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Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes are watching “A French Village,” about the Nazi occupation of a small town in France. While the show first aired in France in 2009 (and ran through 2017), it's finding a new audience in the United States now that’s it been released on Amazon Prime. If you love the show, you’ll love this podcast. If you don’t know the show, you’ll still love this podcast.
 
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Exactly one year after the start of the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia for the control of the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Baku. Aliyev said Azerbaijan was ready to "work on a future peace agreement" with Armenia, but warned that any move by Ye…
 
Exactly one year after the start of the 44-day war between Azerbaijan and Armenia for the control of the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Baku. Aliyev said Azerbaijan was ready to "work on a future peace agreement" with Armenia, but warned that any mov…
 
The UK is facing fuel shortages, and in spite of placatory words and excuses from the authorities, tensions are rising. Confrontations, sometimes violent, have sparked on the forecourts of petrol stations. British Petroleum says a third of its pumps have run dry of popular grades. The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps blames the shortage on HGV driv…
 
For a century, the French town of Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the central Cher department, was the capital of gold. As France's third-biggest centre for manufacturing gold jewellery after Paris and Lyon, the town of 10,000 inhabitants was best known for its hollow-link gold chains. Today, few goldsmiths remain but the local vocational school is busy t…
 
For a century, the French town of Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the central Cher department, was the capital of gold. As France's third-biggest centre for manufacturing gold jewellery after Paris and Lyon, the town of 10,000 inhabitants was best known for its hollow-link gold chains. Today, few goldsmiths remain but the local vocational school is busy t…
 
Multi-award-winning author Douglas Stuart speaks to Eve Jackson about the decade-long, rejection-filled journey to publish his magnificent debut novel "Shuggie Bain", which is now out in French. The book tells the heart-wrenching story of the love between Agnes Bain and her son Shuggie, as she sinks into alcoholism and he grapples with his sexualit…
 
Activists in Brazil are sounding the alarm over the fate of a native forest that is almost entirely lost and, like the Amazon, is in serious danger. The Mata Atlantica used to cover one million square kilometres, roughly the entire Atlantic coastline of the country. But due to urban development and vast agricultural expansion, only 12 percent of it…
 
The 481st of a series of weekly radio programmes created by :zoviet*france: First broadcast 25 September 2021 by Resonance 104.4 FM, and CJMP 90.1 FM Thanks to the artists included here for their fine work. track list … :zoviet*france: - A Duck in a Tree Link 481 00 :zoviet*france: - Intro 01 Justin Bennett - [untitled – 'The Mosques of Tanger' tra…
 
IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, 28.09.2021: We start by looking at how the German papers are covering the upcoming coalition talks. We then focus on disgraced US singer R. Kelly’s conviction for sex trafficking. Variety wonders if his music should be banned from streaming sites. We also see how the fight for the right to an abortion continues in France. Fi…
 
IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, 28.09.2021: We start by looking at how the German papers are covering the upcoming coalition talks. We then focus on disgraced US singer R. Kelly’s conviction for sex trafficking. Variety wonders if his music should be banned from streaming sites. We also see how the fight for the right to an abortion continues in France. Fi…
 
It's been one year since a series of agriculture bills were rushed through India's parliament. The reforms were meant to empower farmers but instead sparked protest. The government was accused of a lack of transparency and of putting millions of peoples' livelihoods in jeopardy. While the laws have been suspended, talks between unions and officials…
 
It's been one year since a series of agriculture bills were rushed through India's parliament. The reforms were meant to empower farmers but instead sparked protest. The government was accused of a lack of transparency and of putting millions of peoples' livelihoods in jeopardy. While the laws have been suspended, talks between unions and officials…
 
Young people's hopes of saving the planet from climate catastrophe are the subject of a large event in Milan at the moment. The Youth4Climate summit is aiming to summarise ideas from youngsters ahead of the COP26 summit next month. One of those attending is Neeshad Shafi from Doha, Qatar. He's already been named one of the world’s 100 most influent…
 
