The DNA trail that led France to capture suspected Rwandan genocide ringleader

Félicien Kabuga, seen as a key leader of the Rwandan genocide, is expected to contest a French court ruling on Wednesday that he be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle, explains the DNA trail that led to Kabuga’s capture and what might happen now. Subscribe … Read more The DNA trail that led France to capture suspected Rwandan genocide ringleader

Monuments and tourist sites start to reopen across Europe

Across Europe, monuments and tourist sites are gradually coming back to life. Italy has reopened borders to tourists today, while in the Netherlands, the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are again welcoming visitors, though with strict limits on numbers. Spanish beaches are also open to locals but remain off-limits to foreign tourists. Most European … Read more Monuments and tourist sites start to reopen across Europe

Fancy a Roman holiday? Italy lifts quarantine for European, British visitors

Closed for three months, Rome’s Colosseum today reopens for visitors. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Seem Gupta reports, the announcement comes as the country lifts its mandatory two-week quarantine for visitors from the UK and Europe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Fancy a Roman holiday? Italy lifts quarantine for European, British visitors

Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

A Saudi-led UN donor summit to raise money for war-torn Yemen has raised about half of the required $2 billion. Saad Bin Mohammed Al-Arifi, Saudi ambassador to the EU, defended the fund-raising effort which comes while the country is still at war with Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. The ambassador also responded to calls from the … Read more Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

Back to the Box Office: France’s cinemas set to reopen

It’s been an unprecedented hiatus: French film fans will have gone three months without setting foot in a cinema. Now, the government has given movie theatres the green light to open their doors again on June 22. Our film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about what she thinks this might involve in terms of logistics. … Read more Back to the Box Office: France’s cinemas set to reopen

French court agrees to transfer Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

A French court on Wednesday ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on … Read more French court agrees to transfer Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

Episcopal leaders ‘outraged’ by Trump church visit amid protests

US church leaders have spoken out against President Donald Trump’s visit to a church amid violent clashes. Authorities under federal command had forced back peaceful demonstrators in Washington with tear gas so the president could walk to nearby church St. John’s Church and pose briefly with a Bible. The church had sustained damage during Sunday … Read more Episcopal leaders ‘outraged’ by Trump church visit amid protests

Is India’s Covid-19 tracing app an instrument for mass surveillance?

As debate rages in France over the Covid-19 tracing app StopCovid, India’s own government-launched app has already been downloaded over 100 million times in just over a month. The launch of Aarogya Setu, which means “a bridge for health” in Hindi, has been a resounding success. But despite this victory and the recent announcement that … Read more Is India’s Covid-19 tracing app an instrument for mass surveillance?

Will lockdown have a lasting impact on EU principle of free movement?

While more and more European countries are reopening borders, many still have a form of lockdown or quarantine in place that means free movement is not yet a reality. Alberto Alemanno, professor of EU law, HEC Paris, says Europe observers remain concerned about the lasting effects of lockdown, and its lifting, on the principle of … Read more Will lockdown have a lasting impact on EU principle of free movement?

Rio rolls back lockdown, even as country’s Covid-19 death toll continues to rise

While Rio de Janeiro rolls back its lockdown measures, Brazil’s death toll rises unabated. The country surpassed 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday as the disease continued to rip through South America’s worst-hit country. Figures released by the health ministry showed a new record 1,262 deaths in the previous 24 hours, as well … Read more Rio rolls back lockdown, even as country’s Covid-19 death toll continues to rise

George Floyd protesters take to streets of affluent Washington DC suburb

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of an affluent Washington DC suburb on Tuesday in protest at the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. FRANCE 24 reports from Maryland.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more George Floyd protesters take to streets of affluent Washington DC suburb

Lufthansa to cut jobs after reporting €2.1 billion loss

The German airline group Lufthansa says it will undergo “far-reaching restructuring” after reporting a net loss of €2.1 billion in the first three months of the year. The changes will include job cuts at its Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines brands. Lufthansa’s board agreed on Tuesday to a €9 billion German government rescue loan to … Read more Lufthansa to cut jobs after reporting €2.1 billion loss

Churches closed, DR Congo worshippers find creative ways to practice faith

With places of worship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo closed since March due to the Covid-19 crisis, religious leaders and worshippers have found inventive ways to practice their faith, including sermons via WhatsApp, social media, and talkback radio. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Churches closed, DR Congo worshippers find creative ways to practice faith

Restaurant owners in Paris weigh financial risk of an early return

While terraces can now open in Paris, restaurant owners must weigh the decision to reopen against financial viability. Reliant on office workers and theatre-goers for customers, Oliver Woodhead, owner of l’Entente, Le British Brasserie, says the financial risk is still too great – for now. Instead, he plans to reopen doors on June 22. Subscribe … Read more Restaurant owners in Paris weigh financial risk of an early return

Why have the George Floyd protests gone global?

IN THE PAPERS – Wednesday, June 3: The death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer continues to dominate the papers. As the protests go global, The Washington Post looks at why his death resonates around the world. Also, we look at the symbolism of the masks worn by protesters, which … Read more Why have the George Floyd protests gone global?