11 grand figures the world lost in 2020

FRANCE 24 takes a look back at the famous faces that have left us in 2020, from lionised British spy novelist John Le Carré to left-wing US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to the last icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Olivia de Havilland. KOBE BRYANT American basketball player Kobe Bryant was born on August […]

US imposes new tariffs on French, German products in Airbus-Boeing spat

The United States announced Wednesday that it will impose additional tariffs on French and German products as part of a long-running dispute over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing. The tariffs are on “aircraft manufacturing parts from France and Germany, certain non-sparkling wine from France and Germany, and certain cognac and other grape brandies […]

Germany warns Iran against nuclear escalation ahead of Biden’s term

Iran must not squander its chances of bringing the United States back into the troubled nuclear deal that regulates Iran’s nuclear programme, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday. Maas spoke after talking online with fellow chief diplomats from Iran, Britain, China, France and Russia about the future of the agreement, one month before […]

Jean-Luc Brunel, model scout and friend of Jeffrey Epstein, arrested in France on rape and sexual trafficking charges: report

A French model scout accused of plying Jeffrey Epstein with new victims has reportedly been arrested by authorities in Paris on charges of rape and sexual trafficking. Jean-Luc Brunel was slapped in cuffs while attempting to board a flight to board a flight to Dakar in Senegal, according to French newspaper Le Parisean. The septuagenarian […]

Ziqui – Paradis Sur Terre Lyrics

Longtemps j'voyais les problèmes comme Dora voyait le renard Ma pilosité naissante m'a montré qu'ce n'était qu'une histoire de regard Longtemps l'on m'a fait croire qu'un vrai homme doit avoir été écroué Nulle en grammaire la rue confond écroué et éprouvé Longtemps j'ai joué au cache-cache avec la paix Une seule partie, m'a pris plusieurs […]

Tryo – Travailler Plus Lyrics

On n’a pas voté pour travailler plus Je pensais avoir gagné mes 35 heures Dur labeur que l’usine d’être ramoneur Je suis le monde ouvrier, je suis l’agriculteur Pas peur de travailler, marre d’être mal payé Je pensais avoir gagné mes 35 heures Je suis l’infirmière, je suis l’instituteur Quarante élèves par classe Les urgences […]

France tops 2 million COVID-19 cases

France has surpassed two million cases of Covid-19, Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon announced at a press briefing on Tuesday as infections across Europe hit more than 15 million. France reached the grim milestone of 2,036,755 confirmed cases of Covid-19, Salomon confirmed Tuesday, adding that there was an “unprecedented number of hospitalisations” amounting to […]

Pompeo’s meetings in France to be held in ‘complete transparency’ with Biden team, says Macron

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Friday for a seven-nation trip that includes France, where his meetings will be held in “complete transparency towards the team of president-elect Joe Biden”, according to a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron’s office. The visit comes days after the top US diplomat raised eyebrows by insisting the […]

France’s Macron congratulates Biden in first phone call to US president-elect

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday held his first telephone talks with Joe Biden since the Democrat was elected the next president of the United States, his Elysee Palace office said. The talks between Biden and Macron, who sought to form a solid working relationship with outgoing President Donald Trump, focused on international cooperation on […]

‘Back at the head of the table’: A look at Biden’s foreign policy agenda

US president-elect Joe Biden’s approach to diplomacy is diametrically opposed to that of the outgoing Donald Trump, known as he was to levy undiplomatic salvos at foreign leaders via social media. But one shouldn’t expect a wholesale revamp in substance when the veteran Democrat takes office in January. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at […]

France locks down, Germany closes down, as virus cases hit record

France announced a new month-long national lockdown and Germany imposed drastic new curbs on people’s daily lives as the EU’s biggest countries admitted that hospitals would soon be overwhelmed by patients suffering from coronavirus. The dramatic lockdown decision from French President Emmanuel Macron came after weeks of exponentially rising new infections across Europe that have […]