England player Rashford mural defaced after England Euro 2020 defeat
13 July 2021 | 11:34 am
Rashford missed a penalty along with teammates Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka in the 3-2 shoutout. Rashford responded in a lengthy statement on social media in which he apologised for his penalty miss in the shoot out. The forward wrote: "All I can say is sorry. I wish it had of gone differently." He also said messages of support daubed on a defaced mural of his face left him "on the verge of tears".
14 Jul 2021
A mural commissioned by London's City Hall celebrates England's football team, who reached the finals of the Euro 2020 championship, showing Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling next to the slogan 'You did us proud'. One of the artists who created the piece, street artist 'Mr Meana' of the MurWalls collective, says the work highlights 'the importance of getting racism out of football' in the wake of racist comments about the team online.
16 Jul 2021
With the Metropolitan Police investigating racist abuse directed at three of England's black football players after the team's loss last Sunday in the Euro 2020 finals against Italy, AFP takes a look at racism in football and what can be done to tackle the abuse off the pitch.
20 Jul 2021
The decision to ditch most coronavirus restrictions is being strongly criticized by some medical professionals who have been at the forefront in the fight against COVID.
29 Jul 2021
The changes apply to those with a vaccine approved by the US or in Europe. Arrivals will still need to test negative before departing for England.
31 Aug 2021
With Real Madrid hoping to sign Kylian Mbappé, coach Carlo Ancelotti agrees that Paris SG's French striker "is a great player", but declines to comment further on the possible transfer ahead of their La Liga match against Betis Sevilla.
1 Sep 2021
While declaring victory after the US military left Kabul, the Taliban said they wanted good relations with the US and the rest of the world.
4 Sep 2021
Other invaders to Afghanistan "will face what the United States has faced today," says the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid during a press conference on the tarmac of Kabul airport hours after the last US troops left the country. The United States' longest military conflict drew to a close when its forces abandoned Kabul's airport, ending two decades of war.
7 Sep 2021
Giant artworks adorn buildings in the German capital once again as the Berlin Mural Fest resumes after its 2020 edition was cancelled due to Covid-19. The festival has been controversial in the Berlin art scene because it is supported by the large property group Deutsche Wohnen, which plays a leading role in the German market, but in Berlin, where its housing stock is concentrated, Deutsche Wohnen suffers from an unsavoury image as a speculator that fuels rising prices.
13 Sep 2021
This week in Africa, elite soldiers over throw the government of Guinea's President Alpha Conde. The Islamist party which ruled Morocco for ten years suffers a crushing defeat in elections. South Africa's ex-president wins an early release from prison on health grounds, and farmers in central Nigeria flee conflict, with disastrous consequences for crops and food prices.
20 Sep 2021
Vaccinated travelers arriving from from low-risk countries will no longer have to take PCR tests. England has also removed eight countries from its red list.
12 Oct 2021
Libya’s national team slid in the ranks in the group stage for the World Cup qualifiers after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Egypt on Monday. Fans packed squares in the country’s east and west, heartbroken as a defeat on the home front was sealed by a third goal from Ramadan Sobhi in the second half. Egypt scored twice near halftime in Benghazi through Ahmed Fotouh and Mostafa Mohamed, the team’s second straight win over Libya at the start of new coach Carlos Queiroz’s tenure.
22 Oct 2021
Tired of seeing the lush Amazon destroyed over many years, Brazilian street artist Mundano decided to let nature speak for itself: he has painted a giant mural in Sao Paolo using ashes he collected from the scorched rainforest.
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The launch of another North Korean ballistic missile comes as South Korean and US forces conduct an 11-day joint military drill called "Freedom Shield 23."
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At least 14 people were killed and many more trapped under rubble following a strong quake. The epicenter was about 80 kilometers south of Guayaquil, the second largest city in Ecuador.
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Rapper Rick Ross has become embroiled in a dispute with a neighbour after his pet buffaloes escaped from their paddock at his estate in Georgia and started roaming around the neighbourhood.
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India and Pakistan traditionally have hostile relations, but there is hope on one front, at least. In order to enable the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one of their holiest shrines, a "peace corridor" has been opened between the two countries.
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The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a landmark report on climate change. Prepared by hundreds of world's top scientists, it lays out the impact of global warming so far, as well as the tools available to prevent climate catastrophe. The report says today's record heat will be ordinary in a generation's time. Meanwhile, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has denounced a "betrayal" by world leaders for failing to act on climate change. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Shirli Sitbon gives us her analysis.