The French president arrived in the Central African Republic on Tuesday amid a French-led mission in the restive country and immediately praised the two French soldiers slain overnight who he said, “gave their lives to save the lives of others.”
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 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.
Riot police dismantled barricades set up by demonstrators around government buildings in Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Monday, as protests against President Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to abandon a deal with the European Union continued.
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.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Monday that she will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call early elections as 100,000 protesters marched through the streets of Bangkok, with many denouncing the move as "not enough".
South Africans held a day of prayer and reflection across the country on Sunday at the start of week-long commemorations for Nelson Mandela. FRANCE 24 went to Soweto, where parishioners both mourned and celebrated their late leader.