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Bolivia's interim govt proposes election bill as deadly unrest continues

France 24

Bolivia's interim government presented a bill on Wednesday that aims to forge a path to new elections and defuse street violence that has racked the country and killed 32 people since a disputed October vote.

November 20th 2019, 10:19 pm

Ten US Democratic White House contenders face off for fifth debate

France 24

Democratic White House contenders backed the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump during a debate on Wednesday, saying his efforts to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden was an example of the administration's corruption.

November 20th 2019, 10:19 pm

UK's Prince Andrew suspends public duties amid Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal

France 24

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his "ill-judged" association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.

November 20th 2019, 6:48 pm

Activists help 2 million Assam residents fight to keep Indian citizenship

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November 20th 2019, 4:03 pm

‘Fear has divided us’: The Bolivians dreading wrath of Morales supporters

France 24

The political crisis that resulted in the ouster of Bolivia’s Evo Morales has reopened old fault lines in the country. FRANCE 24 reports from a middle class district of La Paz, where residents live in fear of a violent backlash by supporters of the deposed president.

November 20th 2019, 1:59 pm

With no coalition in sight, Benny Gantz says he is unable to form a government

France 24

Leader of the opposition Blue and White party Benny Gantz announced that he has been unable to form a coalition government by a Wednesday midnight deadline. Lawmakers now have 21 days for new coalition talks.

November 20th 2019, 1:46 pm

‘Not afraid’: Strasbourg Christmas market set to reopen year after attack

France 24

Preparations have begun in the French city of Strasbourg for the opening of the annual Christmas market, one year after it was the scene of a brutal terror attack that left five dead. Locals say they won’t let fear stop them from holding the 450-year-old tradition.

November 20th 2019, 11:59 am

‘It’s your right to arrest us’: Beirut protesters vow to keep up the pressure

France 24

Lebanese protesters vowed on Wednesday to keep pushing for an overhaul of the country’s politics, a day after violence rocked Beirut as riot police clashed with demonstrators who prevented lawmakers from reaching parliament.

November 20th 2019, 11:46 am

‘Wide-scale’ Israeli strikes hit targets in Syria

France 24

Israeli warplanes carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria, the Israeli military revealed Wednesday. The strikes killed at least 11 fighters, including seven foreigners, according to a British-based monitoring group.

November 20th 2019, 10:57 am

Ambassador Sondland testifies to Congress in Ukraine affair

France 24

The US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, told House investigators on Wednesday that the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, had pushed a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine and that Sondland had felt pressured to go along with it.

November 20th 2019, 10:57 am

Sinaloa, a Mexican 'narco-state' running on drug money

France 24

The western Mexican state of Sinaloa is the historical stronghold of organised crime in the country. Sinaloa is also the name of the infamous drug cartel, which is considered the most powerful on the American continent. Although its leader "El Chapo" is now in prison in the United States, the cartel remains highly influential. While Mexico as a whole is on the verge of recession, the state of Sinaloa boasts an annual growth rate of about 6 percent, as drug money sustains the region. Our correspondents report.

November 20th 2019, 9:11 am

Police launch investigation into woman killed by dogs in France

France 24

A pregnant woman was killed by dogs while walking her own dog in a forest in northern France during a hunt with hounds, investigators said Tuesday.

November 20th 2019, 7:54 am

Israel on course for new elections as Lieberman refuses to play kingmaker

France 24

Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, virtually guaranteeing the country will be forced into a new election, the third in less than a year.

November 20th 2019, 7:54 am

France boosts health funding to offset public hospital crisis

France 24

The French state will take on 10 billion euros of public hospital debt over the next three years as part of an emergency package unveiled by the government on Wednesday in response to months of protests in the health sector.

November 20th 2019, 6:24 am

Police arrest Maltese businessman in case of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

France 24

Malta police arrested one of the country's most prominent businessmen on Wednesday in connection with an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, two sources said

November 20th 2019, 6:24 am

Special Report: Lebanon's pollution crisis

France 24

Protesters in Lebanon have for several weeks demanded an overhaul of the country’s political system they say is dominated by elites who have steered the economy towards collapse. Sectarian politics is also being blamed for serious environmental problems like overflowing trash and polluted beaches. Our reporters visited the Beirut coastline to learn more.