Les actualités du jour, mardi 28 septembre 2021 En prenant votre café, c'est ici: https://bit.ly/3EUs8NT [00:00] intro[02:17] Chanson du jour[03:30] Edito et divers[05:00] Élections municipales[12:50] Les commissions scolaires, ça sert à quoi?[15:14] L'armée en renfort au UK pour distribuer le pétrole?[16:40] Entrepreneur de plus de 40 ans? vos cha…
 
The French consumer group "UFC Que Choisir" has called on the government to cut the VAT rate on natural gas, as prices are set to rise by 12.6 percent on October 1. The cost of gas is increasing across Europe as the continent faces lower supplies and higher demand. Also today, the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has halted the development of its…
 
The French consumer group "UFC Que Choisir" has called on the government to cut the VAT rate on natural gas, as prices are set to rise by 12.6 percent on October 1. The cost of gas is increasing across Europe as the continent faces lower supplies and higher demand. Also today, the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has halted the development of its…
 
Chaque jour, écoutez le Best-of de l'Afterfoot, sur RMC la radio du Sport !L'After foot, c'est LE show d'après-match et surtout la référence des fans de football depuis 15 ans ! Les rencontres se prolongent tous les soirs avec Gilbert Brisbois et Nicolas Jamain avec les réactions des joueurs et entraîneurs, les conférences de presse d'après-match e…
 
Gunmen have killed dozens of people in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Villagers in Kaduna state and security forces in Sokoto state have fallen victim to suspected Islamists and criminal gangs. Also on the show: in an industry dominated by men, we bring you a report on the women workers changing the landscape of the Central African Republic. Fina…
 
Gunmen have killed dozens of people in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Villagers in Kaduna state and security forces in Sokoto state have fallen victim to suspected Islamists and criminal gangs. Also on the show: in an industry dominated by men, we bring you a report on the women workers changing the landscape of the Central African Republic. Fina…
 
We speak to director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson about the much-anticipated new James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die’. They discuss the long-awaited movie, how Daniel Craig has shaped the character of 007 and making Bond for 2021. From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide. More info.…
 
A video of teenagers behaving badly at a train station has been shared by a far-right politician in France, who called for the troublemakers to be deported from the country. The insinuation was two-fold: that the events took place in France and that the youths were immigrants. The FRANCE 24 Observers have fact-checked the video.…
 
Who will govern Germany? After a narrow but inconclusive win in Sunday's elections, can Olaf Scholz's centre-left SPD cobble together a three-way coalition? What next for the conservative CDU-CSU bloc after its worst ever election result? We chalk up the winners and losers in a special edition of the FRANCE 24 Debate from Berlin, in partnership wit…
 
Who will govern Germany? After a narrow but inconclusive win in Sunday's elections, can Olaf Scholz's centre-left SPD cobble together a three-way coalition? What next for the conservative CDU-CSU bloc after its worst ever election result? We chalk up the winners and losers in a special edition of the FRANCE 24 Debate from Berlin, in partnership wit…
 
Cette semaine, je vous propose de remonter dans le temps. Tout d’abord, de remonter presque cinq semaines en arrière, un samedi du mois d’août, un samedi d’été, agréable, avec du soleil. Ensuite, de remonter encore plus loin, à l’époque de Louis XIV en nous promenant avec Lorena dans les jardins de Versailles. Comment se rend-on jusqu’à Versailles …
 
International Frenchy Hervé Salters is back with a seventh General Elektriks album full of his trademark funk-infused electropop. Entitled "Party Like A Human", its writing began on the tail end of his last tour in 2019. He tells Marjorie Hache how the album's artwork, climate change and the global pandemic affected his new offering. We also look a…
 
One year ago, India's parliament passed a series of laws aimed at reforming the country's agricultural system. The move was supposed to allow farmers, especially those cultivating wheat and rice, to sell their products to private companies without going through local markets. But what was meant to be a revolution for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ha…
 
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