Secondhand bookstore empowers Greece’s homeless
23 June 2019 | 2:34 pm
Relegated to the ranks of Greeks made homeless during the country's economic crisis, one 70-year-old man reclaimed some of his past glory by taking matters into his own hands. Demetrios Ioannou reports from Athens.
10 Jul 2022
Sri Lanka is suffering the worst economic crisis in its history, with fuel shortages bringing the country to a standstill. Many are now convinced leaving is their only option.
17 Jul 2022
Amid the economic and political turmoil in Sri Lanka, experts say the country's Tamil minority, who paid a heavy price during the civil war, feel victimized all over again. Some are fleeing to Tamil Nadu in India.
23 Jul 2022
As Sri Lanka's protest movement reaches 100 days, the people proudly and defiantly said that their fight is not over. Indeed, in addition to political uncertainty, the country faces a long list of problems, with years of mismanagement coupled with external shocks. The coronavirus pandemic has battered the tourism industry, and the war in Ukraine has contributed to soaring inflation. On the ground, there are also long queues for food and fuel. For more, we speak to France 24's correspondent Navodita Kumari in Colombo.
28 Jul 2022
Economic instability has Indian investors and exporters worried about receiving payments. The Indian government is doing what it can to help keep essential goods moving.
2 Sep 2022
The International Monetary Fund says a first agreement has been reached on a $2.9 billion loan to the bankrupt country. Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in more than 70 years.
5 Sep 2022
The UK is set to learn whether Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will succeed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister. The new Conservative Party head faces a long and pricey to-do list, including the cost-of-living crisis.
21 Sep 2022
In Lebanon, most depositors have been locked out of their savings since a financial crisis took hold three years ago. Now some of those customers are taking matters into their own hands by holding up bank branches.
9 Nov 2022
Over a thousand protesters marched through downtown Accra on Saturday, calling for the resignation of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo amid an economic crisis that has hammered the cedi currency and seen fuel and food costs spiral to record levels.
Khartoum's yellow taxi, once a famous transportation landmark of the Sudanese capital, is struggling to survive amid a crushing economic crisis and political instability in the country.
Sri Lanka's financial woes have caused severe food and fuel shortages, runaway inflation, and prolonged blackouts. The resulting public outrage forced then-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country and resign.
Lebanon has been drowning in a series of crises since 2019. The economic, banking and political systems are in tailspin and the national currency has lost 98 percent of its value.
Lebanon's economic meltdown has plunged most of the population into poverty. It's now also threatening the country's security. As the currency has plummeted to new lows in recent months, salaries too have fallen, as prices rise. To make ends meet, soldiers are being forced to take on second jobs, or even desert their ranks.
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Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
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As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
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Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
8 hours ago
In Ivory Coast's Assinie, coastal erosion and rogue waves are destroying homes and businesses - a problem that U.N. experts warn is only going to get worse.
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Humanitarian aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) are the latest victims of the Israel-Hamas disinformation war; their organisations have been accused of supporting either Hamas or Israel in viral videos shared online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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