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Brazil has long been a magnet for immigrants from other Latin American countries. But now people are coming from as far away as Haiti, and even West Africa, driven by hopes of a better life. France 24 travelled to the small town of Brasileia on the border with Bolivia, which has become the main entry point for immigrants coming from the Third World.
Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani pledged on Monday to follow a “path of moderation” and promised greater openness over the country’s nuclear programme in his first press conference since his election victory on Friday.
In the wake of a series of controversies, a new poll finds Barack Obama at his lowest job approval rating in more than a year and a half. FRANCE 24 interviewed a political analyst for insight into how worried the US president should be.
An employee of a right-wing Israeli NGO has been accused of making biased edits to the English-language Wikipedia page on the Israeli-Arab conflict, raising concerns that political outfits are misusing the website to promote their own interests.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will stand trial in August along with Muammar Gaddafi’s last prime minister and a former intelligence director. The men will be tried for crimes against the Libyan people during the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime.
FRANCE 24 hosts Adama Dieng. He argues that, despite international failures over Syria, the UN’s doctrine of “responsibility to protect” has had a positive impact in other conflicts such as Mali. He also addresses accusations that the International Criminal Court unfairly targets Africans, and says he hopes that more cases will be tried by national authorities rather than by the ICC.
A video shows a young couple dancing, their bodies nearly touching at times. The scene would seem far from scandalous in much of the world, but it was filmed in the middle of the street in Mashhad, one of the most conservative cities in Iran. Dancing is strictly forbidden for women in Iran, but overjoyed Iranians broke many rules after moderate Hassan Rohani won the presidential election. Read more…
Unemployment is such a major problem for youth in the Tunisian city of Metlaoui that it led to clashes with police last week. In the mineral-rich region of Gafsa, the young and educated can no longer bear the disappointments of endemic unemployment. Read more...
An attack by a drunken gang on six Chinese students studying the French art of winemaking in Bordeaux has been condemned by Chinese authorities, who have demanded that France brings the perpetrators swiftly to justice.
As Iranians head to the polls this Friday, their country weathers an unprecedented economic crisis, due mainly to international sanctions over Iran's controversial nuclear programme. The economy is a major issue for voters. Some will come down on the side of reform. Others say they have had enough, and won't vote at all.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has criticised French moves to protect EU cultural industries as "reactionary" ahead of upcoming talks on a massive EU free trade agreement with the United States.
The far-right National Front has moved on to the second round of a parliamentary by-election to replace disgraced former MP Jérôme Cahuzac. The victory is an embarrassing blow to the Socialist government of President François Hollande.
At the New York Forum Africa in Libreville, Gabon, Markus Karlsson talks to Ozwald Boateng, British fashion designer and co-founder of Made in Africa. He is campaigning for more infrastructure investments in Africa through his foundation Made in Africa. He believes that the resources of the continent are wasted and its foundation aims at financing infrastructure projects.
The European Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner - fuel-saving, medium-sized planes built for long-haul flights - are battling for attention and sales as the Paris Air Show gets underway.
Five trade unions are set to begin a nationwide 24-hour strike on Monday to protest against the harsh treatment of protesters in Taksim Square. The unions will stop work except in cases of emergency and will march to the city centres.
Cautiously positive reactions emerged from international governments Saturday following the victory of moderate cleric candidate Hassan Rohani in Iran's presidential election as Rohani supporters welcomed the dawning of a new era.
Hassan Rohani's presidential poll victory on Saturday evening sparked spontaneous outpourings of joy as the sounds of old political songs and defiant slogans resurfaced on the streets of Iranian towns and cities.
The Turkish protesters are not pursuing their own interests, but are "a generation with free souls" concerned about civic freedoms, says an NGO representative of the Taksim Solidarity initiative.
Documents leaked by former CIA employee Edward Snowden reveal that Britain spied on G20 delegates from other member nations – including Turkey and South Africa – at a London summit in 2009, Britain's "Guardian" newspaper reported on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet US President Barack Obama ahead of the G8 summit on Monday for what could be contentious talks on Syria, with their policies on President Bashar al-Assad appearing to be on a collision course.