In the space of just a few years, the small Central American nation of Costa Rica has become a global laboratory for decarbonisation. Costa Rica is the world's only tropical country that has managed to reverse the process of deforestation: forests now cover more than half its surface. It’s also one of the few countries to get almost all its electricity (99 percent) from renewable sources. Costa Rica's inspiring and bold example reflects badly on major world powers, which have considerably more resources available to achieve their climate goals. Our regional correspondents Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin report.
Simple, sweet, and fictionally fatal: the stallholder who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in the global cultural phenomenon "Squid Game" -- a snack once associated with post-war poverty -- has hit a real-life jackpot.
In Portugal's Agueda valley, south of Porto, the bike manufacturing industry is flourishing, particularly for electric bicycles. No other EU country makes more bikes than Portugal. The nation of 10 million inhabitants, or just over 2 percent of the EU population, produces a quarter of the bloc's bicycles. This reindustrialisation success story is the consequence of a growing passion for cycling in Europe. Our regional correspondents report.
The four-day work week is back in headlines as Scotland approves a trial. Several countries and companies have tried the concept, with mixed results.
In an effort to stem incidences of business failures in the corporate polity, H. Michael & Co. founder Dr. Adeyinka Hassan in commemoration of its 10th anniversary put together a conference tagged: Corporate Governance and Enterprise Development Conference. The well-attended conference examined the imperatives of corporate governance for the success of business enterprises in Nigeria, creating economic stability and business sustainability.
A new documentary shines a spotlight on Tina Turner's ascent to stardom, as well as her abusive relationship with Ike Turner. It mixes intimate interviews with the now 81-year-old singer-songwriter and those close to her, as well as rare archival footage. FRANCE 24's Jennifer Ben Brahim spoke to the directors of the documentary to find out more.
Despite months of protest by farmers and growing international attention, the Indian government has refused to give in to demands and repeal a set of agricultural laws. Farmers have vowed not to bow under pressure.
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