Tightened security at French and German airports ahead of Christmas
21 December 2018 | 2:09 pm
French and German authorities said they have been responding to credible threats. However, some airports maintained they were merely taking precautions.
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In this edition, the contentious issue of how some Muslim women and girls dress captures the headlines here in France with once again, the spotlight being on clothing in schools. Also the missing women of Peru where thousands disappear yearly primarily due to human trafficking, prostitution and gender violence. Plus the nuns of Kathmandu who teach women and girls Kung Fu as an act of empowerment.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his center-left coalition have been plummeting in opinion polls. But a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation finds the government has fulfilled many of its election promises.
The German Red Cross was scheduled to send a relief flight to Morocco on Thursday, upon Moroccan request. The Moroccan government has restricted aid senders to four the governments, excluding Germany, the US and France.
A German newspaper group found that North Rhine-Westphalia, the country's most populous state, saw the most violence against first responders. Experts believe the real number of victims is higher.
A video purporting to show the French Ambassador to Niger being booed as he is forced to leave the Embassy has been widely shared since Thursday, at a time of heightened tensions between coup leaders in Niger and France. This video, however, has nothing to do with that. It actually shows another coup-hit African country, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
French retail giant Carrefour has started putting stickers on products that have shrunk in size but that cost the same or even more, in a bid to warn customers against "shrinkflation". The move comes ahead of new contract talks that are set to begin soon. Meanwhile, the government is planning to temporarily lift a ban on retailers selling fuel at below-cost, in order to help households struggling to cope with stubbornly high inflation.
The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.
Keir Starmer is in Paris a day ahead of King Charle's delayed state visit to France. The UK opposition leader has said he wants closer ties to the EU but won't seek to rejoin the bloc.
German police searched the homes of suspected extremists from Hammerskins Deutschland. It is the 20th far-right organization in Germany to have been banned to date.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is made up of over 100 islands, some of which are comprised of ring-shaped coral reefs called atolls. These are particularly susceptible to climate change. The idyllic atoll of Hao, also known as the "harp island" for its bow-like shape, is threatened daily by rising sea levels. Residents face a tough decision: continue to weather the ravages of rising tides, or relocate and become climate refugees. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Lauren Bain.
German aid organizations allegedly demanded that money be spent on sick German children instead of tank deliveries to Ukraine. But the whole story is made up, and the video explaining it is a spoof.
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