We take a look at how the French press is covering plans by major labour unions to hold strike action on Thursday, January 19. We also find out about a Paris referendum on scooters, a mass kidnapping in Burkina Faso, varied views on Martin Luther King Jr Day (including a controversial statue) and finally, why Blue Monday isn't really a thing.
11 Dec 2021
A whistleblower issues a "damning account" of the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying tens of thousands of Afghans were left behind to die. Meanwhile, there's disappointment in the US after the Justice Department closes an investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. Plus: Angela Merkel marks her last day in office, Berlin techno DJs apply for World Heritage status and the French city of Rouen votes on replacing a Napoléon statue with one of a woman.
29 Nov 2021
Napoli unveiled a statue of club great Diego Maradona to mark the first anniversary of his death at the start of their Serie A match against Lazio on Sunday. Napoli put on a dazzling display, storming to a 4-0 win over Lazio on Sunday to move three points clear at the top of Serie A. Maradona died on Nov. 25 last year and to mark the anniversary, Napoli unveiled a statue inside the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium pre-match and wore shirts with the Argentine's face on them for the Lazio clash.
21 Apr 2021
Brazil is building a new statue of Jesus and it is going to be bigger than Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer art created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa. Here are a few things to know about the statue.
18 Jan 2020
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6 Jan 2020
The statue of footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue in his hometown of Malmo, Sweden was vandalised overnight Saturday, with vandals cutting the feet off. The statue has been the target of numerous attacks since the Swedish footballer invested in Stockholm-based Hammarby, angering supporters of Malmo FF, the club where he began his professional career.
30 Oct 2018
India set to unveil world’s tallest statue.