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Sacred ground: Battle over Hawaii telescope

France 24

A plan to build a giant new telescope on a Hawaii mountain has been stalled by days of protests by locals who consider the site sacred ground. Demonstrators have blocked construction vehicles from accessing the mountain, while police have begun arresting protest leaders as both sides refuse to back down.

July 18th 2019, 4:09 pm

Morocco sentences three to death for murder of Scandinavian tourists

France 24

Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

G7 ministers ‘agree in principle’ on deal taxing digital giants

France 24

Ministers from G7 top economies on Thursday reached consensus on steps towards an accord on taxing digital giants, an issue that has divided the United States and its allies Britain and France.

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

Iran seizes foreign tanker with 12 crew ‘smuggling fuel’ in Gulf

France 24

Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

French pension reform offers incentives to work until age of 64

France 24

French citizens will be encouraged to work longer and will only get a full pension from the age of 64 instead of 62 now, the government's special advisor on pension reform on Thursday.

July 18th 2019, 10:19 am

Celebrate! France's love affair with holidays

France 24

With a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, the country virtually shuts down. So what do they do with all those cherished "congés payés"? We take a closer look.

July 18th 2019, 10:19 am

Iraq on the fault line of US-Iran tensions

France 24

Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, Iraq risks becoming a proxy battlefield if the crisis escalates. That prospect became palpable last month, when several rockets hit US interests across Iraq, with no claim of responsibility. Meanwhile, Baghdad is stepping up efforts to assert its authority over Iraqi armed groups, which are accused of being too close to Iran. Our reporters gained exclusive access to one of these group's training camps.

July 18th 2019, 9:19 am

Controversial activist ‘pigs’ confront Russian shop workers on video over expired foods

France 24

July 18th 2019, 5:17 am

Has Netflix lost its shine?

France 24

Shares in Netflix slumped by almost 12 percent in after-hours trading on Wall Street, after the online streaming giant announced a big slowdown in adding new customers. What's behind these disappointing figures? FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll explains.

July 18th 2019, 4:46 am

US Senator calls for investigation into FaceApp over security concerns

France 24

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.

July 18th 2019, 4:26 am

Prosecutors drop sexual assault charges against Kevin Spacey

France 24

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case accusing former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016 after the alleged victim refused to testify.

July 18th 2019, 3:15 am

Many feared dead in suspected arson attack on Japanese animation studio

France 24

More than 10 people are feared dead in a suspected case of arson at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, domestic media reported.

July 18th 2019, 3:15 am

After years of turmoil, Algeria finds a coach in Belmadi

France 24

After a turbulent period which saw Algeria employ seven coaches in three years, it has taken Djamel Belmadi less than one year to restore order and turn a dispirited squad into finalists at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

July 18th 2019, 3:15 am

German Sea-Watch captain to face Italy prosecutor over migrant rescue

France 24

German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by an Italian prosecutor on Thursday over allegedly aiding illegal immigration.

July 18th 2019, 12:38 am

US blocks Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme, citing Russian missile deal

France 24

The White House confirmed Wednesday Turkey would be excluded from NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet programme after it purchased a Russian missile defence system in defiance of warnings from Western allies.

July 17th 2019, 9:56 pm

Nigeria finishes third in Africa Cup of Nations

France 24

Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria's winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia.

July 17th 2019, 8:56 pm

WHO declares Ebola epidemic in DR Congo an international emergency

France 24

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

July 17th 2019, 6:19 pm

France defiant on plans to impose 'Gafa' tax on tech giants

France 24

France on Wednesday said it would push ahead with its law to tax tech giants that has sparked a row with the United States, saying that an international accord was the only way to solve the dispute.

July 17th 2019, 5:05 pm

France to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay men

France 24

The French government has banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood within a year of sexual activity since 2016. On Wednesday it said it would lower this “deferral” period – long been criticised as discriminatory – to four months.

July 17th 2019, 3:50 pm

Lunar Modules (Episode 2): Why hasn’t the US sent a man to the Moon in the supercomputer era?

France 24

Fifty years after Apollo 11 put the first man on the Moon, James André and Sylvain Rousseau examine the critical issue of the astronomical costs of such missions and why the US was willing to spend those dollars during the height of the Cold War.

