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The French government plans to ban many of the products that make up coloured tattoo ink after a report claimed they could increase the risk of infection, allergy and cancer. The nation's tattooists are up in arms.
Police in Arizona are investigating allegations that three American teenage girls were locked in their bedrooms by their mother and stepfather for two years, fed only once a day and subjected to torture in the form of constant and loud music.
Since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011, several Islamist and jihadist groups have entered the fray. The Islamist groups range from relatively moderate factions aimed at establishing Sharia law in Syria, to extremist al Qaeda-linked groups.
Iran will start a six-month freeze of its nuclear programme by January as part of the implementation of a landmark nuclear agreement made last week in Geneva between Tehran and six world powers, Tehran's envoy to the UN atomic watchdog said Friday.
A wintry blast of heavy rain, wind and snow across the US East Coast disrupted Thanksgiving travel plans on Wednesday for millions of Americans hitting the roads and taking to the skies on one of the busiest holiday travel days of the year.
Unemployment in France has fallen by 0.6 percent in October according to official data published by the Labor Ministry on Thursday. President François Hollande has staked his credibility on turning around the economy and boosting employment.
A Paris court has ordered Internet access providers and search engines to block access to a number of websites providing illegal copies of copyrighted films and TV shows.
France has begun deploying more troops and equipment to the Central African Republic ahead of a mission to restore order in the country, which has descended into chaos since a coalition of rebels ousted president François Bozize in March.
Some 1,000 protesters forced their way into the Thai army's headquarters on Friday after days of mounting protests against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, military sources said.
An Egyptian court sentenced 21 '7am movement' activists to jail on Thursday for participating in a rally in support of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, while police also arrested a leading activist for encouraging protests.
Tensions have risen further after the Chinese air force sent fighter jets into a controversial new air defence zone on Thursday, following US, Japanese and Korean military flights in the same disputed area over the East China Sea.
FRANCE 24 has learned that the Algerian government has given a French judge the go-ahead to exhume the decapitated heads of a group of French monks who were killed in Algeria in 1996.
A giant Louis Vuitton trunk bearing the French luxury brand’s iconic "LV" monogram will be removed from Moscow's Red Square after it triggered a media debate and outrage among many Russians.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced cuts to benefits for EU migrants – a highly political move as immigration looks set to be a key issue at the upcoming European elections.
A French court has ordered Saint-Quentin-Fallavier prison, near Grenoble in southeastern France, to begin making halal meals available to Muslim inmates, it emerged Wednesday, citing detainees’ right to “free exercise of religion”.
Customs agents in Beirut beat up four Lebanese journalists on Tuesday after they requested — via megaphone — an interview with regard to an investigation into corruption at Beirut airport. This did not go down well with the customs office. Read more...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy could take advantage of next year’s local and European elections to launch a comeback, a former government minister and close aide told the popular Europe 1 radio station Thursday.
Comet ISON will pass close by the sun on Thursday. Scientists say that if it’s strong enough to survive the close encounter, it will be visible in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere in the next week or two.
The European Union Eastern Partnership Summit kicks off today in Lithuania. It's a big day for the tiny Republic of Moldova, which is set to sign a free trade deal and partnership agreement with the bloc. Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova was a territory of Romania until it was annexed by the USSR in 1945 and became a Soviet state. Now many Moldovans want to be reunited with Romania, thus gaining automatic entry into the EU - and Bucharest is actively helping them.
The Southeast Asian city state of Singapore is running out of room for its rapidly growing population. Real estate developers are now forced to look underground for opportunities to build. The most recent proposal is for an entire subterranean city, complete with an underground ring road, to be located below a university campus.