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France’s first NBA regular season game draws PSG superstars, eager fans

France 24

With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them.

January 25th 2020, 5:31 am

US says 34 troops suffered traumatic brain injury in Iran strikes on Iraqi base

France 24

The Pentagon disclosed Friday that 34 US service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following Iran’s missile strikes on an Iraqi base earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. The revelation belies US President Donald Trump’s initial claim that no Americans were harmed in the attack.

January 25th 2020, 5:01 am

Democrats warn at impeachment trial that Trump will abuse his office again if not removed

France 24

Democratic lawmakers concluded their opening arguments in Republican President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Friday with a warning that he was a threat to democracy and would abuse his power again if he is not removed from office.

January 24th 2020, 11:44 pm

China virus death toll rises to 41, more than 1,300 infected worldwide

France 24

China said 41 people have now died from a new coronavirus that has infected more than 1,300 people globally, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.

January 24th 2020, 9:09 pm

Actress Rosie Perez backs up Annabella Sciorra's rape allegation in Weinstein trial

France 24

Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s.

January 24th 2020, 6:38 pm

Deadly earthquake rattles eastern Turkey

France 24

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 14 people, causing buildings to collapse and sending panicked residents rushing into the street.

January 24th 2020, 5:06 pm

Videos from Wuhan, ‘ground zero’ of the coronavirus

France 24

January 24th 2020, 4:18 pm

Trump calls himself 'defender of unborn children' at anti-abortion rally

France 24

President Donald Trump called it his “profound honor” on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life.

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

France confirms first two cases of Wuhan coronavirus

France 24

France declared on Friday its first two confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with one patient being hospitalised in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux.

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Four members of French NGO Christians of the Middle East 'missing in Baghdad'

France 24

Four employees of a French Christian NGO, three French nationals and one Iraqi, have been missing in Baghdad since Monday, the charity announced Friday.

January 24th 2020, 1:18 pm

China coronavirus: A new SARS?

France 24

The outbreak in China of a new form of coronavirus, the same family of virus as SARS, has raised fears of an international pandemic, like the one that killed nearly 800 people in 2003 and 2004. But just how deadly is the new virus and how worried should we be? FRANCE 24 spoke to infectious disease specialist Dr. Anne Cori to find out.

January 24th 2020, 12:33 pm

Paris to host NBA game as league aims to boost its popularity in France

France 24

The NBA will hold a game in Paris for “many more years” to come, commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday, and the league would like to have a doubleheader in the French capital and London if ever its schedule allows it.

January 24th 2020, 12:33 pm

DR Congo: Crimes and no punishment

France 24

This Friday, January 24, the Democratic Republic of Congo marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Félix Tshisekedi as president. One of his challenges is to heal the wounds left by the two wars that ravaged the country between 1996 and 2003, leaving several million people dead.

January 24th 2020, 9:42 am

Trump aims to strengthen evangelical base with speech at anti-abortion rally, a presidential first

France 24

Donald Trump will become the first sitting US president to address the March for Life anti-abortion rally when he speaks on Friday. Trump will use the rally to strengthen his ties with his conservative evangelical Christian base in the run-up to the 2020 US elections.

January 24th 2020, 9:10 am

Week in Review: Auschwitz remembered, hacktivism and Jean-Paul Gaultier takes a final bow

France 24

FRANCE 24 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, takes a look at the demise of hacktivism and pays tribute to French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier, who this week bid adieu to the catwalk with a final show.

January 24th 2020, 6:26 am

Sudanese people mobilize to save starving lions in a Khartoum zoo

France 24

After our Observer posted photos of the starving, skeletal lions being kept at a zoo in Khartoum on January 18, social media was swamped with calls for the authorities to act.

January 24th 2020, 6:12 am

Loudspeakers blast ‘No, no America!’ as Baghdad protesters demand US troops quit Iraq

France 24

Hundreds of supporters of an influential, radical Shi'ite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened tensions after a US drone strike earlier this month killed a top Iranian general in the Iraqi capital.

