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Interested in France? Let us be your ears and eyes on the ground. Hosts Sarah Elzas and Alison Hird take you beyond the baguette, to hear from the people who make France what it is, and who want to change it - to give you a fuller picture of this country at the heart of Europe. Spotlight on France is a weekly podcast, in English, from Radio France International, out Thursdays.
 
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Protesters are dispersed as tensions mount in Guinea ahead of the final results of the country's presidential election.Nigerian President Muhammdu Buhari admits "many lives have been lost" in recent protests against police brutality.And our team speaks to Ivorian voters in Bouaké as part of our series ahead of the country’s elections.…
 
Protesters are dispersed as tensions mount in Guinea ahead of the final results of the country's presidential election.Nigerian President Muhammdu Buhari admits "many lives have been lost" in recent protests against police brutality.And our team speaks to Ivorian voters in Bouaké as part of our series ahead of the country’s elections.…
 
Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year old who had to pay pupils to identify his victim, this after a row over a civics class on free speech that included cartoons of the prophet spiraled into a social media campaign against the teacher. How does Emmanuel Macron plan to protect other "faces of the Republic"? To the US next, where the last president…
 
Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year old who had to pay pupils to identify his victim, this after a row over a civics class on free speech that included cartoons of the prophet spiraled into a social media campaign against the teacher. How does Emmanuel Macron plan to protect other "faces of the Republic"? To the US next, where the last president…
 
It's not easy being green... or is it? In this out-and-about edition of Talking Europe, we're looking at how well EU countries have been doing on one of the major contributors to carbon emissions: farming. In this part of the show, we're in Alsace, on the French side of the Franco-German border. While Germany is a big agricultural player in Europe,…
 
It's not easy being green... or is it? In this out-and-about edition of Talking Europe, we're looking at how well EU countries have been doing on one of the major contributors to carbon emissions: farming. In this part of the show, we're in Alsace, on the French side of the Franco-German border. While Germany is a big agricultural player in Europe,…
 
It's not easy being green... or is it? In this out-and-about edition of Talking Europe, we cross the border to Germany, the country that's been leading a green wave of support for environmentally-concerned political parties around the European Union. Our mission: to look at how well EU countries have been doing on one of the major contributors to c…
 
It's the most abundant element on Earth: hydrogen. Could it help us fly commercial airplanes with zero emissions by 2035? That's the promise made by Airbus as the aviation sector faces an unprecedented crisis fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and growing calls for a green recovery. But hydrogen is energy-hungry to produce and bulky to store. So is i…
 
It's the most abundant element on Earth: hydrogen. Could it help us fly commercial airplanes with zero emissions by 2035? That's the promise made by Airbus as the aviation sector faces an unprecedented crisis fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic and growing calls for a green recovery. But hydrogen is energy-hungry to produce and bulky to store. So is i…
 
On November 3, US citizens will elect their new president. The country is currently dealing with racial and social tensions, as well as environmental issues and the challenges brought forth by the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 220,000 Americans. With so much at stake, this election is set to be crucial in shaping the country’s fut…
 
It's the show Parisians love to hate: Alison Sargent talks to Olivia Salazar-Winspear about "Emily in Paris", with insight from native Parisian and historian Arthur Asseraf. They agree they'd rather be watching French comedy "Call My Agent", which is back for its final season on France 2. Finally, they turn to the US, taking a look at politics in A…
 
It's the show Parisians love to hate: Alison Sargent talks to Olivia Salazar-Winspear about "Emily in Paris", with insight from native Parisian and historian Arthur Asseraf. They agree they'd rather be watching French comedy "Call My Agent", which is back for its final season on France 2. Finally, they turn to the US, taking a look at politics in A…
 
In 2014, Russian-backed forces seized part of the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Since then, the separatists have been at war with the Ukrainian army and numerous ceasefires have been agreed, only to be swiftly broken. However, the latest truce, agreed on July 27, is largely holding. Despite this, many people in the Ukrainian-controlled part of …
 
