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Israel's Netanyahu calls on rival Gantz to join him in unity government

France 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to join him in forming a unity government as election results showed both without an obvious path to a majority coalition.

September 19th 2019, 4:12 am

Algerian army chief bars protesters from entering capital

France 24

Algeria's powerful army chief on Wednesday ordered security forces to block protesters from entering the capital Algiers, taking a tougher line after months of mass anti-regime rallies and ahead of December elections to fill a presidential vacuum.

September 19th 2019, 3:58 am

Di Maria shines as PSG crush Real Madrid in Champions League opener

France 24

Angel Di Maria was hailed as "exceptional" after scoring twice against his former club on Wednesday as Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off the absences of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to crush Real Madrid 3-0.

September 19th 2019, 2:41 am

Japanese court acquits former power company executives over Fukushima disaster

France 24

A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant, in the only criminal trial to stem from the 2011 disaster.

September 19th 2019, 2:41 am

Trudeau 'brownface' scandal emerges a month before Canadian federal elections

France 24

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a fervent advocate of the multiculturalism integral to Canadian identity, apologized Wednesday for wearing brownface makeup to a party at a school where he taught 18 years ago.

September 18th 2019, 10:24 pm

Trump revokes California's right to set stricter car emissions standards

France 24

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in more planet-warming pollution.

September 18th 2019, 9:55 pm

Pompeo calls attacks on Saudi oil sites an 'act of war'

France 24

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in an attack on its oil sites that was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

September 18th 2019, 9:25 pm

Migrants at top of the agenda as Macron meets Conte in Rome

France 24

How Europe can better manage migrants was slated to be a key topic of discussion when Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron meet in Rome on Wednesday night.

September 18th 2019, 4:51 pm

Before and after: Urban farms transform decaying Baltimore lots

France 24

September 18th 2019, 1:48 pm

Saudi Arabia displays fragments from attack site it says ‘unquestionably’ prove Iranian involvement

France 24

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that strikes on its petroleum infrastructure that suspended half of the kingdom's oil production were "unquestionably" sponsored by Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the attack an "act of war".

September 18th 2019, 12:59 pm

Trump orders 'substantial increase' in Iran sanctions over Saudi oil field attack

France 24

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.

September 18th 2019, 12:18 pm

Rwandan Hutu leader wanted by the Hague shot dead by DR Congo troops

France 24

A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crime charges has been shot dead by the Congolese army, a DRC military spokesperson said on Wednesday.

September 18th 2019, 12:18 pm

The horrific reality of a psychiatric hospital in Venezuela

France 24

It's one of the most devastating aspects of Venezuela's political and economic turmoil: the collapse of the public health system. Venezuela suffers from a severe shortage of medication, while many doctors have left the country. The situation is especially dire in psychiatric wards. With these hospitals barely functioning, it's only through the dedication of nurses that patients stay alive. Our team reports from the Lidice psychiatric hospital in Caracas, which no longer has any electricity.

September 18th 2019, 9:22 am

Toxic haze from forest fires closes schools, airports in Indonesia, Malaysia

France 24

Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed schools and airports across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city's Formula One motor race.

September 18th 2019, 9:12 am

New York State bans sale of flavoured e-cigarettes

France 24

The state of New York became the first in the United States to ban all flavoured e-cigarettes on Tuesday, after an outbreak of lung illnesses tied to vaping. The federal government is preparing a crackdown of its own. The ban takes effect immediately and comes days after Governor Andrew Cuomo called for emergency action. Sixty-eight percent of the e-cigarette market is made up of flavoured products. "These are obviously targeted to young people, and highly effective at targeting young people", Cuomo said in a news conference. According to the state, use among high schoolers has skyrocketed -- from 10.5% in 2014 to over 27% in 2018. The ban also comes as federal authorities investigate hundreds of cases of serious respiratory illnesses in vaping users and at least seven deaths.

September 18th 2019, 5:40 am

Ecuador lawmakers vote against decriminalizing abortion for cases of rape, fetal malformation

France 24

Ecuador's National Assembly voted Tuesday against decriminalizing abortion in all cases of rape and for fetal malformation.

September 18th 2019, 4:40 am

Venezuela releases key opposition lawmaker after four months in custody

France 24

Venezuela has released key opposition figure Edgar Zambrano from jail, where he had been held since a failed uprising in May, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Tuesday.

September 18th 2019, 3:24 am

Exit polls signal setback for Israel's Netanyahu in election

France 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, initial exit polls showed.