January 24th 2020, 5:10 am

France braces for 'Black Friday' as Macron’s government formally unveils pension reforms

France 24

French hardline unions have called for a day of industrial action and mass demonstrations Friday as President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to reform the country’s unwieldly pension system is presented to his cabinet.

January 24th 2020, 4:25 am

China expands transport lockdowns and scraps New Year festivities as virus toll rises

France 24

China stepped up measures Friday to contain a virus which has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, with public transport suspensions in 10 cities, temples shutting, and the rapid construction of a new hospital to treat those infected.

January 24th 2020, 2:54 am

Parties in Trump impeachment trial clash over relevance of the Bidens' Ukraine dealings

France 24

Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president.

January 23rd 2020, 11:05 pm

Trump to unveil long-awaited Middle East peace plan ahead of Netanyahu and Gantz White House visit

France 24

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz visit the White House next week.

January 23rd 2020, 11:05 pm

Actress Annabella Sciorra unambiguously tells judges at trial that Weinstein raped her

France 24

"The Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra fought back tears as she told a court Thursday that being raped by Harvey Weinstein left her feeling like she was having "a seizure" and caused her to self-harm.

January 23rd 2020, 5:48 pm

Davos Debate: Tackling the digital tax dilemma

France 24

As the United States and France agree to a truce in their dispute over the French tax on big digital companies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire joins a special FRANCE 24 debate from the World Economic Forum in Davos on how the international rulebook on this issue needs to be overhauled. Can a new global plan on how best to tax the digital economy succeed, without sparking a trade war?

January 23rd 2020, 1:12 pm

French pension reform: Striking lawyers face choice to ‘fight now or die later’

France 24

French lawyers are keeping up the pressure against the French government’s proposed overhaul to the pension system. Lawyers in the impoverished Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis have been striking since January 6 – postponing all court hearings despite the possible effects on some of their vulnerable clients.

January 23rd 2020, 12:24 pm

Libya's neighbours meet in Algiers in bid to diffuse crisis

France 24

Libya's neighbours came together Thursday in Algiers as part of international efforts to find a political settlement to a crisis that threatens regional stability.

January 23rd 2020, 12:24 pm

Jean-Paul Gaultier bids farewell to the catwalk

France 24

Famous for Madonna's cone bras, blue and white stripy T-shirts, saintly models and corsets, "L’Enfant terrible" of French fashion Jean-Paul Gaultier is retiring from the catwalk. His final haute couture show, which marked 50 years of his career, took place this week in Paris. Fashion writers Susie Lau and Alice Pfeiffer speak to Eve Jackson about the end of a fashion era.

January 23rd 2020, 12:13 pm

Has police brutality increased in France?

France 24

Until recently, allegations of police brutality in France remained largely contained to the "banlieues", the suburbs outside big cities. But the issue has gained prominence since the Yellow Vest protest movement kicked off in October 2018. Hundreds of people have been seriously injured in clashes with police, dozens of them maimed for life. This has brought French policing and crowd control techniques under scrutiny. But are things really worse than before? We take a closer look.

January 23rd 2020, 12:13 pm

Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus: 'For children, Auschwitz was less horrible than for adults'

France 24

As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, FRANCE 24's Jerusalem correspondent sat down with Dita Kraus, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camp in Poland.

January 23rd 2020, 9:19 am

Malian army says six soldiers killed, several wounded in overnight attack

France 24

Six soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an overnight attack in central Mali, the army said Thursday, in fresh violence in the war-torn West African state.

January 23rd 2020, 8:37 am

Beijing cancels major Lunar New Year events in effort to contain coronavirus spread

France 24

Large-scale Lunar New Year events in Beijing have been cancelled as part of national efforts to control the spread of a new SARS-like virus, city authorities announced Thursday.

January 23rd 2020, 8:37 am

LIVE: Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation as world leaders visit Jerusal

France 24

Follow FRANCE 24’s special coverage as world leaders and Holocaust survivors were set Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews.

January 23rd 2020, 6:35 am

International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

France 24

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them.

January 23rd 2020, 6:05 am

World leaders set to visit Holocaust memorial on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

France 24

Israel is to hold one of the largest commemorations of World War II on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz by the Red Army. More than 40 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, are attending ceremonies at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, which FRANCE 24 visited.

