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She won over the Conservative Party faithful. Now can she win over the UK? Our panel discusses the challenges ahead for prime minister-in-waiting Liz Truss. The one-time Remainer played the hardline Brexiteer in a sometimes bitter Tory leadership campaign, often courting comparisons with Britain's first female PM, Margaret Thatcher.
Is the €65-billion relief package enough to cushion Germans against rising energy and food price hikes? The country is facing multiple challenges and the government and political opposition disagree on solutions.
Ursula von der Leyen also proposed a price cap for firms profiting from rising energy prices and spoke of a "solidarity contribution" for fossil fuel companies.
Will Europe have enough energy to make it through the winter, as Russia tightens the taps? Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, thinks so. He tells FRANCE 24: "I believe this winter will be a major energy test for Europe, but at the same time it is a test for solidarity among European countries. If we fail this energy test, the implications may well be beyond energy."
Los Angeles is a paradoxical city. It's among the first places that come to mind when one thinks of the rich and famous. But it's also home to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the United States. As many as 66,000 people there are estimated to be unhoused, including some 40,000 who live outside the shelter system. Activist Theodore Henderson, who has personally experienced houselessness in Los Angeles, joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
Between July and August, the south-western French region of Gironde was hit by major wildfires, destroying nearly 30,000 hectares of forest. The magnitude and fury of the blaze shocked the country, with many now using the term megafire to describe the disaster. So has France entered a new era of megafires? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
With rising gas an electricity prices in Germany, changes are in store for hotels, restaurants, spas and museums this fall and winter. Here's what vacationers can expect.
This was the moment Nine people trapped were rescued from their sinking building by men from the Lagos State Fire Service. The rescued victims are all in stable condition while rescue operations have been concluded with the evacuation of all at risk.
Foreign nationals are being trafficked to Cambodia through online scams, and some are subject to torture and even death. Survivors and human rights experts are calling for law enforcement to take action.
World Health Organization officials are concerned about Zimbabwe's current measles outbreak and the growing number of deaths. They hope that emergency response initiatives will help contain the spread and save lives.
When it comes to childcare, French parents like to enrol their little ones in crèches or daycare centres for children under the age of three. But these nurseries have been ringing alarm bells.
Cubans are increasingly feeling the pinch of the country's worst economic crisis in 30 years. In the capital Havana, people wait for hours in long queues to find something to eat for the day. The pandemic has played a major role in the food shortages, which are compounded by rising inflation and a 60-year-old US embargo. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Clémence Waller and Lauren Bain.
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Repeated droughts experienced by Iraq for the past three years are accentuating the rural exodus underway throughout the country. No longer able to work on their land due to rapid desertification, farmers are moving to the cities. In oil-rich Basra, the country's economic powerhouse, these farmers end up in slums, often going without basic services.
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An NGO is trying to bring access to reliable electricity by implementing small solar systems to make villages independent from the national grid. Importantly, they also show locals how to maintain the systems.
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The health of millions of people in Lebanon — especially children — is at risk because of a limited supply of safe water, Unicef has warned. The water crisis, which is largely because of a severe lack of electricity, is also affecting hospitals, health centres and schools.
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A seven-hour drive southwest of the Tunisian capital lies Chott el-Djerid, north Africa's largest salt lake and the setting for the thirteenth edition of Tunis Fashion Week. The youngest designer participating, 18-year-old Haroun Ghanmi, celebrates the Tunisian techno scene, while fellow designer Yousra Sen creates one-of-a-kind pieces.
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In Cuba, the socialist project begun by revolutionary hero and former president Fidel Castro is teetering on the verge of failure.
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The Church, which employees around 800,000 people in Germany, has changed its labor laws so that people can no longer be fired for being in a same-sex relationship or remarrying after divorce.