Stars speak at anti-Trump rally ahead of Oscars
25 February 2017 | 12:15 pm
Instead of a pre-Oscar party, Hollywood stars rally to denounce President Donald Trump's immigration policies in Beverly Hills.
29 Jan 2021
Nigeria Immigration Service seeks support of stakeholders
11 Feb 2021
Fake cyanide-filled teeth and cigarette packs concealing cameras are among the Soviet spy gadgets going under the hammer at a Beverly Hills auction this week. Many retro espionage devices in the sale by US-based Julien's Auctions -- known for Hollywood and pop culture memorabilia -- would not be out of place in a classic James Bond movie, including microphones hidden within pens, ashtrays and porcelain plates.
8 Apr 2021
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Tuesday (April 6) urged the Libyan government to ensure that the country's ceasefire is maintained and strictly observed.
10 Apr 2021
Our guest is Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania, whose latest movie has been nominated for best international feature at the Oscars at the end of the month. The powerful film is a very different take on the plight of refugees and immigration. Starring Monica Bellucci and Yahya Mahayn, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" tells the story of a Syrian refugee who agrees to become a living piece of art so he can travel to Europe. The director tells us more about what inspired her to make the film.
24 Apr 2021
We look at the major contenders for this year's Academy Awards, as film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her assessment of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", which is nominated for five Oscars. The screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1982 play stars Chadwick Boseman as a talented young horn player in the actor's last movie performance before his death last year.
25 Apr 2021
Pets can easily bond with humans, but when a wild octopus befriends a diver and becomes his life coach until its death, that true story scores an Oscar nomination for best documentary.
29 Apr 2021
The Chinese-born Chloe Zhao won best director and best picture for "Nomadland" in a history-making Oscars sweep — a feat that was literally muted in her home country.
11 Jun 2021
FRANCE 24's film critic Lisa Nesselson shares her thoughts on "Nomadland" and why it wouldn't have been one of her top choices for the Academy Awards. Frances McDormand plays the lead role in Chloé Zhao's feature film. It won the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Female Lead gongs at the 2021 Oscars. McDormand portrays a widow who leaves a now-desolate former company town in Nevada and takes up life as a modern-day nomad.
29 Aug 2021
The US Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that requires the Biden administration to reinstate the controversial Trump-era immigration policy.
29 Aug 2021
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is now the European country that receives the most asylum seekers relative to its population. In 2020, this nation of 875,000 registered 7,000 applications for asylum. With borders on the Balkan route largely closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and migration policies tightening, Cyprus now finds itself on the frontline. More and more migrants from Syria, Lebanon and sub-Saharan Africa are taking great risks to get to the island in the hope of reaching Europe.
Last performance dress among Amy Winehouse memorabilia on display in NYC before Beverly Hills auction
12 Oct 2021
Dresses, purses, and heart-shaped glasses, among other objects belonging to the cherished British singer Amy Winehouse, are displayed at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe, as seen on Monday, before going under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Over 800 personal effects of the Grammy-winning diva will be auctioned, including the dress she wore during her last performance in Belgrade before her death in 2011. That dress is a really iconic design by her friend Naomi Parry and is estimated to range between 15 to 20 thousand," said Executive Director of Julien's Auctions Martin J. Nolan.
22 Oct 2021
Since the beginning of 2021, illegal entries into the United States through its border with Mexico have multiplied. This coincides with the inauguration of President Joe Biden, who promised to undo a restrictive immigration policy put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. Those who have come to try their luck are mostly single men, but unaccompanied minors and families are also attempting the crossing. FRANCE 24’s Fanny Allard and Kethevane Gorjestani report.
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In one of the strictest anti-abortion proposals in the country, lawmakers in Oklahoma state passed a bill that restricts abortion immediately after the baby is conceived.
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Following several interviews pleading for help from the West, photos of the wife of an Azov regiment fighter in Ukraine's Mariupol are linking her to neo-Nazi ideology, but a reverse image search gives different results. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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Germany's Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has stepped down from the board of the Russian state-owned oil company, a week after the Bundestag announced he would lose his taxpayer-funded office and staff.
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Semakaleng Mathebula is South Africa's first Black hot air balloon pilot and one of few women participating in the niche sport, which traditionally has been the domain of the white and privilege.
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Prince Charles believes the "pain and suffering" of Canada's indigenous people must be understood
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Finland has formally announced its intent to join NATO, marking a monumental shift from a long-held position of military nonalignment. DW reports from the Russian-Finnish border on the dramatic turnaround in popular opinion following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.