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Greenhouse gas levels hit record high and increased at faster rate in 2020

France 24

The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns.

October 25th 2021, 9:25 am

Mali tells UN post-coup election date to be confirmed after December talks

France 24

Mali's interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a U.N. Security Council delegation said after talks on Sunday.

October 25th 2021, 9:25 am

How the people of Myanmar are using a festival of lights to call for democracy

France 24

Nearly nine months after a military junta overthrew the Myanmar government, pro-democracy activists marked Thadingyut, the festival of lights, by illuminating the night with displays celebrating their cause. These displays were a way for them to continue to resist the military government, after months of violent clashes that have resulted in thousands of arrests and hundreds of deaths.

October 25th 2021, 9:25 am

German IS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatal neglect of Yazidi girl

France 24

A Munich court on Monday sentenced a German woman who joined the Islamic State group to 10 years in prison over the war crime of letting a five-year-old Yazidi "slave" girl die of thirst in the sun.

October 25th 2021, 9:25 am

Live: Sudan’s General Burhan dissolves government, declares state of emergency

France 24

Sudan’s leading general declared a state of emergency Monday, hours after his forces arrested the acting prime minister and other senior government officials in what the information ministry said amounted to a military coup. Follow FRANCE 24's live updates on events.

October 25th 2021, 9:25 am

Evacuations as burning cargo ship spews toxic gas off Canada's coast

France 24

The Canadian coast guard has evacuated 16 people from a burning container ship that is expelling toxic gas off Canada's Pacific coast, but there is "no safety risk" to those on shore, authorities said Sunday.

October 25th 2021, 12:40 am

Sudan PM Abdallah Hamdok is under house arrest, says local media

France 24

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was put under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house early on Monday, Al Hadath TV reported on Monday citing unidentified sources.

October 25th 2021, 12:40 am

Powerful storm in California triggers mudslides, power outages

France 24

A powerful storm drenched wildfire-scarred Northern California on Sunday, triggering mudslides and flooding, while heavy winds toppled utility poles and downed trees in what meteorologists called a "bomb cyclone."

October 25th 2021, 12:40 am

Calls to ban guns on film sets grow after fatal shooting accident

France 24

Calls were growing Sunday to ban the use of firearms in movie-making, as Hollywood struggled to come to terms with Alec Baldwin's fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

October 25th 2021, 12:40 am

Beijing marathon postponed as China fights Delta outbreak

France 24

The Beijing marathon this weekend has been postponed until further notice, organisers said, as China seeks to stamp out a Covid outbreak and return to zero cases ahead of the Winter Olympics.

October 25th 2021, 12:40 am

Real Madrid wins 2-1 at struggling rivals Barcelona in first post-Messi ‘Classico’

France 24

Real Madrid piled renewed pressure on Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman as David Alaba scored a scintillating goal to help them seal a 2-1 victory in the Clasico at Camp Nou on Sunday.

October 24th 2021, 6:10 pm

Ten-men Paris-Saint Germain drop points in Marseille stalemate

France 24

Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain dropped two points as they were held to a 0-0 stalemate at bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille after playing more than half an hour with 10 men amid minor crowd trouble on Sunday.

October 24th 2021, 6:10 pm

Israel announces plans to build 1,300 new West Bank settlement homes

France 24

Israel on Sunday announced plans to build more residences for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, drawing immediate condemnation from Palestinians, peace activists and neighbouring Jordan.

October 24th 2021, 6:10 pm

Husband of detained British-Iranian aid worker held in Iran starts hunger strike

France 24

Richard Ratcliffe plans to spend the night in a tent outside the Foreign Office, a week after his wife lost her appeal on a second jail term in Iran.

October 24th 2021, 6:10 pm

More than 260 Yemeni rebels killed in Saudi-led strikes near Marib, coalition says

France 24

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Sunday it had killed more than 260 Houthi rebels in the past three days near the strategic city of Marib.

