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‘Capital Mafia’: Rome mobster probe spreads across Italy

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 14:40
A massive investigation into collusion between a mafia-like gang led by a one-eyed former fascist and corrupt politicians in Rome has widened to other parts of the country, underscoring the pervasiveness of Italy’s crime syndicates.

Suicide bomber attacks French school in Afghanistan

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:17
A teenage suicide bomber detonated explosives killing several and wounding 15 others during an event at a French-run high school in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

Major jihadist leader killed in Mali, French army says

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 05:32
A high-ranking member of the jihadist group al Murabitoun was killed in an overnight operation conducted by French forces in northern Mali, the army said Thursday.

Afghan forces plagued by ‘ineptitude’, falling troop numbers

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 04:30
The head of the ISAF's Joint Command, which wrapped up operations this week ahead of a year-end NATO troop withdrawal, warned on Wednesday that Afghan forces are struggling to sustain troop numbers and remain “inept” at basic maintenance.

French academics protest 'ruinous' budget cuts

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 03:36
Thousands of researchers and lecturers took to the streets of French cities on Thursday to protest at low education budgets and “dead universities” that are “literally in ruins”.

French military jet crashes into home for the disabled

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:31
A military training jet on a night-flying exercise crashed into a home for the disabled near the city of Tours late on Wednesday, killing one of the home's residents and injuring five more, authorities said.

Hong Kong bailiffs begin clearing main protest camp

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:07
Hong Kong authorities started on Thursday clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city’s most economically and politically important district for more than two months.

Thousands in Lima march for climate as talks grind on

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 19:08
Thousands of people marched in central Lima against the abuse of the Earth's resources Wednesday, urging ministers haggling over a world climate deal to ensure a global switch to 100-percent clean energy by 2050.

Was French hostage swapped for detained jihadists?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:27
A day after French President François Hollande announced the release of Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in November 2011, the contrast between the headlines in France and Mali could not have been starker.

Live: Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai accepts Nobel Prize

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:33
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, is set to receive the Peace Prize in Oslo on Wednesday alongside Indian children's rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

Palestinian minister dies after clashes with Israeli troops

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:26
A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an altercation with Israeli border police in the West Bank during which one of the policeman grabbed him by the neck.

French far-right leader Le Pen 'defends' use of torture

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 04:29
Torture can be a “useful” tool in certain cases French far-right leader Marine le Pen said on Wednesday, before later backtracking and stating that her words had been “misinterpreted”.

France to unveil controversial economic reforms

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 02:53
Crisis-hit France was Wednesday to unveil a controversial package of reforms to unblock its stagnant economy, including a deeply divisive plan to extend Sunday opening hours for shops.

Record numbers of migrants die trying to reach Europe

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:48
More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

French hostage in joyful return after three years' captivity

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:39
France's last remaining hostage in Africa, Serge Lazarevic, arrived home Wednesday after three years held by Islamist militants, where he was greeted by French President François Hollande.

France’s FN sacks councillor who converted to Islam

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:33
A local councillor for France’s far-right National Front (FN), who made headlines earlier this year after converting to Islam, has been sacked, the party said Tuesday.

US Senate report condemns CIA’s 'brutal' interrogations

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:39
The CIA misled the White House and Congress over its harsh interrogation programme for terrorism suspects, and its methods, which included waterboarding, were more brutal than the agency acknowledged, a Senate report declassified Tuesday said.

Video: Battling Ebola, then food shortages in Sierra Leone

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:08
Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone find they have successfully battled the deadly disease only to confront a food crisis fueled by high prices, decreased agricultural yields and falling imports.

Last French hostage released

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 06:06
More than three years after he was captured by al Qaeda militants in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, the last French hostage in Africa, has been released, French President François Hollande announced Tuesday.

Court drops case against German over WWII French village massacre

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 05:09
A German court on Tuesday threw out the case of a former SS man accused of involvement in the largest civilian massacre in Nazi-occupied France, saying there was not enough evidence to bring the 89-year-old to trial.