What do the “yellow vests” think of Macron’s U-turn?

“Yellow vest” protesters near Nantes tell AFPTV what they think of the French government’s U-turn on fuel tax rises in a bid to end increasingly violent demonstrations.

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Italy’s striking Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning less after years of ambitious engineering work. Fortunately for the millions of tourists who come here every year, the 57-metre (186-feet) tower remains beautifully askance. A voiced AFPTV report.

Fed’s Powell hints at higher rates following Trump attack

A day after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the US central bank, Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell hints that the key lending rate will move higher, although there is no preset course. SOUNDBITEATTN CLIENTS: HD QUALITY AFPTV SOURCE OF THIS QUOTE WILL FOLLOW

Son of Mali hostage Sophie Pétronin expects more from France

A week ago, Frenchman Sébastien Chadaud-Pétronin headed to the Sahel region in West Africa with the hope of obtaining his mother’s release. She was running a charity helping orphans when she was kidnapped by armed men in Gao, northern Mali, in December 2016. No group claimed responsibility for kidnapping until July 2017, when Al-Qaeda’s Mali branch released a video showing her. In a interview with AFPTV, he says the French state “isn’t doing enough.”

Long road ahead for families of jailed Myanmar reporters

The jailing of two Reuters reporters and the whistleblowing cop who tried to defend them in Myanmar has left three divided families. As Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo file an appeal to try to overturn their sentence, the three wives speak to AFPTV about the struggle of parenting solo in a country largely apathetic to their husbands’ plight.

US midterms: Pearl Kim, a Republican for the American Dream

Ahead of the mid-term elections in the United States, AFPTV meets men and women hoping to embody the future of American politics, standing as candidates for the first time. In Pennsylvania, Pearl Kim, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, a sexual assault and cancer survivor, is running for Congress as a Republican – a position made available when the district’s former congressman resigned following a sexual harassment scandal.

US midterms: First-time candidate Pete Stauber

Ahead of midterm elections in the US, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for office for the first time. Pete Stauber is a former professional hockey player and police officer running as a Republican in Minnesota.

US midterms: Colin Allred, from the NFL to politics

Ahead of the midterm elections in the United States, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for office for the first time.In Texas, former American football player Colin Allred is running for a congressional seat on the Democratic side.

US midterms: First-time candidate Christine Hallquist

Ahead of midterm elections in the US, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for office for the first time. Christine Hallquist is hoping to become America’s first transgender governor. She is running as a Democrat in Vermont. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

US midterms: First-time candidate Deb Haaland

Ahead of midterm elections in the US, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for national office for the first time. Deb Haaland is hoping to become the first native American woman to enter US Congress. She is running as a Democrat in New Mexico.