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Lawyers representing Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni on Thursday filed an emergency injunction against further publication of leaked recordings that reveal compromising comments made by the couple during the ex-president’s time in office.
The Supreme Council of Crimea decided on Thursday to hold a referendum March 16 on whether the region should remain in Ukraine or become part of Russia. Earlier in the week, Ukraine’s election commission had said such a move was unconstitutional.
One of the two French-built Mistral-class warships purchased by Russia got its first test run on Wednesday in western France. Despite the crisis in Crimea, Paris said it was not yet ready to scrap its €1.2 billion deal with Moscow.
Statistics released Thursday showed that France’s jobless rate fell for the first time in two years in the fourth quarter of 2013, dropping to 10.2 % under a new calculation method and providing a much-needed boost for troubled President Hollande.
In Crimea, Ukrainians, Tatars and Russians live next to each other without rancour but the arrival of Russian troops is forcing people to pick sides. Watch the FRANCE 24 report from a small village that illustrates the Crimean dilemma.
Saadi Gaddafi, the son of Libya’s former dictator, was extradited by Niger on Thursday and immediately taken into custody in Tripoli, the Libyan government said.
The United States is restricting the movements of Syria’s UN ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari (pictured), to a 25-mile (40 km) radius of New York City, the US State Department announced on Wednesday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic and commercial relations with Panama due to a "conspiracy" to topple his government through daily protests that have left at least 18 dead since mid-February.
There are those who believe that given the sweeping turmoil in the Middle East, the two most powerful non-Arab countries other than Turkey – Israel and Iran – have common interests in forming a strategic alliance that would strengthen their position.
In what was the final and most anticipated show of Paris fashion week, Nicolas Ghesquière proved he was the perfect choice to replace Marc Jacobs with his debut collection for Louis Vuitton.
Russia will come under heightened diplomatic pressure on Thursday as the UN Security Council and European leaders hold emergency talks on Ukraine, after attempts to foster a diplomatic meeting between Russia and Ukraine in Paris on Wednesday failed.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI is due to arrive in Gabon late on Wednesday for the last leg of a long visit to West and Central Africa marked by dozens of trade agreements.
As Ukraine’s crisis continues to deepen, Cossacks – a militaristic group that once defended the borders of Russia’s Empire – have joined Russian forces in the country’s Crimea region. FRANCE 24 reports from inside one of their training camps.
A third of women in Europe have suffered some form of physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, according to a major new study published on Wednesday.
Disgraced former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the most qualified to replace France’s unpopular president, François Hollande, according to a shock survey French newspaper Le Parisien chose not to publish.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is reportedly “furious” after embarrassing secret recordings made by a close aide during his term in office were leaked to the press.
It's a year to the day since Venezuela lost its iconic and divisive leader Hugo Chavez. In those 12 months, the country has seen food shortages and violent demonstrations against the man Chavez chose as his successor, President Nicolas Maduro.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain say they have recalled their ambassadors from the Gulf nation of Qatar over its alleged breach of a regional security deal.
When starving French peasants showed up at her palace complaining that they had no more bread, the oft-quoted legend says, Queen Marie Antoinette infamously suggested they stop being fussy and “eat cake”.
Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa resumed Wednesday to hear further witness testimony alleging screams the night Reeva Steenkamp died, challenging the Paralympian’s defence against premeditated murder.