Poverty has been rising in France in recent years. Now the French president is expected to announce a much-anticipated plan to fight poverty in the country.
Many Chadians are surprised: Since France's President Emmanuel Macron has been planning to set up asylum centers in Chad, the country has been the focus of a migration debate. But on the ground, it’s not really an issue.
The mayor of Marseille is under pressure to resign after two buildings collapsed, killing seven people inside. At least 6,000 properties are "at risk" of collapse in the port city, most in lower-class neighborhoods.
The financial technology sector is expected to overcome long-standing barriers to financial inclusion in poor countries. The IMF and the World Bank are calling on policymakers to "embrace the promise of fintech."
Mireille Knoll survived anti-Jewish purges in Paris during World War II, but was stabbed and burnt to death on the anniversary of a similar case. France's Jewish population has warned of increasing anti-Semitism.
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