Hong Kong marks anniversary of Chinese rule with protests
13 July 2019 | 11:22 am
Protesters tried to smash into Hong Kong's legislature ahead of a pro-democracy rally that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands. Tensions are running high over a controversial bill to allow extraditions to China.
21 Jan 2022
Iraq is at a crossroads as the losers of the country's recent elections are using violence in an attempt to overturn the results of the vote. At the same time, a genuine opposition is emerging for the first time.
30 Jan 2022
This week, we're exploring a key question ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in France: "to vote or not to vote?" As the list of candidates gets longer, the race is on to drum up support. But voter apathy is still a major concern and increasing numbers of would-be voters are turning their backs on politicians and the political system. Our reporters went to one Paris suburb with a particularly high abstention rate to meet some who are adamant they're going nowhere near a polling station this spring.
26 Jan 2022
Pro-junta protesters rally in Ouagadougou a day after a military takeover in Burkina Faso. Also, the head of the Confederation of African Football, Patrice Motsepe, blames Monday's fatal crush at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on an inexplicably closed gate. And Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa changes the name of his party ahead of elections. Our correspondents bring us the latest on all these stories and more.
2 Feb 2022
A coup in Burkina Faso follows military takeovers in Guinea and Mali as civilian administrations are blamed for a failure to tackle a rise in insurgent violence.
13 Feb 2022
"President" is a Sundance award-winning film that gives us a gripping and unprecedented front-row seat to recent history. It's about an election that was believed to be stolen and a people who felt robbed of their first free and fair vote following the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe in a military coup in Zimbabwe in 2017.
14 Feb 2022
Protesters blocking a major bridge connecting Canada and the US were ordered to clear the area by a court ruling.
16 Feb 2022
Thousands of Tunisians have demonstrated in the capital after President Kais Saied granted himself new judicial powers in a decree. Saied can now unilaterally fire and block appointments of judges.
17 Feb 2022
The trucker-led protesters occupying the Canadian capital Ottawa show no sign of backing down, despite a newly invoked state of emergency that grants sweeping police powers to try to end the protest over Covid-19 rules. FRANCE 24's Peter O'Brien tells us more about the standoff.
21 Feb 2022
For a second day, police have moved in to disperse the so-called "freedom convoy" near the Parliament. Downtown Ottawa has been occupied by protesters and their trucks since late last month.
23 Feb 2022
On tonight's show we focus on Sudan, where demonstrators once again have taken to the streets to call for the release of prisoners incarcerated for taking part in the recurring protests since last October's military coup. The latest demonstrations come just a day after the UN human rights expert Adama Dieng arrived on his first official visit to Sudan.
23 Feb 2022
Have Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin joined forces against the West? And is democracy under pressure? Guests: Sudha David-Wilp (German Marshall Fund), Didi-Kirsten Tatlow (DGAP), Vladimir Esipov (DW)
20 Mar 2022
"It cannot be that an autocrat attacks a sovereign country which has the right to the integrity of its territory." That's the firm response directed at Russia from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Speaking exclusively to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine, the EU leader added that "democracy is standing up against autocracy and therefore we stand as one".
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We bring you a special programme on one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Middle East in decades. Thousands have been killed after two massive earthquakes struck south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria on Monday.
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US President Joe Biden pledged to continue rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation during a speech before a divided Congress. Republicans heckled the president, booing his remarks at points during the address.
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Microsoft says it is revamping its Bing search engine and Edge web browser with artificial intelligence akin to ChatGPT, in the hopes of making inroads into Google's dominance of online searches.
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Robert Habeck and Bruno Le Maire are in the US for talks on the Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act. The EU argues that some of the US' green subsidy plans are protectionist and could even risk a trade war.
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The relatively new Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is in the Ukrainian capital, bearing information on future tank deliveries, and tried to accentuate the positives of German assistance to Ukraine.
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday that the abuse that has been directed at his player Vinicius Jr is a problem for the whole of Spanish football, not for the 22-year-old Brazilian.