October 24th 2021, 6:10 pm

Deputy White House press secretary: ‘We want to make sure immigration policy represents who we are’

France 24

Karine Jean-Pierre made history in May by becoming the first openly LGBT individual – and only the second Black woman – to lead a White House press briefing. In an interview with FRANCE 24, she discussed her upbringing, the Haitian migrant crisis and the recent diplomatic crisis with France.

October 24th 2021, 6:10 pm

Picasso works fetch more than $100 million at Sotheby’s Las Vegas auction

France 24

Eleven Picasso paintings and other works that helped turn Las Vegas into an unlikely destination for art were sold at auction on Saturday for more than $100 million.

October 24th 2021, 9:11 am

Polling in single digits, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo kick-starts presidential campaign

France 24

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo kick-started her campaign with a first rally as the Socialist Party’s official candidate in Lille on Saturday. With polls showing Hidalgo still in the single digits ahead of French presidential elections in April, even some supporters acknowledge that she "has a lot of work to do".

October 24th 2021, 9:11 am

Myanmar junta rules out talks with dissidents, including Suu Kyi's ousted government

France 24

Myanmar's junta on Saturday said it would not engage in talks with coup dissidents, including members of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted government, after a loyalist said dialogue was necessary to save the country.

October 24th 2021, 7:37 am

Baldwin’s film crew raised safety concerns before fatal on-set shooting

France 24

Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, a camera crew for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns.

October 24th 2021, 7:25 am

France successfully launches cutting-edge military communications satellite

France 24

France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all of France's armed forces across the globe to communicate swiftly and securely.

October 24th 2021, 7:25 am

Hungary’s Orban, opposition rival hold rallies as election race heats up

France 24

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and newly elected opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay held separate rallies in Budapest on Saturday six months from an election expected to be the tightest race in 15 years.

October 24th 2021, 5:41 am

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker ‘Otoniel’ nabbed from jungle hideout

France 24

Colombian security forces have captured the country’s most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right.

October 24th 2021, 5:41 am

New migrant caravan breaks through police blockade in Mexico, heads north

France 24

Several thousand migrants from Haiti, South America and Central America set off from southern Mexico headed north on Saturday, clashing with law enforcement trying to hold the caravan back.

October 23rd 2021, 7:11 pm

French fishermen deem UK ‘too timid’ to resolve licence row

France 24

France is disappointed by the pace of negotiations with Britain on settling a row about post-Brexit fishing rights but talks are set to continue on Monday, the head of a French fishing association said on Saturday.

October 23rd 2021, 7:11 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan wants US, French ambassadors declared ‘persona non grata’

France 24

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries 'persona non grata' for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 pm

Socialist presidential hopeful Anne Hidalgo pushes for ‘100% bikeable’ Paris

France 24

Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has made a push for a more bike-friendly Paris central to her bid for the presidency, holds a rally in the French city of Lille on Sunday. Hidalgo is looking to burnish her environmental credentials before facing off against Greens candidate Yannick Jadot in next April’s elections.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 pm

Mourners, athletes demand justice for Kenyan star runner Agnes Tirop at funeral

France 24

Olympic running greats came together on Saturday to bid farewell to rising Kenyan star Agnes Tirop, whose murder earlier this month sent shockwaves across the nation and the athletics world.

October 23rd 2021, 10:55 am

‘Salvini’s moment has passed’: Fading champion of Italy’s right wing on trial for migrant kidnapping

France 24

Italy’s former hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini went on trial Saturday over his refusal to let a migrant rescue ship dock in August 2019, leaving some 147 people stranded at sea for days. The trial comes at a critical time for the far-right leader, whose fortunes have declined sharply since the dramatic stand-off.

October 23rd 2021, 10:55 am

Russia places former inmate who exposed prison abuse on wanted list

France 24

Moscow on Saturday put a former prison inmate seeking asylum in France on a wanted list after he leaked harrowing videos of alleged rape and torture inside a Russian prison.

