France hits back as Australia dumps submarine deal
Senior French ministers on Thursday accused Australia and the United States of betrayal after Canberra ditched a $38.6 billion (€32.8 billion, AU$50 billion) submarine deal with France in favor of US vessels.
Would-be Merkel successor Armin Laschet visits France's Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted Christian Democrat leader Armin Laschet at the Elysee Palace. The visit comes just weeks before critical elections, with Laschet vying to become Germany's next chancellor.
Football: France must 'regain confidence' for World Cup qualifiers
Captain Hugo Lloris admits France must "regain confidence" as they prepare for the first of three World Cup qualifiers, after a humiliating early exit at this summer's Euros. "We've had very little time to prepare for this match, but we're enthusiastic, we're motivated," says the French goalkeeper.
Suuns frontman and France's hottest new alternative pop star on their lockdown music
Going back to live performances is very much on the mind of musicians these days, after months of introspective confinements and home recordings due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Ben Shemie from Suuns tells us more about his band's new album "The Witness", whose instinctive new sound will soon be taken to the stage, first in their native Canada and then on tour in Europe.
The Afghan female artists escaping to France
When the Taliban swept back into power in Afghanistan on August 16, Kabul-based artist and curator Rada Akbar felt she had no other option than to leave. Last week, she managed to escape to France, where she is now in quarantine. In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24’s culture editor Eve Jackson, Akbar describes the Taliban’s bloody crackdown on female artists. “They would either put me in prison or kill me,” she said.
What’s left of France’s revolutionary spirit?
French history has been marked by several bloody revolutions. We often think about the big one in 1789 which profoundly transformed French society and inspired other countries around the world. But other uprisings have shaped modern-day France as well and handed the French somewhat of a rebellious reputation. In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula unpack the legacy of these revolutions and explore what’s left of France’s revolutionary spirit.
Wildfire ravages France's riviera region
A forest fire in France's Var region, near the glitzy Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez, has left at least two dead and forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee. The flames have scorched some 5,000 hectares in a region known for its forests, vineyards and fauna since it broke out in the Plaine des Maures nature reserve on Monday evening.
Messi arrives in France to join PSG from Barcelona
Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi arrived in France on Tuesday (August 10) to finalise a transfer to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) after reaching a deal with the club following his shock departure from Barcelona. The agreement is a major coup for wealthy PSG, who will add one of the greatest players of all time to an already formidable front line that includes Brazil's Neymar and young Frenchman Kylian Mbappe.
On Tik Tok, France's Macron defends health pass and vaccination
In a video posted on Tik Tok and Instagram, French President Emmanuel Macron answers a question about the health pass and says it allows businesses and places of culture to remain "open" in the face of the Delta variant, which he says is "even more formidable".