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The U.S. workforce has transformed in a matter of weeks, with millions of Americans now working from home full time and many places closed. On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about navigating the changing workplace. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images The […]

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Construction at the COVID-19 field hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 10. The city pared back plans for a 3,000-bed temporary hospital at the nation’s largest convention center as infection numbers decreased. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption toggle caption Nam Y. Huh/AP Construction at the COVID-19 field hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago […]

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President Trump has said he wants to see the country begin to reopen. The pandemic crashed the economy by keeping people at home, leading to millions of job losses. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images President Trump has said he wants to see the country begin to reopen. The pandemic crashed the economy […]

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EU Officials’ Opinion Piece In Chinese Newspaper Censored On Coronavirus Origin

EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis said it was “regrettable” that a Chinese newspaper deleted a key phrase about the coronavirus from an opinion piece by EU officials. Jason Lee/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Jason Lee/Reuters EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis said it was “regrettable” that a Chinese newspaper deleted a key phrase about […]

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Michelle Lee, who has worked for Safeway for 32 years, wishes customers would be patient when they encounter shortages. “They can’t understand why they keep coming back and we don’t have” items like toilet paper, she says. Robert Lee hide caption toggle caption Robert Lee Michelle Lee, who has worked for Safeway for 32 years, […]

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Vegan rivals smell blood as virus hits meat supply

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 22:32Modified: 07/05/2020 – 22:30 New York (AFP) Champions of plant-based meat see an opportunity to make inroads with American shoppers in the wake of coronavirus outbreaks at US slaughterhouses that have pressured meat supply.Prices of conventional protein have surged in recent weeks following the temporary closure of at least 18 meat […]

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Tom Colicchio is a James Beard Award-winning chef and the lead judge on Bravo’s Top Chef. Restaurants are “cultural centers” that provide a semblance of normalcy and connection in trying times, he says. Michael Hickey/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Hickey/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Tom Colicchio is a […]

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Paris by Night: FRANCE 24 meets with night wanderers despite coronavirus lockdown measures

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 19:39 France’s lockdown measures are amid the strictest in Europe, as the country tries to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Happy and moving Paris, usually known for its night wanderers, has changed and given place to calm and silence. But not all Parisians are respecting lockdown measures and FRANCE 24 met them […]

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A man wearing a face mask travels on a ferry to cross the Yangtze River in Wuhan in April. Chinese officials are working to silence people suspected of challenging the narrative that authorities in Wuhan and Beijing acted swiftly and efficiently to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption […]

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When New York City subway trains pull into the terminal, cleaners get on armed with more than a spray bottle with an EPA-approved cleaning solution and have a short period of time to spray and wipe down the benches, poles and doors. Stephen Nessen/WNYC hide caption toggle caption Stephen Nessen/WNYC When New York City subway […]

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President Trump speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus in April, when he threatened to put a “hold” on funds to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China and performing badly in the coronavirus pandemic. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Trump speaks […]

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REPLAY: France’s government unveils schooling details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 18:33Modified: 07/05/2020 – 18:33 French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer explained details concerning the education system amid the easing of lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “Our students cannot stay more than two months away from contact with their teachers”, Blanquer said.

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France’s government unveils health details on easing coronavirus lockdown measures

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 18:40 French Health Minister Olivier Veran explained details concerning the the easing of lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which are particular for each region. The regions of Mayotte and Ile-de-France, which include Paris and its surroundings, are particularly under surveillance for the number of Covid-19 cases “is higher” than […]

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France’s government unveils interior details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 18:42Modified: 07/05/2020 – 18:42 French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner explained details concerning moving, police, regions and others amid the easing of lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Fines are to be maintained for ensuring certain measures, as travelling further than 100km from home is forbidden, unless for a compelling reason.

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France’s government unveils economy details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 18:43Modified: 07/05/2020 – 18:43 French Economy and Finances Minister Bruno le Maire explained details concerning business opening and economy amid the easing of lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to kickstart our economy”, Le Maire said, announcing that “all businesses which were closed will be able to open […]

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Israel’s parliament approves Netanyahu-Gantz coalition government, FRANCE 24’s Irris Makler reports

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 15:51 Israel’s parliament has approved the formation of a unity government between Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former rival Benny Gantz. The move ends more than a year of political deadlock and follows the ruling by the High Court of Justice on petitions asking to bar politicians with criminal charges […]

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Iraq’s new government might be unable to calm country’s unrest, FRANCE 24’s Arman Georgian analyses

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 16:11 Although Mustafa Al-Kadhimi managed to get his cabinet approved by Iraq’s Parliament, the new government could be unable to calm the country’s unrest, as Iraqi protesters have not been impressed by previous efforts. After achieving the resignation of the previous PM, the protest movement did not get its demands listened […]

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Burkina Faso unveils free and open online school as coronavirus pandemic affects system

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 13:10 Like many other countries, Burkina Faso’s schooling system has been massively affected by the coronavirus pandemic and its lockdown measures to fight Covid-19. But schools and students can now attend classes as a young man created the country’s first digital school, a free and online one which ensures pupils don’t […]

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France to reopen schools, ‘too early’ the scientific council says as parents hesitate

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 11:59 As the French government decided to open schools with the loosing of coronavirus lockdown measures, many qualify it as controversial: officials say it is necessary for students falling behind, but the country’s scientific advisory council thinks it is ‘too early’. Although some parents could feel relieved by the move, some […]

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Air France-KLM to start job cuts discussions with unions amid 2 billion euro Covid-19 pandemic loss

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 12:15 Arline company Air France-KLM is expected to start discussing job cuts with unions after it reported losses of almost 2 billion euros in the first quarter of 2020. The Franco-Dutch airline has ground the vast majority of its Air France flights because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the sector has […]

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Iraq’s Parliament approves new government after six-month deadlock

Issued on: 07/05/2020 – 12:47Modified: 07/05/2020 – 12:47 Iraqi Parliament approved its new government headed by Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, now Prime Minister. The move ends six months of political vacuum, but many challenges lay ahead, including its struggling economy and re-emergence of the Islamic State group. The former intelligence chief has managed to nominate and approve […]

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