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15 Apr
The Cannes Film Festival has announced the official selection for its 75th edition, which kicks off on May 17. FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear flags up some of the familiar faces who’ll be competing for this year's Palme d'Or, as well as some of the celebrities who will be gracing the red carpet. We also take a look at how the festival is handling features from Ukrainian and Russian artists.
19 Jan
The duopoly of Western aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing is under pressure. Russia's MC-21 airliner is now certified to fly and China is pushing ahead with plans to enter the international market.
28 Sep 2021
Officials said the move would make it easier for companies to share information and prioritise parts of the country most at need. It follows days of long queues at the pumps, after fears of disruption to the fuel supply sparked panic buying. But a minister said there were no plans to bring in the Army to drive tankers. The government has been considering using the Army, but Environment Secretary George Eustice said the shortage of drivers was "not a huge problem".
26 Jul 2021
Men take part in the 455th edition of the Old Bridge Diving competition in Mostar, in Bosnia. This prestigious Balkan competition was won this year by Serbian Dragan Milnovic, who won the "swallow" discipline, which consists of diving head first into the river.
15 May 2021
In this report, organisers of the grassroots football are confident that football will unite Ajegunle community.
17 Apr 2021
After several months of training, 16 teenagers from different neighbourhoods of the eastern French city of Metz are determined to test their limits and build confidence. To that end, they took up arms in a war of words: a public speaking competition. The Banlieue Project team went to meet them.
26 Jan 2021
The 38th edition of the "snow sculpture" competition is held in the French city of Valloire, despite the Covid pandemic. Fifteen teams compete against each other, starting from big blocks of ice 4 metres high.
28 Dec 2020
The European Union and the United States want to introduce tighter rules for tech giants like Google. Search engine rivals are ready to step up as efforts are made to create a fairer competitive environment.
14 Aug 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday. ⁣⁣⁣
18 Feb 2020
Weeks after World Athletics, an international sports governing body issued a ban against a type of Nike's running shoe, Nike returned with a new model of the same running shoe that it says meets all competition guidelines.
27 Jul 2019
Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman on earnings, betting, acquisitions, IPOs, competition, and cryptocurrencies
12 Jul 2018
The biggest challenge JC Decaux, a global advertising agency faces in Nigeria is competition. That’s according to Jean-Sebastien Decaux, CEO, Africa at JCDecaux.

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18 mins ago
This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24’s Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.
18 mins ago
Since Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago, the cost of living crisis has become a global issue. Prices have gone up around the world. In Europe, the countries that use the euro saw an average of 8.1 percent inflation in May. Pressure on prices, combined with stuttering economic growth, has sparked fears of a recession. These concerns could still come into play regarding the EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this programme, we're joined by two MEPs to discuss how the EU should balance sanctions against Russia with the risk of recession.
1 hour ago
German airline Lufthansa has said it is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages. Its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, is also expected to cancel flights.
1 hour ago
On November 17, 2018, French men and women gathered for the first time on the capital’s iconic Champs-Élysées and on hundreds of roundabouts throughout France to protest against the high cost of living. They were easily recognisable by their yellow high-visibility vests. The months-long demonstrations against the government of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent and were met with a fierce crackdown by security forces. Almost four years later, those who participated in the movement tell FRANCE 24’s reporters how the struggle has changed their lives.
2 hours ago
The man behind the attack that shook a small Norwegian town has been sentenced to mental health care. The prosecution and defense both argued he was not capable of criminal responsibility.
2 hours ago
Bottom trawling is often singled out by scientists and activists as one of the world's most destructive fishing techniques. It's prevalent in European waters. Nothing escapes the vast nets: fish, crustaceans, but also coral reefs and seagrass beds. Wherever trawlers go, the ocean floor turns into a desert. In this edition of Down to Earth we head to Spain, where bottom trawling is rife, even in marine protected areas.