January 23rd 2020, 5:05 am

Billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex-president, charged with fraud

France 24

Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged in the southern African country with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol, the Angolan prosecutor general announced on Wednesday.

January 23rd 2020, 4:46 am

A closer look at protesters' injuries and security forces' violence in Lebanon

France 24

Although Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, the country's tenacious protest movement hasn't seemed to lose momentum. As the country’s security forces are now accused of using excessive violence against demonstrators, including the misuse of tear gas and rubber bullets, FRANCE 24 took an inside look at their increasingly tough tactics.

January 23rd 2020, 4:17 am

Fashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier takes final bow at star-studded finale in Paris

France 24

Jean-Paul Gaultier has bowed out of fashion with all the cheek and showmanship with which he lit it up over the last half-century.

January 23rd 2020, 4:05 am

France’s Macron rebukes Israeli security forces in altercation at Jerusalem church

France 24

"Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference.

January 23rd 2020, 1:47 am

Aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia 'may have crashed'

France 24

A water-bombing plane may have crashed while fighting a massive bushfire in mountains near Sydney, Australian authorities said, as blazes flared across the country Thursday.

January 22nd 2020, 11:30 pm

Trump tried to cheat to win re-election, say Democrats at impeachment trial

France 24

Democrats Wednesday accused President Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to "cheat" to ensure re-election in November, as they began laying out their detailed case for removing him from office.

January 22nd 2020, 9:57 pm

China shuts down public transport in city at centre of virus outbreak

France 24

China placed the city at the centre of a virus outbreak under effective quarantine on Thursday, suspending outward flights and trains in a drastic step to contain a contagious disease that has killed 17, stricken hundreds and reached other countries.

January 22nd 2020, 9:24 pm

Weinstein rape trial opens with contrasting portrayals of ex-Hollywood producer

France 24

Prosecutors on Monday portrayed former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his power to manipulate and sexually assault young women, while the defence argued that his accusers engaged in consensual sex that they later reframed as attacks.

January 22nd 2020, 7:25 pm

US-French tax truce a respite in tense relations with EU

France 24

France will delay its tax on big tech firms like Google and Facebook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off retaliatory tariffs — a potential sign of goodwill in the U.S. and European Union's increasingly tense relations over trade.

January 22nd 2020, 4:38 pm

On Israel trip for Auschwitz anniversary, Macron says Iran must never get unclear weapons

France 24

President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

January 22nd 2020, 4:38 pm

Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio resigns as party implodes

France 24

The head of Italy's 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.

January 22nd 2020, 1:50 pm

'The Last Ones' : Listening to survivors of the concentration camp

France 24

FRANCE 24 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation with "The Last Ones", a series of portraits of the camp's last survivors by documentary film-maker Sophie Nahum.

January 22nd 2020, 1:20 pm

What we know so far about the new SARS-like virus

France 24

A new SARS-like virus has killed 17 people in China, infected hundreds and reached as far as the United States, with fears mounting about its spread as hundreds of millions travel for Lunar New Year celebrations, which start Friday.

January 22nd 2020, 1:06 pm

Bernard Arnault: France’s ‘wolf-in-cashmere’ billionaire

France 24

On Friday, French luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault briefly toppled Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world. Now relegated back to second wealthiest in the world, Arnault remains the richest person in Europe.

January 22nd 2020, 12:36 pm

Is Canada on losing end of CETA free trade agreement with EU?

France 24

Although not yet fully ratified, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) should allow Canada and the European Union to boost their trade, especially in meat exports. But at what cost? In Europe, opponents of CETA focus on fears over Canadian beef such as the use of growth hormones. But over in Canada, farmers criticise the non-tariff barriers imposed by the EU and say the win-win deal that was promised is taking too long to materialise. Our correspondents went to meet them.

January 22nd 2020, 11:18 am

Terry Jones, co-founder of British comedy troupe Monty Python, dies at 77

France 24

Terry Jones, who starred in the British comedy group Monty Python, has died at the age of 77, his family said in a statement on Wednesday, after a long battle with a rare form of dementia.