November 20th 2019, 5:07 am

Pope Francis in Thailand to boost morale of minority Catholic community

France 24

Pope Francis landed in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, part of a mission to boost the morale of the tiny minority Catholic communities there and to talk on issues of concern including human trafficking and peacemaking.

November 20th 2019, 2:36 am

White House attacks military witness in Trump impeachment probe

France 24

Inside the hearing room, U.S. Republican lawmakers repeatedly thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his military service on Tuesday before challenging his testimony about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

November 19th 2019, 10:48 pm

British PM and Labour leader clash over Brexit in first UK election debate

France 24

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn traded blows Tuesday over Brexit and the health system as they vied for votes during the first ever head-to-head TV debate.

November 19th 2019, 8:59 pm

Britain's health service becomes election battleground amid ‘crisis’ fears

France 24

As Boris Johnson and his Labour opponent Jeremy Corbyn prepare to face off Tuesday evening in the first TV debate ahead of December’s general election, the condition of the NHS has emerged as a key issue in the campaign, with the head of the British doctors’ association warning that the UK’s beloved state-run National Health Service faces an “unprecedented crisis”.

November 19th 2019, 3:12 pm

Harlan Coben: 'Writers never like to admit it but all lead characters are based on them'

France 24

He's sold more books than most of your favourite authors combined: 70 million copies translated into more than 40 languages. The award-winning author Harlan Coben is adored here in France with film director Guillaume Canet adapting his 2001 thriller "Tell No One" for the big screen in 2006, and two of his books have been made into French TV series. In addition, the adaptation of his 2015 novel "The Stranger" will appear on Netflix later this year. He's currently in France because his 31st book, "Run Away", has just been translated into French.

November 19th 2019, 1:12 pm

Two Epstein guards charged with falsifying prison records in his death

France 24

Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records.

November 19th 2019, 1:12 pm

Citing 'credible reports', Amnesty International says more than 100 killed in Iran protests

France 24

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports”, said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people in 21 cities have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices.

November 19th 2019, 1:12 pm

Daring escape: Hong Kong students flee besieged university

France 24

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters staged a daring escape Monday from a besieged university, abseiling on ropes from a bridge and driving away on waiting motorcycles.

November 19th 2019, 12:08 pm

Taliban release Western hostages in prisoner swap

France 24

The Taliban handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, three years after they were abducted, in a successful swap for three high-ranking insurgent prisoners that could boost peace talks.

November 19th 2019, 11:23 am

'Improper', 'Unusual': Aides describe Trump's Ukraine call at impeachment hearing

France 24

One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper.” Another said it was “unusual.” The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry reached deeper into the White House.

November 19th 2019, 10:53 am

Local residents left to clean up beaches after Brazil's worst oil spill

France 24

Brazil is in the midst of the worst oil spill in its history. Since the end of August, oil has covered coasts across the northeast, a poor region that depends on tourism and fishing. Despite the scale of the disaster, authorities have been slow to respond, leaving locals scraping off the oil in a bid to keep the beaches attractive to holidaymakers. Our correspondents report from Porto Sauipe.

November 19th 2019, 9:52 am

At Baghdad's Tahrir Square, Iraqi women buck tradition to join protests

France 24

A number of young Iraqi women have been joining the anti-government protests at Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, overriding family concerns over potential outbreaks of violence, which has killed more than 300 people over the past month.

November 19th 2019, 9:33 am

Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape investigation

France 24

Sweden's prosecution authority said Tuesday it had dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, even though prosecutors found the plaintiff's claim "credible".

November 19th 2019, 8:52 am

Bushfire smoke shrouds Sydney skyline, sparks health warnings

France 24

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country’s most populous city.

November 19th 2019, 6:16 am

Protesters force Lebanon's parliament to postpone session

France 24

Lebanon’s parliament was blocked from holding its first session for two months on Tuesday after protesters prevented lawmakers from reaching the building, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering towards economic collapse.

