It's THE major paradox in the energy debate: Germay's plans to fast-track renewable energy are coming under fire by green activists. And even by many Germans as well. Although the majority are happy with the government's decision to get rid of nuclear power, the space needed for all the solar parks and wind farms and to feed the biogas networks, means that tens of thousand of acres of countryside and forests are will have to go. s Angela Merkel's government on the right track with German energy?
As experts worry about rising child obesity in France, a new study has revealed that French children have trouble identifying basic fruits and vegetables with some believing that pasta 'grows on trees'.
With survivors picking up the pieces of their homes after this week's deadly tornado in Oklahoma, we examine how and why the state is prone to some of the world's largest twisters. We also look at how the city of Detroit is battling to stave off bankruptcy, while an emergency manager has been called in to make huge spending cuts. And we explore a stunning natural phenomenon under threat: mass butterfly migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico.
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.