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Sarkozy’s conservative UMP edges out far right in French local elections

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 14:31
Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP and its allies edged out the National Front to place first in local polls on Sunday, with President François Hollande’s Socialists – beset by economic woes and record unemployment – coming in third.

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena forms national government with opposition

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:01
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena formed a national government incorporating the main opposition party on Sunday, in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability.

Voter participation up in French local elections

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:47
Voter participation in France's local elections was at almost 43 percent at 5pm, a sharp rise on the 36 percent who voted in the 2011 poll at the same time.

Houthis seize strategic Yemeni city as UN warns of civil war

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 10:29
Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen’s president took over the central city of Taiz on Saturday in an escalation of a power struggle diplomats warn is leading the country into a civil war that implicates Saudi Arabia and its main regional rival Iran.

French expats in Tunis stand firm after museum attack

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 08:59
Days after a deadly attack on a museum in Tunis, which killed 20 foreign tourists, French expatriates in Tunisia reaffirmed their attachment to their adopted country.

Third gunman 'on the run' after Tunisia museum attack, says president

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 06:24
A third attacker is still "on the run" after the deadly Bardo Museum killings, Tunisia's president says in a live TV interview.

Obama says it is now ‘hard to find a path’ on Israeli-Palestinian peace

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 03:03
President Barack Obama said that Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it “hard to find a path” to resolve the issue.

France votes in local elections

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 02:56
Voters across France are casting their ballots Sunday in the first round of local elections under a new voting system aimed at regional and gender representation.

US troops evacuate Yemen as Shiite rebels call to arms

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:26
Yemen’s Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle supporters of the country’s embattled president, as US troops evacuated a southern air base crucial to America’s drone strike program after al-Qaida militants seized a nearby city.

Senegal opposition selects on-trial Wade as presidential candidate

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 15:12
Senegal’s main opposition party on Saturday chose Karim Wade as its candidate at the next presidential election, even though a court is about to rule on corruption charges that could put him behind bars for seven years.

England agony as they hammer France but miss out on title

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 14:36
England won an extraordinary battle but agonisingly lost the war as they beat France by a record 55-35 in an extraodrinary Six Nations finale on Saturday but came up short of the 26-point victory they needed to deny Ireland a second successive title.

Armenia slams Turkey over genocide centennial absence

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:12
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to change this year’s Gallipoli commemoration to coincide with Armenia’s marking of the 100th anniversary of the genocide was a “cynical act”.

Smog-choked Paris bans half of city’s traffic

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:09
French authorities will on Monday put in place emergency traffic-limiting measures in Paris, as the City of Light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog.

Kerry says progress made in nuclear talks, time to make tough decisions

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:16
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday talks with Iran had made genuine progress and the time had come to make hard decisions in reaching a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Pope rails against crime and corruption in Naples

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 06:32
Pope Francis visited one of Naples’ most violent and drug-infested neighbourhoods on Saturday and urged residents not to let organised crime and corrupt politicians rob them of hope.

Yemen bombings aim to sow 'chaos', says president

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 04:09
Yemen's embattled president said suicide bombings that killed at least 142 people at Shiite Huthi mosques were aimed at dragging the country into "chaos, violence and internal fighting".

'Mass grave' discovered in Nigerian town recaptured from Boko Haram

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 03:03
Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people.

In pictures: 'Tide of the century' brings thousands to Mont Saint-Michel

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 01:52
Some 10,000 people gathered at Mont Saint-Michel in northern France on Friday to watch the culmination of what has been billed as "the high tide of the century" wash around the picturesque landmark.

Paris briefly tops world charts for air pollution

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:22
Air pollution in Paris was worse than in any city in the world for a brief moment this week – putting it above regular offenders such as Delhi and Peking – according to pollution-monitoring mobile app Plume Labs.

US weighs options in 'reassessing' support for Israel

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:19
A day after the White House warned that it might have to “reassess” its approach to relations with Israel, the Obama administration is quietly weighing its diplomatic options vis-à-vis its closest ally in the Middle East.