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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.
 
Learn French listening to French podcasts made by French teacher Pierre. You can often have the podcast transcripts in the BLOG http://francaisavecpierre.com . Whenever there is a transcript available, I will put the blog post URL in the podcast episode description, please check it out. You can learn and improve your French listening to the podcasts with lots of interesting topics, French lessons and a lot more. Learn French the fun and easy way!
 
Our Advanced French weekly program will allow you to listen to a normal speed conversation in real everyday French spoken in France. You will not only improve your oral and reading comprehension of the language, you will also be more attuned to the French mind and way of regarding at the news. Each week our engaging hosts will share with you their views on international and French events and help you think and feel as a native French.
 
Jua Haki Zako ni makala yanayokuelimisha juu ya umuhimu wa kufahamu haki zako na sheria halali zilizomo kwenye jamii, mataifa na dunia kwa ujumla. Jua Haki Zako itakuelimisha juu ya masuala mbalimbali ya kisheria ndani ya Afrika Mashariki, Afrika na Duniani kwa ujumla.
 
A scathing criticism of social climbing underlies this unsettling story by Frances Eleanor Trollope, sister-in-law to Anthony and daughter-in-law to Frances Milton Trollope. Published in 1876, A Charming Fellow is a serious exploration of a bitterly unhappy marriage and its consequences, as seen through the eyes of diverse, well-drawn characters. (Summary by Angela Rowland)
 
Reflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 book by Edmund Burke, one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative and classical liberal intellectuals, who recast Burke's Whig arguments as a critique of Communism and Socialist revolutionary programmes. (Summary by Wikipedia)
 
Makala ambayo inakupa nafasi ya kujua masuala mbalimbali ya Muziki na Burudani. Ndani ya makala haya utapata taarifa za wanamuziki, historia zao na bila kusahau mahojiano na wanamuziki mbalimbali. Hii ni fursa ya pekee kwa wasikilizaji kujiliwaza baada ya kazi za juma zima kupitia burudani ya muziki. Makala ya muziki ijumaa pia itakuwezesha kufahamu wasanii kutoka sehemu mbalimbali duniani na kujua wanafanya nini.
 
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Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to get through the notoriously expensive Christmas season without blowing the budget. Hosted by Frances Cook. You don't need me to tell you it's an expensive time of year. I start to feel the dread of Christmas around Octo…
 
IN THE PRESS – Tuesday, November 30, 2021: French papers salute American-turned-French entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker as she enters the Panthéon. Some say France is using her honour as a political ploy to cover its own racism. UK and US papers focus on "predator" Ghislaine Maxwell as she goes on trial for her alleged role in …
 
Josephine Baker was the world’s first Black superstar - a revolutionary performer, world-famous singer, movie star, spy for the French resistance, and civil rights activist. As she is honoured with a place in France's revered Pantheon monument, Eve Jackson speaks to her son Brian Bouillon-Baker, who tells us what it was like to be the child of one …
 
This week, we take you behind the scenes of one of Paris’ most beautiful landmarks: the Pantheon. A symbol of France’s values and collective memory, the mausoleum houses the remains of some of the country’s most esteemed men and women. On November 30, the Franco-American performer Josephine Baker will be reinterred there. But this selection require…
 
The French government's strong and swift response to the Covid-19 pandemic has won praise from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its latest report. But the OECD is also warning of risks from debt and high public spending. For more, Stephen Carroll speaks to OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann.…
 
In tonight's edition: Authorities in Nigeria reject the conclusions of an independent report that found that security forces were behind the death of 11 people at an anti-police brutality protest last year. Also, South Africa's president calls for solidarity between countries in the face of travel bans following the discovery of the Omicron variant…
 
In September, Kenya declared the drought in the country a national disaster. Many users have used social media to show their support, with the hashtag #PrayforKenya. However, many of the images are out context, or just simply, out of place. Also, did a movie from 1963 predict the Omicron variant?We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.…
 
The European Union has unveiled a €300 billion infrastructure investment plan. The Global Gateway project is designed to counter the growing influence of China's Belt and Road Initiative - with a focus on sustainability. Also in the show - Fiji opens up to tourists for the first time in over 600 days, and America's labour shortage hits the seasonal…
 
