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.

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

Europe

Poland seek permanent US military presence

Poland is hoping to attract a US military presence to counter Russia’s posture towards Europe.

Poland seek permanent US military presence

Europe

Poland faces turmoil over 'purge' of Supreme Court

Protesters across the country accused the government of undermining the constitution with a power grab in the highest sanctum of the law.

Poland faces turmoil over 'purge' of Supreme Court

Europe

Spain: Ex-PM Rajoy 'to step down' as leader of conservative party

The resignation comes after he led the People's Party for 14 years and was removed as PM over corruption in the party.

Spain: Ex-PM Rajoy 'to step down' as leader of conservative party

Europe

Catalonia leader 'to meet' Spain's new PM Pedro Sanchez

Quim Torra said he has communicated with Sanchez after the region's independence bid, but no date has yet been set for talks.

Catalonia leader 'to meet' Spain's new PM Pedro Sanchez