France24 World

Syndicate content Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7
Updated: 2 hours 33 min ago

US, Russia sign deal on steps to avoid air conflict over Syria

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:59
The United States and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes measures so their pilots steer clear of each other as they conduct separate bombing campaigns in Syria, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Four years on, Gaddafi's legacy plagues chaotic Libya

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:23
Exactly four years after Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in his hometown, his legacy of misrule lives on in his unruly nation. Only now, it’s worse with seemingly no political solution in sight.

FIFA leaves door open for Platini presidential bid

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:49
Michel Platini's bid to be FIFA president remains on hold while he serves his suspension -- but football's governing body on Tuesday left the door open for the Frenchman.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial for inciting racial hatred

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 07:58
Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front, went on trial Tuesday on charges of inciting hatred after comparing Muslim street prayers to the Nazi occupation.

Tour de France 2016 to climb Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 05:07
The Tour de France looks set to be dominated by the climbers once more in 2016 but cycling's most prestigious stage race should get off to a calmer start than this year's edition after organisers revealed a balanced course on Tuesday.

UN says 35,000 displaced by Syrian regime's Aleppo offensive

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 04:34
Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled their homes south of the second city Aleppo since a government offensive there began last week, a UN agency said on Tuesday.

Communications cut ahead of Congo opposition rally

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:50
Communications were cut in Congo's capital Brazzaville on Tuesday, just hours ahead of an opposition rally to protest against a constitutional reform critics say is a ploy to extend longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s stay in power.

Slovenia says overwhelmed by migrant influx

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:35
Slovenia said Tuesday it was unable to cope with a massive surge of migrants and refugees arriving in the country from neighbouring Croatia as the government gave the go-ahead for soldiers to help police guard the border.

David Petraeus: Syria is a 'geopolitical Chernobyl'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 03:19
The former commander of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and former director of the CIA, retired general David Petraeus, granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24.

Top Hamas leader arrested in West Bank by Israeli troops

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 02:05
Israeli troops arrested one of the top West Bank leaders of Islamist group Hamas in an overnight raid near Ramallah, accusing him inciting terrorism, the army said on Tuesday.

Moscow fury over Swiss jet’s close call with Russian plane

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 01:46
Russia reacted with fury Monday after a Swiss warplane flew "dangerously close" to one of its passenger jets carrying a senior parliamentary delegation, having earlier caused a diplomatic spat by mistakenly blaming France for the incident.

Trudeau heir fulfills great expectations as Liberals triumph in Canada

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 01:20
Justin Trudeau led his Liberal Party to a resounding election victory on Monday, following in the footsteps of his storied father to become Canada’s next prime minister.

Thousands march in German anti-Islam rally

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:53
The German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA staged its biggest rally in months on Monday, sparked into fresh life on its first anniversary by anger at the government’s decision to take in hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East.

Video: World Bank chief calls for global carbon pricing

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 00:44
As COP 21 – the landmark climate change conference in Paris – looms, the World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim told FRANCE 24 why his organisation believes carbon pricing schemes are the key to drastically reducing the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada’s Liberals sweep to election victory, toppling Harper

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 19:59
Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives with a promise of change and returning a touch of youth and charisma to Ottawa.

French media file lawsuit after reporter assaulted in Burundi

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 19:45
French news agency AFP and FRANCE 24's sister radio station RFI on Monday filed a complaint after their correspondent in Burundi was held and badly beaten by security forces in August.

Oscar Pistorius leaves jail for house arrest

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 16:19
Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late Monday, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after spending a year behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Libya's recognised parliament rejects UN proposal for unity govt

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 14:35
Libya’s internationally-recognised parliament decided on Monday to reject a United Nations proposal for a unity government, lawmakers said, in a blow to efforts to end the country's perilous political crisis.

Taliban sets its sights on Afghan press freedom

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 13:37
Two prominent Afghan news stations have become the latest targets of a widening Islamist insurgency with threats to press freedom, women and activists in cities across Afghanistan.

Croatia allows thousands stranded at Serbian border to cross

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:11
Croatia allowed thousands of migrants who were stuck at the border with Serbia to cross into its territory late Monday afternoon, having earlier dramatically slowed the number of crossings, an AFP photographer saw.