Jean El Laffi, FRANCE 24’s ‘habibi’, dies at 59Jean El Laffi, a veteran journalist at FRANCE 24 and beloved head of its Arabic website, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 59.
Spanish flu, a century on: a pandemic unsurpassedA century ago this month, cataclysmic illness set upon a world already at war. Within months, the Spanish flu would claim at least 50 million lives. It remains today the most…
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A guide to surviving France’s public service strikesSpring is officially here, and with it comes the start of strike season in France. With workers across the country set to walk out on Thursday, here is a brief rundown of which…
French bird populations see 'catastrophic' dropBird populations across an eerily quiet French countryside have collapsed, on average, by a third over the last decade-and-a-half, alarmed researchers reported on Tuesday.