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Paris names garden after murdered Brazilian activist Marielle Franco

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 09/22/2019 - 07:41
Several hundred people gathered in Paris on Saturday for the inauguration of a public garden in honour of Brazilian city councillor Marielle Franco, who was murdered in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.

Marseille fail to leapfrog PSG by drawing against Montpellier

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 09/21/2019 - 20:05
Marseille failed to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after Valere Germain's second goal in as many games salvaged a 1-1 draw against Montpellier in a fiery encounter that saw three players sent off in stoppage time bust-up.

France beats Argentina in nail-biting first-round match of Rugby World Cup

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 09/21/2019 - 11:43
France produced some champagne rugby before almost losing the plot and having to survive a last-gasp penalty to pip Argentina 23-21 in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

Thousands of extra police prepare for Yellow Vest protests in Paris

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 09/21/2019 - 07:45
More than 7,000 police officers are to be deployed for rallies in Paris on Saturday over fears that yellow vest protesters and their radical, anarchist “black blocs” could try to infiltrate a march against climate change in the French capital.

France rethinks its attitude to trash

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 09/20/2019 - 18:11
As an estimated one third of all food produced across the globe ends up in the bin, we turn our eye to the issue of wastage. But it isn't just foodstuffs. Lots of things that could be put to good use or be used more than once instead end up in landfills. Here in France, one of the sectors which generates the most wastage is the construction industry, which accounts for some 70% of all waste produced in France. We find out what's being done to reduce the loss of these valuable materials.

France's Tarn gorges: Of myths and mountains

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 09/20/2019 - 15:15
In southern France, we discover the Tarn gorges – Europe's longest and deepest canyon with cliffs plunging 600 metres in parts. The area is home to a whole host of myths, such as the village of Sainte-Enimie, named after a princess. Legend has it that Sainte-Enimie cured leprosy with the healing powers of the river. Meanwhile, perched at the top of the mountains, we meet a group of friends living in a community: away from the rest of the world, in an idyllic location.

Lebanese PM says France working to ease tensions over Saudi oil attacks

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 09/20/2019 - 12:24
France is working to "reduce the escalation" following an attack on Saudi oil installations, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Friday after talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.

War waste: A never-ending battle

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 09/20/2019 - 11:31
During World War I, 1.5 billion bombshells were fired on a single frontline extending 700 kilometres from the North Sea to the French border with Switzerland. A third of them never exploded and many of them remain buried. A century later, France is still in an unfinished battle to erase these enduring scars. It could take more than 300 years to rid the soil of this toxic waste, as forgotten shells continue to pose a silent threat to humans and the environment.

The French and hygiene: Why is the negative stereotype so hard to wash off?

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/19/2019 - 15:02
Do the French have a questionable relationship with hygiene? It's certainly a stereotype that continues to stick, particularly in English-speaking countries. That's paradoxical, given that France is also famous around the world for perfume and beauty products. Attentiveness to personal cleanliness has changed over time, so what's the situation today? We take a closer look.

‘No reason’ to reconsider granting Snowden asylum, French minister says

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/19/2019 - 12:14
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday he saw no reason to reconsider France’s 2013 decision to deny Edward Snowden asylum, days after the former NSA contractor said he would be interested in relocating to France.

French doctors, lawyers, pilots protest pension reforms

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Di, 09/17/2019 - 10:39
Lawyers in flowing black courtroom gowns, doctors in white coats and uniformed airline pilots marched through Paris on Monday to protest at French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms.

Why is France's finance minister at war with Facebook's cryptocurrency?

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Sa, 09/14/2019 - 17:10
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire only has harsh words for Libra, Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency. He wants to block its development in Europe in the name of the "monetary sovereignty" of nations.

Keeping memories of France's Maginot Line alive

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 09/13/2019 - 17:32
Named after the French minister of war from the time, the Maginot Line went down in history as the symbol of the French defeat of 1940. This long succession of underground fortresses, from Alsace to the Ardennes, was said to be "impassable" but did not keep the German troops at bay for long. Today, enthusiasts are making sure the Maginot Line is not forgotten, by taking care of what remains of the fortifications.

As their flavours lose favour with Trump, e-cigarettes remain big business in France

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 09/13/2019 - 16:57
President Donald Trump announced this week that all e-cigarette flavours apart from tobacco will be removed from the US market. But the popularity of vaping continues to grow globally, with the UK and France among the biggest users in Europe.

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet: From the space station, 'you look at the earth and it looks so fragile'

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/12/2019 - 19:51
Thomas Pesquet, France's most famous astronaut, is sponsoring Aviation Sans Frontières (Aviation Without Borders), a charity providing humanitarian assistance via aviation logistics irrespective of politics, religion, race or nationality. In this edition of "The Interview" he tells FRANCE 24 why he chose to work with this NGO, what global warming looks like from space and how he plans to reclaim his "superpowers".

Google agrees to double tax settlement with France to nearly €1 billion

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/12/2019 - 17:11
Google said on Thursday it agreed to pay 465 million euros in additional taxes to French authorities, boosting the total settlement to end a fiscal fraud probe in the country to nearly 1 billion.

Domestic violence: Is France failing to protect its women?

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/12/2019 - 14:56
France is one of the European countries with the highest number of femicides. It's estimated that a woman is killed by her partner or former partner every three days. Domestic violence isn't new to France, but there's currently a collective effort by associations for battered women to raise awareness and stop the indifference. The government has announced a series of measures to tackle the issue. But has it gone far enough?

Paris among five French cities to ban the use of pesticides

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/12/2019 - 12:17
Paris and four other French cities on Thursday banned the use of synthetic pesticides within their boundaries as an anti-chemicals movement that began in the countryside gains momentum.

Paris braces for Friday's massive public transit strike

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 09/12/2019 - 12:07
With 10 metro lines closed and interruptions to bus and RER train lines, public transport in Paris will be “extremely disrupted” on Friday.

France's emergency medical workers at high risk of burnout, depression

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 09/11/2019 - 12:21
Emergency medical staff are back on strike despite new measures announced by France's health minister. Doctors and nurses say the plan fails to resolve the central issue of a lack of resources. Meanwhile, figures show that half of all those who care for others in France suffer burnout or depression over the course of their careers due to – among other reasons – overwork or administrative pressure. Some of these healthcare workers agreed to speak anonymously to FRANCE 24.

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