Eight months ahead of the Olympics in Paris, the city is gearing up. But many residents are unhappy with some regulations over security measures, specifically the need to show a QR code to access certain areas.
Ridley Scott’s film “Napoleon” is resonating well with audiences in France. Despite criticism from historians pointing out numerous errors, the cinematic portrayal of the French Emperor conquered the country’s box office a week after its release. NTD’s correspondent, David Vives, tells us more.
Art dealers from around the world came together at the Paris International Art Fair, presenting an array of artworks spanning from ancient pieces to contemporary creations, highlighting the beauty and grace of art. Among them were exclusive private collections displaying stunning masterpieces seldom accessible to the public eye.
In France, a teen was fatally stabbed at a party in a village this week. It followed threats from a group of individuals who said they wanted to kill white people, according to witnesses. The attack is stirring controversy on social media.
Being a great pastry chef is less about following a recipe, and more about finding inspiration when cooking for others. That’s according to an award-winning pastry chef in Paris, who shared some of the secrets of her success with NTD’s France correspondent, David Vives.
The European Medicine Agency acknowledges there’s no evidence the mRNA vaccines are effective against the virus transmission. This potentially destroys several EU member state narratives on vaccine mandate, including the famous line “vaccine yourself to protect others.”
Agriculture and food production are on the verge of a major shift in Europe as EU policies impose new restrictions on farmers. NTD spoke with Sieta Van Keimpema, President of the European Milk Board, who said one consequence will be the rise of a new market for insect and artificial meat.
The United Nations reiterated its call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip this week. It is one of several voices in the international community demanding a truce. The United States and Israel say that would benefit Hamas. NTD talked to Marc Zell, a prominent Israeli lawyer and chairman of the Republican Overseas group, who […]
Some European countries are starting to tighten their immigration policies. That’s after the number of asylum seekers from North Africa sky-rocketed over the last year. NTD talked to Rob Roos, leader of the conservative group in the EU Parliament, who describes illegal immigration as an “industry.”
A Republican Overseas branch orchestrated the World Freedom Initiative summit in Paris. Numerous speakers, including Governor Kristi Noem, a former Trump advisor, and EU parliament members, discussed mutual right-wing political challenges. Expressing optimism for a potential Trump reelection in 2024 was a recurring sentiment among many speakers.
Dozens of Star of David symbols have been tagged in the streets of Paris—an act deemed antisemitic as the Nazis forced Jews to wear the symbol during the holocaust. France’s Minister of the Interior says there’s been a rise in violence aimed at the Jewish community. Multiple Jewish associations in France are reporting their members […]
A decline in fertility rates has been observed in large part of Europe for years. While there are different factors behind this trend, the cost of living and economic uncertainty are given as main reasons by experts. NTD’s France correspondent David Vives has the story.
French authorities are looking to ban Pro-Palestinian demonstrations, even though the Court of Justice in some cases lifted the ban. This shows deeper concerns over public order and rising tensions in communities.
Followers of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization founded in Egypt in 1928, have been present in different European countries for decades. Intelligence experts across Europe have studied the group’s influence on Islamist movements across the continent, and they conclude that the Brotherhood aims to create an Islamist society through long-term subversion.
Western leaders including the UK have increased pressure on Israel to protect civilians in Gaza. The terrorist group Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields, hindering humanitarian efforts and making it very difficult for Israel to help or protect Palestinians. NTD spoke with human rights lawyer David Matas to get a better view on the situation.
In France, false bomb alerts at schools, airports, and other public places have sent shockwaves through the public for the last week. Meanwhile, there has been a rise in incidents of individuals threatening people at gun point. NTD’s France correspondent David Vives talked to a French police union spokesperson, who described the current situation as […]
Europe is again grappling with the issue of illegal immigration in the wake of recent Islamic terror attacks in Belgium and France. EU member states now seem to have a renewed focus on addressing illegal immigration, national security concerns, and returning high-risk illegal immigrants to their countries of origin. NTD’s France correspondent David Vives has […]
In France, the reactions of the radical left-wing party to the recent attack on Israel have stirred controversy and condemnation across the political spectrum. Some members of the party and parliament said Hamas was a “resistance movement.”
The same high school in northern France where a teacher was fatally stabbed on Oct. 13 was evacuated over a bomb threat. The Interior minister has promised to reinforce security measures in French schools amidst what he called a “jihadist atmosphere.”
One teacher was killed and two more seriously injured in a knife attack at a school in northern France. President Emmanuel Macron said France had been “hit once again by the barbarity of Islamist terrorism.” The attack comes as pro-Palestinian protests surge in the country. This video contains scenes that some may find upsetting.
It’s not just Iran that’s supporting Hamas. Qatar not only provides funding to the terror group, it also gives shelter to its Hamas. But the Arab nation, which maintains good relations with the West, is now leading negotiations over the Israeli hostages taken by Hamas.
The European Union is the biggest donor to the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. Following the recent terror attacks on Israel, the EU Commission is reconsidering its payments to the Hamas-controlled enclave. The situation is exposing divisions among EU member states on the topic.
The escalating conflict in Israel and Gaza is affecting the Jewish community across Europe. Several countries have started to step up security measures around religious places, schools, and diplomatic sites.
