Author: FRANCE24

France’s reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud notched another milestone in his IndyCar career with his first win on a racing oval at the Phoenix Grand Prix.”This is just incredible,” the Penske driver said after a win that also saw him move to the t…

Donald Trump’s plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say. In what Trump’s economic advisor Gary Cohn descr…

Faced with exploding populations and steadily rising temperatures worldwide, cities must make haste in reinforcing defences against climate change-induced flooding and heat waves, experts warned this week.City temperatures are forecast to shoot up in t…

A wall of bricks and cement covers the window of a brand new apartment on the ground floor of a quaint building in Barceloneta, a trendy seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona.The goal? To prevent the vacant flat from being taken over by organised gangs wh…

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win on Saturday, but the Ukrainian wouldn’t confirm he would box again.The Briton successfully defended his International Boxing…

China’s factory activity continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, official data showed on Sunday, adding to signs of stabilisation in the world’s second largest economy. The purchasing manager’s index (PMI), which gauges con…

Since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rates by a notch in mid-March, the skies have grown a shade darker for the world’s largest economy.The softening outlook may have sapped some of the justification for policymakers to make the two f…

Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron will take on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second-round run-off of France’s presidential election on May 7.The pair topped the polls in the first round of voting on April 23.- Why is the election important? -F…

The battle to become France’s next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions.In one corner is centrist Emmanuel Macron, with his pro-globalisation, pro-EU world view.In the other, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who champions “nat…

One year after massive wildfires swept through Alberta province in Canada’s worst natural disaster in history, the future of the oil sands — which contain a third of the world’s oil reserves — remains bleak.Persistently low oil prices have forced com…