September 17th 2019, 10:01 pm

Teen activist Greta Thunberg tells US lawmakers to try harder on climate change

France 24

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol.

September 17th 2019, 9:49 pm

Putin aims a weaponised barb at Trump over Saudi attack – and hits the mark

France 24

Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag was aimed at US President Donald Trump and it hit the mark with the precision of a guided weapon.

September 17th 2019, 4:28 pm

Spain sets new elections for November as attempts to form a government collapse

France 24

Spain's caretaker prime minister says fresh elections will take place in November as no leader can win enough parliamentary support to be able to form a government.

September 17th 2019, 4:16 pm

LIVE: Israeli PM Netanyahu faces Benny Gantz in unprecedented repeat vote

France 24

Israelis are voting in an unprecedented repeat of April elections that will decide whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains in power despite a challenge from retired military chief Benny Gantz. Follow our live blog and special TV edition.

September 17th 2019, 2:13 pm

Did a giant sea creature really surface from the depths of the Yangtze River?

France 24

September 17th 2019, 1:29 pm

Strike on Saudi oil field likely launched by Iranian ‘proxies’ inside Iraq

France 24

The drone strike on an oil field in Saudi Arabia on the weekend was likely launched by Iraqi militias affiliated with Iran, said France 24’s terrorism expert Wassim Nasr.

September 17th 2019, 11:59 am

Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui head to run-off in Tunisian presidential election

France 24

Official results in Tunisia’s presidential election confirmed Tuesday a duel in the second round between law professor Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui.

September 17th 2019, 10:57 am

Kristen Stewart on playing actress Jean Seberg and being outspoken

France 24

Kristen Stewart is probably one of the most intriguing actresses in Hollywood. She shot to fame in the "Twilight" franchise alongside Robert Pattinson, before moving on to more challenging roles in independent movies. The American star is on the festival circuit with her latest film "Seberg", in which she plays legendary actress Jean Seberg, the star of Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 film "Breathless". She sat down with FRANCE 24's Louise Dupont at the Deauville American Film Festival.

September 17th 2019, 9:56 am

Blast kills dozens at Afghan president's election rally

France 24

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.

September 17th 2019, 7:08 am

French doctors, lawyers, pilots protest pension reforms

France 24

Lawyers in flowing black courtroom gowns, doctors in white coats and uniformed airline pilots marched through Paris on Monday to protest at French President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms.

September 17th 2019, 5:08 am

Behind-the-scenes at the Observers (part 2): verifying online images

France 24

September 17th 2019, 4:07 am

'Saturday Night Live' sacks comedian over racist Chinese slur

France 24

“Saturday Night Live” fired comedian Shane Gillis for making racist jokes about Chinese people, the US late night comedy show said Monday, just four days after he was unveiled as a new cast member.

September 17th 2019, 4:07 am

Britain's Supreme Court enters Brexit drama with hearings on suspension of parliament

France 24

The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month.

September 17th 2019, 3:37 am

Outsider leads after Tunisia presidential poll deemed 'political earthquake'

France 24

Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied on Monday led Tunisia’s presidential polls with two-thirds of the votes counted, the electoral commission said, after the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring.

September 17th 2019, 2:19 am

Israel votes with Netanyahu's political survival at stake

France 24

Israel began voting in its second election in five months Tuesday that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s term as the country’s longest-serving prime minister despite corruption allegations against him.

September 17th 2019, 2:07 am

Trump says ‘looks like’ Iran was to blame for Saudi attack but plays down war talk

France 24

The United States readied its response Monday to the "unprecedented" attack on Saudi oil facilities as President Donald Trump said Iran was likely to blame, fanning new fears of conflict in the Gulf region.

September 16th 2019, 10:47 pm

Democratic White House hopeful Warren calls Trump 'corruption in the flesh' at New York City rally

France 24

Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh".

September 16th 2019, 9:33 pm

Russia, Turkey and Iran agree to move toward new constitution for Syria

France 24

The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey announced Monday that they agreed to form a committee tasked with rewriting Syria’s constitution as part of a political solution to the country’s civil war, now in its ninth year.

September 16th 2019, 6:01 pm

Netanyahu in tight race against Benny Gantz, as Israel votes in run-off

France 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz sought to galvanise supporters Monday on the eve of a tense election with the political fate of the country's longest-serving premier in the balance.

