Giant names with giant sizes – meet the cobbler making custom shoes for NBA stars
04 June 2021 | 6:25 am
A Turkish shoemaker has been making specially-designed shoes for star athletes with giant feet at his shoe shop in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul on Friday. Oncel Kalkan, who has been working in Istanbul for 41 years, designs dress shoes for athletes from all over the world, mostly NBA stars with big feet who struggle to find the right size.
16 Sep 2021
China Evergrande, once the country's second-largest real estate developer, is drowning in debt. Some 1.5 million people have put deposits on new homes that have yet to be built. A collapse could be catastrophic.
21 Sep 2021
British electronic duo Jungle appeared out of nowhere in late 2013 as a mystery group, but their slick funk-pop singles quickly propelled them to fame. Their 2014 self-titled debut album was certified Gold in the UK and their follow up album "For Ever" confirmed their success around the world. This summer, they released their third studio album "Loving in Stereo", a collection of wall-to-wall bangers bursting with life. Josh Lloyd-Watson sat down with FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot to talk about what inspired this 13-track bundle of love.
24 Sep 2021
Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Windy Fire to protect several groves of giant sequoias in the United States. The fire has already charred 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares), and a number of separate fires are converging on the California woodland that is home to the huge trees.
7 Oct 2021
16-year-old Nella Salminen stepped into the shoes of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto as part of a global campaign to promote girls' rights. Salminen spends the day meeting politicians and addressing a global climate action conference.
17 Oct 2021
Spain's National Geological Institute said the volcano spewed blocks of molten lava "as large as three-story buildings." A partial cone collapse near the volcano's emission vent triggered the event.
11 Oct 2021
Facebook is facing a historic crisis. Revelations by former data scientist-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen have shed light inside the notoriously secretive tech giant. She says Facebook harms children, sparks division and undermines democracy in pursuit of astronomical profits. Her allegations are backed by the leak of tens of thousands of internal documents.
23 Oct 2021
Bild tabloid Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt was fired after The New York Times detailed misconduct toward female employees. The case is now making waves internationally.
22 Oct 2021
Mount Aso volcano spews a giant column of ash thousands of metres into the sky, after the late-morning eruption in southwest Japan. The active volcano ejected hot gas and ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet), and sent stones tumbling down its grassy slopes.
29 Oct 2021
The carmaker is striving to compete with Tesla by not using so much aluminium. BMW want half its new cars to be electric by 2023.
28 Oct 2021
Facebook began this week by announcing more than $9 billion in quarterly profits, an increase of about 17 percent. The social media giant also announced that it now has close to three billion users. But all is not well on the Facebook front as Mark Zuckerberg’s platform has been facing a deluge of scathing reports.
5 Dec 2021
Since September, the name Evergrande has caused panic on stock exchanges around the world. Paralysed by $300 billion in debt (€260 billion), or the equivalent of 2 percent of Chinese GDP, the country's second-largest real estate developer is now threatening Chinese growth. Evergrande has more than 1,300 construction projects across China, as well as financial products, electric cars, livestock, bottled water and even a football club.
9 Dec 2021
The Chinese property giant Evergrande has missed a key debt deadline and is inching closer to a possible restructuring. Financial Analyst Danni Hewson explains why the meltdown isn't sparking turmoil on global stock markets. Also in the show: the Carbon Disclosure Project releases its 2021 ranking of sustainable business practices.
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In tonight's edition: Ethiopia takes Tigray's TPLF party off its terrorism list; Uganda's recent passing of a severe anti-LGBT bill sparks an international backlash; and Libya enjoys a resurgence of boxing.