Paris City Hall is moving forward with dismantling 60 percent of the iconic bookstalls on the river bank of the Seine. French authorities say it’s a necessary security measure for next year’s Olympic Games, but some city councilors are questioning the move.
Germany is grappling with a severe economic downturn amid high energy costs. The loss of Moscow’s cheap natural gas dealt a decisive blow to the country’s energy-intensive industries, long the powerhouse of European manufacturing. Now, Germany is seeing many of its businesses relocate abroad. NTD’s David Vives has the details.
Paris faces an escalating bedbug problem. These tiny pests have infested many places in the capital, causing a growing sense of panic and anxiety among the residents. With the Paris Olympics less than a year away, French authorities are determined not to let the bed bugs bite during the games.
An 18-year-old climate activist from Sweden has started a petition against Greenpeace. Ia Aanstoot wants to counter their lawsuit against the EU and is fighting to keep nuclear power classified as “sustainable.” She said Greenpeace is stuck in the past and nuclear power has given her hope for the future.
A new analysis of figures released by the Office for National Statistics suggested that those vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine are more likely to die from all causes than the un-vaccinated. NTD spoke to Pierre Chaillot, a statistician who said the latest data sets are crucial as they point to a potential public health issue. […]
In Normandy, a farmer employs horses to help people recover from post-traumatic stress disorder. He said that therapeutic horseback riding has shown great results in reducing symptoms and can be more effective than medication.
King Charles was welcomed by the French president on his first state visit to the country, which included a grand dinner in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. The king addressed the French senate, pledging to strengthen the ties between the UK and France, which have been rocky in the post-Brexit era. […]
The ceiling paintings of France’s castles and cathedrals are a feast for both the eyes and the spirit, as they invite the viewer to journey to another realm. That’s also a strong theme behind a famous ceiling mural at the Palace of Versailles: “The Apotheosis of Hercules.” NTD’s France correspondent David Vives sent us this […]
The tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is trying to cope with thousands of migrants who arrived in boats from Tunisia. Behind this unusually large wave might be a conflict between the EU Commission and Tunisia.
The European Union’s border agency warned governments of the bloc that instability in neighbouring regions could lead to larger migration waves and that the current policies aren’t enough to tackle the issue. NTD spoke to an expert on the obstacles for Europe to control its borders.
Almost one year after the blasts at the Nord Stream pipelines, European countries have found new energy sources to replace Russian gas. But for some experts, this development is raising concerns, as the continent is still dependent on other countries for its energy needs.
For many England fans, the team’s first match at the Rugby World Cup in France on Sept. 9 wasn’t a pleasant experience. Thousands missed the start of the opening match in Pool D because of limited entry points, an overwhelmed public transport system, and other issues outside the stadium. The difficulties are raising questions about […]
In the UK, the Online Safety Bill will soon head back to the Commons in the EU with the Digital Services Act recently coming into effect. The two pieces of legislation will drastically reshape the online world. While featuring some differences, they have invoked similar concerns around censorship and threats to free speech.
A French parents association just released a survey, which sheds new light on the security conditions in France’s schools. In recent years, the number of recorded instances of violence in primary and secondary schools has been going up. Some parents say the government hasn’t shown any meaningful response to the issue.
After ambitious promises to combat illegal immigration, Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni’s government faces a roadblock. Instead of limiting arrivals, Italy has seen twice the number of people landing on Italian shores this year compared to last year.
Parisians prepare to say their final farewell to rental electric scooters. Operators have been working to clear the streets after Paris residents voted in favor of the ban. NTD delved into the growing concerns and reasons behind the decision.
The French Education Minister decided to ban the controversial Muslim garment called Abaya from state-run schools. While public opinion appears divided on the issue, Gabriel Attal said he decided to uphold the principle of secularism, or “laicite,” which is a cornerstone of the French Republic.
Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners from across Europe came together in the French capital over the weekend. They wanted to share the beauty of traditional Chinese meditation practice with Paris residents and raise awareness of the ongoing persecution in China.
Migrants had been camping out for weeks directly in front of Paris City Hall. Many of them were families from West Africa. They were protesting their condition in the city. But, now authorities dissolved the camp and moved them to a temporary facility. As the Olympic Games are approaching, the city is trying to clear […]
The European Commission is working on a new piece of legislation, which it says will safeguard media independence and tackle misinformation. First drafts of the bill have triggered concerns among journalist associations, publishers, and politicians across Europe.
France is bracing for a week-long, late-summer heatwave, with intense heat enveloping a significant part of the country. It’s sparking concerns over wildfires and the impact on critical infrastructure.
Saudi Arabia and China recently formulated a dozen cooperation agreements worth over one billion pounds ($1.33 billion). The deepening ties between the two countries have sparked discussions and raised concerns. NTD spoke to an author and historian who said Beijing could use the relationship with its Middle Eastern ally to put pressure on Europe.
Amid preparations for the 2024 Olympics, Paris’ historic book stalls face eviction, raising concerns about tradition versus security. Many booksellers attempt to find support to challenge the City Hall’s plans.
A significant transformation is just around the corner for Internet users in the European Union. The Digital Services Act is expected to set a new standard for the monitoring and control of what can be and can’t be said and read on the internet. But these new regulations raise concerns over freedom of speech protections.