‘Ladyparts’: A tale of surviving American womanhood in the 21st century
25 July 2021 | 2:55 pm
Annette Young talks to American author and journalist, Deborah Copaken, about her latest book 'Ladyparts,' on how the toll of life in modern-day America, played havoc with her health and her body.
9 Apr 2021
We look at media coverage of the upcoming trial between Apple and Epic Games, after both sides filed their position statements on Thursday. The maker of popular video game Fortnite is accusing Apple of anti-competitive practices and of creating a market monopoly. We then turn to what could be a "glorious summer" for American workers, many of whom have been hoarding paid time off for the past year and are now ready to go on a proper European-style vacation.
15 Apr 2021
The 9/11 era could finally be drawing to a close. This week, US President Joe Biden said the US would fully pull out of Afghanistan by this coming September 11, a highly symbolic date for America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that were coordinated from Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2021
Artists including Nicky Jam, Anitta, Carlos Vives and many more are back on a white carpet for the Latin American Music Awards ceremony held near Miami, Florida.
24 Apr 2021
US President Joe Biden announces that the US has hit 200 million vaccine shots in his first 92 days in office and that all Americans aged 16 and above will be eligible for a vaccine as of Monday.
28 Apr 2021
The US president is set to unveil another historic spending plan aimed at addressing wealth inequality. Proposed tax hikes will likely face tough opposition from Republicans.
19 May 2021
After 11 years of learning and finishing a formal 5-year training programme, 31-year-old US national Jake Pinnick finally became a rare foreign coach teaching Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Daoism at a traditional Daoist Kung Fu Academy in Wudang, as filmed on Saturday.
28 May 2021
The United States is preparing to remember the Tulsa race massacre. It was 100 years ago when a White mob set fire to the town and bombed a prosperous Black neighbourhood from the air in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 Black men, women and children. There are a few survivors left but they appeared before the US Congress this week. We take a closer look.
5 Jun 2021
An American climber, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak, breaking the record of climber Bill Burke who reached the summit at 67 in 2009.
27 Jun 2021
The United States federal government will investigate its past oversight of Indian boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences.''
3 Jul 2021
Since the United States was placed on the European Union's green list in mid-June, American tourists have been making a timid return to Paris after almost a year and a half of absence. With more than 4 million tourists visiting France each year before the health crisis, Americans rank 9th among countries of origin.
9 Jul 2021
Our guest is Sultan Al Qassemi, who is not just a friend of the show but also the inspiration behind some of our guests. He joins us in the studio to talk about his latest book, "Building Sharjah", which is the most extensive study of any city in the United Arab Emirates and quite possibly the entire region.
9 Jul 2021
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling 'Murraya,' a genus of plants, staying cool after a near miss with a botanical word in a previous round.
51 mins ago
Last month, Giorgia Meloni, the president of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, strongly criticised EU defence policy, claiming that no country is meeting its defence spending commitments. FRANCE 24's Georgina Robertson and Sophie Samaille look at some defence spending figures to debunk this claim.
51 mins ago
A Nigerian activist who as a child walked for miles in the search for water has spoken to FRANCE 24 about that injustice and how it inspired him to take action. As a young adult, Wilson Atumeyi set up the NGO WaterWide, which aims to provide clean water supplies to all. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more about fighting against corruption to achieve his goals and the role that young people can play.
55 mins ago
With a smile that could make anyone swoon and bright blonde low-cut hair that captures the hearts of many, Nancy Isime provides an insight into what it was like to embody TV’s next favourite character, Kemi.
1 day ago
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1 day ago
A Gambian man accused of belonging to a death squad appeared in court in Germany on Monday facing charges of crimes against humanity. The suspect is also accused of murder and attempted murder as part of a group that assassinated opponents of dictator Yahya Jammeh.