Meet the kings and queens of Paris: Inside France’s drag artist boom
11 February 2023 | 5:05 pm
The world of drag exploded into popular culture in France after the French version of the "Drag Race" TV show was broadcast last year. In this programme, we meet some of the country's drag artists who aim to entertain, but also educate. Minima Gesté is a Parisian drag queen who quit her day job as an engineer to commit herself fully to the art form.
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The suspect in a Paris shooting that left three Kurds dead told prosecutors he set out to kill foreigners. The 69-year-old man was admitted into a psychiatric ward.
Movie star Omar Sy presented in Dakar Monday (Dec. 19) his latest film "Tirailleurs" by Mathieu Vadepied. The movie is a tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Africans who fought for France during the World Wars.
French Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne is meeting the major players involved in, or largely opposed to, the government's pension reform plans. The reform is set to be the big political battle of the next six months, with President Emmanuel Macron promising to push it through before the summer.
The inter-ministerial watchdog set up to monitor and fight against sects in France has released its latest findings on everything from online coaches to conspiracists, neo-Shamans and would-be healers. The alarming report from MIVILUDES states that since 2020 – and especially since the coronavirus pandemic – such movements are on the rise and are spreading worrying quantities of misinformation when it comes to healthcare.
France's African World War era soldiers win a final battle known as the Senegalese tirailleurs the surviving fighters will be able to end their days back in Africa after a pension U-turn by Paris. Tunisia's central bank chief says 2023 will be a “complicated” year unless the country strikes a deal with the IMF. And Benin gears up for this weekend's legislative elections
France's African soldiers, who fought in the world wars and France's colonial conflicts, win a final battle. Known as Senegalese tirailleurs, the surviving fighters will be able to live out their days back in Africa after a pension U-turn by Paris. Also
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Hunting remains one of the most divisive issues within French society. Today, just under one million people will hunt in France, but despite the number dwindling in recent years, the hunting lobby still remains powerful. While many hunters defend their activity, fiercely, their opponents decry what they see as a brutal and dangerous practice.
France's World Cup-winning goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris, announces his retirement from international football to spend more time with his family.
Germany and France have dispatched their top envoys to Ethiopia to revamp relations strained by the Tigray conflict. Analysts say the EU member states are keen to support the reconstruction process but challenges remain.
The Star féminine band is now touring Europe, with songs about women and children’s rights. Finally, we report on the sudden death of Lisa Marie Presley at the age of 54. The only child of music icon Elvis appears to have suffered from cardiac arrest.
FRANCE 24 and the InfoMigrants website bring you an exclusive animated documentary on the story of Muhamad and Amina, two migrants who met while being detained in a secret prison in Libya. The couple survived their ordeal, fell in love and later managed to escape to Europe.
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