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Tunisians vote in landmark presidential election

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 14:53
Tunisians voted Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, in a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy.

Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 14:27
Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing an interim government, with President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida also taking on the key ministries of foreign affairs and defence.

Netanyahu warns of ‘grave mistake’ if France recognises Palestinian state

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:46
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that France’s parliament would be making a “grave mistake” if it recognises a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.

Carnage as suicide bomber targets Afghan volleyball match

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:02
Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

Israeli cabinet approves bill recognizing state’s exclusive ‘Jewish character’

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:58
Israel’s cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Switzerland beat France to claim first Davis Cup title

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:56
Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland took an unassailable 3-1 lead against France to win the Davis Cup final.

France’s cash-strapped far right turns to Russian lender

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 08:52
The French far right’s cosiness with Vladimir Putin’s Russia is back in the spotlight as Marine Le Pen’s party confirms it borrowed nine million euros from a Russian lender, saying “no one else will give us a cent”.

The ‘Al Capones’ of Wall Street, high-frequency traders won’t be deterred

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 03:20
The battle over high-frequency trading is heating up on Wall Street as regulators and traders face off over the decade’s most controversial financial practice.

Iran nuclear deal in doubt as Kerry warns of ‘big gaps’

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 00:36
World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.

Burkina Faso vows to identify remains of folk hero Sankara

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 09:56
Burkina Faso's new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation's revolutionary hero Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated more than 27 years ago.

‘Si se puede’: Obama earns Latino praise at home and abroad

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:59
US President Barack Obama’s sweeping move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation has drawn enthusiastic praise from Latin American leaders and galvanized Hispanic voters disappointed by years of stalling on the issue.

Tunisia set to make history again as first free presidential poll opens

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:45
Tunisia opened its first free presidential poll Sunday, as the birthplace of the “Arab Spring” once again makes history. But the resurgence of Islamist militancy and the return of old regime figures make for a fragile success story.

US prisoner freed after 39 years on death row

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 02:35
A 57-year-old US prisoner who was sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit walked free from court on Friday after spending 39 years behind bars, prosecutors said.

Al Shabaab gunmen execute passengers in Kenya bus attack

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:45
Gunmen hijacked a bus in northern Kenya before executing 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday, blaming the attack on al Shabaab Islamic extremists from Somalia.

Iran nuclear talks enter decisive final weekend

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 00:14
Deadlocked international talks aimed at defusing a 12-year standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions entered their cliffhanger final weekend Saturday, days before a deadline.

US House panel debunks many Benghazi theories

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 23:01
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

France's Monfils beats Federer to level Davis Cup final

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:13
Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils (pictured) Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.

UK rolls out red carpet for Hollande's spurned ex Trierweiler

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:45
France’s president fumed when Britain offered to "roll out the red carpet" for French companies mulling a move to the UK. He may well find the welcome afforded by the UK media to his ex Valerie Trierweiler even less palatable.

Kerry to hold new talks with Iranian envoy in Vienna

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:01
US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to hold surprise crunch talks with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in Vienna late on Friday despite the US earlier saying Kerry was headed for talks in Paris with his EU counterparts.

Ending violence against women: The dangers of trial by Twitter

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:32
As we mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, we take a look at whether social media is a friend or foe. Also why changing men's attitudes is vital when it comes to dealing with the issue. And a group of French male actors and comedians use the stage to give victims a voice. Watch FRANCE 24's report.