October 23rd 2021, 9:37 am

US efforts to free missionaries kidnapped in Haiti continue ‘around the clock’

France 24

A week after 17 members of a US-based missionary group and their driver were kidnapped in Haiti, authorities say they could be anywhere on the island. The kidnappers have demanded a ransom of $1 million per hostage and the Biden administration says efforts are continuing "around the clock" to bring them home. The hostages include 16 Americans, a Canadian and a Haitian, with five children – the youngest of which is 8 months old – among them. Some 455 people have been kidnapped in Haiti this year alone.

October 23rd 2021, 9:25 am

UN Security Council delegation in Mali to push for civilian government

France 24

A UN Security Council delegation is expected in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday to press the transitional government to allow a civilian administration to take over following two coups in the West African country in less than a year.

October 23rd 2021, 9:25 am

New whistleblower says Facebook put profit above fighting misinformation

France 24

A former Facebook worker reportedly told US authorities Friday the platform has put profits before stopping problematic content, weeks after another whistleblower helped stoke the firm's latest crisis with similar claims.

October 23rd 2021, 9:25 am

French football star Patrice Evra says he was sexually abused as a teen

France 24

Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra has said he was sexually abused as a teenager. In an interview to publicise his new autobiography, Evra told The Times on Friday the abuse took place when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy.

October 23rd 2021, 6:10 am

UN suspends humanitarian flights to Ethiopia’s Tigray after air strikes

France 24

Ethiopia's latest aerial bombardment of Tigray's capital city on Friday injured 11 civilians and forced a UN flight bound for the famine-threatened region to turn around, humanitarian sources and doctors told AFP Friday.

October 23rd 2021, 6:10 am

Italy’s former interior minister Salvini stands trial on migrant kidnapping charges

France 24

Italy’s former interior minister and the leader of the right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, faces trial Saturday on kidnapping charges over his decision to prevent more than 100 migrants from landing on Italian soil in July 2019. The case centres on his decision to prevent the mainly Sudanese migrants from disembarking, leaving them languishing at sea for six days.

October 23rd 2021, 6:10 am

US military announces killing of senior Al Qaeda leader in drone strike

France 24

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday. The strike comes two days after a base in southern Syria, used by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, was assaulted.

October 23rd 2021, 3:10 am

UN fears human rights catastrophe in Myanmar as troops mass in restive regions

France 24

The UN said Friday it feared an even greater human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the Southeast Asian country, which has been in chaos since a February coup.

October 23rd 2021, 3:10 am

Police say prop gun Baldwin fired on movie set contained live rounds

France 24

Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday.

October 23rd 2021, 3:10 am

After Brexit, Polexit? Cartoonist depicts possible result of EU-Poland legal row

France 24

As tensions mount between Brussels and Warsaw over a ruling that parts of European treaties are incompatible with the Polish constitution, the Quebec cartoonist Bado made a drawing about the possibility of “Polexit”.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Alec Baldwin says 'heart is broken' after fatal film set shooting

France 24

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin said on Friday "my heart is broken" after a cinematographer died when he fired a prop gun on a New Mexico movie set, adding that he was cooperating with a police investigation to determine how the incident occurred.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Immigration: Biden’s challenge at the border

France 24

Since the beginning of 2021, illegal entries into the United States through its border with Mexico have multiplied. This coincides with the inauguration of President Joe Biden, who promised to undo a restrictive immigration policy put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. Those who have come to try their luck are mostly single men, but unaccompanied minors and families are also attempting the crossing. FRANCE 24’s Fanny Allard and Kethevane Gorjestani report.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on judicial changes at end of summit

France 24

Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc leaders who said that the withholding of billions in EU recovery funds would likely continue unless Warsaw falls back into line.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

UK scientists investigate Delta subvariant as Covid cases soar

France 24

British health officials on Friday said they were formally looking into a subvariant of the Delta strain of the coronavirus, after it was seen in a growing number of cases.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Betrayal and grief: Young people suffering from climate anxiety demand action

France 24

The upcoming COP26 convention on climate change will be a decisive moment for future generations. But with increasing heatwaves, floods, wildfires and access to endless information, the mental health of young people is declining. FRANCE 24 spoke several young people suffering from climate anxiety about their fears and sentiments of betrayal, grief and loss of hope.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Macron, Biden discuss 'stronger' European defence after submarine row

