21 Nov 2021
In France, brasseries are an institution. They offer simple, tasty dishes in the style of traditional home cooking. Brasseries were born more than a century ago with the "bouillons" of Paris. Today, their decoration has changed little, but their success is still intact. FRANCE 24 gives you a taste of this timeless constant in French gastronomy, from Paris to Lyon via Saint-Tropez.
19 Oct 2021
Amnesty said that many governments had used the pandemic as an opportunity to further restrict freedom of expression. It also cited the role of social media in the spread of misinformation.
8 Oct 2021
Insulate Britain protesters have repeatedly blocked traffic, sometimes gluing themselves to highways, despite court orders to steer clear of key roads. The interior minister wants "loopholes" closed to allow prosecution.
13 Sep 2021
Seventy-five children who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara were freed after their abductors came under pressure from a military crackdown, a state official said on Sunday (September 12). Gunmen took the students from the village of Kaya on Sept. 1, the latest in a spate of mass kidnappings from schools across the region. More than 1,100 children have been abducted since December last year. Authorities say heavily armed gangs of bandits, seeking ransom payments, are behind the abductions.
3 Sep 2021
New regulations in China will mean under-18s will only be allowed to play games online for three hours a week. Authorities have expressed concern over gaming’s impact on society.
30 Aug 2021
Russian journalists say the "foreign agent" law is leading media organizations to shut down. But the Kremlin insists the label is necessary to protect Russia.
15 Aug 2021
Alibaba's Jack Ma was the first to be targeted by Beijing's crackdown on private enterprise. Now ride-hailing, streaming, delivery and tuition firms have run foul of authorities and investors are nursing heavy losses.
7 Aug 2021
The 21 activists who had been arrested for attending an LGBTQ event in May have been acquitted. The activists were taken into custody by police in a move that caused outrage among rights groups.
23 Jul 2021
Malaysian police have hit on a novel way to dispose of more than 1,000 bitcoin-mining machines seized in raids -- crushing the devices using a steamroller. Authorities on Borneo island discovered the machines, worth an estimated 5.3 million ringgit ($1.25 million), in crackdowns between February and April, and say they were powered using stolen electricity.
17 Jul 2021
Security forces swooped on offices of political prisoner network Viasna-96, news outlets and a political party, according to the affected groups.
11 Jun 2021
Protesters in Sudan take to the streets of the capital Khartoum and elsewhere in the country, demanding justice for victims of a 2019 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. Also, France says it will suspend joint military operations in Mali after the country's second coup in nine months. And tensions remain high between Chad and Central African Republic after six Chadian soldiers were shot dead at a border post on Sunday.
4 Apr 2021
Already, Myanmar's Armed Forces Day 2021 will go down as a day of infamy. Security forces on Sunday went and opened fire on a funeral. Can the junta get away with its February 1 coup by shooting its way out of the crisis? What more can the international community do?