July 17th 2019, 1:04 pm

US judge sentences Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman to life

France 24

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.

July 17th 2019, 11:10 am

EU launches probe into Amazon data misuse allegations

France 24

The EU's powerful antitrust authority launched an in-depth investigation into Amazon on Wednesday, amid suspicions the US-based online behemoth misuses merchant data hosted on its website.

July 17th 2019, 11:01 am

Behind the scenes at NASA and the next mission to the Moon

France 24

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man ever to walk on the Moon. To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, Inside the Americas comes to you from Cape Canaveral in Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center. Our team was given 24 hours of exclusive access to NASA.

July 17th 2019, 11:01 am

In pictures: Partial lunar eclipse has stargazers seeing red

France 24

Stargazers from the UK to Australia saw red during Tuesday’s lunar eclipse that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the US Apollo 11 mission.

July 17th 2019, 11:01 am

Turkish diplomat killed in restaurant shooting in Iraqi Kurdistan

France 24

At least two people, including a Turkish diplomat, were killed in a shooting Wednesday at a restaurant in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil in a rare attack in the semi-autonomous region that could raise tensions and Turkish ire.

July 17th 2019, 11:01 am

Videos of police brutality protests in Israel used to show 'everyday' migrant clashes in Calais

France 24

July 17th 2019, 8:56 am

Inside Kabul’s school for explosive detection dogs

France 24

At a facility in Kabul, Afghanistan canine conscripts are training for a life or death mission: learning how to sniff out explosives in a country where blasts from mines and homemade bombs kill and wound hundreds a year.

July 17th 2019, 8:26 am

‘HIV isn’t over’: The world’s waning response to the AIDS crisis

France 24

As France prepares to host the Global Fund Replenishment Conference on fighting AIDS, how does the country compare to other nations battling the disease?

July 17th 2019, 8:14 am

'How many Yemenis must be killed before Western arms sales stop?' asks activist

France 24

Radhya Al-Mutawakel is the chairperson of the Yemeni NGO Mwatana for Human Rights, which is releasing its annual report on the war in Yemen, based on more than 2,000 interviews with eyewitnesses. She spoke to FRANCE 24 about the report, which reveals new evidence of violations committed in Yemen by the Houthi rebels, the Hadi government, the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition, and proxy forces loyal to the UAE. Our guest also urged Western countries to stop selling weapons to the coalition.

July 17th 2019, 7:44 am

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker transferred to psychiatric facility in Iran

France 24

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeking to free her said on Wednesday.

July 17th 2019, 6:05 am

France to vote on ratifying controversial EU-Canada trade deal

France 24

French lawmakers in the National Assembly will vote on Wednesday on whether to ratify a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada.

July 17th 2019, 4:38 am

French lawmakers approve controversial bill to rebuild Notre-Dame

France 24

French MPs on Tuesday approved a law on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, three months after flames ravaged the great Paris cathedral, but with the rebuilding process still mired in controversy.

July 17th 2019, 4:38 am

Sudan's military, protesters sign political accord as part of power-sharing deal

France 24

Sudan’s ruling military council and an opposition alliance signed a political accord on Wednesday as part of a power-sharing deal aimed at leading the country nation to democracy.

July 17th 2019, 4:09 am

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

France 24

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat.

July 17th 2019, 3:51 am

US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

France 24

The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.

July 16th 2019, 10:33 pm

US House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen

France 24

The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.

July 16th 2019, 8:00 pm

Élisabeth Borne to replace François de Rugy as French Environment Minister

France 24

French President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement late on Tuesday that Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne would replace François de Rugy as Environment Minister.

July 16th 2019, 7:30 pm

No bargain for workers: Amazon employees stage strikes during 'Prime Day' sales

France 24

Amazon employees across the world went on strike on Monday demanding better wages and working conditions as the retail giant launched its two-day “Amazon Prime” sale. In France, workers tried to block trucks from leaving a distribution centre.

July 16th 2019, 4:45 pm

Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s 'White Zulu' rocker, dies aged 66

France 24

South African rocker Johnny Clegg, whose best-known songs included one dedicated to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela, was beloved at home and abroad for using music as a unifying force in a nation scarred by apartheid.

