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In March 2020, Paris emptied as the first Covid-19 lockdown was announced. City dwellers fled and sought refuge in the countryside. Three years later, what has become of those Parisians who embarked on a new way of life? And how has the arrival of these "neo-rurals" affected the local landscape? Our team went looking for the answers in the Perche regional park in north-western France, an area where many Parisians have settled.
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France's government decided to bypass the lower house of parliament with contested pension reforms. The snap decision came moments before a planned vote, sparking fury inside and outside of parliament.
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The French pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across France, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they could seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
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We look at how the French press is covering the fact that trash is piling up in Paris, as garbage workers go on strike over pension reforms. We also find out about this Monday's parliamentary debate on France's nuclear future.
They are amongst the millions of people who have taken to the streets since January to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, which proposes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. More than 7,000 tons of trash had piled up on streets across the city as of Wednesday, per The Guardian.
The House of Dior turns over vast sums of money for luxury giant LVMH, but high-end fashion can never be just about the cash: it's also about world-leading artistry. In her spring-summer 2023 collection, Dior's artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri pays homage to the elegant modernity of the Black Parisian jazz stars of the 1920s, in particular Joséphine Baker. Meanwhile, fashion historian and curator Olivier Saillard celebrates the humble wardrobe of his late mother by transforming it with haute couture techniques.
The printed notice baffled neighbors at a Parisian district rife with drug activity. Drug dealers said they meant no disruption and were there "just to work."
We look at a new report by non-profit Forbidden Stories about the work and 2007 murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh. And, the fallout continues from a toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio as residents grapple with water, air and soil pollution.
The world of drag exploded into popular culture in France after the French version of the "Drag Race" TV show was broadcast last year. In this programme, we meet some of the country's drag artists who aim to entertain, but also educate. Minima Gesté is a Parisian drag queen who quit her day job as an engineer to commit herself fully to the art form.
It’s time to party! On the sidelines of the exhibition "Habibi, revolutions of love" at the Arab World Institute in Paris, a big dance party celebrates queer culture across the Arab world. And what better way to pay homage to tolerance and love than an evening of voguing? Some impressive artists were there to share the love, among them Vinii Revlon, Vanina Ninja, Myss Keta and also the director of the Institute, Jack Lang. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.
Germany and France have dispatched their top envoys to Ethiopia to revamp relations strained by the Tigray conflict. Analysts say the EU member states are keen to support the reconstruction process but challenges remain.
From "Giselle" to "Swan Lake" and "The Rite of Spring", South Africa's Dada Masilo deconstructs classic ballets to tell a new story, far from the stereotypical damsel in distress but that of modern-day people who suffer modern-day issues such as homophobia, gender inequality and racism.