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The UN Security Council approved Thursday an expanded intervention by French and African troops in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, hours after sectarian clashes left scores dead in the capital of Bangui.
The Ukrainian government is prepared to discuss the possibility of early elections, the country’s deputy prime minister said Thursday, as protests against President Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to abandon a deal with the EU continue to rage.
France said Thursday it has deployed 250 troops in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui after a deadly gun battle left at least 23 dead in the city. It comes ahead of a UN vote on sending additional French and African troops to the country.
Armed men raided a luxury jewellery store near the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris, making off with luxury watches worth some €800,000 ($1 million), a source close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.
Pope Francis will establish a special commission to help protect children from sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, the archbishop of Boston announced on Thursday. The move is the pope’s first major initiative to address the abuse of children.
France's unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to a 16-year high of 10.9 percent in the three months through September, the INSEE national statistics agency said Thursday.
The city of Córdoba turned into a lawless Wild West town from days gone by for nearly 24 hours earlier this week, with residents taking up arms to defend themselves against rampaging looters. Police officers were nowhere to be seen, for one simple reason: they had gone on strike. Our Observers were appalled by the police’s inaction. Read more...
The UN Security Council has approved the use of force by French and African troops to protect civilians in the Central African Republic after a wave of deadly violence rocked the country. Follow the latest developments on FRANCE 24’s live blog below.
American drone strikes in Pakistan, mainly in the country's tribal belt, have led to the country's politicians turning against the US. Some are urging Pakistanis to retaliate by paralysing US and NATO supply routes. The US has now been forced to suspend shipments through Pakistan, after men armed with clubs forcibly searched some lorries. France 24 went to the port city of Karachi to see how the blockade is affecting the economy.
EU policy expert Thomas Klau argues that Europe missed a big opportunity by not offering Ukraine a firm prospect of EU membership. He suggests that it’s still not too late for such a move, but that right now might not be the ideal time.
Danish police are protecting an 18-year-old Muslim poet who has generated profound anger with a best-selling book condemning Islam and its influence over his parents' generation of immigrants. Yahya Hassan, of Palestinian extraction, received death threats after he was beaten up in Copenhagen. His poems have reignited a debate on freedom of expression - an issue close to Danish hearts after the controversy over the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2006.
Jean-Claude Beton, the Algerian-born Frenchman who made Orangina a global brand rivalling American soft drink giants, died on Monday in Marseille, age 88.
Anti-government protesters and police are observing a day-long truce in recognition of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday on Thursday. But the protest leader vowed to resume the "battle" against supporters of the current prime minister.
Former French General Paul Aussaresses, convicted in 2003 for defending the act of torture after admitting his role at the head of a “death squad” during the Algerian War, has died aged 95.
Investigators believe that a mass grave containing 21 bodies discovered Wednesday in Mali could be those of a group of missing Malian paratroopers. The gruesome find could also assist criminal proceedings against coup leader General Amadou Sanogo.
US Vice President Joe Biden spoke of a new model of cooperation “based on trust” in remarks on Wednesday following talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping that were aimed partly at easing East Asian tensions over a disputed island chain.
President François Hollande called on French business leaders Wednesday to double their trade with Africa, saying doing so would create some 200,000 jobs in France. Hollande's comments came ahead of a summit with African leaders in Paris.
He wrestles polar bears, rides shirtless on Siberian stallions and bends frying pans with his bare hands. But the Kremlin's man-of-steel is finding, much to his chagrin, that protesters in Ukraine are of a different mettle.
The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has approved a law imposing a €1,500 fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go before the upper house for consideration in early 2014.
The Elysée Palace confirmed Wednesday that French President François Hollande had prostate surgery in February 2011, relaunching a debate over whether the public has the right to know about the head of state's health.