July 16th 2019, 4:15 pm

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed to head EU Commission

France 24

The European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission president in a secret ballot on Tuesday. She succeeds Jean-Claude Juncker to become the first woman to head the commission, which oversees policies for 500 million Europeans.

July 16th 2019, 2:29 pm

Penguins in South Africa rescued after 400 liters of oil spilled during refueling

France 24

July 16th 2019, 12:40 pm

Fifty years after Apollo 11 lifted off, NASA prepares new Moon mission

France 24

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying its crew to the Moon and into history. Half-a-century later, NASA is now preparing a new Moon mission under the Artemis programme.

July 16th 2019, 12:28 pm

Patricia Arquette talks awards, activism and ageing

France 24

Patricia Arquette has won an Oscar, an Emmy and two Golden Globes. But it's her work on two of this year's most buzzed-about TV shows that's got people saying the 51-year-old could still have her best work ahead of her. She sat down with Genie Godula in Monaco to talk about "Escape at Dannemora" and "The Act".

July 16th 2019, 10:08 am

French minister François de Rugy resigns over spending scandal

France 24

French Environment Minister François de Rugy, at the centre of a controversy over lavish spending, announced his resignation on Tuesday but lashed out at what he claimed was a “media lynching”.

July 16th 2019, 9:38 am

Julian Alaphilippe, France’s humble heir to the cycling throne

France 24

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe became the darling of the nation when he wore the coveted yellow vest on Bastille Day -- France’s national holiday. The exuberant cyclist is known for his energetic and determined spirit both on and off the bike.

July 16th 2019, 7:25 am

DR Congo urges calm after first case of Ebola reported in Goma

France 24

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the key urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic.

July 16th 2019, 3:50 am

Lunar eclipse to mark launch of Apollo 11 mission, 50 years on

France 24

Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday.

July 16th 2019, 3:20 am

Trump reiterates racist comments against four congresswomen

France 24

President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives.

July 16th 2019, 2:17 am

European Commission hopeful von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

France 24

Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels?

July 16th 2019, 1:33 am

Iran nuclear deal ‘not in good health, but still alive,’ says EU top diplomat

France 24

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels Monday declared that breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal by Iran were so far not serious enough to trigger the pact’s dispute mechanism, opting for more diplomacy to ease the crisis.

July 15th 2019, 5:10 pm

World hunger on the rise with more than 820 million at risk, UN report says

France 24

More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.

July 15th 2019, 12:51 pm

Luxury land grab? Monaco’s offshore urban expansion

France 24

A vast construction project is under way in the principality of Monaco that will see six hectares (15 acres) of land reclaimed from the Mediterranean on which to build hundreds of new luxury homes. But environmental campaigners say the disruption to the seabed could spell disaster for local wildlife.

July 15th 2019, 12:51 pm

Trump moves to end asylum protection at US-Mexico border

France 24

The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down immigration.

July 15th 2019, 12:51 pm

Turkey still reeling from consequences of failed coup, three years on

France 24

On July 15, 2016, a coup was attempted against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the ramifications of which can be felt to this day. Authorities have carried out the biggest purge in the country's history while Erdogan has reinforced his powers and changed the parliamentary system to a presidential one. Tens of thousands of civil servants have been sacked, while many Turks have fled the country to rebuild their lives abroad. Our correspondents report.

July 15th 2019, 12:33 pm

Zuma slams ‘character assassination’ plots at graft hearing

France 24

Former South African President Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday that he was the victim of conspiracies, character assassination and plots by foreign spies to kill him. He denied witness testimonies of "state capture" allegations.

July 15th 2019, 12:03 pm

Did a palm tree in Dubai really catch fire because of extreme heat?

France 24

July 15th 2019, 11:51 am

World War II codebreaker Turing to be face of UK’s new £50 note

France 24

Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.

July 15th 2019, 11:21 am

Jane Goodall on climate change: 'Something's got to give'

France 24

At the age of 26, Dr Jane Goodall pioneered new ways of researching animals including by living with them. Now, aged 85 and a UN Messenger of Peace, she travels more than 300 days a year to share the urgency of taking action on climate change on behalf of all living things and the planet we share. She sat down with FRANCE 24's Marjorie Paillon, in Paris, to discuss this issue, the problems of poverty and being a role model.

