Coronavirus digest: French hospitals set to go into crisis mode, report says
28 February 2021 | 10:29 am
France will enter "crisis organization" on Thursday, increasing hospital beds, delaying non-urgent surgery and mobilizing all medical staff, a new report has revealed. Follow DW for the latest.
From the new wave of French language sci-fi movies to Paris's immersive movie experience bringing you face-to-face with an Arnold Schwarzenegger lookalike, plus a visit to an exhibition commemorating 100 years since the death of French literary giant Marcel Proust, join Eve Jackson for a look at the week's culture news.
China has recorded its first COVID death since May. An 87-year-old man died in Beijing as daily infections in the country reached 24,000.
A Russian strike on a maternity ward has killed a newborn baby in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region. It's just the latest Russian strike on a healthcare facility as Moscow continues to target critical infrastructure across Ukraine.
More than half of the women and girls murdered last year were killed by a partner of a close relative, UN data showed. The number of deaths is "alarmingly high," but the UN warns the real situation is likely much worse.
Humanitarian groups are warning that the situation in Mali risks deteriorating rapidly after Bamako announced a ban on NGOs financed by France. The move came in response to France's decision to cut off public funding to Mali because of its alleged involvement with the Russian paramilitary group Wagner.
The European Space Agency (ESA) unveiled its new class of career astronauts on Wednesday, selecting France's Sophie Adenot and four other candidates from a list of more than 22,500 applicants.
We take a look at how French consumers have adopted the American tradition of Black Friday sales. With clothing expected to the number one item that will be purchased in France during the discounted period, we also find out how the globe's appetite for fast fashion is having a dire effect on Chile's desert.
A video report attributed to Al Jazeera has been circulating online, claiming that drunken Ukrainian football fans were detained in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, for giving a Nazi salute and defacing posters with Hitler symbology. But all is not as it seems…so what’s true and what’s fake?Find out in this edition with Vedika Bahl
In France, working the soil is often a family business. In the western city of La Rochelle, we meet three generations of cereal farmers who have been working the fields since 1912. A little further north, in the Mayenne region, a whole family has converted to organic farming. For all of them, each working day is a chance to learn or pass on know-how.
French bread has found its way onto the UN culture agency's intangible heritage list. The honor is a crumb of comfort for France's traditional bakers, for whom cheaper competition is on the rise.
With a million Ukrainian refugees and an expected 200,000 asylum claims, migration to Germany this year is set to surpass the 2015 European migrant crisis.
The government has already said it will cap the cost of gas and electricity next year. Bild newspaper reported that energy firms could now be banned from raising prices, with hikes already announced set to be revoked.
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