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EU signs association accords with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 02:45
The European Union signed free-trade and political cooperation agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova on Friday as the three former soviet republics took a historic step away from Russian influence and closer to a future in Europe.

Fans celebrate across France as Algeria make World Cup history

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:33
France’s large Algerian community exploded with joy Thursday night after the former French colony drew 1-1 against Russia to qualify for the knock-out round of the World Cup.

Obama seeks $500m to train, equip ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:45
President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the US struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fuelled the ISIS insurgency in neighbouring Iraq.

100 years on, ‘forgiving’ the gunshots that sparked WWI

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:52
A hundred years after the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria led Europe into World War I, his great-granddaughter, Anita von Hohenberg, spoke to FRANCE 24.

Algeria fight back against Russia to take final slot in World Cup last 16

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:26
Algeria progressed to the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in their history on Thursday as Islam Slimani's second-half header earned them a 1-1 draw with Russia in Curitiba.

Germany, USA advance to final 16 of World Cup

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:24
Germany beat the United States, 1-0, in Brazil's Recife on Thursday night to win Group G. The USA also go through to the final 16, edging out Portugal, who beat Ghana, 2-1, in Brasilia.

Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:54
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was suspended for nine games and ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,000) on Thursday after FIFA found him guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match earlier this week.

Police say ‘non’ to Hidden Cash treasure hunt in Paris

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:31
Plans to hold a Hidden Cash treasure hunt in Paris this weekend have been called off after French police informed the American millionaire behind the incredibly popular city-by-city event, Jason Buzi, that it is illegal to distribute money in public.

7 teams battle it out for 3 spots in World Cup’s second round

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 06:17
The last round of matches of the World Cup group stages get underway on Thursday, with seven teams still in with a shot of grabbing one of the remaining three spaces in the last 16.

Iraqi PM confirms Syria carried out airstrikes on militants

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:18
Syrian forces carried out airstrikes against militants in Iraqi territory this week, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the BBC on Thursday, confirming earlier reports of the raid.

France to extradite Brussels Jewish museum shooting suspect

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 02:12
A French court on Thursday ordered a man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May to be extradited to Belgium.

Search for flight MH370 shifts south

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 01:49
The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is to be moved further south in the Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said Thursday, after months of costly, and so far, fruitless searching for the missing plane.

Shiite cleric vows to 'shake ground' under feet of Iraqi insurgents

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:29
Moqtada al-Sadr, one of Iraq’s most influential Shiite clerics, vowed on Wednesday to “shake the ground” under the feet of Sunni militants waging an insurgency in the country, while voicing opposition to US military intervention.

Libyan human rights activist shot dead in Benghazi

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:03
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late on Wednesday, hospital and security sources said.

Uruguay defends Suarez 'bite' as FIFA debates sanctions

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:37
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica weighed into the global controversy over footballer Luis Suarez on Wednesday, saying it was unfair to judge him retrospectively for biting an Italian player when other incidents went unreviewed.

Ghana sends cash-filled plane to pay squad in Brazil

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:18
Ghana has sent a plane with $3 million in cash to Brazil in a bid to appease agitated national team players still waiting to be awarded their World Cup appearance fees.

France draw with Ecuador to top their World Cup group

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:20
France managed only a 0-0 draw with 10-man Ecuador at the Maracana stadium on Wednesday but still topped World Cup Group E to avoid a tie against Argentina in the second round.

Suspect sets off explosion in Beirut hotel during police raid

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:33
A suspect pursued by Lebanese authorities blew himself up as security forces raided his hotel room in central Beirut on Wednesday, sending flames and a dark cloud of black smoke billowing out of the third-floor windows, security officials said.

Blast strikes shopping centre in Nigerian capital Abuja

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:18
At least 21 people were killed when an explosion rocked an area near an upscale shopping centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Wednesday, police said.

Iraqi PM Maliki rejects calls to form a unity government

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:51
In a televised address on Wednesday, Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected calls to form an interim “national salvation government” in a bid to ease the political divisions that are fuelling a Sunni militant offensive.