jack Colmer Gale have this report.
We look at a historic auto union strike in the US today against three major carmakers in what's been a summer of dissent. Also, we look at reactions in the Haitian and Dominican press after a row over a shared river led to border closures. Finally, we look at the laureates of the IG Nobel prizes, which are dedicated to quirky and weird scientific research!
The French Catholic Church is facing new accusations of a sexual abuse scandal within Paris’s Foreign Missions Society, an organisation dedicated to spreading Christianity overseas. As a criminal investigation has been opened into accusations against three clergymen from the group, a FRANCE 24 investigation by journalists Karina Chabour and Julie Dungelhoeff sheds light on the allegations against the society.
A video purporting to show the French Ambassador to Niger being booed as he is forced to leave the Embassy has been widely shared since Thursday, at a time of heightened tensions between coup leaders in Niger and France. This video, however, has nothing to do with that. It actually shows another coup-hit African country, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
French retail giant Carrefour has started putting stickers on products that have shrunk in size but that cost the same or even more, in a bid to warn customers against "shrinkflation". The move comes ahead of new contract talks that are set to begin soon. Meanwhile, the government is planning to temporarily lift a ban on retailers selling fuel at below-cost, in order to help households struggling to cope with stubbornly high inflation.
The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.
Keir Starmer is in Paris a day ahead of King Charle's delayed state visit to France. The UK opposition leader has said he wants closer ties to the EU but won't seek to rejoin the bloc.
Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla arrived in Paris on Wednesday for a three-day visit, during which he and French President Emmanuel Macron will hope to build on personal bonds to help turn the page on years of rocky relations between the two neighboring countries.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is made up of over 100 islands, some of which are comprised of ring-shaped coral reefs called atolls. These are particularly susceptible to climate change. The idyllic atoll of Hao, also known as the "harp island" for its bow-like shape, is threatened daily by rising sea levels. Residents face a tough decision: continue to weather the ravages of rising tides, or relocate and become climate refugees. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Lauren Bain.
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More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Indonesia by boat this month. They have been fleeing Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps where conditions have worsened.
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Thanks to a Constitutional Court ruling, Germany's federal budget for this year is now €60 billion short. But closing the gap with new loans is prohibited by the constitution.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is welcoming some 200 business leaders to Hampton Court for a forum aimed at boosting foreign investment in the UK. Also, US holiday shoppers seek out deeper discounts as Black Friday continues its move online, and Meta faces accusations of courting users aged under 13 in a US federal lawsuit.
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