The European Union has unveiled a €300 billion infrastructure investment plan. The Global Gateway project is designed to counter the growing influence of China's Belt and Road Initiative - with a focus on sustainability. Also in the show - Fiji opens up to tourists for the first time in over 600 days, and America's labour shortage hits the seasonal…
 
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says a preliminary agreement remains "possible" as international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program have just resumed in Vienna in an attempt to salvage the 2015 agreement. But there is "little time left" according to Grossi…
 
Far-right pundit Eric Zemmour officially launching his bid for president with a ten-minute video clip on YouTube that looks like a crash course on replacement theory - immigrants supposedly taking over, violently - all to the dramatic sound of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. We ask our panel about the campaign launch.…
 
Far-right pundit Eric Zemmour officially launching his bid for president with a ten-minute video clip on YouTube that looks like a crash course on replacement theory - immigrants supposedly taking over, violently - all to the dramatic sound of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. We ask our panel about the campaign launch.…
 
In his seventh collaboration with actress Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar focuses on two very different experiences of motherhood. Critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why "Parallel Mothers" draws some outstanding performances and how society seems to be catching up with Almodóvar's explorations of the diversity of the human condition.…
 
In his seventh collaboration with actress Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar focuses on two very different experiences of motherhood. Critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why "Parallel Mothers" draws some outstanding performances and how society seems to be catching up with Almodóvar's explorations of the diversity of the human condition.…
 
Fighting continues in Ethiopia, where rebel groups are advancing on the capital Addis Ababa. While much has been said about the northern front, where the army is at war with the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF), another armed group – allied to Tigrayans – is fighting from the south and west of the country. The Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) now controls a …
 
Fighting continues in Ethiopia, where rebel groups are advancing on the capital Addis Ababa. While much has been said about the northern front, where the army is at war with the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF), another armed group – allied to Tigrayans – is fighting from the south and west of the country. The Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) now controls a …
 
Since September, the name Evergrande has caused panic on stock exchanges around the world. Paralysed by $300 billion in debt (€260 billion), or the equivalent of 2 percent of Chinese GDP, the country's second-largest real estate developer is now threatening Chinese growth. Evergrande has more than 1,300 construction projects across China, as well a…
 
Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.…
 
Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.…
 
Russia is one of the countries with the lowest vaccination rates and highest Covid-19 death rates in the world. With just over 30 percent of the population vaccinated, the Russian authorities' vaccination campaign has been deemed a fiasco. And yet when Vladimir Putin announced the launch of the Sputnik V vaccine in summer 2020, it was supposed to "…
 
Every morning in the Rwandan capital Kigali, long queues appear outside milk bars, where people come to socialise and unwind over large pints of ikivuguto, a fermented milk mixed with honey. Milk drinking became engrained in the country's culture as the result of a government policy initiated after the 1994 genocide to revive the economy and fight …
 
Many of the migrants currently languishing at the Poland-Belarus border come from Iraq. Most of them hail from the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan in the north of the country. This area is often described as a haven of peace, but the reality is somewhat darker. Our correspondent Lucile Wassermann went to meet the Iraqis ready to risk everythin…
 
This year's World AIDS Day puts the spotlight on ongoing inequalities in the fight against HIV, the virus that impacts some 38 million people worldwide. Dr. Alexandra Calmy, the head of the HIV/AIDS Unit of Geneva University Hospitals, says the inequalities surrounding HIV/AIDS are much like those witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic, with access…
 
Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's seco…
 
Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's seco…
 
Japan has stopped new bookings onto incoming flights after identifying the first cases of the Omicron strain of Covid-19. The country has also tightened its quarantine requirements for all arriving passengers, and extended a ban on non-citizens coming from 10 countries in southern Africa. Travel companies have seen their shares tumble in recent day…
 
In tonight's edition: Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan's capital Khartoum. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country's military. Meanwhile in Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains as he calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. Finally, African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned…
 
The omicron variant of Covid-19 has added a fresh layer of uncertainty to global stock markets. Rabobank's Senior Market Strategist Christian Lawrence talks us through the latest volatility, and what he expects from central banks in the coming weeks. Also in the show: India's coal mines could hamper the country's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.…
 
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