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IS group 'the challenge of our time' Kerry tells London talks

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 03:57
Foreign ministers from the coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group gathered for talks in London Thursday, with the threat posed by jihadists returning after training abroad at the top of the agenda after a series of attacks in France.

Sarkozy blasts PM's ‘apartheid’ comment, breaking national unity

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:59
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has criticized the government’s new counter-terrorism policies and blasted the prime minister's use of the term “apartheid” to describe France’s failure to integrate immigrant communities.

US-Cuba talks shift to restoring diplomatic ties

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:57
The United States and Cuba launch talks on Thursday on restoring diplomatic relations after a contentious session on immigration accentuated the difficulties in overcoming half a century of hostilities.

Russia, Ukraine agree to pull back weapons amid surge in fighting

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:05
Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday to pull back their heavy weapons from an agreed demarcation line, just hours after separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine.

Yemen leader and Shiite militia 'strike deal' to end crisis

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:34
Yemen's president and Shiite militia reached a nine-point agreement Wednesday under which the militia are to withdraw from government buildings in return for concessions over a draft constitution, state media reported.

German anti-Islam PEGIDA leader quits over Hitler photo

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:57
The leader of Germany's anti-"Islamisation" movement PEGIDA, Lutz Bachmann, said Wednesday he would step down after a picture emerged that showed him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache.

Some French jihadists are former soldiers, minister admits

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:22
Of the estimated 1,000 French citizens who have travelled to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad, a small minority are former servicemen in the French armed forces, the country’s defence minister told Radio France Internationale (RFI) radio Wednesday.

Houthi militias 'guard' presidential palace, deny coup attempt

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 06:49
Yemen’s Houthi fighters took up guard at President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s home on Wednesday but said they had not toppled him, after two days of fighting that have put the Shiite group in all but total control of the capital.

Violence rocks Kinshasa amid fears of Kabila power grab

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:13
Violence flared for a third day in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday amid mounting anger over plans to delay the country’s presidential election.

French PM unveils package of anti-terror measures

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:58
Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday announced France would adopt new counter-terrorism measures in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks earlier this month, including strengthening intelligence services and preventing youth radicalisation.

Doubts over 'suicide' of Argentine prosecutor targeting Kirchner

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:38
Family members and supporters of Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating government involvement in a cover-up related to the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre, have rejected initial findings that he committed suicide.

Live: French PM unveils new anti-terror measures

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:12
Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday is unveiling details of new counter-terrorism measures in France in the wake of the deadly attacks earlier this month. Follow his press conference live on FRANCE 24 starting at 10:30 a.m. (0930 GMT).

Paris gunman ‘stopped’ by police days before kosher store attack

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:37
The gunman who killed four shoppers at a Paris kosher store on January 9 was stopped by a police patrol just days before his deadly rampage but promptly let go, French weekly Le Canard Enchaîné reports.

Europe to announce new steps to counter terrorism

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:29
French and European officials will unveil new counter-terrorism measures Wednesday in Brussels, including possible changes to the bloc's Schengen visa-free travel zone, in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris.

Obama urges Republican-run Congress to back taxes on rich

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:57
In his Tuesday night State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama challenged the Republican-led Congress to break out of confrontational politics and back an effort to boost the middle class via higher taxes on the rich and trade deals.

Malian Paris hostage hero gets French citizenship

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:20
The Malian grocery worker who has been hailed as a hero for saving hostages’ lives when an Islamist militant attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris earlier this month was on Tuesday awarded French citizenship for his bravery.

Paris mayor to sue Fox News over ‘no-go zones’ slur

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:28
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN on Tuesday that her city intends to sue Fox News after it broadcasted interviews asserting that there are “no-go zones” in the French capital where police and non-Muslims fear to tread.

French far right rooting for hard-left Syriza in Greek poll

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:03
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that her National Front party would rejoice if the hard-left Syriza coalition wins upcoming elections in Greece.

Bulgaria to extradite Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:50
A Bulgarian court ruled Tuesday that a Frenchman who admits knowing the Charlie Hebdo attackers but denies being an extremist should be extradited to France following an arrest warrant issued by Paris.

Shiite militiamen seize Yemen presidential palace

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:45
Shiite militiamen on Tuesday seized the presidential palace in Yemen, a day after some of the worst battles in the capital in years, officials said.