France has deployed troops to the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui after deadly clashes rocked the city ahead of a UN vote on a wider international intervention. Follow the latest news on the situation on FRANCE 24’s live blog.
France said Thursday it has deployed 250 troops in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui after a deadly gun battle left at least 23 dead in the city. It comes ahead of a UN vote on sending additional French and African troops to the country.
President François Hollande called on French business leaders Wednesday to double their trade with Africa, saying doing so would create some 200,000 jobs in France. Hollande's comments came ahead of a summit with African leaders in Paris.
Anti-government protesters and police are observing a day-long truce in recognition of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday on Thursday. But the protest leader vowed to resume the "battle" against supporters of the current prime minister.
Investigators believe that a mass grave containing 21 bodies discovered Wednesday in Mali could be those of a group of missing Malian paratroopers. The gruesome find could also assist criminal proceedings against coup leader General Amadou Sanogo.
The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has approved a law imposing a €1,500 fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go before the upper house for consideration in early 2014.
US Vice President Joe Biden spoke of a new model of cooperation “based on trust” in remarks on Wednesday following talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping that were aimed partly at easing East Asian tensions over a disputed island chain.
The militant Shi'ite Lebanese group Hezbollah has said one of its military leaders, Hassan al-Laqqis, was "assassinated" overnight Wednesday outside his home near Beirut, an attack Hezbollah blamed on Israel.
The editor of Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Tuesday defended publishing leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, saying he and his staff were “patriots” passionate about the “nature of a free press”.
US President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, was on Tuesday granted permission to stay in the United States as a lawful resident, 50 years after he arrived in the country.
A federal judge on Tuesday formally declared the US city of Detroit bankrupt in a landmark ruling that clears the way for potentially sweeping cuts to city worker pensions and retirement benefits and for steep losses to the city's bond holders.
Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan were ranked as the most corrupt states in the world on Tuesday by Transparency International's 2013 index of global corruption. Denmark and New Zealand were ranked as least corrupt while France was 22nd.