(230110) -- BEIJING, Jan. 10, 2023 (Xinhua) -- This photo taken on April 24, 2022 shows the scene of French incumbent President Emmanuel Macron's rally after the presidential runoff in Paris, France.
French incumbent President Emmanuel Macron won the 2022 French presidential runoff with 58 percent of the votes, according to the preliminary exit poll released on April 24, 2022 by French television BFMTV. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
STORY: Gabonese president names new PM
DATELINE: Jan. 10, 2023
1. SOUNDBITE 1 (French): JEAN-YVES TEALE, Secretary General of the Gabonese Presidency
2. various of Libreville, Gabon
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba on Monday appointed Alain Claude Bilie By Nze as the new prime minister and head of government, according to a presidential decree read on national television by the Secretary General of the Gabonese Presidency Jean-Yves Teale.
SOUNDBITE 1 (French): JEAN-YVES TEALE, Secretary General of the Gabonese Presidency
"By decree of the President of the Republic of today, Alain Claude Bilie By Nze is appointed Prime Minister, head of government. The President of the Republic has instructed the Prime Minister, head of government, to form the new government. By decree of the President of the Republic of today, Madame Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda is appointed Vice President of the Republic."
Bilie By Nze is responsible fo
STORY: 2022 leaves Europe in grip of energy crisis
DATELINE: Dec. 29, 2022
1. SOUNDBITE 1 (Slovenian): VUKADINKA MARIJA PAVLIN, Ljubljana resident
2. SOUNDBITE 2 (French): CELINE, Paris resident
3. SOUNDBITE 3 (Hungarian): MARGIT KISS, Hungarian citizen
4. SOUNDBITE 4 (Greek): TASSOS VAZAKAS, Bakery owner in Greece
5. SOUNDBITE 5 (Slovenian): ALES BAVDEK, Vegetable grower in Slovenia
Europe has been severely impacted by an energy crisis caused by the sanctions it imposed on Russia after the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Many European families are in the grip of energy poverty, which puts them into a dilemma between food and heating due to unaffordable energy bills.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Slovenian): VUKADINKA MARIJA PAVLIN, Ljubljana resident
"I don't turn on the radiators all the way. With electricity, it depends on how much is used with boilers, television, and other household appliances. But I can say that the electric
LOS ANGELES, United States - Yoshihiko Shinoda, an executive at Fujiko Pro Co., poses with a Doraemon character at a promotional event near Los Angeles on June 20, 2014. A total of 26 episodes of children's anime TV series Doraemon will be broadcast by Disney XD, a digital cable and satellite television channel, in the United States from July 7.
TOKYO, Japan - Visitors stroll through the grounds of Nikka Whisky Distilling Co.'s distillery in Yoichi on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Dec. 1, 2014. The distillery has seen an increase in visitor numbers due to public broadcaster NHK's television drama series featuring the life of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka who is known as the father of Japan's whisky industry, and his Scottish wife Jessie Roberta Cowan.
PYONGYANG, North Korea - People watch television in Pyongyang on Dec. 13, 2013, as it says North Korea announced it has executed Jang Song Thaek, supreme leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, who had been considered the country's second-most-powerful figure, labeling him "a traitor."
TOKYO, Japan - A television on a street in Tokyo's Yurakucho district shows North Korea's broadcast reporting on the country's latest nuclear test on Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea said it conducted its third nuclear test, in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
BEIJING, China - Photo captured from Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television shows the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's heir apparent Kim Jong Un (front R) walking beside the limousine carrying the elder Kim's body during his funeral in Pyongyang on Dec. 28, 2011.
TOKYO, Japan - A funeral service is held for voice actor Ichiro Nagai, known as the voice of Sazae-san's father Namihei in the long-running popular television animation series, in Tokyo on Feb. 3, 2014, with his photo and Namihei's image seen among flowers.
TOKYO, Japan - Actress Rena Nonen is pictured during a press conference in Tokyo on Jan. 30, 2014, as Japan Post Insurance Co. enlisted her for its television commercials.
BERLIN, Germany, Sept. 25 Kyodo - People at a bar in Berlin watch television broadcasts of projections following the parliamentary election on Sept. 24, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is assured of a fourth term, while the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany won seats in parliament for the first time, projections showed.