September 16th 2019, 3:59 pm

Oil prices spike after weekend attack on key Saudi oil facilities

France 24

Oil prices jumped roughly 12% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom’s production in half and intensified concerns of retaliatory actions in the Middle East.

September 16th 2019, 1:59 pm

'We need more than just words,' EU official says after Brexit talks

France 24

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed Monday to ramp up talks on securing an elusive Brexit deal, but the two sides gave starkly different assessments of how far apart they are.

September 16th 2019, 1:13 pm

Behind-the-scenes at The Observers (part 1): how we work with our Observers

France 24

September 16th 2019, 1:13 pm

Iran says it has seized an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz

France 24

Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on Monday.

September 16th 2019, 1:13 pm

ICC prosecutors to appeal acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

France 24

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague said Monday that the court would appeal the January acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and his deputy, Charles Blé Goudé.

September 16th 2019, 1:13 pm

Crisis in Argentina: ‘We don’t manage to feed ourselves anymore’

France 24

The two-year-long economic crisis in Argentina has intensified in recent months, leaving even some middle-class families struggling to afford food. France 24 reports.

September 16th 2019, 10:13 am

'Slap' to establishment as outsider leads Tunisia's presidential poll

France 24

Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's election with just over a quarter of votes counted, the election commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.

September 16th 2019, 8:40 am

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy amid opioid crisis

France 24

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.

September 16th 2019, 6:56 am

‘What we need is unity’: Israeli Arab coalition appeals to Jewish vote

France 24

Scattered and divided only six months ago, Israeli Arab parties are standing united in Tuesday's election re-run, hoping to energise their support base and woo Jewish voters too. FRANCE 24's reporters followed them on the campaign trail.

September 16th 2019, 6:39 am

Benny Gantz: the thorn in Netanyahu's side

France 24

Former army chief of staff Benny Gantz failed to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April’s elections but his Blue and White alliance has another shot at power on September 17.

September 16th 2019, 5:56 am

Johnson summons ‘Incredible Hulk’ ahead of Brexit talks with EU's Juncker

France 24

Six weeks after he took office and six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold his first talks with EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Junker on Monday.

September 16th 2019, 3:40 am

Tens of thousands of General Motors workers strike across US

France 24

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.

September 16th 2019, 1:54 am

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, found dead in New York City apartment

France 24

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

September 15th 2019, 11:07 pm

Trump says US 'locked and loaded' for potential response to attacks on Saudi oil sites

France 24

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States was "locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, after a senior official in his administration said Iran was to blame.

September 15th 2019, 11:07 pm

Tunisia: Outsider Kais Saied and jailed tycoon Nabil Karoui top presidential vote poll

France 24

A polling firm projected Sunday that an independent outsider candidate and a jailed media magnate will head to Tunisia’s presidential runoff after a roller coaster, 26-candidate election.

September 15th 2019, 5:33 pm

Algerian presidential election fixed for December 12, says interim president

France 24

Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests, his interim successor announced on Sunday.

September 15th 2019, 4:46 pm

Spain beats Argentina 95-75 to win FIBA World Cup

France 24

Three-time All-Star Marc Gasol became only the second man to win an NBA crown and the World Cup in the same year after Spain brushed aside Argentina 95-75 on Sunday.

September 15th 2019, 12:00 pm

Ocean Viking prepares for new Libyan rescue missions

France 24

A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels.

September 15th 2019, 12:00 pm

France beats Australia to win World Cup bronze medal

France 24

France defeated Australia 67-59 on Sunday to take the third-place game in the World Cup. It was France's second straight bronze medal in the event and matches its best finish.

September 15th 2019, 6:56 am

Deauville, Day 9: And the winner is…

France 24

“Bull”, a debut feature film from director Annie Silverstein, claimed the top award on the final day of the Deauville American Film Festival on Saturday, with jury president Catherine Deneuve describing it as a film that captured the “American malaise”. Click on the video player to watch the full FRANCE 24 report.

September 15th 2019, 5:10 am

West African leaders pledge $1 billion to tackle terrorism

France 24

West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

September 15th 2019, 4:25 am

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen', call for UK support

France 24

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

September 15th 2019, 2:39 am

Drone attacks on Saudi Aramco sites disrupt oil supplies, as US blames Iran

France 24

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy.

September 15th 2019, 1:51 am

Tunisians to vote in keenly fought presidential poll

France 24

Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

September 15th 2019, 1:21 am

Yellow vest protesters clash with police in Nantes as marches resume

France 24

Around 1,800 demonstrators faced police in a tense stand-off in the French city of Nantes on Saturday as revived "yellow vest" protests against the government of President Emmanuel Macron took place across the country.

