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02 November 2018 | 11:29 am
BMW has released the video footage of its first self-driving motorbike. The motorcycle is an autonomous version of its R1200GS motorcycle. It is sleek, fast, powerful and needs no one to ride it.
19 Sep 2020
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, falling incomes, worsening fears about jobs and prolonged social distancing that is anathema to many South Koreans, the nation appears to be slipping into a crisis of mental health.
12 Oct 2020
Journalists in Russia increasingly report of draconian laws and heavy-handed intimidation against them. A day after her home was subjected to a search, news editor Irina Slavina took her protest to the local police headquarters, with tragic consequences.
16 Nov 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms in a Twitter video that he has been asked to self-isolate for 14 days by the UK's test and trace system after coming into contact with someone who had Covid-19.
17 Nov 2020
The British prime minister has taken the precautionary measure after coming in contact with a lawmaker who has since tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes as Britain and the EU hope to clinch a last-minute deal.
26 Nov 2020
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin hit a record high of almost $20,000 on Wednesday. It retreated slightly in early trading on Thursday, but some market analysts say this rally is different from the last peak in 2017 when prices crashed suddenly. Others, though, remain sceptical. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll has more. Also, shares in the workplace messaging platform Slack soared on Wall Street after reports of takeover talks with the software giant Salesforce. Acquiring Slack would bring the cloud computing firm into closer competition with Microsoft.
30 Jan 2021
Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial of self-driving buses. Orderly and high-tech, the Asian city-state has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles and has developed home-grown technology while inviting foreign companies to trial their own.
4 Mar 2021
Honda Motor Co Ltd on Thursday said it will sell a limited batch of its flagship Legend sedan equipped with level 3 autonomous driving technology that enables vehicles to navigate congested highways.
14 Mar 2021
Will Self, the author, political commentator and one of the liveliest and most interesting thinkers and writers in the UK today, speaks to Eve Jackson about his addiction memoir "Will" that's just been translated into French. They also talk about him once being notorious for taking heroin on Prime Minister John Major's plane while covering the 1997 election campaign, how rehab helped his writing and how Britain's successful vaccination programme could cut it off from Europe even more.
20 Apr 2021
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu honours Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sunday Erhabor, attached to the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, for rare display of professionalism, composure and self-restraint in the face of extreme provocation.
24 Apr 2021
Consumer Reports' investigation comes after a Tesla crashed into a tree in Texas, killing both men in the car. Authorities say neither of the victims were in the driver's seat at the time of the accident.
16 May 2021
15 May 2021
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro leads a massive motorbike rally in the capital Brasilia in a new mobilisation of his supporters to back his government, under pressure for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly 420,000 dead.
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Anti-vax enthusiasts claim that at least three athletes have dropped out of the 2022 Australian Open tournament due to chest problems related to Covid-19 vaccination. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
53 mins ago
In November 2015, "Islamic State" militants killed 130 people in the course of a four-hour rampage in Paris. Most of the dead were at the Bataclan concert hall. One survivor of the assault has found a special way to deal with the memory of the horrific night.
1 hour ago
At least eight fans dead after a stampede at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon before the host nation's round of 16 game in the Africa Cup of Nations against Comoros, the national broadcaster reports.
2 hours ago
We look at French papers' reactions to members of Marine Le Pen's party joining far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, as well as the website Mediapart's analysis of 1,000 of his earliest supporters. We also discuss coverage of the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine and how some papers are explaining Germany’s decision to veto sending support to Kiev. We end with reaction to the death of French fashion icon and designer Thierry Mugler.
3 hours ago
Russia still seems to be beefing up the military presence on its border with Ukraine, while Kyiv has received military support from the US and the UK. Germany won't send weapons to Ukraine, saying that would only escalate the situation.
3 hours ago
Australia's vocal criticism of China's human rights record has long angered Beijing. When Canberra called for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus in 2020, Beijing slapped high tariffs on some Australian products.