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Colombia, Farc rebels reach 'definitive' ceasefire deal

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:33
Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels said on Wednesday they had reached agreement on a definitive ceasefire that would end hostilities in the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere.

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:54
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score in four European championships as Portugal scraped through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, along with Group F winners Hungary and second-placed Iceland.

Congolese opposition leader Katumbi sentenced to jail

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:23
Embattled DR Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, was sentenced to three years in jail Wednesday over a real estate dispute.

Paris joins global tributes to murdered UK lawmaker Jo Cox

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:09
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Paris, London and other cities around the world on the eve of Britain’s EU referendum to mark what would have been the 42nd birthday of murdered British MP Jo Cox.

Too young to vote: British teens join the Brexit debate

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:33
Britain’s 16- and 17-year-olds, unlike their counterparts in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, cannot vote on Thursday. FRANCE 24 met a class of teens whose rational approach to “Brexit” is a loss to the national debate.

Brexit would be ‘irreversible’, France’s Hollande warns UK

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:22
Britain will risk losing access to Europe’s common market if it votes to leave the EU, French President François Hollande said Wednesday, warning that a Brexit would be “irreversible”.

From France with love: UK police halt anti-Brexit ‘Operation Croissant’

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:42
British police swooped in to stop a French activist group that wanted to hand out hundreds of freshly baked croissants to London commuters in an act of European friendship ahead of Britain's vote on whether to remain in the EU.

Ending impasse, govt allow French unions to march in Paris

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 04:05
French unions said Wednesday the Socialist government would allow a protest march in Paris on Thursday after negotiating an alternative route for the demonstration, which was initially banned.

Messi breaks Argentina goal record in 4-0 drubbing of US

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 03:16
Star striker Lionel Messi led Argentina to a 4-0 victory in a semi-finals match of the Copa America, ending the hopes of the United States in the continental football tournament and breaking his country’s career scoring record.

Libyan loyalist forces face IS group counter-attack in Sirte

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 01:41
Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government said they had made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte on Tuesday as they battle to oust Islamic State (IS) group from its coastal stronghold.

Video: Brexit vote stirs up old political divides in N. Ireland

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:51
In Northern Ireland the Brexit referendum has divided the population along historic political lines, with "Leave" campaigners accusing "Remain" rivals of stoking unfounded fears of a return to the past.

Pro- and anti-Brexit camps face off in heated TV debate

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 22:00
Rival sides in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership clashed in a passionate debate to the roars of an audience of six thousand in a London concert arena.

North Korea fires second missile in defiance of UN resolutions

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 20:45
North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday morning after another launch hours earlier failed, South Korea’s military said.

Clinton says Trump presidency would be ‘disastrous’ for US economy

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 20:10
Democrat Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that if Republican rival Donald Trump wins the White House, it will be a disaster for the US economy, predicting a “Trump recession.”

Jo Cox’s husband says she was killed because of her political views

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 18:58
Lawmaker Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed a week before Britain’s referendum on European Union membership, died because of her political views and had been deeply troubled by the tone of the campaign, her husband said on Tuesday.

Croatia storm into Euro last 16 with 2-1 victory over Spain

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 15:04
Croatia pipped Spain to first place in Group D at Euro 2016 after Ivan Perisic struck a late winner in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

Jordan declares Syria border 'military zone' after attack on soldiers

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:32
Jordan declared the desert border regions with Syria and Iraq "military zones" barred to civilians after a suicide bomber killed six Jordanian soldiers near the Syrian frontier on Tuesday.

French cement maker Lafarge 'made deals with IS group in Syria'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:21
French cement maker Lafarge entered into deals with armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State (IS) group, in order to protect its business interests in the country, French daily Le Monde reported Tuesday.

‘Remain’ campaign faces brick wall on immigration

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:51
With less than 48 hours to go before Britain votes on whether to remain a member of the EU, tempers are frayed in Leicester as the “Remain” campaign struggles to move the Brexit debate beyond the divisive issue of immigration. 

Five shows to see at this year’s Fête de la Musique in Paris

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:15
As France celebrates the official start of summer on Tuesday with the 35th annual Fête de la Musique, FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the free concerts happening in Paris as part of the festivities on the longest day of the year.