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Featuring exclusive interviews, FrancoFiles seeks to take every francophile in the U.S. on a transatlantic rendez-vous with notable French and American guests. Hear experts talk firsthand about their experiences of the collaborations and cultural crossover between two oldest allies. From the pre-revolutionary era to today’s modern tech movement, explore with FrancoFiles the ever-evolving relationship between France and the US. Brought to you by the Embassy of France, support from France-Amér ...
 
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Australians could soon be deprived of Google’s ubiquitous search engine, with the web behemoth threatening to cut off service should lawmakers pass a hot-button measure forcing tech firms to cough up revenue to media outlets. As Australian legislators continue to debate the controversial law – which would compel internet platforms to hand over a cu…
 
The US has announced it will resume funding the World Health Organization (WHO), months after former President Donald Trump withdrew the country’s membership, and has also earmarked $1.9 trillion to fight Covid-19 domestically. On his first day in office, new US President Joe Biden said he would reverse his predecessor’s decision to pull the $400 m…
 
The Covid-19 strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa pose a very high risk due to their increased transmissibility and must be stamped out with tougher health measures, the EU’s infectious diseases agency has said. The transmissibility of the three variants will likely push infection rates higher, leading to more hospitalizations and “death ra…
 
French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his government and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that he laments France's "incessant hunt for errors," adding that such criticism is counterproductive during a crisis. Speaking on Thursday, Macron took a swipe at his critics, saying France had become "a nation of 66 million prosecutors" …
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union must find common ground in fighting coronavirus and stopping the spread of new strains that have already swept through the UK and Ireland recently. On Tuesday, Merkel warned that Germany could close its borders unless neighboring states acted together. We need to make sure that everyone around…
 
The head of Africa's disease control agency has warned that the continent's fatality rate from Covid-19 has risen above the global average, adding that this is a very "worrying" development. Africa's Covid-19 case fatality rate has risen to 2.5 percent, while the global average is 2.2 percent, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
 
The President of the French Council of the Muslin Faith (CFCM) has criticized three Islamic groups in the country over their decision to refuse to sign up to an anti-extremism charter proposed by President Emmanuel Macron. The Faith and Practice movement, Committee for Coordination of Turkish Muslims in France (CCMTF) and Milli Gorus Islamic Confed…
 
The Chinese foreign ministry has welcomed the emphasis on unity and healing in President Biden’s inauguration speech, but warned there is a considerable amount of work to be done to repair Sino-US relations. Speaking on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters she was hopeful relations between Beijing and Washingt…
 
China will require fresh negative Covid-19 tests for people wishing to visit their home towns during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Officials fear that traditional holiday travel could undermine the fight against the virus. The Lunar New Year travel phenomenon, when millions leave big cities for rural areas to spend time with parents and relative…
 
The Iraqi government has confirmed social media reports of two suicide bombings in the country’s capital, with the explosions in central Baghdad killing at least 32 and injuring around 110 others. Two explosions were heard in Tayaran Square, Baghdad by witnesses after suicide bombers are believed to have detonated explosive vests in the area's busy…
 
Twitter has locked the Chinese Embassy to the US out of its account for supposedly violating its policy against dehumanization with a tweet defending its activities in Xinjiang, just weeks after suspending US President Trump. The tech giant has locked @ChineseEmbinUS, the official account of Beijing’s US Embassy, for supposedly violating its polici…
 
The youngest daughter of slain Iranian General Qassem Soleimani rebuked former US president Donald Trump in a blistering message, saying he ended his term in disgrace, while condemning him for her father’s assassination last year. “Mr. Trump, you murdered my father, the General who led the victorious war against ISIS/Al-Qaeda, with the perverse hop…
 
More than 12,400 people in Israel have tested positive for coronavirus after being vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, including 69 who had received their second dose, the country's Health Ministry said. Some 189,000 people were tested for Covid-19 after being vaccinated, with 6.6 percent getting a positive result, according to ministry data r…
 
China has imposed sanctions on 28 US figures, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other allies of former President Donald Trump, over their alleged violations of China's sovereignty and interference in its affairs. The sanctions ban the 28 individuals and their family from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and the autonomous region…
 
New US President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has lashed out at Ankara over its purchase of the Russian S-400 defense system, saying Washington could consider additional sanctions against Turkey. “The idea that a strategic – so-called strategic – partner of ours would actually be in line with one of our biggest strate…
 
The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) has expressed "deep concern" for Tunisia's Jewish community and condemned inflammatory remarks by the country's president who casually blamed the ongoing unrest on "thieving Jews." "We consider that the Tunisian government is the guarantor of the security of Tunisian Jews," CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldsch…
 
