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Paris 2024: Olympics organizers unveil 5 Olympic rings mounted on the Eiffel Tower

To celebrate the 50-day mark before the July 26 to August 11 Summer Games kick off in France's capital, the iconic monument was decorated with a recycled steel display of the the Olympic Games' iconic 5-ring logo.

07/06/2024

Montpellier makes public transport free for residents

From Thursday evening, residents of the southern French city with a special pass can ride trams and buses free of charge.

21/12/2023

Breast cancer drug reduces risk of most common form recurring by 25 percent

The study of ribociclib has been described as a 'very important and practice-changing clinical trial.'

02/06/2023

In Benin, electric motorcycles are gaining popularity

To speed up the transition to a greener economy, the government has eliminated all VAT and customs duties on 100% electric vehicles.

28/01/2023

One-in-five new cars sold in California in 2022 was zero-emission

The largest car market in the United States charges towards its goal of electrifying its fleet. Ten years ago, that figure was 2 percent.

21/01/2023

In the United States, a Henrietta Lacks statue will replace General Lee monument

Tissue taken from the African-American woman in 1951, without her consent, has been used in medical research and credited with the development of the polio vaccine.

05/01/2023

The European Union adopts a 15 % tax on multinational businesses

On Thursday, the EU passed the landmark agreement intended to stop governments racing to cut taxes to lure the world's richest firms to their territory.

16/12/2022

Raising a glass to the end of the hotel minibar in France

More and more hotels are abandoning these energy-hungry mini-refrigerators, which pose management problems and are less and less in line with guests' expectations.

02/12/2022

Barcelona's ambitious mental health plan sees results

The Catalan city, governed since 2015 by the alternative left, has made safeguarding mental health a priority, particularly for young people.

30/11/2022

European Parliament adopts universal charger requirement for electronic devices as of 2024

After that date, all smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, including Apple's, must have a USB type-C standard port.

04/10/2022

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