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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.
 
Welcome to “Yes, you Ken English” Podcast! WHO IS THIS PODCAST FOR? I designed this weekly Podcast for any busy native French speaker (of any age and in any country) who is interested in learning highly practical things in English (things that French people don’t learn in school) for free. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN BY LISTENING? You will learn to express in correct English French words/phrases that are difficult to render in English. Examples: “savoir être”, “faire un bilan”, “quitte à”, “avoir un ...
 
Francis Parkman (1823-1893) is one of the great nineteenth century United States historians along with William Prescott, John Lothrop Motley, George Bancroft, and Henry Adams. Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. He is most known for his The Oregon Trail and his seven volume work on the history of the French and English in North America. A Half Century of Conflict is the sixth volume of the series but was the last to be published ...
 
The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623.John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216), also known as John Lackland or Softsword, was King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death. His reign s ...
 
Jonny Bentley and Jordan Dover bring you 15 Minutes of Football: a podcast where the most complex of football topics are concisely discussed in 15 minutes or less. The main focus is the Premier League and all teams will be covered over the course of our 4 topics. 15 minutes per-topic. One hour of quality content. Statistical, emotional but, most of all, entertaining!
 
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Bondholders of troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande were left in the dark as a deadline for $83 million in interest payment passed without comment from the company. Evergrande's silence stands in contrast to its treatment of investors at home, with whom it settled coupon payments earlier in the week. Plus, Arc France, which runs the bigge…
 
Bondholders of troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande were left in the dark as a deadline for $83 million in interest payment passed without comment from the company. Evergrande's silence stands in contrast to its treatment of investors at home, with whom it settled coupon payments earlier in the week. Plus, Arc France, which runs the bigge…
 
Our guest warns of a devastating crisis in Cameroon's western Anglophone regions, where for five years the military has been fighting separatists who want to break away from the Francophone country. Education has been one of the main casualties, with separatists allegedly attacking thousands of teachers, students and parents as they enforce a boyco…
 
IN THE PRESS – Friday, 24.09.2021: Papers are reacting to the final televised debate ahead of Sunday's election in Germany. The legacy of Angela Merkel is also in the spotlight, as the German chancellor prepares to step down after 16 years in power. Meanwhile, the arrest of Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is making headlines in Spain. P…
 
IN THE PRESS – Friday, 24.09.2021: Papers are reacting to the final televised debate ahead of Sunday's election in Germany. The legacy of Angela Merkel is also in the spotlight, as the German chancellor prepares to step down after 16 years in power. Meanwhile, the arrest of Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is making headlines in Spain. P…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic put vaccine scepticism in the spotlight around the world, especially in France. Even before the epidemic turned our worlds upside down, France was one of the most vaccine hesitant countries in the world. It’s a real paradox in a nation that was home to scientist Louis Pasteur and his pioneering discoveries in immunology. In th…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic put vaccine scepticism in the spotlight around the world, especially in France. Even before the epidemic turned our worlds upside down, France was one of the most vaccine hesitant countries in the world. It’s a real paradox in a nation that was home to scientist Louis Pasteur and his pioneering discoveries in immunology. In th…
 
On tonight's show: lawmakers in Namibia are debating whether to accept a compensation deal from Germany. Berlin has offered to fund €1.1 billion worth of projects to atone for a four-year-long genocide that began in 1904. In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni sets the Covid-19 vaccination goal at 10 percent of the population by the end of the year. …
 
There have been several examples of Indian media getting the facts wrong on Pakistani involvement in Afghanistan. An Indian TV channel played footage from a video game, claiming it showed Pakistani Air Force activity in Afghanistan. The erroneous footage was first broadcast on Hasti TV, an Afghan channel based in the UK. But first, we see how India…
 
This Thursday is International Day of Sign Languages. We take a closer look at the French sign language, more commonly known as LSF or "Langue des signes française", which was banned in France until 1977. Even though today only a minority of people master the language, it's developing little by little, even among non-deaf people. FRANCE 24's Éléono…
 
This Thursday is International Day of Sign Languages. We take a closer look at the French sign language, more commonly known as LSF or "Langue des signes française", which was banned in France until 1977. Even though today only a minority of people master the language, it's developing little by little, even among non-deaf people. FRANCE 24's Éléono…
 
