Energy crisis: France bets on floating offshore wind energy
22 November 2022 | 1:32 pm
France has become the first country to tender out industrial-size floating offshore wind farms. The floating platforms are more promising than existing renewables but still have some hurdles to overcome.
One of the most popular holiday destinations for French people is the campsite. Argelès-sur-Mer, in the eastern Pyrenees, is the town with the largest amount of camping accommodation in Europe. In the summer, this Western corner of the Mediterranean sees its population increase tenfold. We meet two brothers who run a campsite in Argelès.
French authorities have warned there is a high risk of arbitrary detention in Iran. The announcement comes one day after Iranian television aired "confessions" from two French nationals held on espionage charges.
Flight AF447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean 13 years ago, killing all 228 people on board. Airbus and Air France are accused of involuntary manslaughter and could face fines of up to $220,000 each.
TRUE. These climate protesters call themselves the “Tyre Extinguishers” and have already targeted more than 10,000 SUVs worldwide. Recently, the vigilante group received negative publicity in French media and online after deflating the tires of a car belonging to a disabled person in Lyon. We tell you more about these anti-SUV activists in this edition of Truth or Fake.
EU policymakers remain divided over how best to deal with the ongoing energy crisis. High prices are affecting households and businesses across the bloc, including Italy's storied textiles industry, as our correspondents report.
Mali has said it reserves the right to defend itself as it accused France of undermining its sovereignty by violating its airspace and delivering arms to militants. France has denied the accusations.
With gas prices on the rise, many middle-class families have a serious problem. They're using gas for heating and cooking, and they don't know how to pay the bills in the coming months.
The International Energy Agency is forecasting a peak for fossil fuel demand, and for global emissions as a result. It could come as early as 2025.
The Great Mosque of Paris or Paris Central Mosque is the most visited mosque in France. Its construction began in 1922, with the aim of thanking Muslim soldiers who fought for France in World War I. Back then, the state financed the building of the edifice.
A far-right MP shouted "go back to Africa!" as a Black lawmaker spoke about stranded migrants. The member of the anti-immigration National Rally party said he was referring to the migrants and not his fellow MP.
Things aren’t looking great for the future of the planet, but this year's Hyères International Fashion Festival has some innovative suggestions. Designers from across the world are coming up with increasingly daring ways to reduce fashion's ecological footprint. The big winners of the festival's 37th edition – Jenny Hytönen, Valentin Lessner and Sini Saavala – show us how it’s done.
The 27-year-old is the first party chief who is not a member of the Le Pen family. He takes over from Marine Le Pen, who stepped down from the leadership ahead of her unsuccessful 2022 run for the presidency.
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