September 14th 2019, 5:03 pm

Neymar jeered and insulted but scores stunning late winner on PSG return

France 24

Amid loud jeers and insulting banners from his own fans, Neymar scored a stunning bicycle kick during injury time for French league leader Paris Saint-Germain to beat Strasbourg 1-0 on Saturday.

September 14th 2019, 3:18 pm

Tunisia elections: ‘Young people have a role to play’ in politics (4/4)

France 24

Tired of waiting for parties to come to them, young Tunisians have taken up on it themselves to get involved with politics through civil society projects or volunteer work. FRANCE 24 spoke to some of them.

September 14th 2019, 2:33 pm

Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden’s son

France 24

US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

September 14th 2019, 12:32 pm

Why is France's finance minister at war with Facebook's cryptocurrency?

France 24

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire only has harsh words for Libra, Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency. He wants to block its development in Europe in the name of the "monetary sovereignty" of nations.

September 14th 2019, 11:32 am

Italy's new govt allows rescued Ocean Viking migrants to disembark

France 24

A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a sign the new government is easing its crackdown on such vessels.

September 14th 2019, 8:39 am

Turkey detains over 200 military staff with alleged links to Gulen

France 24

Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus, state media said on Saturday.

September 14th 2019, 6:58 am

Geena Davis on her fight to redress Hollywood's gender imbalance

France 24

She's best known for her roles in films like "Thelma & Louise" and the recent Netflix series "Glow". But today, some of her most interesting work is off-camera. For the past 15 years, Geena Davis has been focused on equality for women in cinema, through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. She tells Encore! about her new film, "This Changes Everything". Presented at the Deauville American Film Festival, the documentary is about discrimination against women in Hollywood.

September 14th 2019, 6:39 am

African leaders, supporters gather to bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

France 24

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral on Saturday with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero.

September 14th 2019, 5:58 am

At least five people killed after floods strike Spain

France 24

Three more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to five with the rising waters causing havoc for travellers and forcing 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

September 14th 2019, 5:58 am

Spain in 11th-hour bid to avoid fresh elections

France 24

Spain's Pedro Sanchez has just nine days left to resolve a political crisis that could drag the country to its fourth elections in as many years. Everything hinges on him securing support from the far-left Podemos.

September 14th 2019, 5:58 am

Yemen Houthi rebels claim drone strikes on major Saudi oil sites

France 24

Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.

September 14th 2019, 5:58 am

Tunisia election: 'Why would I vote?' (3/4)

France 24

After years of broken vows, residents in Tunisia’s poorest areas have little faith in politicians and scant interest in the weekend’s presidential election. FRANCE 24 spoke with disillusioned voters.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried in new national shrine

France 24

The burial of Zimbabwe’s founding president, President Robert Mugabe, will be delayed for a month until a special site can be built at the national Heroes’ Acre monument, a family spokesman said Friday.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Hamas and Fatah: Palestinian brothers at war

France 24

For decades, Palestinians have been fighting against Israel for statehood and asking for recognition from the international community. But there is also a ferocious struggle for power between them: Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Arrests, threats and even torture are commonplace when it comes to silencing supporters of the other side. FRANCE 24’s reporters have been to the Palestinian territories to investigate.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Videos show how China has installed facial recognition scanners in Uighur mosques

France 24

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcare, yet stress importance of unity

France 24

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders – the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic nomination – clashed over the best way to expand healthcare coverage for Americans during Thursday's debate.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

As their flavours lose favour with Trump, e-cigarettes remain big business in France

France 24

President Donald Trump announced this week that all e-cigarette flavours apart from tobacco will be removed from the US market. But the popularity of vaping continues to grow globally, with the UK and France among the biggest users in Europe.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar delivered oil to Syria, says US

France 24

The United States has evidence that the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 has transferred its crude oil to the Syrian government, breaking assurances it gave not to sell crude to the country, the US State Department said on Thursday.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Massive public transit strike over pension reforms paralyses Paris

France 24

With 10 metro lines closed and interruptions to bus and RER train lines, public transport in Paris was “extremely disrupted” on Friday.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet: From the space station, 'you look at the earth and it looks so frag

France 24

Thomas Pesquet, France's most famous astronaut, is sponsoring Aviation Sans Frontières (Aviation Without Borders), a charity providing humanitarian assistance via aviation logistics irrespective of politics, religion, race or nationality. In this edition of "The Interview" he tells FRANCE 24 why he chose to work with this NGO, what global warming looks like from space and how he plans to reclaim his "superpowers".