The Dutch acting prime minister has said the country will introduce a number of new measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, including a curfew and a travel ban on 17 countries. Speaking on Wednesday during a press conference, acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte introduced new measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, noting: “We must do our utm…
 
The Greek prime minister said he has “optimism, confidence, and hope” ahead of a meeting with his Turkish counterparts next week, but claimed there would be “zero naïvety” from Athens as the two sides tussle over contested waters. Speaking on Wednesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece would discuss only the demarcation of maritime zo…
 
Beijing has said that the tenure of outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has brought “a lot of fun,” but made a dent in America’s prestige and credibility on the world stage. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying was asked at a daily press briefing on Wednesday whether Pompeo will be missed in China. “Of course,” Hua said in Engl…
 
Hospital officials in Paris are warning that the spread of coronavirus threatens to sharply increase in the coming weeks, and stronger measures other than a nationwide curfew may be needed to stem the pandemic. The alarm bells are being sounded Wednesday by the head of Paris hospitals and an infectious diseases expert who say the new contagious var…
 
Three of China’s vaccine-makers have applied to join an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) initiative to ensure “fair” distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around the world. Pharmaceutical companies Sinovac, Sinopharm, and CanSinoBIO, each of which has developed its own vaccine, have filed applications to join the WHO’s COVAX initiative…
 
Germany’s health minister has criticized Pfizer for giving very short notice about temporarily reducing vaccine deliveries while it makes improvements to its factory capacity. Speaking on Wednesday, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Pfizer and its German partner BioNtech’s decision was “annoying,” adding that the move had made Germany's vaccine campa…
 
A team of legal experts is set to file the first cases against the NATO alliance on behalf of people who developed cancer after being exposed to depleted uranium munitions during the Serbian bombings in 1999. The first lawsuit is expected to be filed before the Higher Court in Belgrade on Wednesday, following years of extensive work by a team of le…
 
US President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the secretary of state has said Trump’s tough approach on China was right, but claimed he disagreed with the tactics of the outgoing president. Speaking on Tuesday, Antony Blinken told Congress he supported Trump’s hardline stance on China, citing Beijing’s intention to become the dominant world power an…
 
Iran’s president has reiterated his country’s willingness to return to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, but says it’s up to the incoming Biden administration to make the necessary concessions. Speaking on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged President-elect Joe Biden to reverse the moves taken against Iran during Donald Trump’s time…
 
Chinese businessman Jack Ma has appeared via video link, delivering a speech at an awards event for rural teachers, weeks after the Alibaba co-founder disappeared from public view, following a dispute with regulators. The high-profile entrepreneur delivered a virtual address during the Jack Ma Rural Teachers Award ceremony on Wednesday morning. Chi…
 
A partial lockdown has been imposed in China’s capital, specifically its southern district of Daxing, which has registered a new Covid-19 outbreak. The 1.6 million residents of the area have been banned from leaving the city. The lockdown was triggered by the detection of seven new coronavirus cases in Beijing on Wednesday, six of them originating …
 
The incoming Joe Biden administration will maintain Washington’s view that opposition figure Juan Guaido is the legitimate president of Venezuela, dashing hopes that the new president might rethink US policy towards Caracas. Anthony Blinken, Biden's nominee for secretary of state, told members of the US Senate on Tuesday that there were no plans to…
 
A young Dutch designer has managed to land gushing feature stories by international media on her new gender-neutral deck of playing cards, but the latest achievement in political correctness was met with yawns and mockery. Stories by Reuters, the UK Daily Mail and other outlets detailed how Indy Mellink, a 23-year-old forensic psychology graduate, …
 
Covid-19 is no reason to deny oneself a jug of beer or glass of wine in the great outdoors, a Bavarian court has ruled, overturning a statewide ban on open-air consumption of alcohol introduced to limit the spread of the virus. A man from the Bavarian town of Regensburg mounted the legal challenge against state authorities, with the court ruling th…
 
An independent WHO panel studying the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has criticized global vaccine rollout plans over inequalities that will see most of Africa missing out on receiving any jabs this year. “The panel is discouraged and frankly disappointed by the unequal plans for vaccine rollout,” panel co-chair Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former…
 
The Madrid area has been declared a “disaster zone” by the national government after extreme weather and snowstorms left the city crippled. The move means the affected areas can receive financial aid to alleviate the storm damage. On Tuesday, Spain’s Council of Ministers approved the disaster declaration for the Community of Madrid and Castilla-La …
 
The head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said the regulator will remove a ban on Boeing's 737 MAX plane, which has seen the jet grounded for almost two years after it was involved in two deadly accidents. Speaking on Tuesday, EASA executive director Patrick Ky said the body would publish an updated airworthiness directive re…
 
