Thursday, 29th February 2024


9 Feb
When sailor Clarisse Crémer was dropped by her sponsors a year ago after starting a family, the move sparked widespread outrage in France and the offshore sailing world. She's since managed to find a new team and is looking forward to competing in her next challenge, the Vendée Globe round-the-world sailing race, in November.
8 Oct
The Transat Jacques Vabre is a major international sailing competition that will see some 60 teams of two leave the town of Le Havre in mainland France and head across the Atlantic to Fort-de-France in the French Caribbean. Kicking off on October 29, it's set to be an extraordinary spectacle and a chance for some of the world's best sailors to try out new cutting-edge boats and equipment before embarking on the Vendée Globe round-the-world race next year.
1 Aug 2023
Despite facing initial opposition from her parents when she expressed interest in sailing, she persevered and gained their full support after beginning her training.


2 hours ago
The Olympic athletes' village is being inaugurated in Paris's Seine-Saint-Denis department. Finally, we look at February 29, a day with a surprising history and unusual customs!
2 hours ago
Berlin hopes the bid to halt US troop withdrawals will buy time for talks with Washington — or lead to the plans being scrapped altogether. President Donald Trump's plans would see 12,000 troops pulled from Germany.
2 hours ago
Several people are killed in Chad in an attack on the national security agency’s office. The government blames an opposition party.
4 hours ago
Filmmaker Nausheen Khan's Land of My Dreams recounts the 2019 Shaheen Bagh protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Khan captures the resilience and powerful patriotism of the women at the forefront of the movement, while exploring her own Muslim identity.1
4 hours ago
As Cuba's week-long Habano festival kicks off, partly state-owned cigar manufacturer Habanos SA announced a 31 percent boost in revenue over the course of 2023.
5 hours ago
Dutch gang leader Ridouan Taghi, once part of a cocaine "super cartel," has been handed life in prison for a string of murders. The violence may be over for now, but organized crime still looms large in the Netherlands.