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France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 (6 hours a day in Spanish) to 355 million households around the world in French, Arabic, English and Spanish. The four channels have a combined weekly viewership of 61.2 million viewers (measured in 67 of the 183 countries where the channel is broadcast). France 24 is the 1st international news channel in the Maghreb and in the French-speaking African countries.Source
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European lawmakers urge action against Israel's 'de-facto annexation' - France 24

European lawmakers urge action against Israel's 'de-facto annexation' - France 24

Jerusalem (AFP)More than 400 European parliamentarians have urged leaders to use Joe Biden's new presidency as an opportunity to stop what they term Israel's "de-facto annexation" of the occupied West Bank.A letter seen by AFP was signed by 400 European politicians from across a range of backgrounds who serve in national legislatures and senates or in the European parliament. Addressed to European foreign ministers and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, the letter argues that "the Biden administration presents a chance to correct course" in Middle East diplomacy."The previous US...

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Cambodian opposition figure slapped with 25-year jail sentence - France 24

Cambodian opposition figure slapped with 25-year jail sentence - France 24

Phnom Penh (AFP)Cambodia's exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy was sentenced in absentia to 25 years in jail Monday over an alleged plot to overthrow strongman Hun Sen's government, a court official said.Rainsy has lived in France since 2015 to avoid jail for several other convictions he says are politically motivated.The latest sentence was related to his attempts to return home in 2019, the government-friendly media outlet Fresh News reported.Rainsy was convicted "for an (attempted) attack in Cambodia in 2019", Y Rin, a spokesman for Phnom Penh Municipal Court, told AFP, refusing to...

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Republican calls grow for US to boycott 2022 Olympics in China - France 24

Republican calls grow for US to boycott 2022 Olympics in China - France 24

Washington (AFP)The US should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday, becoming the latest Republican to join a growing furor over the Games and Beijing's rights record."We must boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China," Haley, a one-time close ally of former president Donald Trump and herself a presidential hopeful, tweeted."It would be a terrible loss for our athletes, but that must be weighed against the genocide occurring in China and the prospect that empowering China will lead to even greater horrors down the road."The Games...

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to face court after deadly crackdown - France 24

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to face court after deadly crackdown - France 24

Yangon (AFP)Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not been seen since last month's military coup, is due to face court Monday after a deadly weekend crackdown against relentless democracy protests.Security forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators in four cities on Sunday, with the UN saying it had credible information at least 18 people had died.One person among a group of protesters crouching behind rubbish bins and other makeshift shields in Yangon, the commercial capital, was shot and had to be dragged away by others, according to video footage filmed by AFP."We...

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Covid vaccine acceptance rises in some countries: study - France 24

Covid vaccine acceptance rises in some countries: study - France 24

Paris (AFP)Willingness to get a Covid-19 vaccine is on the rise compared to last year, a survey of six industrialised countries published on Monday showed.More people in the United Kingdom, the United States and even vaccine-sceptical France now accept the idea of getting a coronavirus jab, KekstCNC, an international consultancy, said in the survey conducted in February.The survey also covered Germany, Japan and Sweden where a similar trend was clear, it said."As vaccine rollouts commence, higher numbers of people in all countries say they would take the vaccine," the study said.The highest...

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Thousands protest over Argentina 'VIP vaccinations' scandal - France 24

Thousands protest over Argentina 'VIP vaccinations' scandal - France 24

Buenos Aires (AFP)Thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Argentina on Saturday to protest the "VIP vaccinations" scandal that forced the health minister to resign.Gines Gonzalez Garcia quit a week ago at the president's request after it emerged that his friends had been able to skip the line for coronavirus inoculation.Protesters carrying signs reading "Give me my vaccine" and "Stop wasting our money" gathered outside the government headquarters in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires."They started by vaccinating friends of the government. It is not appropriate. They are stealing...

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Thousands protest in France's Martinique against insecticide 'impunity'

Thousands protest in France's Martinique against insecticide 'impunity'

Thousands demonstrated on the French island of Martinique at the weekend against a looming statute of limitations that may hurt their compensation case for widespread harm done by a highly toxic insecticide.The chemical, chlordecone, was widely used between 1972 and 1993 to protect banana plantations from insects in and neighbouring Guadeloupe, also a territory in the Caribbean.Over 90 percent of the adult population of Martinique and Guadeloupe suffer from chlordecone poisoning, according to the French public health agency.Chlordecone, also known as Kepone, has been linked to prostate...

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New deaths mark bloodiest day yet in Myanmar’s nationwide anti-coup protests

New deaths mark bloodiest day yet in Myanmar’s nationwide anti-coup protests

Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day in weeks of demonstrations against a military coup. At least 18 people were killed, the UN human rights office said.Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day in weeks of demonstrations against a military coup, with the UN human rights office claiming at least 18 people have been killed.Police were out in force early and opened fire in different parts of the biggest city of Yangon after stun grenades, tear gas and shots in the air failed to break up crowds. Soldiers...