France 24

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed strengthening European defenses in a telephone call Friday, the White House said as Washington seeks to mend ties after a bitter row over submarine contracts.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Fuel from olives: Syria’s answer to rising diesel prices

France 24

The price of diesel has skyrocketed in Syria in recent years as a result of the country's devastating decade-long war. But in Idlib province, some have turned to a cheap and eco-friendly alternative – fuel made from the stones of olives left over from the olive oil-making process.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Swedish teen rapper killed in Stockholm, intensifying concern over gang violence

France 24

Award-winning Swedish rapper Einar, who has topped the country's charts, was shot and killed in Stockholm, police and media said Friday as police hunted for suspects.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

China says ‘no room’ for concessions over Taiwan after Biden commits to defend island

France 24

China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by US President Joe Biden that the US is committed to defending the island if it is attacked.

October 22nd 2021, 4:25 pm

Forced withdrawal: Life for Kabul's drug addicts under Taliban rule

France 24

At Pul-e-Sukhta in western Kabul, an infamous haunt for the city’s drug users, hundreds of addicts shelter under a bridge in squalid conditions. But when they see Taliban fighters arrive, those who can attempt to flee. They fear being taken to the city’s rehab centre, where they will be forced to undergo a 45-day withdrawal programme, with little in the way of medication to help wean them from their dependency.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

Storm Aurore leaves 250,000 French homes without power

France 24

A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

'Act of terror': UK police charge man with murder of MP Sir David Amess

France 24

British police charged a 25-year-old man on Thursday with the murder of lawmaker David Amess and said the killing was an act of terrorism.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

China's Evergrande shares plunge after major trade deal collapses

France 24

Chinese property giant Evergrande's shares plunged Thursday after resuming trading in Hong Kong, with the failure of a unit sale deal deepening fears the indebted firm will collapse and send shockwaves through the world's second-largest economy.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

Germany's SPD, Greens and FDP plan to install Scholz-led govt by early December

France 24

The three parties working to form Germany's next coalition government said Thursday they were aiming for Finance Minister Olaf Scholz from the Social Democrats to be installed as chancellor in the week of December 6.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

'Asterix and the Griffin': 39th volume of iconic comic book released

France 24

Years after the demise of its creators, the adventures of Asterix and his rotund partner Obelix continue with their 39th graphic novel. In Asterix and the Griffin, the famous Gauls, created by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, meet the mythical Sarmatian people in modern-day Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

French prosecutors seek suspended sentence for Benzema in Valbuena sex tape trial

France 24

French prosecutors on Thursday said they were seeking a 10-month suspended sentence for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema for alleged complicity in an attempt to blackmail former France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

Is the return of a Gaddafi to power in Libya a realistic option?

France 24

Ten years after Muammar Gaddafi’s death, Libya is still roiled by political instability following a decade of bloodshed. The enduring chaos has fostered a form of nostalgia for the Gaddafi era, with some Libyans even considering the prospect of seeing his son Saif al-Islam in power one day.

October 21st 2021, 2:04 pm

Britain, New Zealand strike free trade deal, including haka clause

France 24

Britain and New Zealand have unveiled a comprehensive free trade deal, including a commitment aimed at preventing the revered Maori cultural tradition of the haka, famously performed by the All Blacks, from being misused.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Libya hosts international conference to drum up support ahead of elections

France 24

Libya's fragile unity government hosts senior foreign officials on Thursday to drum up support on spiky transitional issues as the war-torn country gears up for a landmark December election.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Sudan’s fragile transition to democracy at stake as rival camps flex muscles

France 24

Supporters of Sudan’s transitional government have called for mass rallies in Khartoum on Thursday amid fears the military is plotting to withdraw its support for an uneasy power-sharing agreement, more than two years after a popular uprising led to the overthrow of veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

New Caledonia separatists call for boycott of independence referendum

France 24

Separatist leaders in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia called Thursday for a boycott of a December independence referendum, urging the government to focus on the Covid crisis.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

France's ex-justice minister Robert Badinter: Abolition of death penalty 'is the law of history'

