David Chater

David Chater

David Chater is an award winning correspondent with more than 30 years experience in international television news. He is based in France.

Europe

World War I centenary: Lessons from the Battle of Verdun

After 300 days, 300,000 soldiers - both French and German - had sacrificed their lives in the trenches around Verdun.

World War I centenary: Lessons from the Battle of Verdun

Middle East

Tunisia's economic woes under spotlight after suicide blast

Some are questioning if the country's stagnant economy and soaring unemployment are to blame for radicalisation.

Tunisia's economic woes under spotlight after suicide blast

Europe

Will Milorad Dodik break up Bosnia?

The Bosnian Serb nationalist, who won a seat in Bosnia's rotating presidency, has promised that the Republika Srpska with secede from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Will Milorad Dodik break up Bosnia?

Bosnia

Bosnians vote for leaders in divisive, 'chaotic' election

Bosnians head to the polls Sunday to elect the leaders who will steer the nation shackled by ethnic divisions that drove its brutal war more than two decades ago.

Bosnians vote for leaders in divisive, 'chaotic' election

Middle East

Yemen: Protests continue as Geneva peace talks stalled

Talks aimed at ending the war in Yemen have hit a hurdle before they've even begun.

Yemen: Protests continue as Geneva peace talks stalled

Europe

Italy's bridges under scrutiny after Genoa disaster

Survey by Italian Consumer Association identifies 22 bridges on the country's motorway network showing worrying signs of degradation.

Italy's bridges under scrutiny after Genoa disaster

Europe

Italy mourns Genoa bridge collapse victims

While rescue efforts continue, death toll from Morandi Bridge disaster rose to 43 people Saturday, as some of the dead were honoured in Genoa with a state funeral.

Italy mourns Genoa bridge collapse victims

Middle East

Palestinian photographer brings pain of Gaza to southern France

At the Arles Photo Festival, Taysir Batniji's 'Home Away from Home' shows the dual lives of Palestinians who live abroad but want to return to their homes in Gaza.

Palestinian photographer brings pain of Gaza to southern France

Europe

Local fishers in France struggle along with Mediterranean ecology

Climate change and pollution have taken their toll on the fish population in the Mediterranean and the effect of tourist fishing is not even being calculated.

Local fishers in France struggle along with Mediterranean ecology

Middle East

Why one company in France won't say bye to Iran

As the US reimposes sanctions on Iran, some small European businesses remain steadfast in their choice to continue trading with Tehran despite 'risks'.

Why one company in France won't say bye to Iran

France

France cuts period for refugees' asylum bid

The French Senate passes a law reducing the time refugees can claim asylum and the number of days to appeal a rejected decision, but increases how long they can be detained before being deported.

France cuts period for refugees' asylum bid

Europe

French interior minister grilled over Macron aide assault scandal

Many are asking why it took so long for president's former bodyguard to be prosecuted after film showed him beating demonstrator on May 1.

French interior minister grilled over Macron aide assault scandal