France/Roquebillière: residents share the 'nightmare' they lived during storm
"I feel like I'm still living in a nightmare," says a resident of Roquebillière, in the Alpes-Maritimes, in France, after Storm Alex battered the area destroying the town.
Teaching in France: 'I feel like I'm on the frontline of making kids better'
France is holding a national tribute to Samuel Paty, the history teacher murdered outside his school because of a class he gave on freedom of speech in which he showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. We spoke to Gabriel Lattanzio, an English teacher at a secondary school on the outskirts of Paris. For him, the fact that some people, including parents, felt they could speak out against Paty shows that teachers are "discredited". Lattanzio says the government vowing full support for teachers is not enough. "I feel like I'm on the frontline of making kids better," he told FRANCE 24.
MMA makes its entry into France
The first official mixed martial arts fights in France take place at the Palais des Sports of Vitry-sur-Seine near Paris, in the presence of the French Minister of Sports, after a ban on the sport was overturned recently.
France to do 'everything it can' to support businesses during curfew
The French government says it will do “everything it can” to support businesses affected by the new Covid-19 restrictions, including a 9pm-6am curfew in France’s main cities. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has outlined further aid to help businesses and households, as the country struggles to control the spread of the coronavirus. Also in the show - tech companies face more regulations in Europe, and US unemployment claims spike.
Businesses count cost of damage from Storm Alex in southeastern France
Businesses and local people in southeastern France are counting the cost of damage from Storm Alex, which led to major flooding in parts of the Alpes-Maritime region. The French government has pledged an initial fund of €100 million towards rebuilding efforts. The flooding damaged roads, bridges and buildings, cutting off access to some villages. Also today: we bring you the latest on talks between Democrats and Republicans over a rescue package for the US airline industry, after President Donald Trump called off negotiations over a wider stimulus plan.
5G technology arrives in France: Necessary progress or a danger to our health?
In France, the arrival of 5G technology is imminent: phone network providers hope to begin 5G operations by the end of the year. Together they have spent more than €2 billion purchasing the required frequencies. While the transition to a 5G world is expected to revolutionise various parts of the economy, including the industry and health sectors, there are also fears about its rollout. Many NGOs are warning of health and environmental risks. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent, Hanane Saïdani and Wassim Cornet report.
Ivory Coast's Simone Gbagbo: 'France ejected Gbagbo from power'
Former Ivorian First Lady Simone Gbagbo tells DW who she thinks is behind events in her country, including the ouster of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. She calls President Ouattara's run for a third term unconstitutional.
Discovering France's prettiest streets
From the foothills of the Vosges mountains, to a medieval town in the south, to a village on the Spanish border, France has many beautiful streets full of history. We take you to discover three of them.
France relaxes some COVID-19 school measures, and potentially the world’s worst Zoom meeting
From today in France, the Covid-19 rules in primary schools are being relaxed. But with cases continuing to rise, the move is worrying some parents and teachers. Meanwhile, the UK is bringing in new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus, as the public mood grows more critical of the government. Finally, we take a look at reactions to the UN General Assembly's 75th session - a virtual event which is also being called the world's worst Zoom meeting.
France-Canada: The quest for recognition of the hidden children of the French colonies
In the time of French colonial Africa, children born to white settlers and to mothers who, at the time, were described as "indigenous" were often disowned by their French fathers and taken away from their maternal families to be forcibly placed in orphanages. Fifty years after African independence, many of them are asking for some form of recognition and are demanding French nationality.