November 19th 2019, 5:33 am

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb, vows referendum on home-sharing firm

France 24

The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital.

November 19th 2019, 5:16 am

Three Iranian security forces personnel killed by 'rioters'

France 24

Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by “rioters” near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday.

November 19th 2019, 3:31 am

French film directors' guild to propose suspending Polanski

France 24

A French organisation of more than 200 film-makers said Monday it will propose new rules for members charged or convicted of sexual violence, which could lead to the suspension of French-Polish director Roman Polanski.

November 19th 2019, 3:15 am

Catholic Church in Bolivia calls for talks to end violence

France 24

Thousands of supporters of Bolivia’s ex-president Evo Morales flocked onto the streets of La Paz on Monday to demand the resignation of his interim replacement, as the influential Catholic Church called for a national dialogue to end more than a month of violent protests in which 23 people have died.

November 19th 2019, 2:00 am

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea

France 24

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea.

November 18th 2019, 10:28 pm

Protestors still trapped in Hong Kong university as standoff enters third day

France 24

Hong Kong's new police chief called for the support of all citizens to end social unrest that has disrupted the city for more than five months, while protesters remained trapped by his officers at a university for a third day on Tuesday.

November 18th 2019, 10:28 pm

US has world's highest rate of children in detention, says UN

France 24

The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study said on Monday.

November 18th 2019, 9:58 pm

Deadly clashes in eastern Mali kill Malian soldiers, jihadists

France 24

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadists fighters were killed Monday in clashes in the east of the country, the army said, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further.

November 18th 2019, 5:25 pm

US no longer views Israeli settlements as 'inconsistent with international law': Pompeo

France 24

The US overturned its position on Israel's Jewish settlements in the West Bank by no longer viewing them as "inconsistent with international law", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday.

November 18th 2019, 4:25 pm

'It looks like a war zone': Our Observers report from inside Iran’s protests

France 24

November 18th 2019, 2:08 pm

Gaza held ‘hostage’ by Netanyahu's domestic political agenda

France 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using an offensive against a Palestinian militant group in Gaza to try to patch together a coalition of national cohesion, Leila Shahid, the Palestinian Authority's former ambassador to the EU, tells FRANCE 24.

November 18th 2019, 2:08 pm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn of 'decisive' action if protests continue

France 24

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters on Monday of “decisive” action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint that a harsh security crackdown could be on the cards.

November 18th 2019, 2:08 pm

Poisoned cakes from Turkey? A viral video causes panic all around the world

France 24

November 18th 2019, 1:34 pm

Challenging Islamic law in Egypt, Christian woman fights for inheritance equality

France 24

Egypt declared 2017 the “Year of the Woman“, but nearly three years later women have yet to be granted equal inheritance rights. One woman has made it her personal mission to rectify that.

November 18th 2019, 12:51 pm

Observers Direct: Standing up to slavery in southwestern Mali

France 24

November 18th 2019, 12:04 pm

Leaked documents reveal scope of Iran’s influence in Iraq, US media report

France 24

Hundreds of pages of purported Iranian intelligence documents leaked to The New York Times and investigative news site The Intercept detail the massive scale of Iran’s influence in neighbouring Iraq, the two news organisations reported Monday.

November 18th 2019, 11:52 am

Fresh air for sale: The New Delhi oxygen bar offering respite from smog

France 24

With New Delhi blanketed by toxic smog, some of the Indian capital’s residents have turned to a bar selling hits of purified oxygen to escape the pollution.

November 18th 2019, 11:34 am

Airstrike on Tripoli factory kills Libyans, foreign workers

France 24

An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in the capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said.

November 18th 2019, 10:51 am

US, EU back Georgia protesters after thousands rally outside parliament

France 24

The United States and European Union expressed solidarity Monday with Georgia’s anti-government protesters who took to the streets after the ruling party backtracked on promises of electoral reforms.

November 18th 2019, 9:35 am

Teenage girl dies, several feared missing in southwest France bridge collapse

France 24

A 15-year-old girl was killed after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, causing a car, a truck and possibly a third vehicle to plunge into the water, local authorities said.