PYONGYANG, Jan. 7 Kyodo - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a document authorizing the test of a hydrogen bomb in this photo released Jan. 6, 2016, by Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central Television. North Korea announced that day it successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test.
TOKYO, Japan - The Vartan Seijin monster (2nd from R) and three different Ultraman television superheroes cut the ribbon during a ceremony at East Japan Railway Co.'s Akihabara Station in Tokyo on Jan. 13, 2015, for the start of a campaign encouraging train trips.
LAS VEGAS, United States - Photo taken Jan. 5, 2015, shows the new Aquos liquid crystal display television unveiled by Sharp Corp. at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The launch of "8K" televisions that offer even better image quality than the 4K super high-definition TVs is expected for the business year starting April 1 in markets such as Japan, China and the United States.
TOKYO, Japan - American actress Charlotte Kate Fox, heroine of a Japanese television drama series, rings the closing bell during a ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo's Nihombashi area on Dec. 30, 2014, the last trading day of the year.
BEIJING, China - People pass by the new headquarters building of state-run China Central Television in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2014. Citizens in the Chinese capital call the building "big shorts."
BEIJING, China - Zhou Yongkang, a former Chinese public security chief, attends the closing ceremony for the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in November 2012. On Dec. 5, 2014, the party expelled Zhou, whom it had been investigating for suspected "disciplinary violations," China Central Television reported.
BEIJING, China - People believed to be petitioners are surrounded by police and security officers near the China Central Television headquarters in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2014, designated by the National People's Congress, China's legislature, as National Constitution Day to promote the supreme law, which was adopted in its current form on that date in 1982.
BEIJING, China - Police officers stand guard around the China Central Television headquarters in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2014, the day the National People's Congress, China's legislature, designated in November as National Constitution Day to promote the supreme law adopted in its current form on that date in 1982.
LAGOS, Nigeria - A visitor looks at a television set at the Japan Pavilion at the 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair in Nigeria on Nov. 7, 2014, the opening day of the fair. A record high of 23 Japanese companies are taking part in the 10-day event.
HAVANA, Cuba - Visitors look at a model of Ultraman, a superhero from a Japanese television series, displayed at the "JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters" exhibition in Havana, on Oct. 24, 2014. The exhibition, organized by the Japan Foundation, began that day and will run until Nov. 15 in the Cuban capital.
HONG KONG, China - Representatives of the Hong Kong government are seen before a meeting with representatives of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on the night of Oct. 21, 2014. The meeting was broadcast live on most television channels.
HONG KONG, China - Representatives of pro-democracy protesters are seen before a meeting with representatives of the Hong Kong government in Hong Kong on the night of Oct. 21, 2014. The meeting was broadcast live on most television channels.
HONG KONG, China - Representatives of the Hong Kong government (R) and those of pro-democracy protesters are seen ahead of their meeting in Hong Kong on the night of Oct. 21, 2014. The meeting was broadcast live on most television channels.
LEXINGTON, United States - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes (L) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) attend a debate at a television station in Lexington, Kentucky, as the respective Democratic and Republican candidates in the southern state's Senate race on Oct. 13, 2014, amid President Barack Obama's falling approval rates.
TOKYO, Japan - Actress Haruka Igawa talks about how to make good highball in Tokyo on Oct.8, 2014, as Suntory Liquors Ltd. opened the virtual bar "Lantern" used in her television commercial for a limited run through Oct. 13 at Tokyo's Roppongi Hills and Osaka's Grand Front Osaka.
FUKUOKA, Japan - The Iizuka municipal government in Fukuoka Prefecture exhibits the first published edition of "Anne of Green Gables," written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery and seen in this undated file photo, at a fair under way from Sept. 18, 2014, in the southwestern Japan city in connection with Japanese public broadcaster NHK's "Hanako and Anne" television drama series depicting the life of Hanako Muraoka, a Japanese translator of the book.
TOKYO, Japan - Photo shows Japanese journalist Akira Ikegami. Ikegami, 64, said Sept. 3, 2014, he has asked the Asahi Shimbun newspaper to terminate his serialized commentaries after the daily rejected printing his latest column about its recent extensive review of its past "comfort women" reports. Ikegami explained the rejection undermined a relationship of trust between him and the paper. (Image use permitted only for newspapers, television and Internet)(PHOTO NOT FOR SALE)
TOKYO, Japan - Photo shows actor and stage director Masakane Yonekura, who died on Aug. 26, 2014, at 80. While playing lead roles and serving as stage director for theater company Gekidan Mingei until leaving the group in 2000, Yonekura also appeared in television dramas and films.
