Pope admits he made ‘grave errors’ in Chile sex abuse scandal
12 April 2018 | 11:47 am
The General Secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Chile read a letter in which Pope Francis admits making "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal. Francis also invites the abuse victims he has discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.
31 Aug 2021
Going back to live performances is very much on the mind of musicians these days, after months of introspective confinements and home recordings due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Ben Shemie from Suuns tells us more about his band's new album "The Witness", whose instinctive new sound will soon be taken to the stage, first in their native Canada and then on tour in Europe.
19 Sep 2021
Afghan pop star Aryana Saeed, an indefatigable women's rights activist, made only one request of her fiance before heading to Kabul airport when the Taliban took over the city: "just shoot me in the head but don't let them take me away alive".
21 Sep 2021
The UN climate summit opens in New York, with K-pop band BTS performing their hit song 'Permission to Dance' at the United Nations.
14 Oct 2021
Chile's opposition moves to impeach the country's president, Sebastian Pinera, for the controversial sale of a mining company through a firm owned by his children, which appeared in the Pandora Papers leaks, Congressman Tomás Hirsch says.
14 Nov 2021
This week, we chat to Australian jazz singer, pianist and composer Sarah McKenzie, who is currently touring France with a mini residency at the prestigious Duc des Lombards jazz club. She tells us more about the creative way in which she connected with musicians from around the world at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. We also meet young Parisian artist Yoa, whose bedroom pop-filled debut EP "Attente" has just been released.
31 Oct 2021
A David Bowie-themed pop-up store opens in London to commemorate 75 years since the visionary singer's birth upcoming on January 8th, 2022. "Bowie 75" offers an immersive showcase of the sound and visions of David Bowie, and counts the likes of Chic guitarist and Daft Punk-collaborator Nile Rodgers amongst its visitors.
9 Nov 2021
The first solar thermal power plant in South America hopes to reduce reliance on fossil fuels while maintaining jobs for the coal industry's workers.
18 Nov 2021
President Sebastian Pinera was involved with the controversial sale of a mining company in 2010, as revealed in the Pandora Papers. If impeached, he could have faced five years in prison.
4 Dec 2021
On 19th December, Chile heads to the polls to choose a new president. The run-up to the elections have been deeply polarising, and the country's feminists fear that the unexpected frontrunner - far-right lawyer José Antonio Kast - could set women rights back by decades.
12 Dec 2021
Some 30 countries around the world have already legalised gay marriage, but just a handful of them are in Latin America. They include Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and now Chile can be added to that list. People there celebrated this week as the Chilean Congress voted to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption. The decision now needs to be signed by the president, who backs the law.
26 Dec 2021
Ahead of Chile's presidential run-off on Sunday, FRANCE 24's Cole Stangler takes a closer look at the country's economy and the contrasting visions of far-right candidate José Antonio Kast and left-wing contender Gabriel Boric.
28 Dec 2021
Three BTS members — Suga, RM and Jin — have tested positive for COVID-19. The superstar group had recently returned to South Korea from the United States where they held their first in-person concerts since the pandemic.
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