January 22nd 2020, 8:48 am

Iran's Rouhani: nation ‘will never seek nuclear weapons', with or without 2015 deal

France 24

Iran will never seek nuclear weapons with or without a nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, calling on the European powers to avoid Washington's mistake of violating Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

January 22nd 2020, 8:48 am

Lebanon's new cabinet holds first meeting amid protests and economic ‘catastrophe’

France 24

Lebanon's new cabinet held its first meeting on Wednesday, bearing a message of support from the United Nations as ministers begin the urgent task of addressing an economic “catastrophe”, as Prime Minister Hassan Diab described the country’s situation.

January 22nd 2020, 7:17 am

Greek parliament elects top judge as country’s first woman president

France 24

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with  expertise in environmental and constitutional law.

January 22nd 2020, 6:18 am

Mitsubishi Motors raided over suspicions of diesel emissions fraud in Germany

France 24

German prosecutors have raided 10 business premises as part of a probe into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars, the latest fallout from the so-called "dieselgate" scandal.

January 22nd 2020, 6:18 am

French union shuts down France’s biggest hydroelectric site in pension reform protest

France 24

France's biggest hydroelectric power site at Grand'Maison was shut down on Tuesday by workers protesting against government plans to change the pension system, a branch of the CGT trade union said in a statement.

January 22nd 2020, 5:28 am

Top US cybersecurity official warns of threat posed by China's Huawei

France 24

Robert Strayer, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, granted an interview to FRANCE 24 in which he discussed the threat posed by equipment from Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant, being used in future 5G mobile networks.

January 22nd 2020, 4:41 am

In Chirac's shadow, France's Macron steps into Jerusalem’s symbolism

France 24

Emmanuel Macron begins a visit to Jerusalem on Wednesday with a symbolic stop at one of France's territories in the Holy Land aiming to avoid controversies of past presidents, while underscoring Paris' historical influence in the region.

January 22nd 2020, 2:09 am

Burkina Faso president calls for two days of morning after 'terrorist group' kills dozens

France 24

Militants killed 36 civilians when they attacked villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said Tuesday, appealing for local volunteers to bolster its fight against jihadists.

January 22nd 2020, 12:09 am

LIVE: Trump’s impeachment trial sees partisan clashes over rules, witnesses, admissible documents

France 24

US President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial on Tuesday opened in the US Senate where the Republican leader faces charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. Trump, who is expected to be acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate, claims he is innocent of the charges.

January 22nd 2020, 12:09 am

Venezuelan intelligence service raids Guaido's offices, says opposition lawmaker

France 24

Agents from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service on Tuesday raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaido while he was in London for talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an opposition lawmaker said.

January 21st 2020, 10:15 pm

Lebanon announces formation of new government

France 24

A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid ongoing mass protests against the country's ruling elite.

January 21st 2020, 4:18 pm

LIVE: President Trump’s impeachment trial opens in the US Senate

France 24

US President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial on Tuesday opened in the US Senate where the Republican leader faces charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. Trump, who is expected to be acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate, claims he is innocent of the charges.

January 21st 2020, 12:58 pm

China on alert as deadly coronavirus threatens to spread

France 24

Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

January 21st 2020, 12:47 pm

Kenyan farmers suffer as swarms of locusts devastate their land

France 24

Swarms made up of millions of locusts descended on several regions in Kenya in late December, devouring crops and grazing pastures. Farmers are afraid the invasion will destroy their livelihoods and government efforts to spray the area with insecticides have done little to slow down the devastation.

January 21st 2020, 12:47 pm

Baghdad protest turns deadly as youths block highway

France 24

Iraqi riot police opened fire Tuesday amid clashes with anti-government protesters on a central Baghdad highway, killing one person and wounding over a dozen people, officials said, the latest since violence erupted again last week between demonstrators and security forces.

January 21st 2020, 9:09 am

Trade war: Will French wine exports turn sour?

