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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)
 
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How can Europe better tackle the current spike in coronavirus cases? François Picard's panel looks at the new tightening social distancing measures across the continent. Also, Israel officially normalised relations with Bahrain and the UAE, plus the French government will answer bids for 5G licenses next week...and as fires continue to burn in Cali…
 
As the trial of the January 2015 terror attacks opens in Paris, FRANCE 24 speaks to Maryse Wolinski, widow of cartoonist Georges Wolinski, who was assassinated with 11 others in the attack on Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015. A journalist and writer, she has written a book in which she recounts her own personal bid to understand the horror of that …
 
Does the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ensure Donald Trump's legacy?The U-S president says that by the end of the week, he will nominate a new supreme court justice. If the Republican-controlled senate approves his pick, whether or not Trump's out of a job on November 4th, he will have chosen three of the nine justices on the bench. We are talking…
 
Does the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ensure Donald Trump's legacy?The U-S president says that by the end of the week, he will nominate a new supreme court justice. If the Republican-controlled senate approves his pick, whether or not Trump's out of a job on November 4th, he will have chosen three of the nine justices on the bench. We are talking…
 
Sonic Youth founding member Thurston Moore is back with a seventh solo album, " By The Fire," which is full of guitar layers and pretty melodies. The finishing touches were completed while Moore was in lockdown in London. He tells France 24 how he hopes to combat the current dark mood of the world through the album with the power of positive connec…
 
Sonic Youth founding member Thurston Moore is back with a seventh solo album, " By The Fire," which is full of guitar layers and pretty melodies. The finishing touches were completed while Moore was in lockdown in London. He tells France 24 how he hopes to combat the current dark mood of the world through the album with the power of positive connec…
 
IN THE PRESS- Monday, 21.09.2020: We take a look at how the French and the American press are discussing the political battle to fill the next US Supreme Court seat. They wonder if it will it be a nightmare scenario for Democrats or for Republicans? We also take a look at the young Slovenian powerhouse who won the Tour de France on Sunday. Finally,…
 
IN THE PRESS- Monday, 21.09.2020: We take a look at how the French and the American press are discussing the political battle to fill the next US Supreme Court seat. They wonder if it will it be a nightmare scenario for Democrats or for Republicans? We also take a look at the young Slovenian powerhouse who won the Tour de France on Sunday. Finally,…
 
In the time of French colonial Africa, children born to white settlers and to mothers who, at the time, were described as "indigenous" were often disowned by their French fathers and taken away from their maternal families to be forcibly placed in orphanages. Fifty years after African independence, many of them are asking for some form of recogniti…
 
In the time of French colonial Africa, children born to white settlers and to mothers who, at the time, were described as "indigenous" were often disowned by their French fathers and taken away from their maternal families to be forcibly placed in orphanages. Fifty years after African independence, many of them are asking for some form of recogniti…
 
Covid, economic recovery, green goals, and testing times on foreign policy:EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has now given her first ever “State of the European Union” address, putting the coronavirus-battered bloc under the microscope, with its most recent achievements, failings, and aspirations for the future.…
 
First described in 1906 by doctor Alois Alzhemier, the disease bearing his name has been studied by doctors around the world for decades. There is still no cure but there is a growing body of research suggesting how our lifestyles, our environments and our diets could play a role in its development, with growing links being made between cholesterol…
 
Shares of HSBC in Hong Kong dropped to their lowest level since 1995 following a damning media report alleging that it and other big-name banks continued to transfer large sums of illicit money despite being flagged by authorities. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, together with Buzz Feed, released the report, based on leak…
 
A fan favorite and an animated Christmas special of THE NANNY make this a unique episode of The Francast For the Hallmarkies Podcast interview with Christmas TV Historian Joanna Wilson interview https://pdst.fm/e/traffic.megaphone.fm/ADV1327502618.mp3?updated=1593495534 Please subscribe to us on itunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fra…
 
Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein spoke to FRANCE 24 about the challenges facing his country and the whole region. He said the Islamic state group (IS) was still a threat and that the number of ISIS fighters and their networks was higher than a recent UN estimate of 10,000 in Iraq and Syria. "We are sure we can defeat IS," he says, "bu…
 
Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein spoke to FRANCE 24 about the challenges facing his country and the whole region. He said the Islamic state group (IS) was still a threat and that the number of ISIS fighters and their networks was higher than a recent UN estimate of 10,000 in Iraq and Syria. "We are sure we can defeat IS," he says, "bu…
 
This week on ‘The Stack’ we speak to the founders of ‘Noble Rot’ about their magazine and new restaurant in London’s Soho. Plus: we delve into the history and importance of military newspaper ‘Stars and Stripes’ with the title’s ombudsman, Ernie Gates, and we also speak to James Andrew, editor of football title ‘FourFourTwo’.…
 
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They were sentenced …
 
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traoré is laid to rest with members of the ruling military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traoré died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, an appeals court upholds life sentences for 10 anglophone separatists, including Ayuk Tabe, leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They had bee…
 
Donald Trump is setting up a “Patriotic Education Commission” to promote a "pro-American curriculum" in US schools–or a propagandist “Hitler Youth” programme, as some commentators see it. Elsewhere, women protesters in Belarus and an anonymous website targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, are both employing a doxing strategy.…
 
