US the only country not to support UN Refugee Pact
10 December 2018 | 11:25 am
Paris and other French cities are cleaning up after some 125,000 people took to the streets in sometimes violent protests. Unrest sparked by proposed fuel tax hikes has morphed into a general anti-government revolt.
Russian lawmakers move to make it virtually impossible for eligible citizens to flee conscription, with new penalties and an electronic tracking system. In other news: French actor Gérard Depardieu is accused of sexual violence by multiple women and Libération issues a warning about insect populations being decimated.
For the past four years, FRANCE 24 has been closely following the reconstruction of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral following the devastating 2019 fire there. The year 2023 is a crucial phase for the rebuilding, as the cathedral's spire, which collapsed in the blaze, is slated to rise over the Paris skyline once again by the end of December.
France's President Macron has won the day after the Constitutional Council gave him the go-ahead for the key points of his pension reform. But he might struggle to win back French hearts, analysts say.
France's Constitutional Council has upheld President Macron's controversial plan to raise retirement age in the country by two years, from 62 to 64. The decision comes after months of violent street protests and strikes.
Novak Djokovic says he is still dealing with an elbow issue heading into this week's Srpska Open as the Serb looks to get his French Open preparations back on track following his early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters.
A Paris court is examining a terrorism case that took more than 40 years to bring to trial. Four people were killed in the 1980 bombing of the French capital's Copernic Street synagogue. The case has been a tough challenge for 21st century investigators, with no DNA or mobile phone records for them to work with.
The black market for stolen cultural goods is the third most profitable in the world, behind only drugs and arms trafficking – the UN's cultural agency UNESCO estimates it's worth some $9 billion each year. In France, around 1,000 thefts of cultural goods are reported annually.
The French media outlet, Entreprendre has reported that the owner of Africa's largest industrial conglomerate Dangote Plc, Aliko Dangote is getting ready to acquire 60% of the French Second division side Valenciennes.
This May Day, French protesters may have felt as if they were being watched – and indeed they were. Police in France are using drones to "secure" the rallies. This controversial strategy has been criticised by several NGOs amid concerns about civil liberties.
As the UK prepares to celebrate King Charles III's coronation, we focus on the love affair between the British royal family and Paris, which has been both long and reciprocal. A series of landmarks are dedicated to British monarchs in the capital, such as Avenue Victoria – named after Queen Victoria, who in 1855 made the first state visit to Paris in over 400 years.
French sprinter Halba Diouf, 21, dreams of participating at the 2024 Olympic Games. The athlete defines herself as a transgender Muslim woman and doesn't accept being banned from elite competitions.
The cinema industry in Nigeria, known as Nollywood, is the second-largest on the planet in terms of films produced, after Bollywood. Over the next few days, the best TV and films from across Africa are being showcased in Paris for the tenth edition of Nollywood Week. The festival celebrates the newest voices on the scene, highlights the best that African cinema has to offer and brings it to a French public.
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The French-speaking province has become the latest wildfires hotspot in the country. Smoke from the fires has traveled as far away as New York, significantly hindering visibility and prompting air quality alerts.
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The European Commission hopes that pushing ahead long-brewing trade deals with Latin American governments can boost the EU.
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Feminists and human rights activists in Lebanon are speaking out against attempts to impose increasing restrictions on their lives in the name of "conservative values". This follows an attack on a woman at a beach in the southern city of Sidon, when an Islamic cleric and his followers told Mayssa Hanouni she didn't have the right to wear a bathing suit there before getting violent.
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EU interior ministers are set to debate plans for stricter asylum rules. Will Germany throw a spanner in the works?
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We look at reactions and videos after the devastating Kakhovka dam collapse that marks a new turning point in the war in Ukraine. The world of golf is rocked by a merger between rival Saudi-backed LIV and PGA leagues which is heavily criticised by the Western press. And: scientists have unearthed evolutionary links to human masturbation!