France 24

In October 2019, the World Trade Organization ruled in favour of the United States in a long-running dispute over plane subsidies, giving Washington the green light to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of EU goods. Top of the list was French wine. Our US correspondents report on the negative impact the tariffs are now having on American importers of French wine - as well as consumers.

January 21st 2020, 8:09 am

Iran confirms it fired two missiles at Ukrainian plane

France 24

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry protests.

January 21st 2020, 6:26 am

Live: Donald Trump gives keynote address at Davos 2020

France 24

US President Donald Trump arrived in Davos on Tuesday for the 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he gives a keynote speech just hours before his impeachment trial kicks into high gear in Washington.

January 21st 2020, 5:26 am

Several killed in Siberia fire

France 24

Eleven people including 10 Uzbek workers died when a fire ripped through a one-storey wooden shack in a remote village in the Siberian region of Tomsk, officials said on Tuesday.

January 21st 2020, 3:55 am

Thunberg tells Davos 'nothing has been done' to fight climate change

France 24

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world’s top business leaders, as the annual Davos forum faced up to the perils of global warming while bracing for an address from US President Donald Trump.

January 21st 2020, 3:55 am

Top Huawei executive's extradition hearing begins in Canada

France 24

The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom Monday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China and the United States.

January 21st 2020, 3:55 am

Thai court acquits opposition party of attempting to overthrow monarchy

France 24

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country’s third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country’s constitutional monarchy, a case that had highlighted ongoing political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation.

January 21st 2020, 2:22 am

Climate change to take centre stage at Davos

France 24

The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.

January 20th 2020, 11:49 pm

Children go missing as Central American migrants clash with Mexican police

France 24

Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their young children.

January 20th 2020, 9:59 pm

Trump impeachment lawyers demand immediate acquittal in legal, political defence

France 24

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal.

January 20th 2020, 9:29 pm

Macron and Trump call a truce in digital tax dispute

France 24

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington's threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday.

January 20th 2020, 8:47 pm

Thousands attend pro-gun rally in Virginia, protest peaceful despite tensions

France 24

Several thousand gun rights supporters rallied peacefully Monday near the Virginia state Capitol under heavy security to protest new proposed gun control legislation.

January 20th 2020, 7:47 pm

Tunisia’s president tasks ex-finance minister to form new government

France 24

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday designated Elyes Fakhfakh as prime minister, a presidency statement said, after the fractured parliament this month rejected a government proposed by an earlier nominee to the post.

January 20th 2020, 3:58 pm

Unmasking Indian politician Anil Upadhyay, a ‘man of many faces’

France 24

According to the internet, Anil Upadhyay is an elected official from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party. Other posts claim he’s an opposition politician who happens to like Modi, while others say he’s a fierce critic of the government. He’s also said to have committed electoral fraud, tortured people and been cruel to animals. The France 24 Observers team wanted to find out who this mysterious politician with so many faces really is… and we were surprised by the result of our quest.

January 20th 2020, 3:43 pm

VIDEO: Iraqis split on parliament’s call to expel foreign troops

France 24

Following the US killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Iraqi soil earlier this month, Iraqi lawmakers have called on the government to expel all foreign forces deployed in the country. While some Iraqis support the call, others see the continued presence of the US-led coalition in Iraq as vital to protecting the country against the Islamic State (IS) group and other militia groups. FRANCE 24 reports.

January 20th 2020, 3:28 pm

France's controversial bioethics bill reaches senate amid continuing outcry

France 24

France’s bioethics reform reaches the Senate floor on Tuesday, three months after lower-house lawmakers passed the controversial legislation. The bill, which has been considerably amended by senators in committee, could yet change, with the lesbian couples and single women poised to gain legal access to medically assisted reproduction potentially seeing social security coverage for the procedure withdrawn.

January 20th 2020, 1:07 pm

Several civilians killed by female suicide bomber in western Chad

France 24

Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by jihadist group Boko Haram, the army and officials said on Monday.

January 20th 2020, 12:57 pm

A brief history of impeachment: From Johnson to Trump

France 24

Donald Trump, whose trial in the Senate begins this week, is just the third US president to be impeached, while another came famously close. From Andrew Johnson in 1868, to Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, we take a look back at the history of impeachment in the US.

