Norwegian writer Jon Fosse awarded Nobel Prize in Literature • FRANCE 24 English

His name had long been on the list of potential Nobel laureates. This Thursday, the Swedish Academy named Norwegian playwright and author Jon Fosse the winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in 1959 on Norway’s western coast, the 64-year-old’s vast body of work includes plays, novels, poetry, essays, children’s books and translations. The committee praised Fosse’s “innovative […]

Last-minute US budget deal sparks new wave of Republican infighting • FRANCE 24 English

IN THE PRESS – Monday, October 2: After a last-minute budget deal avoided another possible government shutdown in the United States, Republican infighting about the House speaker’s future could end up benefiting Democrats. We also take a look at why Slovakia’s elections are just the latest development suggesting unconditional Western aid to Ukraine could soon […]

Sweden sends in army over spate of deadly gun violence • FRANCE 24 English

IN THE PRESS – Friday, September 29: Sweden’s peaceful reputation is shattered as gun violence, possibly linked to gang wars, rips the country apart. Also: the French sports paper L’Équipe looks at a the murky mafia-like connections of supporters of the Olympique de Marseille football club. A beloved 300-year-old tree near Hadrian’s Wall in the […]