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25 January 2023 | 6:34 pm
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Despite major challenges like the potential for a recession, 2023 isn't all bad news. Find out why the global economic outlook isn't as dire as it seems.
The Gabriels trio strikes just the right chord with a mix of soul, big band sound, pop, and Jacob Lusk’s angelic voice. Arts.21 asks the singer how he found his way to gospel.
The abortion pill gained more importance after the US Supreme Court's controversial decision last summer to overturn the 1973 Roe V. Wade ruling.
Rammstein's singer has been shaping the sound of German metal music for decades. The rock star has been flirting with controversy for decades. Now a statue for his 60th birthday has been stolen.
The embassy will offer legal pathways for Cubans to visit the US as Washington deals with a massive wave of illegal immigrants from the island nation.
Arturo Murillo conspired to help a US based company secure a lucrative deal with Bolivia's defense ministry, the court ruled. Additionally, he faces a host of criminal charges in his own country.
The US president has not visited the border since he took office two years ago. The announcement comes as tension rises at the border, with overwhelmed guards met by streams of asylum seekers.
Burkinabé authourities say they're looking into a massacre committed over the weekend. At least 28 bodies were found in the region of Nouna. In Rutshuru DR Congolese families have been fleeing clashes between M23 rebels and soldiers. And a grammy award winning Kenyan musician has created a one stop shop for artists to make it easier to get exposure and track and make money.
France's cost of living crisis shows signs of stabilizing, as inflation dropped from 7.1% to 6.7% in December. It's among the lowest levels in the Eurozone, but many households and businesses are still struggling. French bakers are asking for more financial aid, with the cost of flour up a staggering 45%.
The bodies of 28 people who were shot dead have been discovered in Burkina Faso's north-western town of Nouna, the government has said. A civil society group blamed the killings on armed civilians claiming to be members of a government-backed volunteer force fighting jihadists.
France's cost-of-living crisis shows signs of stabilising, as inflation dropped from 7.1 percent to 6.7 percent in December. It's among the lowest levels in the eurozone, but many households and businesses are still struggling.
Aid groups are warning of a dire situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's banning of female NGO workers. Many major international aid groups have suspended their operations, including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We spoke to the NRC's Afghanistan director, Neil Turner, who said that organisations like his need female employees in order to access the women they serve.
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Is the luxury sector recession-proof? Sales at high-end brands plunged at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they've since rebounded sharply, even as inflation soars and economic growth slows. Now many fashion houses are hoping that China's reopening will be another boost to their business.
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Angoulême is once again the centre of the world for graphic novelists, as the French city hosts the 50th edition of its international comics festival. Our reporters have been speaking to best-selling author Riad Sattouf, who received the festival's Grand Prix this year.
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Faced with an ageing population and holes in public finances, many European countries are grappling with reform of their pension systems. In this programme, we compare and contrast the situations in two EU member states, Denmark and Romania, and debate what constitutes a fair system of pension contributions.
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Japan's Kazuyoshi Miura continues his playing career in Portugal a month shy of his 56th birthday.
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A papal mass drew a crowd of over a million people to Kinshasa this week. Prayers were said for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the power of the Catholic Church is a counterweight to the state.
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As relations between Iran and the United States continue to deteriorate, FRANCE 24 spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Paris. He warned that "any tension between the US and Iran, any tension between the regional countries, will reflect on Iraq negatively".