France 24 Live News Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:44:37 GMTWorld leaders set to visit Holocaust memorial on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
Israel is to hold one of the largest commemorations of World War II on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz by the Red Army. More than 40 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French Pres...Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:58:03 GMT'The Last Ones': Listening to survivors of the concentration camps
FRANCE 24 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with "The Last Ones", a series of portraits of the camp's last survivors by documentary film-maker Sophie Nahum.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:01:18 GMTChina shuts down public transport in city at centre of virus outbreak
China placed Wuhan, the city at the centre of a virus outbreak, under effective quarantine on Thursday, suspending outbound flights and trains in a drastic step to contain a contagious disease that has killed 17, stricken hundreds and reached other...Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:28:58 GMTFrance’s Macron rebukes Israeli security forces in altercation at Jerusalem church
"Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:16:17 GMTBillionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex-president, charged with fraud
Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged in the southern African country with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol, the Angolan prosecutor general announced o...Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:52:53 GMTA closer look at protesters' injuries and security forces' violence in Lebanon
Although Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, the country's tenacious protest movement hasn't seemed to lose momentum. As the country’s security forces are now accused of using excessive violence against demonstrators, incl...Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:16:36 GMTTrump tried to cheat to win re-election, say Democrats at impeachment trial
Democrats Wednesday accused President Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to "cheat" to ensure re-election in November, as they began laying out their detailed case for removing him from office.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:57:04 GMTWeinstein rape trial opens with contrasting portrayals of ex-Hollywood producer
Prosecutors on Monday portrayed former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his power to manipulate and sexually assault young women, while the defence argued that his accusers engaged in consensual sex that they later...Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:17:55 GMTAircraft fighting bushfires in Australia 'may have crashed'
A water-bombing plane may have crashed while fighting a massive bushfire in mountains near Sydney, Australian authorities said, as blazes flared across the country Thursday.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:28:14 GMTFashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier takes final bow at star-studded finale in Paris
Jean-Paul Gaultier has bowed out of fashion with all the cheek and showmanship with which he lit it up over the last half-century.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:48:32 GMTWhat we know so far about the new SARS-like virus
A new SARS-like virus has killed 17 people in China, infected hundreds and reached as far as the United States, with fears mounting about its spread as hundreds of millions travel for Lunar New Year celebrations, which start Friday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:16:10 GMTUS-French tax truce a respite in tense relations with EU
France will delay its tax on big tech firms like Google and Facebook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off retaliatory tariffs — a potential sign of goodwill in the U.S. and European Union's increasingly tense relations over trad...Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:36:44 GMTBernard Arnault: France’s ‘wolf-in-cashmere’ billionaire
On Friday, French luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault briefly toppled Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world. Now relegated back to second wealthiest in the world, Arnault remains the richest person in Europe.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:31:15 GMTItaly's 5-Star leader Di Maio resigns as party implodes
The head of Italy's 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:46:47 GMTOn Israel trip for Auschwitz anniversary, Macron says Iran must never get nuclear weapons
President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:55:35 GMTLebanon's new cabinet holds first meeting amid protests and economic ‘catastrophe’
Lebanon's new cabinet held its first meeting on Wednesday, bearing a message of support from the United Nations as ministers begin the urgent task of addressing an economic “catastrophe”, as Prime Minister Hassan Diab described the country’s s...Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:13:15 GMTTop US cybersecurity official warns of threat posed by China's Huawei
Robert Strayer, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, granted an interview to FRANCE 24 in which he discussed the threat posed by equipment from Huawei, the Chinese telecoms gi...Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:09:52 GMTTerry Jones, co-founder of British comedy troupe Monty Python, dies at 77
Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77, his family said Wednesday, after a long battle with a rare form of dementia.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:06:04 GMTIran's Rouhani: nation ‘will never seek nuclear weapons', with or without 2015 deal in place
Iran will never seek nuclear weapons with or without a nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, calling on the European powers to avoid Washington's mistake of violating Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:55:32 GMTIs Canada on losing end of CETA free trade agreement with EU?
Although not yet fully ratified, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) should allow Canada and the European Union to boost their trade, especially in meat exports. But at what cost? In Europe, opponents of CETA focus on fears over C...