Joe Biden chocolates offer Americans ‘a little bit of reconciliation’
24 January 2021 | 8:37 am
Sarah Dwyer, a chocolatier near Washington DC, celebrates the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with a special collection of chocolates. "If you give it to someone who might not be on the same political side as you, I think you can share just something a little bit sweet together," says Dwyer, who owns Chouquette Chocolates in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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US President Joe Biden has nominated Mohegan Indian Tribe Lifetime Chief Marilynn Malerba to oversee the US Mint. It marks the first time a Native American's signature will appear on the US currency.
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From a film on abortion rights to a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, there's plenty in store at this year's Deauville American Film Festival. The mistress of ceremonies, FRANCE 24's very own Genie Godula, speaks to Eve Jackson at the Normandy beach town about what to look out for during this annual celebration of US cinema.
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Mexico had 54 cases of environmental defenders killed last year, the highest rate of any country, and a jump from the 30 deaths reported in 2020. Colombia had the second-highest rate at 33 killing, followed by Brazil with 26 cases, according to Global Witness, an international organization.
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Actress Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American to appear on U.S. currency, the U.S. Mint announced. Wong's coin, shipping Oct. 24, is the fifth design in the American Women Quarters Program, celebrating trailblazing women by placing their likeness on quarter dollar coins.
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France is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get. Each region has its specialty. In Bordeaux, the chocolate-coated cherry known as a guinette delights locals with its soft liqueur heart.
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In the upcoming midterms, US voters will decide which parties control the House and the Senate. Issues like abortion and the economy will likely influence people's decisions. But the poll is about more than that.
Markets have slumped in Brazil over fears President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will sacrifice the economy to push forward with social policies.
Siamak Namazi, who is detained in Iran on spying charges, has started a seven-day hunger strike. In an open letter, he appealed to US President Joe Biden to do more for detainees.
We look at the Pakistani press reaction to the deadly suicide bombing in Peshawar that claimed at least 80 lives. Also, the US is close to securing military bases in the Philippines, as a war with China is predicted for the near future. In other news, Boris Johnson is called a liar by the Kremlin.
He's been compared to Alex Jones and Andrew Tate, and is known for spreading Covid-19 misinformation. This week, far-right US influencer Stew Peters posted three misleading stories about the war in Ukraine.
Jeff Woodke, an American aid worker who was held hostage by militants in Niger for more than six years, has been released, along with French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was kidnapped by militants in 2021 in neighboring Mali. Woodke and Dubois appeared together before reporters in Niger's capital Niamey on Monday.
Our guest not only moved from New York to Paris without speaking any French, but has now become a stand-up comedian here in France, managing to perform in both English and French. Sebastian Marx has created a one-man show based on taking the mickey out of the French – both the language and the culture.
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Megan Rapinoe has ended her US national team career with a 2-0 win over South Africa in Chicago. The 38-year-old ends her stint as an international with 63 goals, 73 assists and 203 caps, along with two world cups. Rapinoe made her debut for her country in 2006, with only three players having longer spells playing for the United States. "It has been such an honor to be able to wear this shirt, play with all these players and live out my childhood dream. I know that I mean a lot to the game.
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