Donald Trump is setting up a “Patriotic Education Commission” to promote a "pro-American curriculum" in US schools–or a propagandist “Hitler Youth” programme, as some commentators see it. Elsewhere, women protesters in Belarus and an anonymous website targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, are both employing a doxing strategy.…
 
Mika speaks to Eve Jackson about hosting a concert with Kylie Minogue, Salma Hayek and Rufus Wainwright to raise money for those affected by the explosion in Beirut’s port that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left many more homeless. They also discuss Lebanese politics, his heartbreak for the country of his birth and how he sees the future a…
 
How can Europe better tackle the current spike in coronavirus cases? François Picard's panel looks at the new tightening social distancing measures across the continent. Also, Israel officially normalised relations with Bahrain and the UAE, plus the French government will answer bids for 5G licenses next week...and as fires continue to burn in Cali…
 
How can Europe better tackle the current spike in coronavirus cases? François Picard's panel looks at the new tightening of social distancing measures across the continent. Also, Israel officially normalised relations with Bahrain and the UAE, plus the French government will respond to bids for 5G licenses next week...and as fires continue to burn …
 
This week, we look at the reality many businesses around the world were forced to confront when lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19 were instituted. Working from home was a concept some companies in France had toyed with in the past, but now they had little choice. Some 40 percent of employees worked from home at the height of the pandemic. W…
 
This week, we look at the reality many businesses around the world were forced to confront when lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19 were instituted. Working from home was a concept some companies in France had toyed with in the past, but now they had little choice. Some 40 percent of employees worked from home at the height of the pandemic. W…
 
In Afghanistan, the time for dialogue has finally arrived. Historic Intra-Afghan negotiations began on September 12 in Doha, Qatar and, for the first time, representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government are holding direct talks to try to put an end to the 19-year conflict that began after the Taliban were ousted from power by American-led…
 
In Afghanistan, the time for dialogue has finally arrived. Historic Intra-Afghan negotiations began on September 12 in Doha, Qatar and, for the first time, representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government are holding direct talks to try to put an end to the 19-year conflict that began after the Taliban were ousted from power by American-led…
 
In 1909, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, fueled by Zionist and socialist ideas, founded the first kibbutz on the shores of Lake Tiberias in Palestine. Few would have imagined that 40 years later more than 70,000 people would have joined their community-based movement of mutual aid and unity. Today, the kibbutz forms a central part of the Jew…
 
In 1909, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, fueled by Zionist and socialist ideas, founded the first kibbutz on the shores of Lake Tiberias in Palestine. Few would have imagined that 40 years later more than 70,000 people would have joined their community-based movement of mutual aid and unity. Today, the kibbutz forms a central part of the Jew…
 
Every year, monuments, museums and historical buildings throw their doors open for one weekend, allowing visitors to peek inside embassies, institutions and even the presidential residence here in France. Art Historian and guide Sandrine Voillet joins us to talk about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the cultural sector and how public ini…
 
In California, the 2020 school year has begun with 100 percent virtual instruction. With about 3,000 new Covid-19 cases being confirmed daily, the state’s 10,000 public schools will remain closed. And the governor says the closures could last the entire school year. That would put 7 million students and 300,000 teachers into the new world of distan…
 
In this edition, a controversial debate rages in the French medical community as the government prepares to pass legislation that would punish doctors who issue certificates of virginity to young women. Also how a group of Israeli teenage girls campaigning for the right to wear shorts to school has turned into a national debate on the growing influ…
 
In this edition, a controversial debate rages in the French medical community as the government prepares to pass legislation that would punish doctors who issue certificates of virginity to young women. Also how a group of Israeli teenage girls campaigning for the right to wear shorts to school has turned into a national debate on the growing influ…
 
IN THE PAPERS - Friday, September 18: We look at two different polemics in France over the way girls are dressed. In the first, secondary and high school students criticize rules in some schools that prohibit them from wearing crop tops, blouses with low necklines or shorts deemed inappropriate. In the second, several French lawmakers storm out of …
 
In tonight's edition: From Hollywood hero to suspected terrorist, high-profile Rwandan government critic Paul Rusesabagina is denied bail by a Kigali court. Catastrophic floods affect hundreds of people in South Sudan; we speak to Matthew Hollingworth, Director of the World Food Programme in the country. And in Uganda, forests are flourishing thank…
 
In the wake of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) peace treaty with Israel, FRANCE 24 spoke to Jamal Al-Musharakh, Director of the Policy Planning Department at UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Al-Musharakh said the normalisation of ties between the two countries would not just benefit the UAE and Israel, “but also the Palestinian people and the Mid…
 
France may be the top tourist destination in the world, but there’s one national characteristic that tends to raise eyebrows: the French tendency to complain. How true is this cliché? And if they are world champions, what do they complain about? Is there a social function to blowing off steam? Could it actually be healthy?…
 
What hopes are there for a recovery from the coronavirus recession? We'll examine the OECD's latest forecast for the global economy with their chief economist, Laurence Boone. Also, will demand for oil ever return to pre-pandemic levels, and what will that mean for consumers and producers? Plus we meet the French winemakers making tough choices to …
 
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