Protesters clashed with security forces at City Hall in the Ukraine capital of Kiev Wednesday after riot police stormed barricades and tents at Independence Square in an overnight operation, marking an escalation of the political crisis.
US House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative budget deal on Tuesday to avoid a January 15 government shutdown. Senate Democrat Patty Murray and House Republican Paul Ryan unveiled the deal after weeks of closed-door negotiations.
Olympiakos Piraeus and Bayer Leverkusen reached the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, with either Juventus or Galatasaray set to join them after their match in Istanbul was abandoned because of a snowstorm.
Around 100 heads of state and thousands of South Africans gathered to honour Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in a Johannesburg sports stadium Tuesday. Look back over FRANCE 24’s live blog of the event.
Representatives from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed a deal to better manage water in the region, create new fresh water through desalination and build infrastructure that could help save the shrinking Dead Sea.
A French court has sentenced Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), to four years in prison on aggravated fraud charges. PIP sold breast implants prone to rupture and filled with industrial-grade silicone to some 300,000 women.
A court in France ruled on Monday that electronic cigarettes qualify as tobacco products and as such can only be sold by licensed tobacconists under French law, threatening to put specialist e-cigarette sellers across the country out of business.
City authorities in Edmonton, Alberta, have unveiled a new hijab-style headscarf as part of its police uniform for Muslim women officers. Not all Canadian provinces, notably French-speaking Quebec, want to follow suit.
Sacred objects from North America's Hopi and San Carlos Apache tribes went on sale Monday in Paris, despite a request from the US embassy and a legal challenge from the Hopi to suspend the sale. The sale of such artefacts is outlawed in the US.
In nixing Nelson Mandela's funeral as too costly, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proves he is not the smug, petty, vindictive, waffling, in-your-face insulting man he seems. He's something worse, says Haaretz's Bradley Burston.
Many South Africans have not waited for the official beginning of the commemorations to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. FRANCE 24 reports from a nation celebrating the life of the man they described as the “father of the nation”.
A brawl between rival fans at a Brazilian top-flight league match on Sunday seriously injured at least three supporters and raised concerns over fan safety ahead of Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 World Cup.
Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were announced as the three contenders for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or on Monday. Messi’s injury troubles and a late change to the voting system have made Ronaldo favourite to claim this year’s prize.