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French far right leader Marine Le Pen announced Tuesday she will stand for president of the large Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region of northern France in December’s regional elections.
FRANCE 24 has collaborated with Samar Media to recount the stories of two West African politicians who come from the region's established Lebanese community: Senegal's Minister of Maritime Affairs, Haidar El Ali, and the Ivory Coast's Mohamed Lakiss.
A man arrested last week on suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up an industrial gas plant near the southeastern city of Lyon will be investigated on terrorism charges, France’s chief public prosecutor said on Tuesday
The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force transport plane topped 140 on Wednesday, police sources said. Among the victims were also those on the ground in the neighborhood where the aircraft went down.
The US wiretapped two of France's economy ministers and spied on the country's largest companies, French media reported citing WikiLeaks documents, just days after it emerged the US had spied on three of the country's leaders.
Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host's hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time.
A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group exploded overnight in the Yemeni capital Sanaa causing dozens of casualties, medics said Tuesday, as Houthi rebels claimed they fired a Scud missile into neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunshots and weeks of violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s attempt to win a third term in office.
US Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.
Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, a hardline politician who was a close ally of former president Jacques Chirac, died on Monday aged 88, political sources said.
Greece’s left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks Monday to reject the terms of an international aid deal in a July 5 referendum in order to give the country a stronger hand in negotiations with its international creditors.
With the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada fast approaching, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the four teams competing for a shot at the trophy.
Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi has "retired" the army's chief of staff, the most senior officer removed since jihadists overran large parts of the country last year, his spokesman said Monday.
Israel’s security cabinet has approved extending a security barrier to part of its eastern border with Jordan in a bid to keep out militants and illegal migrants, the prime minister's office said Monday.
Meet Melissa Mayeux, the 16-year-old French baseball player hoping to smash the gender barrier in America's Major League Baseball.
Two of the bosses of Uber in France have been taken into custody over an investigation into alleged "illicit activity" linked to the company’s low-budget UberPOP app, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.
Turkey’s government wants more active military action to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA) against regime, Kurdish and jihadist forces in Syrian territory, but the military is reluctant to do so, official sources told the Hürriyet Daily News.
A man in his 60s has been gored to death during a bull run in southern France, authorities said on Monday.
Eleven people died early Monday when Chadian police launched a raid against suspected Boko Haram jihadist militants in a district of the capital N'Djamena, police said.
Egypt’s public prosecutor died from wounds sustained in a bomb attack on Monday that had targeted his convoy in Cairo, state news agency MENA said.