FRENCH PAPERS, Thurs. 23 May: One lady graces the front pages of most papers this Thursday: IMF chief Christine Lagarde. Libération carries a profile of her on the day she answers questions on alleged involvement in fraud; The Huffington Post has all the details of the case itself. Meanwhile, Aujourd’hui en France looks at the role of French jihadi fighters in Syria; and could your child identify an artichoke? According to the same paper, not enough French kids can!
The tight-lipped official response to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's latest health crisis sparked conflicting reports and rumours. But beneath the fracas, real fears are simmering about Algeria’s political future.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is recovering in Paris after suffering a minor stroke last month, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said in a statement on Monday, breaking official silence over the health of the country’s ailing leader.
Algerian authorities have censored two newspapers for printing information about President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s “declining” health. Bouteflika has not been seen since he was admitted to a Paris hospital late April.
Lawyers for the French manufacturer PIP, whose faulty breast implants caused a global health scare, used the final day of a fraud trial to deny wrongdoing on Friday as the court said it would deliver a verdict in December.
American women at high risk for breast cancer, such as Angelina Jolie, often opt for a preventive mastectomy. But in France, women tend to stay away from the surgery, preferring to be closely monitored by doctors.
Paris Saint Germain's victory celebrations turn sour as a riot kicks off on the streets of the capital. Next, France's unpopular president, François Hollande, puts pressure on his ministers by threatening a cabinet reshuffle. Finally, we discover slapstick comedy for kids: French TV film "The Jungle Bunch" is a hit in the United States.
Angelina Jolie revealed on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after finding out she carries a defective gene that puts her at greater risk of developing breast cancer, urging other women to get tested to see if they may also be at risk.
The future will be "driverless". This week, we look at autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation. And in Test 24, we check out a very smart pair of scales: Smart Body analyzer does weight and body fat readings, measures heart rate, and detects air quality!
France’s second victim of the new deadly SARs-like coronavirus was admitted to an intensive-care unit on Sunday after his condition worsened, French health authorities said Sunday. He fell ill after sharing a hospital room with an infected patient.