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El Salvador votes with Bukele allies polling strong - France 24

El Salvador votes with Bukele allies polling strong - France 24

San Salvador (AFP)Salvadorans went to the polls Sunday to elect new lawmakers and mayors in a vote that could see President Nayib Bukele's backers secure an absolute majority in parliament.Opinion polls projected victory for the New Ideas party founded by Bukele in 2018, and the Grand Alliance for National Unity through which he first came to power two years ago. Long queues of voters wearing face masks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic had formed at voting stations ahead of polls opening at 7:00 am (1300 GMT).Some 40,000 police, soldiers and international observers were deployed to...

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Police van torched in Barcelona protest against rapper's jailing - France 24

Police van torched in Barcelona protest against rapper's jailing - France 24

Barcelona (AFP)A police van was torched and looting broke out on Saturday as police and protesters clashed in the latest demonstration in Barcelona, 11 days after the jailing of a Spanish rapper in a highly contentious free speech case.Spain has been rocked by angry protests since police jailed rapper Pablo Hasel on February 16 for nine months over tweets in which he glorified terrorist attacks, likened former king Juan Carlos I to a mafia boss and accused police of killing demonstrators and migrants.Since his jailing, protesters have turned out most nights, with the demonstrations...

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Myanmar military supporters attack anti-coup protesters in Yangon

Myanmar military supporters attack anti-coup protesters in Yangon

Supporters of Myanmar’s military, some armed with knives and clubs, others firing catapults and throwing stones, attacked opponents of the Feb. 1 coup on Thursday, as protests against the new junta continued in the country’s largest city.has been in turmoil since and detained civilian government leader and much of her party leadership after the military complained of fraud in a November election. and strikes have taken place daily for about three weeks, and students had planned to come out again in the commercial hub Yangon on Thursday.But before many coup opponents congregated, about 1,000...

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Roman chariot unearthed 'almost intact' near Pompeii - France 24

Roman chariot unearthed 'almost intact' near Pompeii - France 24

Rome (AFP)An ornate Roman chariot has been discovered "almost intact" near Italy’s buried city of Pompeii, the archaeological park announced on Saturday, calling it a discovery with "no parallel" in the country.The four-wheeled processional carriage was found in the portico to stables where the remains of three horses were unearthed in 2018, including one still in its harness.Pompeii was buried in boiling lava when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing between 2,000 and 15,000 people."A large ceremonial chariot with four wheels, along with its iron components, beautiful bronze and tin...

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Navalny allies to commemorate anniversary of Kremlin critic Nemtsov's murder

Navalny allies to commemorate anniversary of Kremlin critic Nemtsov's murder

Members of Russia's opposition plan to commemorate the sixth anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder in central Moscow on Saturday amid a clampdown on protests over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.Allies of , who was jailed this month on parole violations he said were trumped up, have called on his supporters to lay flowers on the bridge where Nemtsov was gunned down on the night of Feb. 27, 2015, near the Kremlin.Navalny's allies have declared a moratorium on street protests until spring after several nationwide rallies were broken up by police who detained...

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Hundreds of inmates escape after deadly prison break in Haitian capital

Hundreds of inmates escape after deadly prison break in Haitian capital

More than 400 prisoners were on the run in Haiti on Friday after they escaped from jail in a violent breakout that left 25 people dead, including the prison director, officials said."Twenty-five people died including six prisoners and Divisional Inspector Paul Hector Joseph who was in charge of the prison," Secretary of Communication Frantz Exantus said of the Thursday mass escape from the jail in the suburbs of capital ."Among those killed were some ordinary citizens who were killed by the prisoners during their escape," Exantus told a press conference, adding 1,125 of the 1,542 prisoners...

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Over 60 fighters killed in clashes in Yemen's Marib - France 24

Over 60 fighters killed in clashes in Yemen's Marib - France 24

Abu Dhabi (AFP)More than 60 fighters were killed in clashes in Yemen Friday between Iran-backed Huthi rebels and government forces in the strategic northern province of Marib, government sources said.Earlier this month, the Huthis resumed a push to capture Marib city, 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of the rebel-held capital Sanaa.The city lies close to some of Yemen's richest oil fields and its capture would be major prize for the rebels.Friday's dead included at least 27 pro-government forces and 34 Huthi rebels, a government source told AFP, adding it was the "most violent" day of clashes...

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Algerian anti-government protesters hit the streets after year-long hiatus

Algerian anti-government protesters hit the streets after year-long hiatus

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Algeria's capital on Friday as the "Hirak" pro-democracy movement gathers renewed momentum after a year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.Despite a ban on gatherings over the pandemic, crowds gathered in several neighbourhoods of Algiers in the early afternoon and marched toward the city centre, AFP journalists said."It's awesome. It's like the big Friday protests," one demonstrator said.The Hirak protests were sparked in February 2019 over president 's bid for a fifth term, and the long-time leader was forced from...