The Swiss Federal Council has urged citizens to reject a move to ban the burqa across Switzerland. It suggested regional restrictions on the garment would be more appropriate, and that a nationwide move might impact tourism. In a statement released on Tuesday, the federal government of Switzerland warned people of the impact a wide-scale burqa ban …
 
More than 130 vehicles have been involved in a pileup on a Japanese expressway, leaving one dead, after heavy snow blanketed wide areas of northern and north-eastern Japan. The fatal crash took place around midday on Tuesday on the Tohoku Expressway in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, leaving one person dead and 10 others hospitalized, police and firefigh…
 
France’s health minister has warned of a possibility of a third wave of Covid-19, saying infection rates are “worryingly” high in the country, and noting the increasing prevalence of the “English variant.” Speaking on Tuesday to France Inter radio, Health Minister Olivier Veran described the circulation of Covid-19 in the country as “both high and …
 
The Ugandan government has accused the US of trying to “subvert” the country’s highly contested elections, after Washington’s envoy attempted to visit opposition leader Bobi Wine, who has been placed under house arrest. The attempted visit by US Ambassador Natalie E. Brown to the home of pop-star-turned-politician Wine, also known by his real name,…
 
Two people have died after being administered Covid-19 shots in India, but the government insists that the jabs are not to blame. Meanwhile, one drug manufacturer has advised some groups to forgo the vaccine. On Sunday, a 52-year-old hospital worker in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh died a day after receiving the injection. The man’s son told local media…
 
China, other governments and the WHO itself didn't act fast and decisively enough against the novel coronavirus, allowing it to become a pandemic, an interim report by an independent WHO panel on the handling of the crisis states. "What is clear to the panel is that public health measures could have been applied more forcefully by local and nationa…
 
Police in Guatemala have started breaking up a caravan of hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants who had camped on a street while trying to reach the US, after their journey was halted by officials, migration authorities have said. In videos aired on TV and shared on social media, lines of security forces could be seen marching with shields and baton…
 
The so-called South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells with a stronger mechanism, allowing it to spread more easily between its human hosts, the government's advising chief epidemiologist said on Monday. Salim Abdool Karim, co-chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, spoke during a video conferenc…
 
Health officials in the Chinese province of Hebei will review hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 tests carried out by third-party agencies after it was revealed that one laboratory allegedly hid positive cases of the disease. On Thursday, Jinan Huaxi Medical Laboratory, which was hired to process coronavirus tests in Hebei's Longyao County, said tha…
 
The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is set to return to service in Canada following a flight ban of almost two years, which was imposed after crashes that killed hundreds of people, the country's transport regulator said on Monday. Transport Canada said in a statement that it will lift the ban on January 20, allowing "for the return to service of the aircr…
 
Opposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019. Amid a series of text messages sent from Arnab Goswami, news anchor and editor-in-chief of Republic TV network, to the head of a…
 
Iran’s most senior general has ridiculed the US after American armed forces and the national guard were brought in to protect Washington from any further violence during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president. “We are at the peak [of our power] today as enemies are collapsing,” said Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the chief of sta…
 
The rate of coronavirus fatalities around the globe is on the brink of surpassing 100,000 per week, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan has warned as the pandemic continues to rage more than a year on. The disease is currently killing 93,000 people per week, but the 100,000 mark will be exceeded “very soon,” Ryan pointed …
 
A Covid-19 vaccine developed in China has been shown to be 20 percent more effective in a small clinical trial group when doses are given three weeks apart, a spokesperson for the manufacturer, Sinovac Biotech, said on Monday. The protection rate was 70 percent for 1,394 volunteers given either a placebo jab or the real CoronaVac vaccine 21 days ap…
 
Brazil, one of the nations worst-affected by Covid-19, launched its mass-vaccination campaign on Monday. All the jabs available will be distributed among the country’s federal states. Brazil has decided to begin its vaccination campaign ahead of schedule, shortly after the nation’s health regulator Anvisa greenlit emergency use of vaccines from Chi…
 
An alleged cache of email exchanges between EU officials and the European Medicines Agency show that the drug regulator was uncomfortable about fast-tracking approval for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid jabs, Le Monde has reported. The EMA has claimed that the contents of the messages, which were obtained by hackers and published on the dark web, were…
 
A new coronavirus mutation has been detected in southern Germany during an outbreak at a medical clinic where 73 patients and staff tested positive. Three of them were found to have a previously unknown variant of the virus. The Munchner Merkur newspaper was first to report on the new variant on Monday. At least three people at the Garmisch-Partenk…
 
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