Chess star Carlsen will not defend world title next year
22 July 2022 | 5:17 am
Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship in 2023 against Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi as he is not motivated to play another match, the Norwegian five-time champion said in a podcast on Wednesday.
25 Aug 2021
As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taliban took over, seeking safety in Spain where she hopes to soon be back on the court.
29 Aug 2021
The 36-year-old left Juventus for his old club in the hope of recapturing the form that made him a superstar a decade ago. Manchester United have welcomed him with open arms.
31 Aug 2021
Going back to live performances is very much on the mind of musicians these days, after months of introspective confinements and home recordings due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Ben Shemie from Suuns tells us more about his band's new album "The Witness", whose instinctive new sound will soon be taken to the stage, first in their native Canada and then on tour in Europe.
19 Sep 2021
Afghan pop star Aryana Saeed, an indefatigable women's rights activist, made only one request of her fiance before heading to Kabul airport when the Taliban took over the city: "just shoot me in the head but don't let them take me away alive".
14 Sep 2021
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo launches her presidential campaign - a "gamble" according to Libération, considering the steep task of reviving France's Socialist Party. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen meanwhile sets the tone for a "bitter election campaign" and Emmanuel Macron puzzles over how to frame his re-election bid. Plus, the British papers celebrate 18-year-old Grand Slam champion Emma Raducanu and a 12-year-old Scottish boy races alongside cyclists in the Tour of Britain.
16 Sep 2021
Tunde Onakoya, a former Nigerian chess champion, is teaching children from one of the poorest communities in Lagos how to play the game. It's a way of broadening their horizons and allowing the best players to access scholarships. Every weekend they work on improving their performance, thanks to Onakoya, who himself grew up in a slum. His charity Chess in Slums now wants to expand into other countries in Africa. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec and James Vasina.
20 Sep 2021
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino says "it is normal that PSG needs time to create bonds between players" after Wednesday's disappointing draw 1-1 against Club Brugge for the Champions League. PSG will be looking to continue their winning streak in Ligue 1 as they face Lyon on Sunday.
9 Oct 2021
Britain's favorite superspy left his mark on Hollywood on Wednesday when Daniel Craig got a star on the Walk of Fame. The world's suavest action hero was immortalized -- appropriately -- outside 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, next to fellow Bond actor Roger Moore.
20 Oct 2021
Soccer star Benzema to face trial in sex tape case
4 Nov 2021
'An Audience With Adele' - a TV special filmed at the London Palladium - is set to air on ITV.
29 Nov 2021
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9 Dec 2021
It's hard to imagine a more perfect musical than the 1961 version of "West Side Story", and yet Steven Spielberg took on precisely that challenge. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why that gamble paid off, with a particularly lyrical appraisal of some of the film's highlights.
‘Nigeria recovered N3.2bn foreign loots in 14 months, Lalong won’t resign as campaign DG – APC group
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (August 10) met with Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde in Kinshasa ahead of his trip to neighboring Rwanda.
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The move comes three days after a woman fell to her death while riding on one of the amusement park's rides. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
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Prosecutors have alleged the suspect was "in contact with a Russian intelligence service" between 2014 and 2020. Information was said to have been shared during personal meetings, over the telephone, email and WhatsApp.
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Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong continues to be linked with a move to the Premier League, according to media reports. Chelsea and Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in the 25-year-old Dutchman. British media reported that Manchester United were willing to pay 70 million euros ($71.27 million) for De Jong.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un declared victory in the country's battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday, while the leader's sister revealed he too had suffered from fever, indicating for the first time that he was likely infected with the virus. Laila Shahrokhshahi reports.