France24 World

Syndicate content France 24
Updated: 1 hour 41 min ago

Europe launches navigation satellites to rival GPS

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:58
Two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system - a rival to the American GPS - were successfully launched on Friday from Kourou in French Guyana, bringing the number of orbiters in the system to six.

Central African Republic announces coalition cabinet

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:14
The prime minister of the Central African Republic unveiled his new government on Friday, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.

Hamas publicly executes "informers"

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:01
Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders.

Iraqi Sunnis quit govt talks after mosque massacre

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:18
Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.

Besieged by problems, Hollande faces unhappy return from summer holidays

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:14
François Hollande reconvened his cabinet this week after a summer break. But with the country beset by problems that only deepened while he was away, it is likely to be a gloomy return to work for the French President.

French firebrand leftist to quit party presidency, but not politics

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:14
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a sharp-tongued leftist and former presidential candidate, announced Friday he was stepping down as co-president of France’s Left Party (PG) but was continuing his political “battle.”

US demands Russia withdraw aid convoy from Ukraine

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:20
The United States on Friday demanded Russia "immediately" withdraw an aid convoy of vehicles from Ukraine and warned of further international sanctions if Moscow did not respect Kiev's sovereignty.

Fear of Ebola sky-high among Air France workers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 03:14
Despite recent accounts of patients recovering from Ebola, the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa continues to rise. Air France employees told FRANCE 24 they have serious concerns about flying to the countries worst hit by the deadly virus.

Malaysia mourns as remains of MH17 victims arrive home

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:06
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country’s history.

Reporter’s IS captors taunted family, asked for €100m ransom

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:02
Journalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter’s employer said Thursday.

US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:40
The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.

Hollande is ‘nobody’s president’ says former French minister

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:41
Former French Housing Minister Cécile Duflot has launched a blistering attack on President François Hollande, calling him the man who “wanted to be everyone’s president, but ended up being nobody’s”.

Turkey’s Erdogan names foreign minister Davutoglu as next PM

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:57
Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a US-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue.

Two US Ebola patients leave hospital ‘virus-free’

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:51
Two American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital ‘virus-free’, officials said Thursday, as the WHO announced talks on potential treatments set for next month.

US reaches historic $16.7bn settlement with Bank of America

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:37
Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

Special report: Supplying Ukraine’s soldiers on the front line

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:35
Oxana Chorna finishes loading the vehicle with tents, uniforms, shoes and, most importantly, food and water. She triumphantly brandishes a bag with “survival kit” written on it, as if it was a trophy.

Israeli air strike kills three top Hamas commanders

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:09
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave.

Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha voted prime minister

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:16
Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

US forces tried to rescue slain reporter from IS captors

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 20:11
US forces tried but failed to rescue American reporter James Foley and other US hostages held in Syria by so-called Islamic State (IS) insurgents, officials revealed on Wednesday.

US attorney general visits Missouri town after fatal shooting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:13
US Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.