Top court backs president’s controversial third-term bidBurundi's constitutional court on Tuesday cleared President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term, following days of deadly protests in the capital Bujumbura.
France's Jean-Marie Le Pen bites backNational Front party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Tuesday said he had been betrayed by his own daughter, Marine Le Pen, a day after France’s far right party suspended him.
On The Observers
Nigeria's trekking trend: Taking protest to capital on footWhen one man’s journey on foot from Lagos to Abuja earned him an audience with Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, he sparked a trend of “trekkers”—Nigerians walking long…
ISRAEL - GAZA WAR
Israel’s Gaza war veterans: ‘We fired purposelessly all day’Israel inflicted "massive and unprecedented harm" to Palestinian civilians in the 2014 Gaza war with indiscriminate fire and lax rules of engagement, a report said on Monday,…
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Controversial intelligence law goes before French parliamentLive from the newsroom, Oliver Farry provides an overview of today's French news stories.
Rome passes electoral law to end chronic instabilityIn a victory for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italian lawmakers have passed a hotly debated electoral law designed to bring stability to a country that has had 63 governments…
FBI monitored Mohammed cartoon gunman for yearsUS federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the…
Second patient fitted with Carmat artificial heart diesThe second patient to have received an artificial heart made by French firm Carmat has died, nine months after being fitted with the device, the company announced Monday.