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Hillary Clinton picks ‘steady’ Tim Kaine as running mate

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 00:47
Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, opting for an experienced governing partner who will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican rival Donald Trump.

Lone gunman kills nine in German shopping mall

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 00:00
An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

Suspected gunman kills himself after deadly Munich mall shooting

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:32
At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting that began in a shopping centre in the German city of Munich Friday evening.

Britain sees first signs of slowing economy in wake of Brexit vote

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:08
Britain's economy was battered by the Brexit vote last month and faced a "dramatic deterioration" in activity as orders dried up and business investments were canned, key data showed Friday.

French state faces lawsuits over failure to thwart terrorist attacks

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:18
Several victims of the July 14 truck attack have said they plan to sue the French state and the municipality of Nice amid criticism of the authorities’ failure to prevent the latest deadly attack on French soil.

IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial over state payout to French tycoon Tapie

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:32
France’s highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400-million-euros payout in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie.

What we know about the five suspects held in connection with Nice attack

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:43
Following revelations by Paris Prosecutor François Molins on Thursday that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had support in planning last week’s attack in Nice, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the five suspects being held in connection with the case.

France to supply artillery to Iraqi army, Hollande says

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:01
France will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the country.

Nice officials refuse request to delete truck attack CCTV footage

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 05:53
Authorities in Nice have refused a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week's deadly truck attack, amid growing questions over the scale of the police presence at the time.

The best of summer music festivals in France

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 04:32
Today we're taking a look at music festivals around France. From jazz in Vienne to rock and electro at Paris' Solidays, all music genres are covered. FRANCE 24's Aurore Dupuis went to check them out. Click on the player above to watch the whole report.

Mali rocked by renewed violence in Kidal

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 03:45
Fighting broke out for the second day in a town in Mali’s desert north on Friday between pro-government militia fighters and Tuareg rebels, three town residents and a fighter said.

‘I was ready to die,’ says French motorcyclist who tried to stop Nice attacker

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 02:16
A French motorcyclist who tried to stop the deadly truck rampage in Nice last Thursday has given an interview, dispelling reports that he had been killed in the attack.

French youth who died in police custody had ‘serious infection’

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 01:05
Violence erupted in the northern suburbs of Paris for a third night in a row on Thursday, with 15 cars set ablaze by residents furious over the death of a young man in police custody.

Mike Pence: Trump’s humble, Christian and very conservative foil

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:32
When Mike Pence got up to deliver his speech as Donald Trump’s running mate at the Republican convention in Cleveland on Thursday night, he opened with a line of self-deprecating humour that perfectly summed up what he is on the ticket to do.

Miami police shoot unarmed black man helping autistic patient

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:27
The shooting by police of an unarmed black man as he lay on the ground with his hands in the air in North Miami, Florida, raised calls on Thursday for U.S. police to review their training programs and policies.

Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put 'America first'

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:14
Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness” and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

French pharmacists wrangle over ‘conscience’ clause in drafting ethics code

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:00
France’s national pharmacists association on Thursday backtracked on a proposed refusal clause after critics – including government ministers – warned the measure could be exploited to deny women birth control.

Nice truck killer had support, accomplices for carefully planned attack

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:11
French truck killer Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel received logistical support preparing for his deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice from five suspects who are now in custody, Paris prosecutor François Molins revealed Thursday.

French parliament officially adopts controversial labour law

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 09:30
France’s parliament on Thursday finally adopted a deeply divisive labour law after the government used a special measure to force it through parliament without a vote.

Video: Live from the Republican convention floor

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 08:08
At the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, FRANCE 24’s Douglas Herbert finds the atmosphere electric, but turbulent. Republican candidate Donald Trump promised a “showbiz convention” and he hasn’t disappointed.