‘We can breathe’: French papers celebrate mask-free rules
19 June 2021 | 11:28 am
We discuss the excitement in the French press over the lifting of certain Covid-19 restrictions, but also how there may be ulterior motives behind them. We then look at how the press is covering the Biden-Putin meeting and the upcoming return of Laurent Gbagbo to Ivory Coast. Finally, we find out why a Juneteenth holiday is more than just a symbolic move.
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Located in east-central France, the city of Lyon is famous for its food. Join Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula as they go to a typical local restaurant – known as a "bouchon" – which serves traditional Lyonnaise cuisine, hearty meals where offal is a star and wine is served by the pitcher.
The Atletico Madrid forward became the third French soccer player to have his statue in the museum after Kylian Mbappe and Zinedine Zidane.
It's been a month since two devastating earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria, killing more than 50,000 people. Many hospitals and clinics in Turkey are full of injured patients, while other facilities are heavily damaged, making it difficult to provide much-needed routine medical treatment to other residents.
We look to the French and international media after a fresh day of strikes in France against pension reforms. The papers also pay tribute to Iranian women's brave fight for freedom. Finally, we look at the front page of The Independent by eminent British artist Tracey Emin, who recounts her battle with cancer.
On International Women's Day, the United Nations mission in Kabul condemned the suppression of women under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, calling it the "world's most repressive country."
A significant crack has been discovered in one of France's nuclear sites, on an emergency cooling system pipe. The reactor was not operational and the incident had no environmental impact. But it is the latest mishap to plague the nuclear energy sector, at a time when the French government is working to boost production.
Bernard Phelan, 64, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison by the Iranian authorities, his family says.
The Senate has approved President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms, but the bill will be adjusted ahead of a final vote. Protesters say time is running out to oppose the changes.
Canada, France and Spain; three top teams are battling their own federations months before a World Cup. The fight was once familiar to Aine O'Gorman, but her Republic of Ireland team offer an example of how to move on.
World's largest telescope celebrates 10 years unveiling secrets of the universe.
India has topped the global list of states that cut off the internet to their citizens for five successive years. Critics say shutdowns paralyze daily life and the economy.
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