France 24

October 9th, 2021 was the 40th anniversary of France’s abolition of the death penalty. To mark the occasion, President Emmanuel Macron announced the organisation of a “high-level meeting” at the United Nations starting in early 2022. The meeting’s goal? To “convince” leaders of countries that still use the death penalty of the “urgency of abolishing it”. Robert Badinter, who served as France’s justice minister 40 years ago when the death penalty was abolished, continues to fight for the universal abolition of capital punishment. He speaks to FRANCE 24.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

US, Europeans condemn North Korea submarine missile launch at UN

France 24

The United States, Britain and France confirmed Wednesday to the UN that North Korea has made progress in its weapons programs following the groundbreaking launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Blinken hails US-Colombia partnership but seeks shift from military focus

France 24

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday praised Colombia's right-wing leader as a key partner on core concerns including migration as he sought to shift away from the military focus of US alliances in Latin America.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Trump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social'

France 24

Former US president Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to launch his own social networking platform called "TRUTH Social," which is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Ecuador's Lasso calls protesters 'putschists', declares state of emergency

France 24

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday branded indigenous groups and trade unions as "putschists" and "conspirators" over plans to protest against a hike in fuel prices.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity for Covid errors, says senate panel

France 24

A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report published in local media.

October 21st 2021, 3:33 am

Several killed in army bus explosion in Damascus

France 24

At least 13 Syrian military personnel were killed in a roadside bomb attack, as their bus crossed a bridge in central Damascus during early morning rush hour on Wednesday, state television reported.

October 20th 2021, 2:13 am

French football star Benzema heads to trial over sex tape affair

France 24

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema goes on trial in France on Wednesday charged with complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

US congressional committee votes to hold Trump ally Bannon in contempt

France 24

A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

UN to hold emergency talks on N. Korea after ‘submarine-launched’ missile test

France 24

North Korea successfully tested a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported Wednesday as the nuclear-armed country seeks to show off its ever-expanding military capabilities.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Hezbollah’s campaign against Beirut blast judge paralyses Lebanon’s government

France 24

Hezbollah and its political allies have intensified Lebanon’s political crisis and paralysed the new government by trying to push the cabinet to dismiss Tarek Bitar, the judge in charge of investigating the 2020 Beirut blast.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Scientists urge UK to consider ‘Plan B’ with Covid-19 cases high and rising

France 24

Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn’t.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Former French president Sarkozy has to testify in polling fraud trial, judge rules

France 24

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will have to testify in a trial in which his former aides are accused of misusing public funds on polling contracts, a judge ruled Tuesday.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

'I don't exclude being a candidate for the 2025 elections,' says ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo

France 24

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo discusses why he set up a new political movement after his old party, the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), "lost its identity". Despite previously saying that he wanted to step back from politics, Gbagbo told FRANCE 24 that he hasn't ruled out running in the country's 2025 presidential elections and is firmly against a proposal that would disqualify presidential candidates who are more than 75 years old.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Ten years after Gaddafi’s death, a Libyan town still yearns for his rule

France 24

A huge portrait of Muammar Gaddafi marks the entrance of Bani Walid: 10 chaotic years since the Libyan dictator's death, residents of the desert town still hanker for his rule.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Polish PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in escalating dispute over rule of law

France 24

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accused the EU of "blackmail" on Tuesday in a public clash with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen over his country's rejection of parts of EU law.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Moscow imposes new Covid-19 restrictions as deaths reach all-time high

France 24

Moscow’s mayor on Tuesday ordered the city’s first coronavirus restrictions since the summer, as Russia registered 1,015 daily COVID deaths, a new record.

