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France charges Swiss bank UBS with tax fraud

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:07
France charged UBS with tax fraud on Wednesday for allegedly helping French clients hide money in Switzerland, judicial sources said. The Swiss bank is also suspected of using dual accounts to hide the flow of capital into Switzerland.

Botched Arizona execution takes nearly two hours

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:48
Arizona inmate Joseph Wood reportedly gasped over 600 times before succumbing to a lethal injection on Wednesday, adding yet another flawed execution to a recent series that has raised questions about the death penalty in the United States.

Israel faces heightened diplomatic pressure as Gaza violence rages

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:27
Israel faced new pressure on Wednesday as US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders and UN rights chief Navi Pillay said there was "a strong possibility" that Israel was committing war crimes in Gaza.

In pictures: Thousands march for Gaza peace in Paris

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:52
Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Paris once more on Wednesday to march against Israel’s military assault on the Gaza Strip, the first authorised demonstration since a July 13 rally ended in clashes.

Bomb attacks leave scores dead in north Nigeria

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:17
At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting an opposition leader and a moderate Muslim cleric.

UN human rights chief blasts Israel-Gaza ‘war crimes’

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:44
There is a “strong possibility” that both sides in the Israeli-Gaza conflict have violated international humanitarian law and could be guilty of war crimes, the UN’s top human rights official warned Wednesday.

Paris braced for new pro-Palestinian rally after clashes

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:27
Four days after pro-Palestinians defied a protest ban and clashed with police in Paris, the French capital is preparing for a new march. Wednesday’s rally is legal, but authorities and organisers are nonetheless taking added precautions.

Video: Fear, death and mourning in Gaza’s Khan Younis

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:56
As Israeli forces continue to pound Gaza, a FRANCE 24 team in the southern city of Khan Younis follows the now familiar cycle of airstrikes, deaths, funerals – and pledges of allegiance to Hamas.

Kerry arrives in Israel to push for Gaza ceasefire

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 03:15
US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a bid to negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza. Kerry is due to hold talks later in the day with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Remains of Flight MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:31
Two planes carrying the remains of many of the victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday as the country marks a day of national mourning for the 193 citizens it lost when the flight was downed in eastern Ukraine.

Defying UK, France to proceed with warships sale to Russia

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:01
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius responded with a strong dose of sarcasm to British criticism of France’s planned sale of two warships to Russia, saying the UK should put its own house in order before criticising others.

Flight MH17 shot down ‘by mistake,' US intelligence indicates

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:48
Pro-Russia rebels probably shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday, but they were likely ‘ill-trained’ and did not know what they were shooting at.

Israel hits Gaza targets despite diplomatic push for ceasefire

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:58
Despite international efforts to negotiate an end to the Israeli-Gaza conflict on Tuesday, Israel continued to strike at targets in the Gaza Strip, where the death toll rose to above 600.

France gives go-ahead to pro-Palestinian Paris rally

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:36
French authorities have given the green light for a pro-Palestine demonstration to be held in Paris on Wednesday, despite previous protests descending into violence.

US, European airlines suspend flights to Tel Aviv over Israel-Gaza conflict

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:28
As hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip showed no signs of abating on Tuesday, many US and European airlines moved to suspend flights to Tel Aviv due to growing concerns over the security situation.

Australian veteran Rogers claims 16th stage of Tour de France

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:31
Australian Michael Rogers won the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday as Frenchman Romain Bardet’s and American Tejay van Garderen’s hopes of a podium finish suffered a major blow with both losing considerable ground.

Video: Lebanon fears fallout from regional turmoil

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:08
Civil war in Syria, an Islamist insurrection in Iraq and now bloody fighting in the Gaza Strip: turmoil is spreading across the Middle East and Lebanon is eyeing its neighbours with increasing apprehension.

French Jews mourn French-Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:38
Around 300 people paid their last respects on Monday in the city of Lyon to Jordan Bensemhoun, a staff sergeant in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) who moved to Israel from France six years ago.

A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:42
Religious leaders gathered for an interfaith service in the Paris suburb of Sarcelles a day after Jewish-owned businesses and a synagogue were attacked during Sunday’s banned demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Israel identifies ‘missing’ soldier in Gaza

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:53
The Israeli army on Tuesday confirmed that a soldier who Hamas militants claimed they had kidnapped is dead and his body remains unaccounted for.