Typhoon Phanfone kills several on Christmas in Philippines
27 December 2019 | 1:45 pm
The Asian country, which has over 7,000 islands, is prone to typhoons. Winds reached nearly 200 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour) as the forecast suggests it will continue to wreak havoc until the weekend.
30 Dec 2018
Europe's islands: Malta, a precarious paradise.
4 Mar 2019
Three weeks after a cargo ship ran aground, efforts are being made to prevent an oil leak on to the world's largest raised coral atoll becoming an ecological disaster in the Solomon Islands. The area is a UNESCO site.
3 Apr 2019
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam discusses the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, how the negotiations have impacted Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s trading status with the U.S., property prices, the housing market, Hong Kong’s autonomy and her outlook for the Greater Bay area.
6 Sep 2019
South Korea's navy has launched a drill around a group of small islands claimed by both Tokyo and Seoul as the feud between the two countries escalates. Japan said the islands were "obviously" part of their territory.
19 Oct 2019
The number of migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands has risen by more than 50 percent this year, according to statistics released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday.
30 Nov 2019
UK ignores deadline to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius
3 Jan 2020
Those who live on Germany's tiny Hallig islands have to share their land with the sea which regularly floods it. Some residents of Hooge talk about living with a phenomenon called "Land unter" — literally, land under.
11 May 2020
The first official football to be played in western Europe since March took place to little fanfare on Saturday, behind closed doors in the Faroe Islands, a country with a population of only 52.000. In the last of Saturday's five games, three-time national champions Víkingur Gøta fought out a nil-nil draw with Argja Bóltfelag.
24 May 2020
While the rest of the world struggles to control the cornavirus outbreak, the isolated islands of the Pacific have managed to keep their populations safe – in part due to lessons learned from previous health crises.
18 Oct 2020
More than a thousand migrants in 485 small boats have landed in the Canary Islands in the past two days. Tightened security along Morocco's coast has pushed migrants and traffickers to risk the Atlantic crossing.
1 Apr 2021
Images from a recent Philippine military aerial patrol show several reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where over 200 Chinese ships are scattered. China has claimed the vessels are fishing boats sheltering from bad weather. But Manila insists they are from Beijing's Maritime Militia, frequently accused of conducting covert military operations in the area.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that about a million Nigerians were killed in other to maintain the unity of the country. He said this when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change at the State House, Abuja.
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In the US, a small number of Patriotic Millionaires has banded together to demand the government tax the rich. They say tax revenue is the fuel the country runs on. Meet an American multimillionaire in Georgia who'd gladly pay his fair share.
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Kenyans are just hours away from heading to the polls for a general election. They will choose governors, MPs and a new president, marking the end of Uhuru Kenyatta's nine years in office. Also, as grain exports from Ukraine slowly resume, we take a closer look at fertiliser, another product from the region that Africa depends on. Finally, Chad's military government and more than 40 opposition groups sign a deal to launch national peace talks later this month.
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FRANCE 24 sat down with Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's deputy prime minister and minister of digital transformation. The ministry was created in 2019 because President Volodymyr Zelensky had promised that Ukraine would be a pioneering e-government. Since the Russian invasion, digital transformation has been put on a "war footing", Fedorov said. He told FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg about several projects: a chatbot that allows people to send information about the movements of the Russian army, a joint project on drones with the Ukrainian military, as well as the use of artificial intelligence for facial recognition. The latter includes identifying slain Russian soldiers and informing their families via social media.
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