November 18th 2019, 6:16 am

Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as new president

France 24

Sri Lanka’s new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory to work with him, as he was sworn in at a ceremony steeped in symbolism for his core supporters.

November 18th 2019, 6:04 am

‘We don’t want this govt anymore. It has to go,’ Baghdad tuk-tuk driver says amid Iraq protests

France 24

As anti-government protests continue in Iraq, demonstrators have once again set up barricades across key roads and bridges in the capital Baghdad and across the south as a general strike brought parts of the country to a standstill.

November 18th 2019, 5:04 am

Chile's Pinera condemns police violence during protests, pledges 'no impunity'

France 24

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday vowed “no impunity” for security forces that used excessive force and violated the rights of protesters during weeks of violent riots over economic policies and social injustice that have left more than 20 dead.

November 18th 2019, 3:02 am

Dollar-strapped hospitals in Lebanon forced to turn away cancer patients

France 24

Hospitals across Lebanon are experiencing serious funding problems as a consequence of the current crisis.

November 17th 2019, 10:10 pm

Crisis in Lebanon deepens after Safadi withdrawal

France 24

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.

November 17th 2019, 9:59 pm

Hong Kong police warn of 'live fire' as stand-off at university continues

France 24

Pro-democracy demonstrators holed up in a Hong Kong university campus set the main entrance ablaze Monday to prevent surrounding police moving in, after officers warned they may use live rounds if confronted by deadly weapons.

November 17th 2019, 9:59 pm

France beat Albania in final Euro qualifier to top group

France 24

World champions France produced a fitting inaugural match in Albania's newly-built Arena Kombetare stadium after goals from Corentin Tolisso and Antoine Griezmann gave them a 2-0 win in a Euro 2020 Group H qualifier on Sunday.

November 17th 2019, 6:13 pm

Greece's Tsitsipas battles past Thiem to clinch ATP Finals title

France 24

Stefanos Tsitsipas crowned an incredible year as he battled back to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-7(6) 6-2 7-6(4) to win the ATP Finals title at the O2 Arena on Sunday.

November 17th 2019, 4:56 pm

Protesters seal off Baghdad bridges as thousands join general strike

France 24

Striking Iraqis sealed off key bridges and avenues in Baghdad and across the south Sunday, boosting a weeks-long street movement that is demanding a government overhaul.

November 17th 2019, 4:25 pm

Yellow Vests stage rallies, shut down Paris store on protest anniversary

France 24

France’s Yellow Vest demonstrators staged peaceful rallies and occupied a top Parisian department store on Sunday, marking twelve months since the start of their protest movement.

November 17th 2019, 1:55 pm

Campus protesters fend off police with arrows, petrol bombs as Hong Kong unrest spreads

France 24

Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city since anti-government unrest erupted five months ago.

November 17th 2019, 12:05 pm

Meet the two Algerians discovering their country by bike

France 24

November 17th 2019, 11:50 am

Ladies and the Trump: The making of a sexual predator

France 24

Using comprehensive firsthand interviews, transcripts and court reports, a disturbing new book, ‘All the President’s Women’, discovers at least 67 separate accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact by US President Donald Trump.

November 17th 2019, 11:04 am

Benzema hits back at French football boss: ‘I alone will call end to international career’

France 24

France’s ostracized striker Karim Benzema has fired back at the head of the French Football Federation, who declared this week that the Real Madrid star's international career was over.

November 17th 2019, 11:04 am

Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed after deadly convoy attack

France 24

The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 "terrorists" in two operations in the north of the country, days after dozens of people were killed in an ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company.

November 17th 2019, 9:50 am

Detained and beaten: A Lebanese activist talks to FRANCE 24 about his ordeal

France 24

In Lebanon, dozens of activists have been arrested, some even beaten, since a wave of anti-government protests gripped the country. Our team of reporters met one protester who recounted his experience.

November 17th 2019, 9:05 am

As rain batters Italy, Venice braces for high tide and another 'tough day'

France 24

Several Italian cities were on high alert on Sunday after heavy rain overnight, including Venice where residents and tourists were braced for another exceptional high tide.

November 17th 2019, 7:04 am

War hero or divisive figure: Who is Sri Lanka's President-elect Rajapaksa?