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

Economic slump weighs heavily on Tunisia's presidential election

France 24

Tunisia is holding a presidential election on Sunday and the abstention rate could be high. With unemployment of over 15 percent and an informal sector accounting for at least one third of GDP, many Tunisians have lost faith in politicians. But eight years after the revolution that toppled the Ben Ali dictatorship, they are certainly making their views heard. Our correspondents report.

September 13th 2019, 8:04 pm

France ease past Andorra 3-0 as Griezmann misses penalty again

France 24

Another goal from Kingsley Coman set France on their way to a 3-0 victory over Andorra in their Euro 2020 qualifying clash at the Stade de France on Tuesday as Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty for his country for the second game running.

September 10th 2019, 6:25 pm

Trump’s art of quitting a bad deal wins some Afghan support

France 24

As the US marks the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump’s promise to end America’s longest war seems unlikely. But many Afghans have welcomed Trump’s recent pullout of US-Taliban talks.

September 10th 2019, 5:07 pm

Iran’s #BlueGirl dies after setting herself on fire in football-ban protest

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September 10th 2019, 1:48 pm

Israel's Netanyahu vows to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected

France 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls.

September 10th 2019, 1:18 pm

Trump fires hawkish national security adviser John Bolton

France 24

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had fired his hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, citing strong disagreements on a number of policy issues.

September 10th 2019, 12:48 pm

Dumping Fukushima water into sea ‘the only option’, says Japan minister

France 24

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday.

September 10th 2019, 12:35 pm

Pioneering photographer Robert Frank dies at 94

France 24

Robert Frank, a pioneering documentary photographer whose raw style placed him among the 20th century's greats, has died, according to The New York Times. He was 94 years old.

September 10th 2019, 12:05 pm

‘Not the same as racism’: French referees told not to stop football matches over homophobia

France 24

The head of French football said Tuesday that he had instructed referees to no longer stop matches over homophobic abuse from fans, putting him on a collision course with the sports ministry and the football league.

September 10th 2019, 12:05 pm

Hidden camera reveals Cameroon's rampant trade in illegal medicine

France 24

September 10th 2019, 11:02 am

After summer of protests, thousands of Hong Kong students boycott classes

France 24

After a summer of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the movement shows little sign of abating. From primary schools to universities, nearly 200 schools remain closed and more than 10,000 students have refused to return to class. As the Chinese central government intends to make Hong Kong's school curriculum more patriotic, many Hong Kong students and professors are wary of what they see as Beijing's attempts to take full control of the territory's education system. Our correspondents report.

September 10th 2019, 10:00 am

Pierce Brosnan on James Bond, his childhood in Ireland and his environmental activism

France 24

The former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan sits down with Eve Jackson at the Deauville American Film Festival to talk about his memories of the French seaside town, how James Bond made him and why climate change is the biggest challenge facing our world today.

September 10th 2019, 10:00 am

‘US spy’ worked in Russian president’s office

France 24

The Kremlin on Tuesday said that a former Russian official identified in media reports as a CIA asset inside Russia had worked in Russia’s presidential administration, but denied claims he had had direct access to President Vladimir Putin.

September 10th 2019, 8:29 am

New EU Commission taps Dutchman Timmermans to head climate change fight

France 24

The new European Commission taking office in two months will boost its fight against climate change by making it a top portfolio to be handled by Frans Timmermans. It also named officials said Tuesday.

September 10th 2019, 7:29 am

Deauville, Day 4: Jury presidents share their secrets

France 24

Former presidents of the jury were reunited this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Deauville American Film Festival’s main competition.

September 10th 2019, 7:15 am

Brexit at an impasse: What comes next?

France 24

After MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call an early election to solve the Brexit impasse, he is left in limbo heading towards a crucial EU summit next month, just days before Britain's scheduled exit.

September 10th 2019, 6:13 am

Michael Schumacher ‘admitted to Paris hospital for cell therapy’

France 24

The stricken seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in Paris's Georges-Pompidou hospital for cell therapy surgery, according to French daily Le Parisien.

September 10th 2019, 2:39 am

British parliament speaker to step down amid Brexit crisis

France 24

John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, announced Monday that he would step down within weeks, issuing a warning to the government not to “degrade” parliament.

September 10th 2019, 1:39 am
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