July 15th 2019, 10:51 am

Franco-Iranian academic arrested in Iran

France 24

Fariba Adelkhah, an academic with dual French and Iranian nationality from Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po university has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with French consular staff, the French foreign ministry said Monday.

July 15th 2019, 9:21 am

India delays moon launch an hour before liftoff

France 24

India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

July 15th 2019, 1:45 am

Celebrations marred by violence after Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final win

France 24

Fans took to the streets of Paris, Marseille and Lyon on Sunday to celebrate the Algerian national football team's victory over Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final but the festivities were marred by violence.

July 14th 2019, 11:40 pm

DR Congo confirms first Ebola case in Goma

France 24

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

July 14th 2019, 10:10 pm

United States launches small-scale immigration raids as families hide

France 24

U.S. authorities launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented families over the weekend in a start to President Donald Trump's plan to deport thousands of immigrants.

July 14th 2019, 9:47 pm

Late Mahrez winner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

France 24

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

July 14th 2019, 5:18 pm

Senegal beat Tunisia 1-0 in extra time to reach Africa Cup of Nations final

France 24

Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four duel in Cairo.

July 14th 2019, 3:18 pm

Djokovic edges Federer in longest ever Wimbledon final

France 24

Defending champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday beating eight-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in the longest ever final and settled by an historic tie-break.

July 14th 2019, 3:18 pm

Trump tells left-wing Democrat congresswomen to leave US

France 24

US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe.

July 14th 2019, 1:15 pm

South Africa's Impey wins Tour de France Stage 9

France 24

South African Daryl Impey added an individual stage win to his Tour de France happy memories when he prevailed at the end of a long breakaway from St Etienne on Sunday.

July 14th 2019, 1:15 pm

Dozens killed, thousands displaced in Nepal floods

France 24

The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides in the past three days rose to 55 on Sunday, with dozens missing and injured, the government said.

July 14th 2019, 12:45 pm

Thousands rally in Moscow over opposition exclusion in city parliament vote

France 24

More than a 1,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday protesting against a possible ban on opposition candidates running in elections to the Russian capital's parliament.

July 14th 2019, 12:15 pm

Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

France 24

Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms.

July 14th 2019, 12:15 pm

Protesters, police clash around Paris's Champs-Élysées after Bastille Day parade

France 24

French police fired tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in central Paris on Sunday in the aftermath of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees, AFP reporters said.

July 14th 2019, 10:59 am

French MPs call for Tour de France to join UNESCO cultural heritage list

France 24

A group of French members of parliament urged on Sunday that the Tour de France be added to UNESCO's world intangible cultural heritage list.

July 14th 2019, 9:56 am

Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama, says leaked diplomatic cable

France 24

A British newspaper on Sunday published more inflammatory leaked memos from Britain’s ambassador in Washington, stating that he believed that US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal just to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama.

July 14th 2019, 9:56 am

French inventor soars above Champs-Élysées on flyboard at Paris parade

France 24

A French inventor and entrepreneur on Sunday soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders.

July 14th 2019, 6:40 am

Africa Cup of Nations win would top Champions League title, says Senegal’s Mané

France 24

Senegal star Sadio Mané says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy through the streets of Dakar.

July 14th 2019, 6:40 am

Live: European leaders join Macron for Bastille Day parade

France 24

French President Emmanuel Macron aims to showcase Europe's defence capabilities by putting European military cooperation at the heart of Sunday’s traditional Bastille Day parade. Follow our liveblog for all the news from France's national holiday.

July 14th 2019, 4:40 am

Anguish, protests ahead of US raids on undocumented immigrants

France 24

Thousands of undocumented immigrants were waiting in fear and uncertainty ahead of nationwide raids Sunday that President Donald Trump said would lead to a wave of expulsions.

July 14th 2019, 3:37 am

Weakened storm Barry crawls across Louisiana, drenching Gulf Coast

France 24

Barry rolled into Louisiana on Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.

