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Armed men seized control of two Crimean airports early Friday in what Ukraine’s new leadership called an occupation by Moscow-backed forces as Viktor Yanukovich made his first public appearance in Russia since his ouster.
Since his election in June 2013, moderate president Hassan Rohani has made many overtures to the West: releasing political prisoners, getting nuclear negotiations back on track and reopening the House of Cinema. Our reporters went to Tehran to talk to Iranians about the wave of hope that is sweeping the country.
Can a half-Rwandan, half-Belgian French-speaking music sensation break through on an international, English-dominated music scene? Stromae took his charm offensive to London this week. FRANCE 24 was there.
His work spans more than 40 years and includes over 80 films. On today’s show we’re joined by Israeli artist Amos Gitai, whose work is featured in two Paris galleries. Divisive and admired, he explores contrasting poles: documentary and fiction, the personal and the universal, love and war. But throughout his films, theatre work and photography he keeps coming back to one subject matter: Israel and the disunity that perennially plagues his homeland.
In his first public appearance since last week's ouster, Ukraine’s deposed president Viktor Yanukovich claimed he was not "overthrown" and blamed the violence in Kiev on "irresponsible Western policies".
Chilean Socialist senator, Isabel Allende, the daughter of toppled former president Salvador Allende, was appointed head of the Chilean senate on Thursday, making her the first woman to occupy the post.
French President François Hollande arrived in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Friday, nearly three months into a military operation to stop inter-religious fighting that has proven more difficult than anticipated.
Tensions deepened in Ukraine Friday as armed men took control of an airport in Crimea’s regional capital Simferopol and Russian servicemen reportedly took up position outside a military airport in Sevastopol. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage.
Gunmen have reportedly seized control of the airport in Simferopol, the capital of Ukraine’s Crimea region, on Friday amid heightened tensions in the country.
Huber Matos, a former Cuban revolutionary who fought alongside Fidel Castro but later turned against him and was jailed before going into exile, died in Miami on Thursday, aged 95.
The honeymoon was short and sweet for Ukraine’s new interim government. Just hours after they were appointed by the country’s parliament on Thursday, gunmen took over the parliament building in Crimea and hoisted a Russian flag.
Brazilian federal police are on strike over working conditions with the World Cup less than four months away. They told FRANCE 24 they could not ensure the safety of people during the tournament without extra funding and help from the government.
The English FA has banned West Bromwich Albion’s French striker Nicolas Anelka for five games and fined him £80,000 (€97,500) over his use of an alleged anti-Semitic gesture during a goal celebration.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of schools run by a religious and social movement he claims is orchestrating a massive graft probe targeting his government.
Ukraine’s parliament Thursday approved the pro-EU former finance minister Arseny Yatseniuk as the country’s new prime minister as it seeks to form a new interim government in the wake of the ousting of former president Viktor Yanukovich.
Two days after a brutal Boko Haram attack on a northern Nigerian school, French President François Hollande arrived in the Nigerian capital of Abuja Thursday for a visit dominated by security and economic issues.
The Earth's galaxy is looking far more crowded. NASA has confirmed a “bonanza” of 715 newly discovered planets outside the solar system.
French opposition leader Jean-François Copé became embroiled in a scandal on Thursday with reports that a communications agency founded by two of his associates had overcharged his party during the 2012 presidential election campaign.
A damaging new audio recording claiming to capture the voice of Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was posted to YouTube on Wednesday by an anonymous user who goes by the pseudonym Haramzadeler.
A group of users of bitcoins, the virtual currency, meets every Thursday in Tokyo. This week, there is a lot to discuss.