France 24

For Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese Buddhists, President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa is best placed to take on the hard challenge of defeating enemies of the state such as those who carried out deadly Easter Sunday attacks early this year.

November 17th 2019, 6:04 am

'La Paz is a city under siege': Bolivia's capital struggles as food runs out

France 24

After a week of political protests, food and fuel are running out in Bolivia's capital, La Paz. FRANCE 24 reports from the city whose residents are struggling to get basic provisions.

November 17th 2019, 5:34 am

Iran's supreme leader blames 'bandits' for unrest, backs government on petrol price hikes

France 24

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike “bandits,” signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations.

November 17th 2019, 2:44 am

Former Sri Lankan defence chief Rajapaksa to become president after rival concedes electoral defeat

France 24

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw thecountry into turmoil.

November 17th 2019, 2:26 am

Widespread anger spills onto streets in defiance of Algerian presidential poll

France 24

Demonstrators thronged the streets of the Algerian capital on Friday to renew their opposition to a presidential election they say will keep in power a political elite rejected by the people.

November 17th 2019, 1:56 am

More protester deaths in Bolivia as clashes with security forces intensify

France 24

Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday.

November 17th 2019, 1:26 am

Lebanon's Safadi withdraws candidacy to be next prime minister

France 24

Former Lebanese finance minister Mohammad Safadi withdrew his candidacy to be the next prime minister on Saturday, saying that he saw that it would have been difficult to form a "harmonious" cabinet supported by all parties.

November 16th 2019, 5:53 pm

Marking 30 years since Velvet Revolution, huge Czech protest calls on PM to quit

France 24

Around a quarter-million Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis quit over allegations of graft.

November 16th 2019, 5:06 pm

Megaphone, the independent media giving voice to Lebanon’s uprising

France 24

With Lebanon’s news outlets traditionally as partisan as its politics, many Lebanese are turning to alternative, non-sectarian organisations for their news. Among them is Megaphone, one of the most dynamic independent media to have emerged from the country’s month-long protest movement.

November 16th 2019, 3:35 pm

A year of insurgency: How Yellow Vests left ‘indelible mark’ on French politics

France 24

November 17 marks the first anniversary of France’s Yellow Vest movement, a potent, unconventional insurgency that has been widely caricatured and misunderstood, and is set to leave a lasting imprint on French society and politics.

November 16th 2019, 1:19 pm

'We will never give up': Supporters of Bolivia's Morales demonstrate in La Paz

France 24

Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again on Friday when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in the city of Sacaba, killing at least five people. FRANCE 24 reports from the capital, La Paz, where furious supporters of the ousted president rallied to chants of “civil war”.

November 16th 2019, 12:32 pm

Venice braces for more floods, strong winds

France 24

Venice was on red alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency.

November 16th 2019, 8:26 am

South African cartoonist Zapiro receives top French cultural award

France 24

South African cartoonist Zapiro was presented with the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, one of France's highest cultural honours, at a ceremony on Wednesday.

November 16th 2019, 8:26 am

Gunmen attack Muslim voters as Sri Lanka votes for president

France 24

Muslim voters traveling by bus to polling stations in northern Sri Lanka were shot at, pelted with stones and blocked by burning tires hours before polls opened in presidential elections Saturday, in what a member of the Elections Commission called a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the minority group.

November 16th 2019, 6:12 am

Protests against economic decline, corruption turn deadly in Iraq

France 24

Sweeping protests have killed hundreds of people in Iraq since the start of October. Among the most violent have been concentrated in the Shia city of Nassiriya, 350 kms south east of the capital, Baghdad. Despite its location in one of Iraq’s oil-rich regions, this city has been beset by endemic economic decline. Many people have taken their grievances to the streets demanding an end to corruption, only to be met with bullets.

November 16th 2019, 3:53 am

Surge in petrol prices trigger protests in Iran

France 24

Sporadic protests erupted in cities across Iran, state news agency IRNA said on Saturday, a day after the government announced a surprise decision to ration petrol and hike its price.