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Myanmar envoy urges 'strongest possible' UN action against military coup - France 24

Myanmar envoy urges 'strongest possible' UN action against military coup - France 24

United Nations (United States) (AFP)Myanmar's permanent representative to the United Nations on Friday urged the international community to take the "strongest possible action" to end the junta's rule in the country."We need... the strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people, and to restore the democracy," Kyaw Moe Tun told the UN General Assembly.During a special meeting on Myanmar, the envoy called on all member states to issue public statements strongly...

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Eritrean troops killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray, Amnesty says

Eritrean troops killed hundreds of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray, Amnesty says

Eritrean soldiers fighting across the border in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in a massacre last year in a likely crime against humanity, Amnesty International said Friday.The rights watchdog spoke to survivors of the atrocities and used satellite images to piece together the bloody events of last November in the ancient town of Axum in a new report."The evidence is compelling and points to a chilling conclusion. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops carried out multiple war crimes in their offensive to take control of Axum," said Deprose Muchena of ."Above and beyond...

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Somare, PNG's 'father of the nation' dead at 84 - France 24

Somare, PNG's 'father of the nation' dead at 84 - France 24

Port Moresby (AFP)Papua New Guinea's first prime minister and "father of the nation," Sir Michael Somare, died on Friday aged 84 after what his family described as a brief battle with cancer.Known across the country simply as "The Chief," Somare led Papua New Guinea at independence in 1975 and was prime minister for a total of 17 years, durning three separate terms."Sir Michael was only diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early February" and was admitted to hospital a week ago, his daughter Betha Somare said in a statement.For decades Somare was the dominant political figure in the...

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Collapse at illegal gold mine in Indonesia kills at least six workers

Collapse at illegal gold mine in Indonesia kills at least six workers

An illegal gold mine on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island collapsed on nearly two dozen people who were working inside, killing six and leaving one worker missing, officials said Thursday.Survivors estimated 23 people were trapped in the rubble when the in Central Sulawesi province’s Parigi Moutong district collapsed late Wednesday due to unstable soil, said Andrias Hendrik Johannes, who heads the local search and rescue agency.Rescuers were able to pull 16 people from the debris and recover the bodies of four women and two men during a grueling search effort, he said.Police, emergency personnel,...

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UK variant accounts for 'about half' of France's Covid-19 cases, PM says

UK variant accounts for 'about half' of France's Covid-19 cases, PM says

The more contagious British variant "now accounts for about half of people infected with Covid-19 in France", Prime Minister Jean Castex said during a press conference on Thursday. The same variant had represented fewer than 40 percent of cases according to numbers released a week ago.also said could impose new measures including weekend lockdowns in Paris and 19 other departments in the country from early March if cases continue to escalate.The prime minister said a new was not on the agenda, but that French citizens needed to remain alert to make sure they contain the spread of the virus...

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Fire poses long-term risk to forest carbon sink: study - France 24

Fire poses long-term risk to forest carbon sink: study - France 24

Paris (AFP)Stronger and more frequent wild fires are reducing forests' ability to store carbon in a trend that will likely not be offset by planting new trees, a study said Thursday.As Earth continues to heat due to ever higher concentrations of greenhouse gases in its atmosphere, both the number of fires, as well as how fiercely and long they burn, increases.Slower growing tree species are better at surviving such intense blazes, but they capture less atmospheric carbon and reduce nutrient availability, according to research led by the University of Cambridge.Analysing decades of data on...

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Iran has been holding French national since May 2020, foreign ministry confirms

Iran has been holding French national since May 2020, foreign ministry confirms

France's foreign ministry confirmed Wednesday that a French national was detained in Iran in May 2020 and that authorities are “attentively following the situation of our fellow national”.   The added that the French national was under consular protection and that the embassy in was in regular contact with him. A lawyer for the man, Saeid Dehghan, told the Associated Press he had met with his client three times, the latest less than a month ago, adding that he is in good health and good spirits, particularly after having spoken by phone with his family.  “His name is Benjamin and he is...

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Bulgaria scraps vaccine priority lists after low take-up - France 24

Bulgaria scraps vaccine priority lists after low take-up - France 24

Sofia (AFP)Bulgarians of all ages, some as young as 20, joined long queues at hospitals this weekend after low uptake on priority lists led the government to open up vaccinations to everyone.Fewer than a third of those designated as first in line for Covid-19 jabs have chosen to take up the offer since they became available in late December.Many of those queueing this weekend were eager to be among the first non-priority Europeans to get vaccinated, after Bulgaria announced Friday that some hospitals would start administering AstraZeneca shots to anyone.The decision to scrap its original...

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Lead shot poisoning flamingos in Greece: wildlife group - France 24

Lead shot poisoning flamingos in Greece: wildlife group - France 24

Athens (AFP)Dozens of flamingos in a northern Greek lagoon have died in recent days after ingesting lead shot illegally used by hunters, a wildlife group said Wednesday.The Action for WildLife group told AFP it had located 26 dead flamingos in the Agios Mamas lagoon in Halkidiki peninsula, and had been told of several other sightings in nearby wetlands."We estimate the overall number is much higher," they said by email.The group said it had recovered 10 live birds from the broader Halkidiki area, seven of whom had subsequently died. The remaining three are "in very bad shape", it...

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