January 20th 2020, 12:57 pm

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus

France 24

The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus.

January 20th 2020, 11:24 am

Amid raging wildfires, Australia hit by extreme floods, hail and dust storms

France 24

Dust storms, hail and flash floods have battered beleaguered Australian cities in recent days, extreme weather that has diminished the threat from scores of wildfires that continue to blaze across the country’s southeast.

January 20th 2020, 10:24 am

Morales announces his candidate for Bolivian presidential race

France 24

Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivia’s exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday.

January 20th 2020, 6:09 am

Iraq protesters battle security forces in bid to shut Baghdad streets

France 24

Hundreds of Iraqi anti-government protesters grappled with security forces in a bid to shut Baghdad streets on Monday, a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

January 20th 2020, 5:19 am

Thousands protest against new French bioethics bill ahead of Senate review

France 24

Thousands of people opposed to France’s plans to reform the law on assisted reproductive technology took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, two days before a major bioethics bill is put before the Senate.

January 20th 2020, 4:05 am

Documents reveal how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune from her country

France 24

An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how Africa's richest woman syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts.

January 19th 2020, 11:18 pm

Threatened species even more at risk due to Australia's bushfires

France 24

Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.

January 19th 2020, 10:48 pm

China confirms sharp rise in cases of SARS-like virus across the country

France 24

China on Monday reported a mysterious SARS-like virus had spread across the country, including to Beijing, raising concerns as millions begin trips for the Lunar New Year.

January 19th 2020, 10:18 pm

'Sad' Prince Harry says no other option but to step back from royal role

France 24

Britain's Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors that will see him and his wife Meghan exit official roles to seek an independent future.

January 19th 2020, 8:46 pm

World powers agree to strengthen arms embargo in Libya’s war

France 24

World leaders agreed on a final joint statement the Libya conference in Berlin, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced during a press conference on Sunday, adding that all participants pledge to uphold weapons embargo in country’s war and agree on a political solution to the conflict.

January 19th 2020, 2:07 pm

Lebanon security forces fire water canons at protesters in second day of violent clashes

France 24

Dozens of stone-throwing demonstrators defied police water canons in the Lebanese capital Sunday, a day after rare violence between both sides wounded nearly 400 people.

January 19th 2020, 1:07 pm

In images: Lebanon’s ‘week of rage’ spills onto Beirut streets

France 24

After three months of largely peaceful protests across Lebanon, violence erupted this weekend as demonstrators, frustrated with the deteriorating economic crisis and political deadlock, clashed with riot police in the capital, Beirut on Saturday. Lebanon’s ‘week of rage’ has witnessed an outpouring of wrath on the streets that threatens to spiral unless protesters demands are met.

January 19th 2020, 12:26 pm

French prosecutors open inquiry into police assault of protester

France 24

French prosecutors said Sunday that an inquiry had been opened after a riot police officer was seen punching a detained protester at a demonstration in Paris, a scene that was caught on camera and went viral.

January 19th 2020, 10:33 am

'Stop wasting time' in govt talks, economic solutions, says Lebanon's Hariri

France 24

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Sunday urged politicians to urgently form a new government and find solutions for the country's economic crisis, after a night of violent clashes between security forces and protesters.

January 19th 2020, 7:51 am

Hundreds wounded as clashes in Lebanon escalate

France 24

Almost 400 people were wounded Saturday during running battles between Lebanese anti-government protesters and security forces in the capital Beirut, rescue services said.

January 19th 2020, 5:00 am

Trump recounts Qassem Soleimani's final moments

France 24

Cameras "miles in the sky", a countdown and then "boom": US President Donald Trump has recounted the final moments of Iran's powerful General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone strike.

January 19th 2020, 4:00 am

Tear gas, dozens of arrests in fresh anti-Macron protest in Paris

France 24

French police fired tear gas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of "yellow vest" anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.

January 19th 2020, 2:12 am

China reports 17 more cases of new virus strain

France 24

China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year when much of the population travels.

January 19th 2020, 1:41 am
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