Airbus plans to cut thousands of jobs throughout Europe
20 February 2020 | 10:06 am
The planemaker's Germany-based subsidiary, Defence and Space, has said it's undergoing "restructuring" after major financial losses. The group will cut a total of 2,362 jobs.
5 Oct 2021
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will prepare for his defence against an International Criminal Court probe into his deadly drug war after he retires from politics.
14 Oct 2021
Star Trek actor William Shatner and his crewmates -- Chris Boshuizen, Audrey Powers, and Glen de Vries -- train ahead of their trip to the edge of space.
19 Oct 2021
A Russian film crew has landed on Earth after filming scenes for the world's first feature movie shot in space.
24 Oct 2021
A robotic dog stole the limelight at the Milipol defence and security trade fair near Paris on Tuesday. The 22nd edition of Milipol Paris takes place from Oct. 19 to 22 and plays host to dozens of countries, including Israel, United States and Switzerland. The robotic dog costs "under $1 million", according to Ghost Robotics special projects head Tom Jacobs. He adds that the technology that has advanced in the past few years has enabled the robot dog to keep its balance in difficult terrain
21 Oct 2021
South Korea has launched its first domestically developed space rocket but failed to put its dummy payload into orbit, a setback in the country's attempts to join the ranks of advanced space-faring nations.
3 Nov 2021
We look at reactions to several key elections in the US. Papers in the UK and France report on the situation for migrants in Calais, five years after the dismantling of the "Jungle" migrant camp. As Madagascar faces the world's first famine caused by climate change, billionaire Elon Musk challenges the World Food Programme. We also explain why women should stop working for the rest of the year, while Norway's women's beach handball team finally gets to wear shorts!
9 Nov 2021
It's an immense moment of pride for the whole team as French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his crewmates return to Earth. The four astronauts splashed down successfully off the coast of Florida in a SpaceX capsule. It marks the end of Pesquet's six-month mission in space, where he became the first ever French astronaut to command the International Space Station. We spoke to his colleague and friend Rémi Canton, who led the mission for the CNES, the French space studies agency.
7 Dec 2021
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI in Dakar, Senegal. Parly slammed a "disinformation campaign" aimed at creating "anti-French discourse" in Africa's Sahel region, as France reorganises its military presence there. The minister said she did not believe Russian Wagner Group mercenaries were in the Malian capital Bamako, but added that "that does not mean the current Malian authorities are not planning to bring them there". The arrival of Russian mercenaries in Mali would be "simply unacceptable", she said.
18 Dec 2021
Flying into space is not just a billionaire vanity project anymore. Current trials by Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX could be the beginning of a whole new space tourism industry.
20 Dec 2021
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa returned to Earth on Monday after a 12-day journey into space, ending a practice run for his planned trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX in 2023.
24 Dec 2021
For the final episode of our series on the fall of the Soviet Union 30 years ago, we take you where a significant part of the public relations war between the US and USSR took place: outer space. James André, Sylvain Rousseau and Achraf Abid have delved into the video archives, and interviewed astronauts and experts to find out how the Russian space agency has evolved over the past three decades.
27 Dec 2021
The telescope left Earth enclosed in a rocket, which blasted off from French Guiana. The revolutionary instrument could help scientists discover extraterrestrial life.
7 hours ago
A review into Britain's largest police force has found "institutional racism, sexism and homophobia" and has called for "radical reform."
7 hours ago
Albert Ho, a prominent pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong, has once again been arrested. He is already facing up to a decade in prison for other charges under the national security law.
8 hours ago
Experts say the drop in oxygen levels in the water after the recent floods receded likely caused the mass death, as well as hot temperatures due to climate change.
8 hours ago
The French government's decision to force through its pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across the country, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they may seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
9 hours ago
On World Storytelling Day, we ask if this human art will be supplanted by articifial intelligence? Or do chatbots lack the human factor to recreate the drama and nuance of good storytelling?
9 hours ago
European shares logged their steepest weekly drop in five months amid continued turbulence in the global banking sector. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz doesn't think Europe is heading for a new financial crisis.