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Clinton goes on the attack against 'revolutionary' Sanders

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:05
Hillary Clinton mounted a sharp attack on Bernie Sanders Thursday, accusing her Democratic challenger for the White House of smear tactics and warning that his promises of political revolution “don’t add up.”

In pictures: Fears mount over Ethiopia’s overlooked drought

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:53
Ethiopia’s government has mitigated much of the fallout of the country's worst drought for decades — but on closer inspection the situation on the ground remains precarious.

Is French grammar ready to hang up the ‘hat’?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:06
France’s Education Ministry on Thursday came under fire over teaching reforms that will allegedly see the circumflex accent, better known as “the hat”, disappear from the French language textbooks.

Helping Syrians: Aid without access

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:47
Donors at an international conference for Syria have pledged around $10 billion to alleviate the plight of refugees. But raising cash may be a lot easier than delivering aid - especially when hunger is used as a weapon of war.

How a French ‘kooky cookie’ brand cracked the US market

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:11
Cookies produced by Paris-based manufacturer Michel and Augustin are now being sold in all US Starbucks stores. In a new cheeky ad campaign, the brand is using humour and its unique success story to lure American consumers.

UN panel to rule in Assange's favour, Sweden says

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 09:48
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's three-and-a-half-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid rape investigation in Sweden amounts to 'arbitrary detention', a UN panel will rule on Friday.

'I feel abandoned,' says witness who turned in Paris attacks coordinator

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 09:05
A woman who turned in Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the November Paris attacks, said Thursday she feels "abandoned" and afraid of reprisals, in an interview with French broadcaster RMC.

Tunisia lifts nationwide curfew after unemployment unrest

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:48
Tunisia said on Thursday it is lifting a nationwide night-time curfew imposed last month following violent demonstrations against unemployment, the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

Star choreographer resigns as Paris Ballet director

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 06:23
Star choregrapher Benjamin Millepied said Thursday he was quitting Paris Opera Ballet after little over a year in charge of one of the world's greatest ensembles.

Video: For London's Syrian refugees, 'Britain can do more'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 06:19
As world leaders gather in London on Thursday to raise money for displaced Syrians, activists in the British capital say the UK should do a lot more to welcome refugees and push for an end to the conflict in Syria.

Amnesty International slams ‘disproportional’ French state of emergency

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 05:47
In a damning report published Thursday, Amnesty International has slammed the “disproportional impact” of France’s state of emergency, which was declared in the aftermath of the November 13 Paris attacks.

German police conduct raids in search of IS group suspects

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 04:56
German police conducted raids in Berlin and other parts of northern Germany on Thursday in a search for four men suspected of links to Islamic State militants and possibly preparing an attack in Germany, police said.

Video: The plight of Syria’s Turkmen refugees

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 04:50
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians uprooted by war have crossed the border into Turkey, and the flow shows no sign of ebbing. FRANCE 24’s Fatma Kizilboga spoke to members of the Turkmen community fleeing both regime forces and foreign fighters.

Disgraced former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn joins Ukrainian bank

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:25
Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been appointed to the supervisory board of a bank owned by Ukraine's second-richest businessman Viktor Pinchuk.

Cologne tightens security for Carnival in wake of recent sex assaults

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 01:17
Cologne hosts its annual Carnival from Thursday with beefed-up security to prevent a repeat of the sex assaults that marred New Year's festivities and ignited a debate about Germany's ability to integrate asylum seekers.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will ‘accept arrest’ if UN rules against him

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:02
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will leave Ecuador's embassy in London, where he took refuge in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, and accept arrest on Friday if a UN panel investigating his case rules against him, he said in a statement.

UK pledges to double aid to Syria and neighbours

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 21:46
The British government announced £1.2 billion (1.6 million euros, $1.74 billion) in aid for war-torn Syria and its neighbours on Thursday, ahead of a donors’ conference in London.

Stricken cargo ship successfully towed into Spanish port

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 21:16
A stricken cargo ship carrying timber from west Africa was successfully towed into the northern Spanish port of Bilbao Wednesday after a days-long salvage operation prevented it from crashing into the French coast.

US judge paves way for Cosby sexual assault trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:46
A US judge paved the way Wednesday for disgraced TV legend Bill Cosby to stand trial for the first time on a criminal sexual assault charge, throwing out an attempt by his lawyers to dismiss the case.

Obama denounces anti-Muslim prejudice in US mosque visit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:56
President Barack Obama visited a U.S. mosque on Wednesday and declared that attacks on Islam were an attack on all religions, in an effort to counter rhetoric from Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates that has alienated Muslims.