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FBI warns of ‘future 9/11’ over Westerners fighting in Syria

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:40
The increasing flow of US and European citizens travelling to Syria to fight in the country’s bloody civil war could lead to a repeat of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the head of the FBI has warned.

Ukraine continues military offensive in east

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 02:41
Ukraine’s military continued its offensive against pro-Russian separatists in the east on Saturday, one day after dozens were killed in a fire and others were shot dead during clashes in the port city of Odessa.

Egypt’s presidential campaign opens amid violence

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 01:19
Campaigning for Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections began on Saturday – just one day after four separate bombs killed at least five people across the country.

US jury delivers mixed verdict in Apple vs. Samsung patent feud

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:36
A US jury on Friday ordered Samsung to pay just a fraction of damages sought by Apple over patent violations, in the latest round of a globe-spanning feud between the two smartphone giants.

Filmmaker Cherien Dabis on her Arab-American 'identity crisis'

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:48
The new film “May in the Summer” explores the tensions that arise when an Arab-American Christian returns to her ancestral country of Jordan to marry a Muslim. FRANCE 24 interviewed the director about the autobiographical undercurrents in her work.

Ukrainian unrest spreads as dozens killed in Odessa

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:10
Kiev launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

Hundreds killed, thousands missing in Afghan landslide

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:08
Hundreds of people have been killed and more than 2,000 are missing after a landslide triggered by heavy rain enveloped an entire village in a mountainous area of north Afghanistan on Friday, leaving rescue teams scrambling to reach the remote area.

Probed Swiss bank UBS ‘bans staff from travelling to France’

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:24
UBS has asked several of its private banking staff to stay away from France, where the Swiss-based international bank is under investigation for alleged fraud, Swiss broadcaster RTS has reported.

Pro-Russian rebels down army helicopters in Slaviansk offensive

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:34
Pro-Russia rebels on Friday shot down two Ukrainian military helicopters, killing two crew members, while Kiev reported “many militants dead” in its first major offensive against the growing separatist insurgency in the east.

Video: 'I hope Gerry Adams does time for my mother’s murder'

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:00
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the daughter of IRA murder victim Jean McConville welcomed the arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. Four decades on, Helen McKendry is no longer afraid to speak.

French airline pilots call off strike

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:46
A union representing pilots in France announced Friday that it has called off plans to go on strike this month in protest against a new law. Had the strike gone ahead, it was expected to particularly impact Air France flights.

Fury at schoolgirls’ abduction mounts in Nigeria

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 03:52
Hundreds of protestors gathered on Thursday in the northern Nigerian town where scores of schoolgirls are missing after gunmen kidnapped them two weeks ago. The movement has been spreading to large cities and on social networks.