Football’s UEFA says Michel Platini will not be candidate for FIFA presidency
New French economy minister takes swipe at 35-hour work weekIn his first interview with the French press, François Hollande's new economy minister Emmanuel Macron has targeted one of French workers’ most cherished rights: the 35-hour w...
FRANCE - SYRIA
Assad cannot be ally in fight against IS, says HollandeSyria's Bashar al-Assad is not the West's partner in the fight against terrorism but an ally of Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, French President Fran...
On The Observers
On The Observers
Crimea is being forced into 'Russification'Nearly six months after its annexation by Russia, Crimea – formerly an autonomous region in Ukraine – is rapidly undergoing “Russification”. Although the Russian-speaking majorit...
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Erdogan's inauguration paves way for constitutional changeTurkey's outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long domination of the country.
FRANCE - SIERRA LEONE
Air France suspends flights to Ebola-stricken Sierra LeoneThe three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
Platini will not run against Blatter for FIFA presidencyUEFA president Michel Platini (pictured right) ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatt...
US - GUN CONTROL
Uzi shooting by 9-year-old rekindles gun debateThe accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns, with many Americans wondering what so...
Mother of American journalist asks IS leader for his releaseShirley Sotloff (pictured), the mother of an American journalist held hostage by Islamic militants who have threatened to kill him, pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video mes...