Tuesday, 5th December 2023
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13 Nov
Players, clubs, and recent members of France Cricket – the sport’s official governing body in France – accuse the organisation of lying to access International Cricket Council funds and concealing how it spends them. As the Cricket World Cup takes place in India, FRANCE 24 investigates the claims.
12 Nov
Film critic Lisa Nesselson and presenter Eve Jackson talk about the week's film news, including Juliette Binoche starring in historical foodie movie "The Taste of Things", also known as "The Pot-au-Feu". They also discuss the biopic of adventurous skilled navigator Florence Arthaud, as well as "Goodbye Julia", the first ever Sudanese film to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival, plus John Malkovich speaking French in "Complètement cramé !".
11 Nov
French author Jean-Baptiste Andrea has won this year's Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, for his novel "Veiller sur elle" ("Watch Over Her"), a love story set in fascist-era Italy. He spoke to FRANCE 24's Clovis Casali about the political dimension of his work. We also take a look back at the history of the Goncourt, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary.
11 Nov
France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, has been awarded to "Veiller sur elle" by Jean-Baptiste Andrea, published by Iconoclaste. The American Library in Paris's Programs Manager Emilie Biggs joins Eve Jackson to talk about the book, whose title translates as "Watch Over Her" and the significance of the prize.
11 Nov
In the creeks near Marseille, 37 metres underwater, lies the only submerged cave on the planet that's covered with cave paintings. On its damp walls, people have painted horses, bison, ibex and even penguins – animals that were present in the south of France during the Ice Age. The oldest paintings date back some 27,000 years.
1 Nov
In the vineyards of France's Anjou region, in the Loire Valley, a ritual takes place every year at the end of the summer. At harvest time, dozens of brave seasonal workers come from far and wide to pick the ripe grapes. Some of them have been regulars for several years and their experience is invaluable to the newcomers.
31 Oct
While Germany's economy is contracting, the French GDP continues to grow. That's partly down to certain measures and reforms Paris has implemented. But there might be a price to pay.
31 Oct
Hailed as one of Britain's best young novelists, Isabella Hammad burst onto the scene in 2019 with "The Parisian", a sweeping historical novel inspired by the life of her grandfather. Her second novel "Enter Ghost" examines identity, art and resistance in the Palestinian Territories.
30 Oct
"Ressusciter la rose" (Revive the rose) is an original musical tribute, a marriage of fashion, music and design, to celebrate the centenary of the Villa Noailles. This collection of Cubist-inspired buildings in the south of France was designed in the 1930s by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens.
29 Oct
One year on from the historic wildfires that decimated the woodlands of Gironde in south-western France, the bark beetle is adding insult to injury. Bark beetle larvae usually feed off the sap of dead trees, but after the fires left so many trees weakened, it's been a field day for the insect, which is now proliferating at an alarming rate. It's now a race against time to save what can be saved – to evacuate dead or infected trees from the area, in the hope of protecting their neighbours.
22 Oct
In the skyline of France's Provence region, Mont Ventoux culminates at 1,909 metres. Each year, its steep slopes are the setting for an epic stage of the Tour de France cyling race. The bald mountain fascinates professional and amateur cyclists alike. The most determined of them even attempt the "Nutters' challenge": climbing Mont Ventoux three times in one day on the three different roads to the summit. We went to meet some of them.
21 Oct
After last week's murder of French high school literature teacher Dominique Bernard by a radicalised former pupil, many teachers are concerned about the rise in violations of France's secular laws in schools. Amid fear, self-censorship and threats, for some teachers, simply doing their job has become of a source of anxiety. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Mulholland.


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Victories in key Indian states put Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a strong position ahead of general elections in 2024. It was a blow for the Indian National Congress, leading an alliance hoping to unseat Modi.
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At least 20 people have been killed by floods after heavy rain in the Manyara region of northern Tanzania, the ministry of health said on Sunday, with video released by the Tanzania Red Cross Society showing muddy waters gushing down streets.
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Spotify, a digital music service, could be seeking to boost its profitability with the move. The Stockholm-headquartered company has never posted a full-year net profit.
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There is league football action to look forward to in the next couple of days; Much Maligned Manchester United goes up against an inconsistent Chelsea, Manchester City faces Aston Villa while Juventus locks horns with Scudetto holders Napoli to begin the Serie A weekend. My name is Ayomide Sotubo and here's our preview of these games on the Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
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Born in South Africa during apartheid, Pretty Yende grew up singing hymns with her grandmother on the way to church. This past May she dazzled Westminster Abbey at the coronation of King Charles, cementing her status as one of the world's most sought-after sopranos. Yende says her journey is proof that nothing is impossible.