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The perils of discussing Sarkozy over lunch

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:45
Anyone in French politics firing a salvo – intentional or otherwise – at the former French president tends to come off worse.

Russian troops crossing into Ukraine, NATO says

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:16
Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia’s denials it has sent troops to reinforce the rebels.

Russian troops crossing into Ukraine, NATO says

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:06
Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia’s denials it has sent troops to reinforce the rebels.

Rosetta mission’s Philae probe makes historic landing on comet

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:34
The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to examine up close the remnants of the birth of Earth’s solar system.

Israeli settlers torched mosque, say Palestinians

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 01:49
An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.

Europe set to make history with comet landing

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:54
Europe's mission to land the first-ever probe on a comet was on track Wednesday with one final "go" pending for the robot lab to eject from its mothership and start a nail-biting seven-hour descent.

US and China reach ‘historic’ carbon emission deal

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:31
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to play down points of tension between their two nations Wednesday, unveiling a flurry of agreements on climate change, military cooperation and trade.

US rapper Henry 'Big Bank Hank' Jackson dies at 57

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:00
Hip hop pioneer Henry ‘Big Bank Hank’ Jackson, a founding member of The Sugarhill Gang, died Tuesday at the age of 57 after battling cancer.

Mali confirms new case of Ebola, locks down Bamako clinic

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 20:22
The government of Mali confirmed the country’s second case of Ebola late on Tuesday and police deployed outside a clinic in the capital, Bamako, that authorities said had been quarantined.

Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing over Olympic race-fixing

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:04
Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was banned from competitive skiing for four years on Tuesday for taking part in races that were fixed to allow her to qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Hollande opens vast new memorial to WWI dead

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:25
French President François Hollande on Tuesday inaugurated a breathtakingly vast memorial to nearly 580,000 soldiers of all nationalities who died in the northern French Pas-de-Calais region during the First World War.

Morocco ruled out as Africa Cup host over Ebola turmoil

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:28
Morocco was formally ruled out as host of next year's African Nations Cup as promised clarity over which country will host the tournament failed to emerge from a Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee meeting in Cairo on Tuesday.

Abbas attacks Hamas as Palestinians remember Arafat

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 06:57
Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accused the Islamist movement Hamas of trying "to destroy" efforts to broker national unity with a series of bomb blasts in Gaza last week.