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Travellers to US to face tighter airport security

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:53
Travellers taking direct flights to the United States from Europe and the Middle East will face tighter airport security checks from Thursday due to fears extremist Muslim groups are making new explosives able to slip by standard checks.

German lawmakers vote to adopt minimum wage

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 06:20
Germany’s parliament voted on Thursday to introduce the country’s first national minimum wage, which will guarantee that most workers in the country will be paid at least 8.50 euros per hour.

French father brings teenage son home from Syria jihad

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:49
The father of a French teenager who went to fight jihad in Syria told Thursday of his desperate bid to get his beloved boy home and safe. His son was immediately arrested on his return, and remains in French police custody.

French press delights as Sarkozy hits back after police grilling

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 02:59
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy seemed to have won the grudging respect of much the French press on Thursday after he suggested in a TV interview that political enemies were behind his recent police questioning and the graft allegations.

France to ‘give it all’ against old foes Germany in quarters

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 01:13
France, who have thus far exceeded expectations at the 2014 World Cup, face Germany in what is set to be an epic clash between the two European powerhouses in the quarter-finals at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Friday.

Palestinian teen’s ‘revenge’ murder sparks riots

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 22:16
Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of killing an Arab teenager and burning his body on Wednesday, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem amid accusations that the youth was murdered to avenge the killings of three Israeli teens.

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:37
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that Japan would lift some of its sanctions against North Korea following talks on the Cold War kidnapping of Japanese nationals.

Obama praises Team USA as World Cup dream ends

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:08
President Barack Obama commended the US men’s soccer team on Wednesday for making their country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two of the team’s most celebrated players.

Beset by legal woes, Sarkozy blasts ‘political ends’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:48
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the country’s legal system was being exploited for “political ends” in his first interview since he was placed under formal investigation for influence-peddling.

Son-in-law retracts confession in Monaco heiress killing

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:59
The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, his lawyer said Wednesday.

French firms look to conquer Iran

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:07
Western powers resumed talks with Iran Wednesday over its nuclear programme – negotiations likely to be followed closely by French businesses eager for the chance to gain nearly 80 million potential new customers.

Hundreds queue to see smelly ‘Titan’s Penis’ flower

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 07:47
Hundreds of curious visitors have braved long queues in the French city of Nantes to catch a rare glimpse of an enormous flower dubbed "Titan's Penis" that appears only once a decade and has a deeply unpleasant odour.

Sarkozy’s political ambitions dim amid corruption allegations

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 05:20
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s hopes of running for a second term in 2017 took a serious blow Wednesday after he was placed once again under formal investigation, this time for alleged corruption of court officials.

Palestinian youth killed in suspected revenge attack

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:37
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the suspected kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem as “despicable” on Wednesday, amid suspicions that the boy was targeted in revenge for the deaths of three abducted Israeli teens.

Sarkozy placed under formal investigation in corruption probe

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:11
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation early on Wednesday on suspicion of influence-peddling and other crimes in connection with a probe into alleged misdeeds in the financing of his 2007 election campaign.

Belgium knock out USA 2-1 in thrilling extra time clash

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:50
Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku scored in extra time and Belgium resisted a late US fightback to win 2-1 on Tuesday and reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 28 years.

Live: United States take on Belgium

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:38
Belgium’s star players face the hard-working United States team in Brazil's Salvador tonight with the last place in the World Cup quarter-finals at stake.

Video: Top Kurdish spy chief says French jihadists fighting in Iraq

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:51
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Masrour Barzani, director of intelligence and security in Iraqi Kurdistan, said European citizens – including French nationals – were fighting with ISIS in Iraq.

Sarkozy in the dock: Guilty of perverting the course of justice?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:11
Never before has a former French president been in custody. Never, that is, until this Tuesday. Nicolas Sarkozy is being questioned for alleged obstruction of justice. Sarkozy is accused of trying to entice judges to keep him posted on the probe into his campaign financing. What are the charges? Will they stick? And will this prevent his political comeback?

ISIS chief calls on world’s Muslims to move to ‘caliphate’ in Iraq, Syria

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:36
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday called on the world’s Muslims to immigrate to the territory seized by the Sunni militant group in Iraq and Syria to help build a new Islamic State.