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Help arrives as Washington battles record breaking wildfires

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 03:32
As Washington state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.

European shares rebound after China's 'Black Monday'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 02:38
European shares rose on Tuesday, recovering some poise after a sharp sell-off the previous day on concerns about China's economy that saw around 450 billion euros ($520 billion) wiped off the value of leading stocks.

Spain, Morocco arrest 14 suspected of recruiting for Islamic State group

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:47
Spain and Morocco arrested 14 people on Tuesday suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

Video: Suspect’s father tells FRANCE 24 his son 'is not a terrorist'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:07
The father of the suspected gunman behind the foiled attack on a Paris-bound train last Friday told FRANCE 24 that his son is not a terrorist, but just a “good boy who loves to play soccer and go fishing”.

Video: Building a community in Calais' 'Jungle'

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:56
We bring you a special report from the migrant camp dubbed the "Jungle" in the French port city of Calais, where an estimated 3,000 migrants live awaiting their chance to get to the UK. Despite difficult living conditions, the migrants are building a community in the Jungle, as our reporters found out.

IS group claims gay killings as UN meets on anti-LGBT violence

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:31
The Islamic State group says it has killed at least 30 people for sodomy, the leader of an LGBT rights group said on Monday, as the UN Security Council held its first ever meeting on violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Hollande, Merkel, urge unified EU response to migrant crisis

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:30
French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Monday for a unified response to Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as the German leader condemned “vile” protests against refugees.

North, South Korea reach agreement to reduce tensions

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:48
North and South Korea wrapped up marathon talks Tuesday with an agreement aimed at defusing a crisis that had pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict.

Lebanon’s garbage crisis deepens after weekend of unrest

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:45
Lebanon was thrown further into turmoil after clashes erupted for a second day in the capital Beirut on Sunday as protestors called for the government to resign over its failure to resolve the country’s garbage crisis.

The mystery man who wrestled AK47 from the train gunman

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:37
French President François Hollande revealed on Monday the identity of the man who heroically wrestled a loaded AK47 from the gunman aboard the Amsterdam-Paris train service on Friday.

A good year for French wine despite drop in production

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:00
The French grape harvest was slightly lower in 2015 compared to last year due to a lack of rain, but industry professionals are still expecting an exceptional vintage.

Fresh falls in Asian stocks as global markets plunge

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 08:25
Asian shares tumbled on Tuesday morning after a meltdown in Chinese stocks sparked a global equities rout and fuelled mounting fears over the outlook for the world economy.

Hollande and Merkel meet to tackle migrant crisis, Ukraine violence

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:58
The leaders of Germany and France will meet in Berlin on Monday to seek a unified stance on efforts to tackle the biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as hundreds more people poured into Serbia in a desperate bid for a better life.

French train suspect denies ties to terrorism

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:02
The suspected gunman behind the foiled attack on a Paris-bound train last Friday has denied any terrorist dimensions to the incident, saying he was simply planning to rob passengers. French officials and others seem to think differently.

Video: Euphoria short-lived for migrants arriving in Kos

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 01:53
The Greek island of Kos sees hundreds of migrants come ashore every day. They have made the crossing from Turkey on small inflatable boats, risking their lives in the process. FRANCE 24's Ben Barnier and Georges Yazbeck report.

Chinese stocks in freefall amid fears for economy

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 01:11
Chinese shares plummeted on Monday, wiping out the year's gains and leading a slump across Asian equities as Beijing's latest market intervention failed to restore confidence, with concern mounting about the stalling economy.

New coach Michel inspires Marseille to 6-0 rout

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:44
New Marseille boss Michel started his tenure with a bang as the nine-time French champions routed Troyes 6-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday.

Train attack heroes awarded France’s Légion d’Honneur

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 23:56
President François Hollande on Monday bestowed France's highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton who overpowered an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition on a crowded high-speed train bound for Paris.

Islamic State group 'blows up Palmyra temple'

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 14:56
Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country’s antiquities chief.

Beirut rocked by violent protests for second day

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:43
Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets.