One billion people in slums at risk of being infected with coronavirus
09 April 2020 | 2:52 pm
French paper Liberation reports on concerns about restrictions on freedom continuing after the Covid-19 pandemic; Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump in a piece for the Guardian; The New York Times looks at the fate of one billion people in slums at risk of being infected and finally one bored man in confinement recreates iconic movie posters adapted to current pandemic conditions!
France is home to some of the biggest luxury brands in the world. While many everyday businesses have struggled to bounce back from the health crisis, it’s been just the opposite for the most exclusive French labels. Jean-Noël Kapferer, professor emeritus of marketing, talks us through the success of luxury brands bouncing back from the pandemic. We also see how the luxury sector is making its way into the second-hand market, bringing in a whole new clientele.
A quarter of couples experience infertility despite regular sex, according to the French national research institute INSERM. The reasons include exposure to pollutants, endocrine disruptors, trying for a child later on in life, smoking and obesity. But in more than 15 percent of cases, the cause of the infertility remains unconfirmed. France's health minister has decided to take action by putting together a working group to better understand the issue and suggest changes by the end of the year. FRANCE 24's Eléonore Vanel and Camille Nedelec report.
In this edition, we’re focusing on the French delicacy of foie gras. One of France’s most cherished foods, it’s a staple at Christmas tables across the country. But foie gras is also a source of controversy. There are ethical concerns about how it is produced, which has led several French cities to ban it for official gatherings. The move has launched a fierce national debate.
France's Mercantour National Park is a green sanctuary at the heart of the Alps. It's best known for being one of the wildest in France and having one of the most varied landscapes. Its unique location, near the French Riviera, brings Mediterranean touches to these Alpine mountains. This area is also where the wolf returned to France from Italy in 1992. We take a closer look at this sanctuary for wildlife.
French armed forces have said they killed a senior "Islamic State" member believed to have been involved in a 2020 attack that left six French aid workers dead.
French troops left their military base in Timbuktu as part of a reorganization of Operation Barkhane announced by French president Emmanuel Macron in June. The Kidal and Tessalit bases were handed over to the Malian army in October and November, respectively.
As the pandemic rages on, the situation is affecting the mental health of many people, including the young. In France, universities are closed but are set to open again for one day per week, after one Strasbourg student's cry for help made waves.
US coronavirus cases on the rise: Epidemiologist Peter Chin-Hong speaks to DW
The total number of omicron cases detected in Germany rose sharply with the latest figures, which were the first to provide testing results and data from a working day after the Christmas break.
France became the sixth country in the world to report more than 10 million COVID-19 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to official data published on Saturday.
Officials took down a temporary European Union flag at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris after it drew fury from conservatives and the far right. The flag was intended to mark the start of France's six-month EU presidency.
Fully vaccinated people in France who test positive will only have to isolate for seven days, and can leave quarantine after five with a negative test. The UK, meanwhile, refuses to curb large events. DW has the latest.
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