BEIJING, China - Sensational headlines on the front pages of many Chinese newspapers on July 30, 2014, report the Communist Party of China Central Committee's decision to build a case against former security chief Zhou Yongkang for alleged graft. A Hong Kong television station later reported some 90 billion yuan (14.6 billion U.S. dollars) worth of assets had been forfeited by Zhou and his relatives.
TOKYO, Japan - A number of 4K television sets are displayed at Bic Camera Inc.'s Yurakucho store in Tokyo in June 2014.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L center) and his wife Akie (R center) bow after offering flowers at the site where the Canterbury Television building stood, in Christchurch, New Zealand, on July 7, 2014, to mourn the 185 victims, including 28 Japanese students, of an earthquake in 2011.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and his wife Akie (C) offer flowers at the site where the Canterbury Television building stood, in Christchurch, New Zealand, on July 7, 2014, to mourn the 185 victims, including 28 Japanese students, of an earthquake in 2011.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Many citizens in war-torn Syria watch the World Cup finals in Brazil on television, at an open air coffee shop in the Syrian capital Damascus on July 4, 2014.
DAMASCUS, Syria - Citizens in war-torn Syria watch the World Cup finals in Brazil on television, at an open air coffee shop in the Syrian capital Damascus on July 4, 2014.
BEIJING, China - Visiting Myanmar President Thein Sein (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27, 2014. The two leaders pledged to boost cooperation between their countries, according to China Central Television. (Pool photo)
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - Japanese television personality Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (2nd from front), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, holds a baby girl about to receive an immunization shot on Leyte Island in the central Philippines on June 18, 2014. The area was devastated by Cyclone Haiyan in November 2013.
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - Japanese television personality Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, is interviewed on Leyte Island in the central Philippines on June 19, 2014.
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - Japanese television personality Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (2nd from L), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, holds a baby girl and talks to her mother (far L) before the baby receives an immunization shot on Leyte Island in the central Philippines on June 18, 2014. The area was devastated by Cyclone Haiyan in November 2013.
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - Japanese television personality Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (far R), a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, washes her hands with pupils as part of hygiene education at an elementary school on Leyte Island in the central Philippines on June 18, 2014. The school building was heavily damaged by Cyclone Haiyan in November 2013.
TOKYO, Japan - Sony Corp.'s new Bravia 4K television is shown in this photo taken in Tokyo in April 2014.
TOKYO, Japan - Google Inc.'s Chromecast, a device to play Internet content on television, is seen in this file photo. The product became available in Japan from May 28, 2014.
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai soldiers stand guard at a television station close to supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Bangkok on May 22, 2014, where antigovernment and pro-government group leaders met. Thailand's military staged a coup the same day, ousting the caretaker government, scrapping the Constitution, detaining the leaders of antigovernment and pro-government groups and disallowing mass protests.
TOKYO, Japan - The sales floor for television sets at a large electronics retail store in Tokyo is attracting attention of potential customers on May 16, 2014 for their possessing 4K high-quality images in time for the start of the World Cup finals in Brazil on June 12.
SEOUL, South Korea - Photo taken in Seoul on May 20, 2014, shows a TV screen displaying footage from a program by South Korea's YTN television network. YTN said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's elder half-brother Kim Jong Nam appeared in Jakarta earlier that month.
SEOUL, South Korea - Gil Hwan Young, president of South Korean television network KBS, is pictured near the South Korean presidential office in Seoul on May 9, 2014. He apologized that day for an inappropriate remark allegedly made by the broadcaster's news bureau director to the relatives of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol.
SEOUL, South Korea - Gil Hwan Young (R), president of South Korean television network KBS, apologizes to the relatives of passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol near the South Korean presidential office in Seoul on May 9, 2014. The apology was made for an inappropriate remark allegedly made by the broadcaster's news bureau director.
TOKYO, Japan - Wu Si Hai (back) and Katsumi Asaba play in a friendly match of table tennis in Tokyo on May 6, 2014, to promote civil exchanges between Japan and China in hopes of improving bilateral relations. Wu, a television producer and anchor in Shanghai, suggested to hold the event.