It's a Mediterranean melting pot with a culture, language and identity all of its own. Fought over and conquered by neighbouring Italy and mainland #France, Corsica's tumultuous history has left its mark on the population of this mountainous island. We meet the people for whom arts and culture are the vectors of Corsican identity, as FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear heads to the city of Ajaccio for this special show.
More than 100 people were adrift at sea in rubber boats trying to reach Europe. Hundreds of people have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year in their search for a better life.
After coming to the precipice of an open military conflict last year, the two Mediterranean neighbors will hold talks on Thursday. Officials will discuss access to natural gas reserves.
12 Sep 2020
Three people have jumped into the Mediterranean near Malta from a stranded tanker. They were later rescued by the ship's crew, who first picked them up a month ago and have since struggled to find a place to disembark.
10 Jun 2020
Designed to shield us from the health crisis, the number of masks and gloves discarded in public spaces are contributing to another epidemic: plastic pollution. France has just doubled fines for littering face masks from €68 to €135. This comes after disheartening underwater images of surgical masks and latex gloves on the Mediterranean seabed. Designed to shield us from the health crisis, the number of masks and gloves discarded in public spaces are contributing to another epidemic: plastic pollution. France has just doubled fines for littering face masks from €68 to €135. This comes after disheartening underwater images of surgical masks and latex gloves on the Mediterranean seabed.
19 May 2020
Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas is to hold a conference with his Mediterranean counterparts to discuss plans for the summer tourism season. Countries like Greece and Croatia have weathered the pandemic relatively well.
21 Feb 2020
In one day, sea rescue vessel Ocean Viking received distress calls to come to the aid of two boats carrying displaced people across the Mediterranean. DW reporter Miodrag Soric witnessed the rescue operations firsthand.
1 Sep 2019
Mako sharks have practically disappeared from the Mediterranean, and their numbers have plunged in other seas, too. Japan and China opposed a global initiative to save them from extinction but most countries endorsed it.
30 Jul 2019
The migrants were plucked from several inflatable boats in the Strait of Gibraltar and returned to Morocco. The rescue came a day one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean this year.
21 Apr 2019
Europe's Mediterranean nations have been cooperating to fight hashish being smuggled in from Morocco. This is the fifth bust since last summer.
15 Apr 2019
Nigerians seeking a better life in Europe en-route Lybia have continued to die in their attempt to reach the promised land while thousands ended up been deported. In 2017, Nigeria was ranked highest among countries with irregular migrants in the world through the Agadez route.
18 Jul 2018
The economic situation in Tunisia drives people to cross the Mediterranean despite the dangers. Thousands see flight as the only option to escape their woes at home.