October 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Trial begins in Germany for 96-year-old former Nazi death camp secretary

France 24

A 96-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary who absconded before her trial was set to begin is due to appear in court in Germany on Tuesday.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

Haitians strike over insecurity following abduction of missionaries

France 24

The usually chaotic streets of Haiti’s capital were quiet and largely empty Monday as thousands of workers angry about the nation’s lack of security went on strike in protest two days after 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group were abducted by a violent gang.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

British lawmakers lead emotional tribute to slain MP David Amess

France 24

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday vowed that democracy would conquer “acts of evil”, as emotional MPs lauded their colleague David Amess after he was stabbed to death while meeting constituents.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

Ailing Czech president declared too ill 'to carry out any work duty'

France 24

Czech President Milos Zeman is too ill to work and parliament needs to start discussing when and how to trigger constitutional mechanisms to take away his powers, the head of the assembly’s upper house said on Monday.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

Ethiopia conducts air strikes on capital of Tigray region

France 24

Ethiopia’s military launched air strikes on the capital of the war-battered Tigray region on Monday, a dramatic escalation in the year-long conflict.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief claims militant group has 100,000 'trained' fighters

France 24

The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah said on Monday that last week’s Beirut violence in which seven Shi’ite Muslims were shot dead was a dangerous development and marked a new phase in the country’s internal politics.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

N. Korea test fires 'submarine-launched' ballistic missile into waters off Japan

France 24

North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair in Seoul.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

US special envoy for Afghanistan steps down in wake of chaotic withdrawal

France 24

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

France 24

US President Joe Biden's administration, in the latest move in the battle over reproductive rights, asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state.

October 19th 2021, 4:02 am

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 EU workers to create its new 'metaverse'

France 24

Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform where people exist and communicate in shared virtual spaces.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

EU denies nuclear talks with Iran in Brussels, contradicting Tehran

France 24

The EU will not hold talks in Brussels on Thursday with Iran on restarting negotiations over the nuclear deal, a spokeswoman for the bloc said, contradicting a declaration by Tehran.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

China's economy slows as Covid, energy crisis and property woes take toll

France 24

China's economic growth tumbled more than expected in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, as the property sector struggled with tighter policy measures and an energy crisis loomed.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

Three white Americans go on trial over killing of jogger Ahmaud Arbery

France 24

Three white men in the US state of Georgia will go on trial Monday in the high-profile shooting death of a Black jogger that sparked a national outcry and helped fuel last summer's social justice protests.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

French PM meets Pope Francis after devastating clerical child sex abuse report

France 24

French Prime Minister Jean Castex met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday as the French Catholic Church battles a storm over clerical child sex abuse and the sanctity of confession.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

Belarus expels French ambassador amid tensions with EU

France 24

France's ambassador to Belarus has left the country after the authorities in Minsk demanded he leave by Monday, the French embassy has said, without specifying the motive.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

Colin Powell, America's first Black secretary of state, dies at 84

France 24

Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state who saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, died Monday from complications from Covid-19.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

Thousands protest in El Salvador against 'dictator' President Bukele

France 24

Thousands of people in El Salvador took to the streets on Sunday in protest against President Nayib Bukele, who has stoked concern that he is steadily concentrating power and who responded by changing his Twitter profile late in the day to "Emperor of El Salvador".

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

Pentagon chief to hold military talks in Georgia on first stop of Black Sea visit

France 24

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Georgia Monday on the first leg of a visit to three allies on the Black Sea, aiming to deliver a message of support against threats from Russia.

October 18th 2021, 10:17 am

Floods, landslides leave dozens dead in southwest India

France 24

At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in southwestern India, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scoured for survivors in muddy debris and the military flew in emergency supplies.

October 17th 2021, 7:04 pm

One month on, still 'no signs' that La Palma volcanic eruption will end soon

France 24

There's no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has caused chaos on the Spanish isle of La Palma since it began about a month ago, the president of the Canary Islands said on Sunday.

October 17th 2021, 2:03 pm

China slams US, Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

France 24

The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region.

October 17th 2021, 2:03 pm

Two years after October 17 protests, Lebanon's economic crisis worse than ever

France 24

Two years after Lebanon's so-called October 17 movement began with major nationwide protests, disillusionment and fear prevail in the country. Several prime ministers have come and gone since 2019, but the protesters’ demands have not been met. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin speaks with Lynn Harfoush, an executive committee member of the National Bloc political party, who remains undeterred.

October 17th 2021, 2:03 pm
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