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Turkish strikes in Iraq throw PKK ceasefire into jeopardy

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 12:00
Turkey's military Saturday carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes against both Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, putting in jeopardy a fragile ceasefire with Turkish Kurds.

Froome set for victory after holding on to yellow jersey

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:48
Chris Froome is set to win the 2015 Tour de France after retaining the yellow jersey on Saturday’s 20th stage despite a spirited comeback from Movistar’s Nairo Quintana, while Thibaut Pinto took the stage win atop the Alpe d’Huez.

Chrysler recalls 1.4m hackable cars to prevent ‘cyber carmageddon’

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:12
Fiat Chrysler ordered on Friday the recall of 1.4 million vehicles to upgrade their security systems after two researchers revealed that they took control of a jeep SUV over the Internet, with absolutely no physical access to the car.

Burundi opposition leader rejects presidential election results, calls for new vote

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 07:36
Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Saturday denounced the third consecutive term win by President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded fresh elections.

Over 100,000 petition against Saudi king’s French Riviera holiday

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 07:34
Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage were due to arrive on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where over 100,000 residents have petitioned against the closure of the public beach outside his villa.

Assad grants amnesty to Syrian army deserters

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 04:39
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country’s compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday.

Video: Kinshasa, the city where fashion never sleeps

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:27
Kinshasa’s third Fashion Week kicked off on Friday, with 19 Congolese designers presenting their collections to both local and international audiences. FRANCE 24 met two of Kinshasa’s top designers ahead of the annual event.

Obama hails Africa for lifting people out of poverty

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 03:02
US President Barack Obama declared Saturday that "Africa is on the move", praising the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya as he kicked off a landmark visit.

Turkey changes tactic in fight against IS group in Syria

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 02:58
Turkish war planes struck Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria for the first time on Friday, in a sign that Turkey’s government has abandoned its hands-off approach towards the Islamist militants.

US blasts Burundi elections as ‘deeply flawed’

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:35
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Burundi’s election this week “deeply flawed” and urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to hold a “meaningful, serious” dialogue with the African country’s opposition, the State Department said.

Turkey arrests hundreds amid offensive against IS group, Kurdish militants

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:17
Turkey on Saturday unleashed a third wave of air strikes and ground attacks on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria and Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, and announced the arrest of nearly 600 suspected members of the two organisations.

Tunisian parliament passes new anti-terror law

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:58
The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian.

Greece take step closer to bailout with IMF loan request

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:04
Debt-crippled Greece on Friday took a step closer to a huge third international bailout by formally requesting IMF help, but sources said "logistical problems" were delaying the start of talks in Athens.

National Front founder Le Pen to face trial for WWII gas chamber remarks

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 13:25
French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen, is set to face criminal proceedings for saying that the gas chambers of the Holocaust were “a detail of World War II”.

French court approves sweeping new surveillance powers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:19
France’s Constitutional Council on Thursday broadly approved a law giving state intelligence services more scope to eavesdrop on the public to tackle what authorities have described as an unprecedented terror threat.

Nibali wins Stage 19 as Quintana cuts Froome’s lead

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:04
Vincenzo Nibali rediscovered his form to claim the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Friday, while Movistar’s Nairo Quintana came in second to close the gap on yellow jersey holder Chris Froome ahead of tomorrow’s final mountain stage.

‘I am still alive’: Alleged fugitive French killer contacts media

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:33
Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, suspected of ruthlessly murdering his wife and four children four years ago before disappearing, has apparently contacted the French press stating, “I am alive”.

Burundi's Nkurunziza wins third term as president

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:10
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday won a third-term in office after the opposition boycotted the vote, a victory that leaves the nation politically divided and facing international isolation.

President Obama calls on Britain to stay in the EU

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:01
US President Barack Obama said he wants Britain to stay in the European Union and help maintain the post-war transatlantic partnership, prompting angry responses from Eurosceptic lawmakers in London.

Saudi king to hit French Riviera with entourage of 1,000

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:12
King Salman of Saudi Arabia is expected to arrive in France later Friday for a Riviera beach holiday, bringing an entourage of no fewer than 1,000 with him.