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IMF approves $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 05:22
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline Wednesday as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebels – but stopped short of promising weapons.

‘Grexit’ advocates are anti-European, says Greece’s Varoufakis

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 04:12
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has warned against attempts to break up the single currency bloc in a wide-ranging interview with FRANCE 24’s business editor Markus Karlsson.

In pictures: PSG celebrate 'huge feat' at Chelsea

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:35
Paris Saint-Germain's players celebrated a historic feat on Wednesday after edging out Chelsea 3-3 on aggregate in a pulsating encounter at Stamford Brdige despite being reduced to ten men after 30 minutes of play.

Two officers shot outside Ferguson police headquarters after chief resigns

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 01:27
Two officers were shot during a protest outside Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters early on Thursday, police said, just hours after the city’s police chief quit following a damning US Justice Department report into his force.

Thiago Silva and 10-man PSG claim Chelsea revenge

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:59
Thiago Silva scored a sensational extra-time header as 10-man Paris Saint-Germain knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League after an electrifying 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Ferguson police chief resigns in wake of scathing report

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:22
The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, resigned on Wednesday, following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report that found widespread racially biased abuses in the city’s police department and municipal court.

US and Cuba 're-establish direct phone link'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:49
The United States and Cuba have re-established a direct telephone link, the Cuban state telecommunications company said Wednesday, in the latest step toward normalizing ties between the one-time Cold War foes.

In pictures: France pays tribute to fallen sports stars

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 13:23
The world of French sport gathered to pay an emotional tribute Wednesday to Florence Arthaud, Camille Muffat and Alexis Vastine following the tragic deaths of the three sporting champions Monday.

ICC combines trials of Ivory Coast ex-president and ally

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:23
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday decided to combine the trials of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and his close ally Charles Ble Goude because their cases alleging post-election violence are nearly identical.

Nemtsov suspect ‘likely tortured’ for confession

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:27
A former Chechen police officer who admitted taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov “likely confessed under torture”, a member of the Kremlin’s human rights council told AFP on Wednesday.

France to boost foreign language learning in middle schools

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 09:08
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem announced a series of reforms to middle-schools Wednesday, including a proposal for starting a second foreign language earlier and giving schools greater autonomy over schedules.

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State group enter Tikrit, officials say

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:50
Iraqi security forces and militia fighters seized part of Tikrit's northern Qadisiya district on Wednesday, ten days into a key operation to recapture the flashpoint city, security officials and the provincial governor said.

Iranian hardliner picked to head powerful supervisory body

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:33
Iran's Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, picked ultraconservative candidate Mohammad Yazdi as their new chairman in a surprise appointment on Tuesday.

Top court upholds Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ acquittal

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:00
Italy's top court has definitively cleared Silvio Berlusconi of charges that he paid for sex with an underage dancer, fuelling talk of a return to the political limelight for the embattled former premier.

Four years after Fukushima, ‘new Chernobyl’ fears unfounded

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 23:49
Fukushima and Chernobyl – names now synonymous with one thing: nuclear catastrophe. But, as Japan marks the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster on Wednesday, French experts say the two events are far from being on the same scale.

Colombia to halt bombings of FARC rebel bases for a month

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:10
Colombia’s armed forces will halt bombing raids against Marxist FARC rebels for one month, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday, in recognition of a unilateral ceasefire declared by the guerrillas as peace talks with the government advance.

Clinton says ‘could have been smarter’ about emails

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:35
Hillary Clinton spoke for the first time on Tuesday about an email scandal that has brought the former secretary of state under harsh scrutiny as the US awaits confirmation that she will be a candidate in the 2016 presidential race.

Ireland accidentally makes drugs legal, for a day

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:14
Some of the most powerful recreational drugs, including ecstasy, ketamine and magic mushrooms, were accidentally made legal in Ireland on Tuesday – but only for one day – thanks to a loophole in the law.

Dozens killed by female suicide bomber at Nigerian market

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 14:25
At least 34 persons were killed by a teenage girl suicide bomber on Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, said witnesses.

Bodies of French sports stars recovered from Argentina crash site

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:00
Investigators on Tuesday recovered all 10 bodies from a remote site in Argentina where helicopters serving a reality TV show apparently collided, killing prominent French athletes and leaving their country in mourning.