The homestretch of Germany's federal election campaign and Angela Merkel's exactly where she did not want to be. Back on the campaign trail. The outgoing chancellor of 16 years, seen Tuesday in her home constituency on the Baltic Sea, stumping for her struggling successor as head of the Christian Demcrats Armin Laschet. Other potential heirs have s…
 
It's the homestretch of Germany's federal election campaign and Angela Merkel is exactly where she did not want to be: back on the campaign trail. The outgoing chancellor of 16 years, who was in her home constituency on the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, is stumping for her struggling would-be successor as head of the Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet. Ot…
 
The cost of gas and electricity has soared in countries across Europe, and prices are expected to continue climbing as temperatures fall in the coming months. A limited supply of natural gas and higher demand have pushed up prices for power companies, industry and consumers. James Waddell from research consultancy Energy Aspects tells FRANCE 24 how…
 
The cost of gas and electricity has soared in countries across Europe, and prices are expected to continue climbing as temperatures fall in the coming months. A limited supply of natural gas and higher demand have pushed up prices for power companies, industry and consumers. James Waddell from research consultancy Energy Aspects tells FRANCE 24 how…
 
Our guest is known for her classical paintings of beautiful Black women from another era. Not servants, or slaves, nor fetishized or exoticised, her opulent portraits are redefining the women of colour in art history. With her latest work, "Queenie, the godmother of Harlem", the French-born, New York-based artist Elizabeth Colomba continues to redi…
 
Our guest is known for her classical paintings of beautiful Black women from another era. Not servants, or slaves, nor fetishized or exoticised, her opulent portraits are redefining the women of colour in art history. With her latest work, "Queenie, the godmother of Harlem", the French-born, New York-based artist Elizabeth Colomba continues to redi…
 
IN THE PRESS – Thursday, 23.09.2021: The sunken French submarine deal is still causing waves and making headlines on front pages of newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. We also discuss the online reaction to the disappearance of American woman Gabrielle Petito, as well as tributes to the influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, who's died at …
 
Autumn in New York is synonymous with the UN General Assembly. This year's event was held mostly in person for the first time in two years. Over 100 world leaders came to town, including US President Joe Biden, who made his debut UN address. It was a chance for Biden to promote America's wins – and dance around some of the country's more controvers…
 
Autumn in New York is synonymous with the UN General Assembly. This year's event was held mostly in person for the first time in two years. Over 100 world leaders came to town, including US President Joe Biden, who made his debut UN address. It was a chance for Biden to promote America's wins – and dance around some of the country's more controvers…
 
In tonight's edition: Rebels from Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region opened fire on civilians while looting and shelling towns in the neighbouring Amhara region earlier this month. Our journalists were able to report from the Amhara region, where civilians are paying the price of this conflict. Also, violence in rural areas of Nigeria is creating a f…
 
The price of electricity in Spain has skyrocketed in recent months, leaving some consumers with difficult choices to make about their spending. The Spanish government has announced measures including a VAT cut and a windfall tax on energy company profits to try to combat the price increases, which have been triggered by the rising price of gas. Als…
 
The US Federal Reserve has opened the door to an interest rate hike and tapering of its emergency monetary stimulus. The central bank has warned, though, that the rising number of Covid-19 cases could impact economic growth. Christian Lawrence, Senior Markets Strategist at Rabobank New York, explains the impact on American households. Also on the s…
 
How serious are the superpowers in tackling the planet's climate emergency? In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Xi Jinping followed the lead of Japan and South Korea and pledged an end to China's financing of coal plants overseas. The United States put aside escalating tensions to hail the promise, but critics dismiss the announce…
 
Germany's Green Party was born out of protest 40 years ago and has successfully weathered turbulence from within its ranks. Today, the party's so-called realists dominate and have rallied behind Annalena Baerbock, their candidate for chancellor in the September 26 elections. The Greens have in fact acquired executive experience as coalition partner…
 
Playing an American oil rig worker visiting his daughter in southern France, Matt Damon is paired with French actress Camille Cottin in the edgy thriller "Stillwater". Loosely inspired by the Amanda Knox case, director Tom McCarthy has drawn some impressive performances from the international cast. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why this thril…
 
