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Nine gems and a handball: Thierry Henry on camera

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:35
Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football after a glittering two decades in the game. We look at ten memorable moments from his career, from the finest to the less flattering.

'We will survive sanctions,’ says Russian foreign minister

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:08
Western sanctions will “never” cause economic meltdown for Russia, Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive interview on Monday.

Scores killed in Taliban attack on army-run school in Pakistan

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:49
At least 126 people, most of them students, were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen attacked an army-run school in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.

Video: Denmark ‘rehabilitates’ returning jihadists

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:02
Denmark has taken a different approach to young Muslims returning to the country after waging jihad abroad. FRANCE 24's Malcolm Brabant reports.

Hollande hails benefits of immigration in swipe at Sarkozy

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:12
French President François Hollande delivered a rare and passionate defence of the benefits of immigration as he formally inaugurated France’s first immigration museum, seven years after its hushed opening under his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy.

President Erdogan defends raids on Turkish media

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:38
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended raids on media outlets linked to a US-based Muslim cleric as a necessary response to “dirty" actions by the government’s enemies and told the European Union to mind its own business.

Sydney café hostage-taker had long criminal record

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:07
Man Haron Monis, the assailant who held 17 people hostage in a Sydney café on Monday, was an Iranian refugee who faced several charges of sexual assault and was known for sending hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers killed overseas.

Family of reporter held in Tehran speaks to FRANCE 24

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:30
FRANCE 24 on Monday spoke to the family of Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist held in Tehran since July. Rezaian's mother, Mary, and his brother Ali Rezaian said they are petitioning Iran's leadership for his release.

Police raids dismantle French jihadist network

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:14
French police launched nationwide raids early on Monday to dismantle a network that was sending jihadists to Syria, a police source said. The raids were focused mainly near Toulouse but also around Paris and Normandy.

Paris bans UberPOP as taxi drivers stage protest

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:43
France’s interior ministry announced Monday that UberPOP, Uber’s amateur car service, will be banned in the country from 2015. The move came as taxi drivers staged a protest blocking traffic on major roadways from Paris’s main airports to the city.

Three killed as Sydney police storm café to end hostage siege

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 00:22
Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney café early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people, including the attacker, were killed.

Hostages held in Sydney cafe, Islamic flag displayed

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:03
A gunman is holding some 10 people hostage inside a cafe in central Sydney, where an Islamic flag has been displayed in the window. Three people ran out of a fire escape in the building but it was not clear if they were hostages.

Japan’s ruling coalition wins landslide election victory

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:12
Japan’s ruling coalition won a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts.

Turkey media raids go against European values, says EU

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 12:19
Top EU officials on Sunday denounced Turkish police raids on media representatives as going "against the European values" that Turkey aspires to as it seeks membership in the bloc.

Bond script stolen in Sony hacking attack

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:04
The producers of James Bond films acknowledged Sunday that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie “SPECTRE” was among the material stolen in the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Turkish police raid media linked to Erdogan critic

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 08:35
Police conducted raids in a dozen Turkish cities Sunday, detaining at least 24 people – including journalists, TV producers and police – close to a movement led by a moderate Islamic cleric who is a strong critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Paris taxis set to block traffic in Uber protests

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 07:30
Taxi drivers were planning to block the main roadways into Paris on Monday after a court rejected a bid to ban the amateur car service UberPop, while the minicab company continued to battle lawsuits in several other countries.

Sudan’s Bashir claims victory as ICC shelves war crimes inquiry

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 04:20
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir claimed victory over the International Criminal Court on Saturday after the body announced it was shelving investigations into suspected war crimes in Darfur to shift resources to other “urgent cases.”

Abe’s ruling coalition poised for election victory in Japan

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 02:35
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was set for a massive victory in Sunday’s election, media exit polls showed, in a vote the Japanese leader has cast as a referendum on his strategy for reviving the world’s third biggest economy.

UN climate talks in Peru end with deal

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 01:07
About 190 nations agreed on Sunday the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit rising world temperatures.