Category: Americas

French aid arrives in hurricane-hit Dominica

A detachment of 68 firefighters from the island of Martinique and Guyana on the South American continent arrived in Dominica on Thursday. At least 15 people died and about 20 were still missing when the aid arrived. Maria caused extensive damage to homes, road and forests on the small, English-speaking island, which has a population

Ya esta! France 24 now available in Spanish

France 24 is now available in Spanish after the launch of of its Spanish-language website Thursday, with the a new television channel set to begin broadcasting on September 26. Speaking at a press conference at the Louvre museum in Paris on Tuesday, Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO of France 24’s parent company France Médias Monde, said it

Hurricane Maria kills two in Guadeloupe

“At this stage nothing alarming,” was Girardin’s judgement of the situation on Saint-Martin, where Irma killed 11 people, on Wednesday morning. Maria passed about 100-150 kilometres from the island’s coast, she said, causing “strong winds and rain” but no major extra damage, she said. The minister was speaking from Guadeloupe, where two people died and

At UN, Trump looks to sell ‘America First’ to the world

Boastful, bellicose and, at times, confused, Donald Trump’s maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday was largely what observers have come to expect from the US president’s public speeches. Once again, the central premise was the now well-known mantra “America First”. This time, however, the audience was not a crowd of fervent

At UN, Trump looks to sell ‘America First’ to the world

Boastful, bellicose and, at times, confused, Donald Trump’s maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday was largely what observers have come to expect from the US president’s public speeches. Once again, the central premise was the now well known mantra “America First”. This time, however, the audience was not a crowd of