March for Our Lives – uphill battle for stricter gun laws
24 March 2018 | 11:30 am
In the USA, anger and frustration over the lack of progress in passing tighter gun control laws is coming to a head. More than half a million protesters are expected to descend on Washington DC to demand change after the recent Florida shooting.
27 Oct 2019
USA: 400 years later, wounds of slavery yet to heal
4 Dec 2019
Franco-American jazz pianist Franck Amsallem is back with a tenth album called "Gotham Goodbye". It features nine original compositions and pays tribute to New York City and the years he spent in America. He tells FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot what it feels like to have his compositions in the bible of score music for jazz musicians. Also, French musician and composer Yann Tiersen releases an analog gem called "Portrait" and Muse celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album "Showbiz".
12 Feb 2020
Thanks to an innovative concept, a swivel pickup inspired by James Bond which allows musicians to swith styles and, therefore, use just one guitar instead of several, a small electric guitar company from the Allier region of France is taking the American market by storm. Rock bands Guns N'Roses and ZZ Top are already fans of Wild Customs guitars, which employs just five people.
12 Jun 2020
US national team goalkeeper Zack Steffen, currently on loan at Fortuna Düsseldorf, has had enough of police brutality and racism. He believes the time for talking is over – now he, and others, must take action.
11 Jul 2020
Coronavirus cases are on the rise again in the US and hospitalizations are reaching record numbers. But in the beach town of Ocean City, Maryland, you could almost forget that the country is in the middle of a pandemic.
13 Jul 2020
In the southern US state of Georgia, officials are easing restrictions meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus even as around 1,000 people a day test positive for the disease. As public life resumes, those in greatest danger are African Americans.
26 Sep 2020
After his side's loss to Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart was heard yelling at someone in the team's locker room. This turned into a focal point for reporters in post-match presser in Orlando on Thursday.
13 Oct 2020
Los Angeles Lakers' stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis reflected on their hard-earned NBA title win and the late Kobe Bryant as they attended a post-game press conference in Orlando on Sunday. James, obviously relieved, smoked a fat cigar as he started his post-game talk with the reporters while Davis said, "There was so much champagne I don't know what I said to my Dad." James’ side beat the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA final to secure the Lakers’ first championship in a decade.
4 Nov 2020
US President Donald Trump said he suspected foul play in the presidential election and threatened to take matters to the US Supreme court, while delivering remarks at the White House in Washington DC in the early hours of Wednesday.
24 Dec 2020
Christmas trees compete for attention outside the White House and the Capitol in Washington, DC, as the US capital gears up for Christmas celebrations.
5 Feb 2021
South Dakota is recording the highest hospitalization rate in the US. The governor and many other local leaders have been reluctant to impose safety measures that have curbed the spread of COVID-19 elsewhere.
29 Mar 2021
The world’s first gallery to display NFT digital art in a physical location has opened its doors to visitors in New York City, seen Friday. Superchief Gallery's first exhibition "Season One Starter Pack" displays the artworks of 300 artists on high-resolution 4k screens. ''This is the world's first physical NFT gallery space and what we wanted to do is show the way that NFT artwork would look in the home of the collector. Giving people an opportunity to see what an NFT actually looks like, and it’s presented the way the artist intended it. High resolution, 4k, 60 frames per second. It's really important to show the industry standard as it should be,'' Edward Zipco, co-founder and director of Superchief Gallery NFT.
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US President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic to be "over," but hundreds still die in the US daily. Patient advocates and researchers warn that public health and the economy are still at risk.
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There is a run on the pound and panic in the markets over the UK's biggest tax cut for the rich in half a century. New Prime minister Liz Truss taking the concept of 'going for broke' to a whole new level with an almighty gamble that the deficit will take care of itself once all the investment pours in.
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Melting ice is one of the key threats of climate change. This year, low snowfall and persistent heat waves caused a 6% loss of glaciers in the Alps, according to a new Swiss study.
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Director and screenwriter Andrew Dominik's image-fuelled adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's novel "Blonde" is now available on Netflix. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why what the director has called "an emotional nightmare fairy tale" is a powerful immersion into the circumstances of Marilyn Monroe, a performer who was anything but a so-called dumb blonde.
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You probably know that when a water bottle in a freezer reaches zero degrees, its volume changes, causing the bottle to explode. If you've studied thermodynamics, you may know that magnets gradually lose their magnetic charge when heated.