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As record numbers of migrants continue to arrive on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, FRANCE 24 looks back at the shipwreck of 2013, which saw 368 people drown off the island. Our reporters met a witness to the tragedy, a survivor and the island's doctor who registered the deaths. All of them want to put an end to these shipwrecks, which have made the Mediterranean the deadliest migrant route in the world.
Life along the Seine: Diving into one of the world's most romantic rivers. The Seine is literally the center of life in Paris, flowing right through the heart of the capital. Considered one of the most romantic rivers in the world, the Seine is overflowing with history and is a great way to discover the city of light.
Ever wondered why men go down on one knee to propose to would-be brides. Well, long before globalization and modernization, marriages were hardly done for love. Marriage proposals were conducted like business transactions between two families that finally reached an agreement. This was because marriage was seen as a financial and legal commitment rather than a romantic partnership.
Beijing's huge stimulus program helped the West to recover from the 2008 financial crisis. This time, however, China's post-COVID recovery is patchy and geopolitical issues mean it is unlikely to stop a global recession.
German Chancellor Scholz called for "an enlarged and reformed" European Union that is more "geopolitical" in outlook and actions. His speech came as lawmakers celebrate the post-WWII peace among European Union members.
In the sunlight of the French Riviera lies the port of La Ciotat. It's home to the Eden Theatre, the world's oldest cinema. It was there, in 1895, that an audience witnessed the first ever projection of moving pictures: the mythical "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" by France's Lumière brothers.
India is overtaking China this Friday as the world's most populous country. With 1.4 billion people and counting, India's population is not expected to peak for decades. We take a look at what life is like in the country and what lessons India can learn from neighbouring China. The challenges ahead are numerous: from education to democracy, but also as basic as having enough to eat. For more, we speak to Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of the Population Foundation of India.
In an interview with FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg in Kyiv, the head of the parliamentary faction of President Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party discussed the situation in Ukraine, one year after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion. David Arakhamia said Russian President Vladimir Putin had "lost influence in the world" as a result of Moscow's military setbacks in Ukraine.
Aid, personnel and equipment is arriving from around the world following the devastating earthquakes that have killed over 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
Fireworks countdown from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world in Dubai, on Jan 1, 2023.
14 Dec 2022
Lionel Messi has been dubbed the greatest player of all time after he led Argentina to the World Cup final in sensational style. The 35-year-old seven-time Ballon d'Or winner scored a penalty and set up Julian Alvarez for another in a 3-0 win.
7 Dec 2022
Suicide, the act of taking one's own life, is becoming a global phenomenon in all regions of the world. Every year, people take their own lives or attempt to commit suicide, which usually leaves long-lasting effects on families and friends left behind. According to the World Health Organisation, about 700,000 suicides occur across the globe every year, and for every completed suicide, there are at least 20 unsuccessful attempts.