May Day violence flares in France, Turkey
02 May 2022 | 9:23 am
Marchers around the world have used May Day to hold rallies to voice dissatisfaction with their governments. There were mass arrests in Turkey, as well as violence in the French capital, Paris.
Incumbent Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen have both made it to the April 24 second round of the French presidential election. They have already embarked on a final fortnight of bruising campaigning ahead of a run-off whose outcome is far less certain than it was in 2017. FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin reports from Le Pen's surprise visit to a rural area. Plus, Europe editor Catherine Nicholson explains how this election could greatly impact the future of NATO and the EU.
Amid surging inflation, the two remaining French presidential candidates are promising to help voters make a better living. Incumbent Emmanuel Macron is promising to triple the amount of a special tax-free bonus that employers can give workers. Meanwhile, far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen wants to give tax incentives to companies to raise the basic salary. Both proposals would come at a cost; we take a closer look. Plus, Elon Musk is offering to buy up all of the remaining shares in Twitter at a premium, saying the social media giant needs to go private to see effective changes.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 400 dolphins have been found dead on the beaches of France's west coast. This disturbing phenomenon is due to accidental catches by non-selective fishing gear. About 200,000 dolphins live in the Bay of Biscay, but rights groups fear the species will be driven to the brink of extinction.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urged France and President Emmanuel Macron to call atrocities committed by Russian forces in Ukraine a "genocide”. Macron earlier this week refused to use the term, a decision that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky called "painful".
French prosecutors are looking into a EU report which accuses far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and her associates of embezzling over €600,000.
Several Palestinians were injured as violence broke out at Jerusalem's Temple Mount for the second time in just days. The site is sacred to both Jews and Muslims.
We bring you the story of the Royal Palace, a family dance hall in the eastern French village of Kirrwiller that has become the country's third-largest cabaret after Paris's Moulin Rouge and Lido. Now famous throughout Europe, the Royal Palace attracts 200,000 visitors every year. Behind its success is Pierre Meyer, a former cook who took over his parents' dance-floor restaurant. On stage, Alla Samorodska, a 35-year-old Ukrainian, excels as the lead lancer.
Days ahead of France's presidential run-off, the president causes a stir by baring more than many voters had bargained for. We also bring you the latest on the campaign, as French papers focus on the economic policies of Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. But first, we take a look at the situation in Ukraine, with the battle for the Donbas now under way.
The Israeli army said it was reacting to a missile it had intercepted a day before. Tensions are high between Israel and Hamas amid violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem.
It's one of the cornerstones of French democracy: the presidential debate. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have vanished from the campaign trail in order to prepare Wednesday night's crunch face-off on live TV. The far-right candidate hopes not to repeat the mistakes she made five years ago.
President Macron's economic manifesto doesn't enthuse every French voter. But when it comes to the plans of his opponent Marine Le Pen, economists have said they could have severe financial consequences.
French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen face off in their only debate ahead of Sunday's presidential run-off. For Le Pen, who lags behind Macron in voter surveys, the confrontation is a chance to persuade voters that she has the stature to be president and that they should not fear seeing the far right in power.
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