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Russian incursion into Turkish air space deliberate, NATO says

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 23:58
NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes had violated alliance member Turkey's air space by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

Former UN General Assembly chief charged with corruption

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:35
A former president of the United Nations General Assembly accepted over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged on Tuesday.

Burkina Faso coup general ‘charged with attacking state security’

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 15:04
The general behind Burkina Faso’s failed coup was charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaoré, with “murder” and “attacking state security” on Tuesday, judicial sources said.

France plots next move as Russia extends hold in Syria

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:06
Western diplomats have been left scrambling to revise their Syria game plans as Russia accelerates its ruthless offensive in the country, with the French seeking leverage over Moscow as its manoeuvres threaten to destabilise the region even further.

US 'deeply regrets' strike on MSF hospital in Afghanistan

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:04
The head of the Pentagon on Tuesday said the US military “deeply regrets” the loss of life in an American strike on an Afghan hospital in Kunduz and is working to understand what went wrong.

French tabloids must pay damages for photos of Hollande’s girlfriend

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 13:37
Two French celebrity magazines were ordered Tuesday to pay symbolic damages for publishing snatched photographs of French President François Hollande and his actress girlfriend Julie Gayet at one of his official country residences.

Would you trust Eugene Kaspersky, Russia’s ‘Cyber Security King’?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 13:35
Accused of helping Russian spies and sabotaging his competitors, Eugene Kaspersky tells FRANCE 24 he is innocent and has "nothing to hide".

Russia says it hit 12 IS group targets in latest Syria strikes

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:33
Russian jets carried out air strikes on 12 Islamic State (IS) group sites in Syria on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Moscow said.

IS group claims deadly attacks targeting Yemeni government, Gulf troops

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:15
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a series of deadly attacks in Yemen’s second city of Aden targeting the government as well as Gulf Arab troops from a Saudi-led coalition positioned there.

French minister wants five ‘terrorists’ to be stripped of nationality

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:38
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Tuesday told lawmakers that he had requested five French citizens be stripped of their nationalities over the 2003 Casablanca bombings that left dozens dead.

Ghana’s leader talks democracy, corruption

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:34
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama is in Paris as Ghana becomes the 50th member of the OECD's development centre. He spoke to FRANCE 24’s Georja Calvin-Smith.

New Volkswagen CEO warns of ‘massive cutbacks’ in wake of emissions scandal

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:57
New Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller warned staff on Tuesday to brace for “massive cutbacks” in response to the diesel emissions scandal that has hammered the company’s stock and reputation.

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine postpone disputed elections

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:06
Ukraine's pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist provinces of Lugansk and Donetsk said in a joint statement Tuesday that they were pushing back the elections in the east to next year in line with Western demands.

Air France violence threatens country’s image, Hollande says

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 06:38
French President François Hollande condemned on Tuesday the violent protests by Air France staff at plans to slash thousands of jobs, saying it damaged the country’s image.

Japanese, Canadian neutrino scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 04:27
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.

Israel razes militants' homes amid mounting unrest

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 04:04
The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished homes of two Palestinian militants in east Jerusalem following a late-night cabinet meeting in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a "strong hand" to quell recent deadly attacks.

Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney wow at Paris Fashion Week

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 03:26
Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane proved he was taking the iconic fashion house in an intriguing new direction with his collection on Monday, while Stella McCartney wowed with a show bursting with colour and movement.

Top EU court backs student in landmark Facebook privacy case

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 02:12
Europe's highest court has ruled in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers.

US boy, 11, held for shooting dead 8-year-old girl in Tennessee

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 02:05
A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee, the girl's grieving mother said.

Hotel housing Yemen PM in city of Aden hit by rockets

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:13
A hotel in Yemen's second city of Aden where Prime Minister and Vice President Khaled al-Bahah was staying with members of the government has been fired upon by rocket-propelled grenades, a security source has reported.