In The French Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Will protests be banned?FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 21.06.16: Papers focus on the ongoing arm-wrestling match between the government and trade unions. Unions want to stage a new demonstration this Thursday…
Environment - Health
The UN says air pollution kills 3 million people each yearAlmost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people each year,…
DOWN TO EARTH
Fast fashion: Wearing the world outUnlike other industries, the price of clothing has gone down over the last few decades, but at what cost?
Champs-Elysées to be car-free one Sunday a monthParis' most famous boulevard, the Champs-Elysées, will be pedestrianised on the first Sunday of every month starting in May, Paris city hall announced this week.
An uncertain future for China's coal capitalThe Chinese government is planning to close 1,000 coal mines over the course of this year - that means 1.3 million jobs will be lost as China seeks to reduce its coal dependence…
THE WORLD BANK DEBATE
Special debate on climate change: Turning the Paris agreement into action (part 2)More than 190 countries came together last December to pledge to do their part to halt global warming. The result was an unprecedented agreement to keep warming below 2 degrees…
THE WORLD BANK DEBATE
Special debate on climate change: Turning the Paris agreement into action (part 1)More than 190 countries came together last December to pledge to do their part to halt global warming. The result was an unprecedented agreement to keep warming below 2 degrees…
Gross National Happiness: Bhutan's alternative economic modelThis week, we head to Bhutan and look at the success and shortcomings of the small Himalayan kingdom's Gross National Happiness index.
'Green justice': A look at China's environmental tribunalsIn China, as the government tries to tackle chronic pollution, more and more people and companies are being prosecuted for environmental crimes. The world's biggest polluter now…
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Iran nuclear deal: Tehran eyes economic boost as sanctions liftedThis week, international sanctions are lifted on Iran, signalling new economic opportunities. But even before diplomats signed on the dotted line, firms had already been flocking…
Reducing car pollution: China's licence plate lotteryThis week, the world's top polluter looks to reduce the number of new vehicles on the road. We take a look at the different measures China is taking.
Venezuelan prisoners brutally beaten, and a toxic lake that catches fire by itselfA weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.