In 2014, Russian-backed forces seized part of the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Since then, the separatists have been at war with the Ukrainian army and numerous ceasefires have been agreed, only to be swiftly broken. However, the latest truce, agreed on July 27, is largely holding. Despite this, many people in the Ukrainian-controlled part of …
 
In US presidential elections, the vote in certain states is predictable. But in others – known as swing states – there can be surprises. Our correspondents Jessica Le Masurier and Céline Bruneau travelled to the key battleground states of Minnesota and Wisconsin to see whether voters in America's heartland will choose Donald Trump or Joe Biden as t…
 
In US presidential elections, the vote in certain states is predictable. But in others – known as swing states – there can be surprises. Our correspondents Jessica Le Masurier and Céline Bruneau travelled to the key battleground states of Minnesota and Wisconsin to see whether voters in America's heartland will choose Donald Trump or Joe Biden as t…
 
No one really knows what next summer will bring, but one thing's for sure. When it comes to ready-to-wear fashion, there's a choice between two standout trends: streetwear and drapery. Will the seductive volumes of Yohji Yamamoto carry the day, or will it be the often tongue-in-cheek style of Prune Goldschmidt? Or will it be a choice between the fo…
 
No one really knows what next summer will bring, but one thing's for sure. When it comes to ready-to-wear fashion, there's a choice between two standout trends: streetwear and drapery. Will the seductive volumes of Yohji Yamamoto carry the day, or will it be the often tongue-in-cheek style of Prune Goldschmidt? Or will it be a choice between the fo…
 
Thanks to Covid-19, the world is experiencing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As a result, the International Monetary Fund is calling for a more inclusive economic recovery. Annette Young talks to IMF managing director, Kristalina Georgieva. Also we meet the Afghan teenager conquering the world's highest peaks while overcomin…
 
Thanks to Covid-19, the world is experiencing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As a result, the International Monetary Fund is calling for a more inclusive economic recovery. Annette Young talks to IMF managing director, Kristalina Georgieva. Also we meet the Afghan teenager conquering the world's highest peaks while overcomin…
 
Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay penalties of $2.9 billion in the US for its role in Malaysia's 1MDB scandal, which saw the investment bank siphon billions of dollars out of an economic development fund set up by the Malaysian government. Also, America's largest retailer Walmart is suing the US government over the opioid crisis, and the UK signs its…
 
Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay penalties of $2.9 billion in the US for its role in Malaysia's 1MDB scandal, which saw the investment bank siphon billions of dollars out of an economic development fund set up by the Malaysian government. Also, America's largest retailer Walmart is suing the US government over the opioid crisis, and the UK signs its…
 
With more discussion of policy – and fewer insults – than last time, US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden took part in their second and final televised debate, just 12 days before the November 3 election day. The pair clashed on everything from the coronavirus pandemic to the president's tax returns and the question of race …
 
India tragically tops the global charts when it comes to acid attacks targeting women. Despite stricter laws and harsher punishments, the number of such attacks continues to increase on the subcontinent. In India, acid attacks are a gender-based crime, often associated with relationship, marriage or dowry issues. This contrasts with the United King…
 
Nigeria's president makes his first public statement about the recent protests against policy brutality in the country. Muhammadu Buhari says he regrets the loss of life, but calls on young people to stand down. Also, at least seven people have been killed and 40 more injured in intercommunal violence in an Ivory Coast port town near Abidjan since …
 
Cameroon hasn't quite eased up its battle against polio, despite being declared free of the disease earlier this year. It's launched an immunisation drive against a particular strain of the virus. Also, Kenya has bucked the regional trend and seen an elephant baby boom. But despite the promising numbers, the species remains vulnerable. And we see h…
 
Cameroon hasn't quite eased up its battle against polio, despite being declared free of the disease earlier this year. It's launched an immunisation drive against a particular strain of the virus. Also, Kenya has bucked the regional trend and seen an elephant baby boom. But despite the promising numbers, the species remains vulnerable. And we see h…
 
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