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Hollande's vow to settle ‘debt’ to Haiti sparks confusion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:19
French President François Hollande had some explaining to do after vowing Sunday to “settle the debt” France owes to Haiti, with aides rushing to clarify that the debt referred to was a moral one and did not involve any financial compensation.

French police caught on video beating migrants

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:55
Disturbing footage of police brutality against migrants surfaced online over the weekend, with a video showing how officers beat, chased and allegedly tear-gassed refugees in the city of Calais as they tried to climb onto trucks headed for Britain.

Palestinian artist finds beauty and acclaim from Gaza bedroom

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:24
Confronted with war, devastation and persecution, Palestinian artist Nidaa Badwan has gone to extremes to make her artwork flourish: She’s spent more than a year shuttered in her tiny bedroom in Gaza.

Massive new earthquake hits devastated Nepal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 02:01
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of Nepal Tuesday, killing at least 48 people and two people in neighbouring India. The latest quake came just weeks after an earlier earthquake killed more than 8,000.

Cannes 2015: What to expect at this year’s film festival

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:54
From an Italian movie extravaganza to a crackdown on selfies, FRANCE 24 lifts the curtain on the crucial – and trivial – things you need to know about the 68th Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 13-24.

Third blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:27
A blogger was hacked to death by assailants using machetes in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the third attack in less than three months on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation.

Hollande meets with Fidel Castro during historic visit to Cuba

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:14
French President François Hollande met with retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother and current president, Raul Castro, on Monday during a historic visit to the communist island.

EU seeks UN support to tackle migrant crisis

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:29
Europe appealed to the United Nations Security Council on Monday to back its plans to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean and pledged that those intercepted at sea while making the precarious trip would not be repatriated.

Hollande calls for end to US embargo on historic visit to Cuba

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:22
French President François Hollande called on Monday for an end to the US embargo on Cuba ahead of meetings with President Raul Castro and longtime leader Fidel Castro during a landmark visit to the communist island.

Houthi rebels air video of ‘downed Moroccan jet’ in Yemen

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:55
Yemen’s dominant Houthi militia on Monday aired footage claiming to show regional tribesmen celebrating the downing of a Moroccan fighter jet that was taking part in Saudi-led coalition air strikes against them.

Crewman killed in air attack on Turkish ship off Libya

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 03:16
One crewman was killed after a Turkish-owned cargo ship was shelled from the Libyan coast as it approached the port of Tobruk and then attacked from the air as it tried to leave the area, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Monday.

Cannes Film Festival 2015: Performances to watch

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 01:05
From Salma Hayek's lustful heart-eating to Michael Fassbender's portrayal of Macbeth, here's a look at some of the most eagerly anticipated – and potentially prize-winning – performances from this year’s Cannes competition.

Hollande arrives in Cuba for landmark visit

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:20
François Hollande arrived in Cuba’s capital Havana late on Sunday, the first French president to visit the island in more than a century, for a trip aimed at promoting French and European interests in the country.

Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition in Yemen ‘missing’

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:25
A Moroccan F-16 warplane that is part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has gone missing, Morocco's military said Monday, and Iran-allied Houthi rebels and Saudi forces traded heavy fire across the border.

NATO and EU call for calm after deadly Macedonia clashes

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 08:40
NATO and the EU called for a return to calm in Macedonia on Sunday after clashes between police and an armed group left at least 22 people dead, raising concerns about presumed ethnic-Albanian unrest in the Balkan region.

Hollande honours the lives of slaves at Caribbean museum

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 07:19
French President François Hollande inaugurated a museum and memorial site to honour the memory of slaves and their struggles in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.

Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for role in thaw with US

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 04:14
Cuban President Raul Castro on Sunday thanked Pope Francis for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington and said the pope so impressed him that he might return to the Church, despite being a communist.

Video: Thousands of Cubans call for gay rights at marriage march

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 03:09
Thousands marched in Havana pn Saturday to support gay rights and to join a symbolic marriage ceremony organised by President Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela.

Thousands stranded as strong typhoon nears Philippines

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 01:09
Thousands of passengers were stranded in seaports and some domestic flights were cancelled as Typhoon Noul strengthened further before its expected landfall in the northeastern tip of the Philippines on Sunday.

Houthi allies accept five-day truce in Yemen proposed by Saudi Arabia

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 00:07
A spokesperson for the Yemeni army allied with Houthi fighters said on Sunday that Yemen accepted a five-day humanitarian truce proposed by adversary Saudi Arabia but warned they would respond to any violations.