July 14th 2019, 2:21 am

France to showcase European defence cooperation at Bastille Day parade

France 24

French President Emmanuel Macron aims to showcase Europe's defence capabilities by putting European military cooperation at the heart of Sunday’s traditional Bastille Day parade at a time of growing tensions with the United States.

July 14th 2019, 2:07 am

Massive New York City power outage leaves swaths of Manhattan in the dark

France 24

Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.

July 13th 2019, 10:36 pm

Macron announces creation of French space force

France 24

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he had approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the country's defence capabilities.

July 13th 2019, 3:04 pm

Belgium's De Gendt wins Tour stage 8, France's Alaphilippe takes back yellow jersey

France 24

Thomas De Gendt won Saturday's Tour de France eighth stage with a solo breakaway as home hero Julian Alaphilippe thrillingly won back the yellow jersey on the eve of the Bastille Day national holiday.

July 13th 2019, 2:18 pm

Hurricane Barry hits Gulf Coast with rain and surging water

France 24

Hurricane Barry could affect the environment of the Gulf coast and Lower Mississippi Valley in numerous ways, from accelerating runoff of farmland nutrients to toppling trees and damaging wildlife habitat and fisheries, scientists say.

July 13th 2019, 1:18 pm

Famed Paris brasserie ransacked by 'Yellow Vests' to reopen

France 24

Fouquet’s, the celebrated restaurant on Paris’s most famous thoroughfare, reopens on Sunday after being torched four months ago by Yellow Vest protesters.

July 13th 2019, 11:18 am

Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protesters

France 24

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied across three cities Saturday to mourn dozens of demonstrators killed in a brutal raid on a Khartoum sit-in last month, witnesses said.

July 13th 2019, 11:18 am

Halep beats Williams in straight sets to win Wimbledon title

France 24

Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams's latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final.

July 13th 2019, 11:18 am

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

France 24

Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance following major unrest over an extradition bill.

July 13th 2019, 9:55 am

Algeria popular movement remains ‘strong’ – but fears ‘business as usual’

France 24

Protesters took to the streets in Algeria for the 21st consecutive week on Friday. Activists and experts say the popular movement is still determined to press its demands but the government is hardening its stance.

July 13th 2019, 9:55 am

History beckons at Wimbledon as Williams has another shot at Court landmark

France 24

Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she equals, or surpasses, Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

July 13th 2019, 6:55 am

Dozens killed in all-night hotel siege in Somalia's Kismayu

France 24

Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo that killed at least 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist, local officials have said.

July 13th 2019, 6:44 am

Refugees seeking shelter in Libyan capital fear for their safety

France 24

July 13th 2019, 4:55 am

New Orleans residents hunker down as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Louisiana coast

France 24

Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of flooding.

July 13th 2019, 2:38 am

Hundreds of migrants occupy Paris Pantheon in 'Black Vests' protest

France 24

Hundreds of undocumented migrants surged into the Pantheon in central Paris on Friday, briefly occupying the vaunted memorial complex to demand talks with the prime minister on regularising their status, activists said.

July 13th 2019, 1:51 am

US labor secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein plea deal

France 24

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing underage girls.

July 13th 2019, 1:38 am

Federer beats Nadal to set up Djokovic duel for Wimbledon title

France 24

Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal, 11 years after the Spaniard triumphed in their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever played.

July 12th 2019, 4:11 pm

Wrong Eritrean man arrested in Italy for being migrant smuggling kingpin

France 24

A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a ruling cheered by supporters who had for years championed his claim of mistaken identity.

July 12th 2019, 3:30 pm

Deep-sea stealth: France unveils new nuclear submarine

France 24

France unveiled a new nuclear attack submarine Friday, called the Suffren, which President Emmanuel Macron said would usher in a new era for the countries naval forces.

July 12th 2019, 3:30 pm

Suicide car bomb in Somali port city claimed by al Shabaab

France 24

A car bomb went off on Friday outside a hotel in Somalia’s port city of Kismayu, a police officer said. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had carried out a suicide attack.

July 12th 2019, 2:30 pm

Over 100 fighters killed in clashes in northwest Syria since Wednesday

France 24

More than 100 fighters have been killed since Wednesday evening in fierce clashes between regime troops and jihad-dominated forces in northwestern Syria, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).

July 12th 2019, 2:11 pm
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