November 16th 2019, 3:43 am

France's Yellow Vests set for nationwide protests to mark anniversary

France 24

French "yellow vest" protesters are planning a series of nationwide demonstrations this weekend in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their movement.

November 16th 2019, 3:43 am

Bolivia's pro-Morales supporters in deadly clashes with police

France 24

Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly after security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in a central town, killing at least five people, injuring dozens and threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute.

November 16th 2019, 1:39 am

Israel launches fresh strikes against Gaza after rocket fire

France 24

Israel targeted Hamas in strikes on Gaza early Saturday after rockets were fired towards it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began.

November 16th 2019, 1:39 am

Bolivian interim leader says Morales will face election fraud charges if he returns

France 24

Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that Evo Morales will face possible legal charges for election fraud if he returns home, even as the ousted leader contended he is still president despite resigning after massive protests.

November 15th 2019, 6:07 pm

French revote overturns controversial palm oil tax break extension

France 24

Following an outcry over a first vote in favour of palm oil, the French National Assembly backed down on Friday evening by overturning the extension of a controversial palm oil tax break that favoured French energy giant Total.

November 15th 2019, 5:04 pm

Thirty years later, spirit of 1989 lives on in eastern German city of Leipzig

France 24

The fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, has its rightful place in the history books. But a month earlier, it was a little further south, in Leipzig, that the first major protests took place in a show of force against the East German Communist regime. FRANCE 24’s reporters returned to the city where the "peaceful revolution" began.

November 15th 2019, 2:49 pm

Trump Twitter attack during impeachment hearing sparks witness intimidation allegations

France 24

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounts to witness intimidation.

November 15th 2019, 2:04 pm

Inside Chile's unprecedented protest movement

France 24

For the past month, Chile has witnessed unprecedented mass protests. Demonstrators are angry at the ultra free-market model established during the Pinochet dictatorship, which remains in force today and has turned the country into one of the most unequal in the world. In response to the rallies, President Sebastián Piñera and his government have resorted to a violent crackdown: a return to the methods of dictatorship. FRANCE 24’s team reports from the ground.

November 15th 2019, 2:04 pm

Video shows Kenyan police beating up student protesting police inaction

France 24

November 15th 2019, 2:04 pm

Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda picks Habib Jemli for PM

France 24

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month's parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, party spokesman Imed Khemiri said on Friday.

November 15th 2019, 12:34 pm

Himalayan pink salt, a matter of national pride for Pakistan

France 24

Much of the Himalayan pink salt consumed across the globe comes from Pakistan. But against the backdrop of tense relations with neighbouring India, the rock salt has become a matter of national pride and sovereignty. Rather than selling the raw material at cheap rates to China and India, Islamabad now wants to boost exports of pink salt to the West. Our correspondents report.

November 15th 2019, 11:48 am

Trump to attend NATO summit in London to urge defence spending hike

France 24

President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House said Friday.

November 15th 2019, 11:18 am

In pictures: Sirens wail anew in Venice as damaging high waters return

France 24

Exceptionally high tidal waters returned to Venice on Friday, prompting the Italian lagoon city’s mayor to close the iconic St. Mark’s Square three days after the worst flooding in 50 years.

November 15th 2019, 11:00 am

Alibaba confirms Hong Kong IPO

France 24

Calling it a "vote of confidence" amid increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba, plans to float some $13 billion in shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Also, Washington and Beijing inch closer to a trade deal, and the studio behind the "Baby Shark" phenomenon hopes to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time.

November 15th 2019, 10:30 am

Total’s ‘shameful lobbying’ on French palm oil tax break sparks ire

France 24

Several French lawmakers and environmentalists on Friday demanded a new vote on a controversial palm oil tax break after the National Assembly on Thursday approved, without debate, a delay to end the tax break. Critics say the vote followed a successful lobbying campaign by energy giant Total.

November 15th 2019, 10:18 am

HK protesters have 'the university to themselves', says France 24's Oliver Farry from barricaded cam

France 24

As anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong, students and other demonstrators took over major school campuses his week, building barricades on at least five campuses and stockpiling petrol bombs amid four days of the some of the worst violence in decades in the former British colony.

November 15th 2019, 6:44 am
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