US President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan with little chance of advancing in Congress.
Intergenerational living – when senior citizens share their homes with young people – can offer a solution to two persistent social problems: caring for the elderly and affordable housing, according to a French study released this month.
Cannes stuck to its apocalyptic vein with “Bacurau”, an eerie Brazilian sci-fi western, and “Les Misérables”, an angry French flick on police brutality, while Jean Dujardin got infatuated with his suede jacket in the loopy “Deerskin”.
On today’s European election update: High drama in the French campaign as a far-left candidate calls for voters to back the far right – earning the would-be MEP some choice insults from French far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
The Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country’s crisis, though their mutual mistrust and differences on key issues are likely to slow chances of progress.
The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks.
Jean Dujardin made history a few years ago when he became the first French actor ever to win an Oscar – for the film “The Artist”, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He’s now back on the Croisette with the black comedy, “Deerskin” opening the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar. He speaks to FRANCE 24 about his new movie, why he was attracted to the “masculine fantasy” of running away, and the moment he won the Oscar.
Alabama’s governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.
Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposition of sanctions by Washington “unacceptable”.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will enter the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, according to a source close to the mayor.