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'Bailing out the Titanic' - French arts struggle amid coronavirus

07 May 2020

PARIS Dancer and choreographer Nicolas Maloufi has not worked since France went into lockdown in mid-March, and his daily yoga sessions in a borrowed Paris apartment are his only form of training.

France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers

06 May 2020

PARIS French president Emmanuel Macron promised guaranteed stipends for out-of-work actors and money for filmmakers whose productions have been cancelled, as part of a bailout for an arts industry shut down by the coronavirus.

France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers

06 May 2020

PARIS French president Emmanuel Macron promised guaranteed stipends for out-of-work actors and money for filmmakers whose productions have been cancelled, as part of a bailout for an arts industry shut down by the coronavirus.

UPDATE 2-France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers

06 May 2020

* Macron extends monthly stipends to August 2021 (Adds quote from dancer, details)

Macron says Mont Blanc glacier melting proves global warming

15 Feb 2020

CHAMONIX, France French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the melting of Mont Blanc's main glacier is irrefutable proof of global warming, as he sought to burnish his environmentalist credentials ahead of municipal elections next month.

'I am not a virus': France's Asian community pushes back over xenophobia

01 Feb 2020

PARIS In a southeastern Paris district known as the go-to place for Asian cuisine, business is down at Pascal Corlier's Vietnamese restaurant, a side-effect of China's coronavirus health scare that has sparked panic and a rise in xenophobic incidents.

Paris shops feel the pinch as virus keeps Chinese tourists away

31 Jan 2020

PARIS For some shopkeepers in Paris, home to prestigious stores where Chinese tourists love to splurge, an abrupt drop-off in visitors as China tries to contain a fast-spreading coronavirus health crisis is hitting hard.

No digs at Davos? Teepee-dwellers shiver to highlight homelessness

25 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Andrew Funk has been shivering through the nights in a tent pitched in the snow of Davos this week as political and business leaders returned to their cozy hotels and apartments nestled in the swank Swiss ski resort. | Video

Young climate activist fears words not action at Davos

24 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland Isabelle Axelsson is one of the youngest delegates at Davos, where the 19-year-old, dressed in Dr. Martens boots and dungarees, and her fellow climate activists are calling on the world leaders to do more to tackle climate change.

'The fight carries on', anti-Brexit protester says after UK vote

14 Dec 2019

LONDON For the last two years, demonstrator Steve Bray has become known for his protests outside Westminster, shouting "Stop Brexit" at British lawmakers inside parliament and disrupting live news reports with his pro-European Union banners. | Video

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.