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Bloodshed, boycott cloud Burundi presidential poll

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:58
A policeman and an opposition official died in clashes as Burundi held a tense presidential election on Tuesday, amid protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term and an opposition boycott.

Three Spanish journalists 'missing' in Syria

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:47
Three Spanish freelance journalists have gone missing in Syria where they were reporting from the northwestern Aleppo region, the president of a Spanish press federation said on Tuesday.

France’s Hollande, Pope Francis plead for climate action

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:36
French President François Hollande and Pope Francis made separate appeals Tuesday for urgent action to tackle climate change ahead of a key UN summit in Paris later this year.

Exclusive: Behind the scenes of Iran's nuclear deal

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:22
After the deal signed one week ago in Vienna, the scramble for Iran is on. Germany's vice chancellor was the first to visit since the deal, but the French foreign minister will follow next week as will many others with an eye to doing deals. But it's about more than money: are alliances already being redrawn? To find out, FRANCE 24 took its cameras inside the nuclear negotiations for an exclusive look.

Gérard Depardieu a ‘national security threat’ to Ukraine

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:16
French actor Gérard Depardieu has been added to a blacklist of people considered a “national security threat” to Ukraine, media reports said Tuesday.

Syria: The foreign volunteers fighting the IS group

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:01
This week, we take a look at Western volunteers who travel to Syria to fight against jihadists. Some don't have any military training, but are willing to risk their lives to fight the militant group.

French prosecutor seeks end to Arafat murder inquiry

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:04
A French prosecutor on Tuesday said there was no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleges he was poisoned.

Burundi election violence ‘likely to escalate’

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:37
As voting got under way in Burundi’s presidential election on Tuesday, FRANCE 24 spoke to Thierry Vircoulon, project director for Central Africa at the International Crisis Group, who warned that the country was headed for further violence.

French ferry workers blockade Channel Tunnel

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:15
Protesting ferry workers temporarily blocked French road access to the undersea rail tunnel linking France to Britain on Tuesday, a Eurotunnel spokesman said, warning of further delays later today.

Non-French speaker wins French Scrabble world title

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:02
The Francophone world crowned a new Scrabble champion on Monday – a man from New Zealand who barely speaks a word of French.

Formula One pays last respects at Jules Bianchi funeral

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:39
Formula One turned out in force on Tuesday to pay its last respects to Jules Bianchi at the 25-year-old French driver's funeral in his hometown of Nice.

Iran: How the nuclear deal was done

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:53
On July 14th, Iran and six world powers struck a deal that brought an end to over 12 years of bitter stalemate. Tehran, suspected by some nations of attempting to acquire an atomic bomb, will substantially reduce its nuclear programme in return for a gradual lifting of Western sanctions.

Trial of Chad's ex-dictator Habré adjourned to September 7

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:26
A Senegalese court on Tuesday adjourned the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habre on charges of crimes against humanity until September 7 to allow defence lawyers to prepare their case.

Turkish PM says suspect identified over suicide bombing

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 05:29
Turkish authorities have identified a suspect over the suicide bombing close to Turkey's border with Syria that left 32 activists dead, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

Intelligence report warned of IS group attacks in Turkey

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 05:19
Turkey’s intelligence agency issued repeated warnings about seven militants from the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, who were suspected to have crossed into Turkey illegally with the intention of staging deadly attacks.

Remains of victims of Nazi experiments found in France

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:05
The remains of Jewish gas chamber victims subjected to Nazi anatomy experiments have been uncovered at a prestigious medical research facility in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

Stephen Hawking announces $100 million search for alien life

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:20
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking on Monday launched the biggest-ever search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in a $100-million (92-million-euro), 10-year project to scan the heavens.

France's Hollande to unveil farming reforms after blockades

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:11
President Francois Hollande has said he would unveil an emergency package of measures to help France’s livestock and dairy sector on Wednesday.

French foreign minister to visit Iran 'next week'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:28
France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday he would visit Iran "next week", after the historic deal on its nuclear programme.

French teen in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:08
An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago - an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting.