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Faced with ongoing mass protests against his decision to abandon a deal with the EU in favour of possible closer ties with Russia, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich backed on Monday holding talks with the opposition to discuss a compromise.
A brawl between rival fans at a Brazilian top-flight league match on Sunday seriously injured at least three supporters and raised concerns over fan safety ahead of Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 World Cup.
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro held key cities in Venezuela’s mayoral elections on Sunday but failed to deliver the crushing victory they had sought to try to undermine the hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez.
South Africans held a day of prayer and reflection across the country on Sunday at the start of week-long commemorations for Nelson Mandela. FRANCE 24 went to Soweto, where parishioners both mourned and celebrated their late leader.
On the sidelines of the Africa-France summit in Paris, Marc Perelman met Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. President Jonathan reacted to Nelson Mandela’s death and praised the anti-apartheid icon’s selflessness.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Monday that she will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call early elections as 100,000 protesters marched through the streets of Bangkok, with many denouncing the move as "not enough".
Singapore's streets were littered with burnt cars on Monday after hundreds of South Asian workers rioted in the island nation's worst unrest in more than 40 years. The riot began after a 33-year-old Indian worker was hit and killed by a private bus.
North Korea confirmed Monday that leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek (pictured left), has been dismissed for committing “criminal acts”. Jang was previously considered his nephew's mentor and the power behind the throne.
France said its troops will begin to disarm militias in the Central African Republic on Monday, while acknowledging that its reinforced presence in the capital of Bangui and nearby towns was creating tensions with former Seleka rebels on the ground.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Sunday, where opposition leaders urged them to maintain pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich to sack his government and abandon plans for closer ties with Russia.
Monaco moved up to second in Ligue 1 on Sunday after defeating a 10-man AC Ajaccio 1-0 with a late goal by Emmanuel Riviere.
South Africa on Saturday began preparations to host US President Barack Obama and other world leaders eager to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela during 10 days of mourning for the anti-apartheid icon.
Around 1,600 French soldiers have been deployed in a mission to try to secure the Central African Republic (CAR). FRANCE 24’s Matthieu Mabin and Alexander Turnbull join a French patrol on the streets of the CAR capital of Bangui.
The Philippine government signed a power-sharing agreement on Sunday with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), one of the country’s main rebel groups, clearing the way for a final peace agreement that could end decades of tensions.
Thailand’s main opposition party said Sunday its members were resigning en masse from parliament to protest against a government they claim is "no longer accepted by the people", a move certain to exacerbate the country’s latest political crisis.
South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer to honour former president Nelson Mandela on Sunday, starting planned events that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.
South Korea said Sunday it will expand its air defence zone, which will now partially overlap with a similar zone announced by China. The two zones will now both include a rock claimed by both countries and controlled by South Korea.
Ukraine’s opposition on Sunday hopes to draw at least one million people to a Kiev rally to protest against a government decision to reject a historic EU trade deal and seek closer ties with old master Russia.
Galatasaray’s Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue have been sent to the Professional Football Discipline Committee for wearing T-shirts paying homage to Nelson Mandela during a league game on December 6.
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 on Saturday, French President François Hollande said that the Central African Republic should hold democratic elections by 2015, after Séléka rebels seized control of the country earlier this year.