FRANCE - RUSSIA
France’s cash-strapped far right turns to Russian lenderThe French far right’s cosiness with Vladimir Putin’s Russia is back in the spotlight as Marine Le Pen’s party confirms it borrowed nine million euros from a Russian lender, saying...
Tunisians vote in landmark presidential electionTunisians voted Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, in a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to demo...
Marseille top Ligue 1 with 3-1 win over BordeauxMarseille restored its one-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the French league after coming from a goal down to beat Bordeaux 3-1 on Sunday.
On The Observers
The Syrians braving bombs to save livesIn Syria, they’re known as the Syrian Civil Defense. Elsewhere, they’re called the “white helmets”, which is what they wear during their rescue operations. For almost two years now...
ISRAEL - FRANCE
Netanyahu warns France ahead of Palestinian state voteIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that France’s parliament would be making a “grave mistake” if it recognises a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.
Transitional government appointed in Burkina FasoBurkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing an interim government, with President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida also taking on t...
Israeli cabinet approves 'Jewish state bill'Israel’s cabinet has approved a contentious bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Carnage as suicide bomber targets Afghan volleyball matchAround 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.