Chelsea FC owner Abramovich sues KGB book author
29 July 2021 | 1:03 pm
Roman Abramovich is suing a British journalist for libel over a book about KGB influence in modern Russia which claims the billionaire was acting as "Putin's cashier" when he bought Chelsea.
15 May 2020
Acclaimed author and political activist Arundhati Roy speaks to FRANCE 24 about the Covid-19 pandemic and the Indian response. She says that the virus amplifies co-morbidities.
22 Jun 2020
The memoir by ex-national security adviser John Bolton portrays the president as corrupt and incompetent. The Trump administration had sought to stop its release, saying the book could spill classified information.
23 Jun 2020
Bushra al-Maqtari has faced heady challenges on the front line of Yemen's war and as a woman in a patriarchal society. In an interview with DW, the writer and activist says the media and the UN have failed her country.
5 Nov 2020
The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji, Lai Mohammed has described the attack on TVC facilities by arsonists as an assault on democracy and free press.
22 Nov 2020
We tell you about the new edition of the comic book series "Lucky Luke", in which the famous Belgian cowboy is fighting racism. Created by the cartoonist Morris in the 1940s, for the first time in its 74-year history, French artist Achdé has introduced the book's first ever black sheriff in "A Cowboy in High Cotton", released this month. Also on the programme, we're on the set of Senegal's hit TV series "Maîtresse d'un homme marié" or "A Married Man's Mistress" - a show that tackles some subjects still considered taboo in Senegal.
3 Feb 2021
Mariah Carey's estranged sister is suing the star for comments the singer has made about her.
12 Feb 2021
Okagbare enters book of World Records
14 Mar 2021
Will Self, the author, political commentator and one of the liveliest and most interesting thinkers and writers in the UK today, speaks to Eve Jackson about his addiction memoir "Will" that's just been translated into French. They also talk about him once being notorious for taking heroin on Prime Minister John Major's plane while covering the 1997 election campaign, how rehab helped his writing and how Britain's successful vaccination programme could cut it off from Europe even more.
29 Mar 2021
Xenophobic attacks on Asian Americans have soared in recent months. Activists say it's a result of deep-rooted anti-Asian racism that's been exacerbated by rhetoric blaming China for the Covid-19 pandemic. With Asian Americans still coming to terms with the murder of six Asian women in Atlanta last week by a white gunman, we speak to Viet Thanh Nguyen, the celebrated Vietnamese American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. "More and more of us are being quite vocal about demanding recognition and change," he told FRANCE 24.
20 Apr 2021
The book, 'The Nigerian Flagship' authored by Aaron Ukodie and Seun Ogunseitan, tells the story behind the creation of the paper and its founding publisher, Alex Uruemu Ibru. The 600-page book captures first-hand memoirs of experiences by former staff, narrating what went into the creation of the iconic brand that is called The Guardian. Alex Ibru (1 March 1945 – 20 November 2011) was a Nigerian businessman, founder, and publisher of The Guardian newspaper and the former Minister of Internal Affairs from 1993 to 1995.
9 Jun 2021
Meghan Markle's children's book 'The Bench' hits the shelves
17 Jun 2021
Italy became the first team to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2021 as midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored twice in a 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome on Wednesday. The Azzurri, now unbeaten in 29 matches, sit first in Group A and are guaranteed a top-two finish and last 16 berth. Elsewhere in Group A, Turkey lost 2-0 to Wales and are almost certain not to make it past the group stage. Get all the analysis with sports editor Simon Harding and journalist Firas El Echi.
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Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.
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The legalization of cannabis and COVID lockdowns appear to have increased its regular use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report finds.
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Family and friends of British journalist Dom Phillips attended his funeral near Rio de Janeiro. The last rites for Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who was killed while working with Phillips, were held a day earlier.
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Group of Seven leaders have unveiled an infrastructure plan meant to bolster the global economy and counter China. But crippling debt owed by poorer countries may get in the way.
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The event in Portugal will present a nonbinding declaration meant to curb ocean pollution and destruction, as well as discuss financing models for ocean preservation.
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An oil supertanker that has been moored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen since 1976 could break apart and unleash part or all of its 1.1 million barrels of oil on the Horn of Africa, the UN warns. Also in this edition: Britain's Prince Charles expresses regret for the legacy of slavery, and Rwanda is set to produce its own mRNA vaccines in a first for the continent.