When the Taliban seized Afghanistan, tens of thousands of people fled the country. Among them were former members of the Afghan security forces. Fearing Taliban reprisals, they've fled to neighbouring Iran, which hosts the second-largest population of Afghan refugees in the world. Temporary camps have been set up, but Iranian authorities are alread…
 
When the Taliban seized Afghanistan, tens of thousands of people fled the country. Among them were former members of the Afghan security forces. Fearing Taliban reprisals, they've fled to neighbouring Iran, which hosts the second-largest population of Afghan refugees in the world. Temporary camps have been set up, but Iranian authorities are alread…
 
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has slammed the ongoing submarine dispute with France as a "foreign policy and national security debacle" for his country. Rudd told FRANCE 24 that France had "every right to be angry" over the sudden loss of a multibillion-euro submarine contract with Australia, after Canberra chose to buy US nuclear sub…
 
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has slammed the ongoing submarine dispute with France as a "foreign policy and national security debacle" for his country. Rudd told FRANCE 24 that France had "every right to be angry" over the sudden loss of a multibillion-euro submarine contract with Australia, after Canberra chose to buy US nuclear sub…
 
The troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande has said it will make a debt interest payment due on Thursday, worth around €30 million, but uncertainty remains over a second payment of more than €70 million, which is also due. Investor fears over how the company will manage its massive debts of over €250 million have been allayed by the company…
 
In tonight's edition: Sudan's PM says a foiled coup is linked to supporters of former president Omar al-Bashir. At least a dozen people are arrested in connection to the plans to derail the country's frail transition to democracy. In Burundi, blasts kill at least three people and have injured at least 50. And UNESCO's Director-General Audrey Azoula…
 
The impending collapse of Chinese property giant Evergrande is worrying investors around the globe "sheerly because of its size", according to Oanda's Chief Market Analyst Craig Erlam. If the firm does default on its $300 billion debt load, the ramifications could spread beyond the region. Erlam says that the Chinese government has a delicate balan…
 
In his first speech as US president before the United Nations General Assembly, Joe Biden made no mention of scuttled submarine deals or French ambassadors recalled to Washington and Canberra. Instead, he talked up the ties that bind. So how artful a dodge was it? How high were the stakes in a speech where Biden also pledged he was not seeking a ne…
 
NOW IN 22 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. CLICK ON THE LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER “TRANSLATE” TAB TO FIND YOURS! By Jeff J. Brown Right here, it takes just a second… Support my many hours of research and articles on CRRS via FundRazr! FundRazr also accepts bank cards, PayPal, with recurring or one-time contributions https://fundrazr.com/CRRS_2021_fundraiser?ref=a…
 
Since the beginning of the summer, the conflict in northern Ethiopia's Tigray has spread to neighbouring regions, particularly to Amhara. The Ethiopian federal army, backed by regional Amhara forces and militias, is battling troops of the TPLF – the Tigray People's Liberation Front. Ever since the fighting broke out last November, the warring parti…
 
He arrived at the head of a venerated cultural institution at one of the most critical moments of its 300-year history, as the Paris Opera grappled with a pandemic, prolonged strikes and ethical questions about diversity both on and off the stage. Yet its director Alexander Neef is not one to shy away from a challenge. He joins us in the studio to …
 
In 2018, a retired salesman bought the 19th century Pontivy train station, located in the French region of Brittany, in order to save it from demolition. Since then, this train enthusiast has been using all his energy and savings to restore the station and preserve its history. FRANCE 24 takes you on a tour of it.…
 
In 2018, a retired salesman bought the 19th century Pontivy train station, located in the French region of Brittany, in order to save it from demolition. Since then, this train enthusiast has been using all his energy and savings to restore the station and preserve its history. FRANCE 24 takes you on a tour of it.…
 
British electronic duo Jungle appeared out of nowhere in late 2013 as a mystery group, but their slick funk-pop singles quickly propelled them to fame. Their 2014 self-titled debut album was certified Gold in the UK and their follow up album "For Ever" confirmed their success around the world. This summer, they released their third studio album "Lo…
 
The ratings agency S&P has warned that Beijing is unlikely to intervene to rescue struggling Chinese property developer Evergrande, unless there was a risk of "far-reaching contagion" affecting other companies in the sector. The firm is facing two major interest payments this week and fears about its finances have rippled across global stock market…
 
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