The trial of Beate Zschäpe, the neo-Nazi accused of nine xenophobic murders between 2000 and 2007, opened in Munich on Monday. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the woman behind a case that has sent shock waves throughout Germany.
Malaysia held a historic election on Sunday as charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – a former deputy PM who was jailed on sodomy charges – took on what he says is a moribund and corrupt ruling coalition in a neck-and-neck race.
A massive trial of crimes committed by Argentina’s 1976-1983 military junta will begin in the capital Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Sixty-eight defendants charged in some 800 cases will be judged in a trial that is expected to last two years.
For the past two years Xi Jinping has been touted as a “cautious” reformer waiting in the wings to become China’s next leader. But only after the Communist Party’s current congress ends will the world meet the real man.
Leila Ben Ali, the wife of the deposed Tunisian president, has blamed a senior general for orchestrating a ‘coup d’état’ by tricking them into exile in Saudi Arabia, according to a book recently released in France.
President Ollanta Humala (pictured), who was elected on a platform promising to rein in the mining giants, is facing multiple protests in Peru and is losing allies over his perceived support for controversial mining projects.
The neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn won 21 seats in Greece’s parliamentary elections on Sunday – a historic first for the group. Having been scoffed at for more than thirty years, is Greece’s viciously xenophobic far-right now a force to be reckoned with?
Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (right) has made headlines by becoming the first French man to be married to another man in a Muslim religious ceremony. In his new book, he tells the tale of his unique journey of faith and love.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers have said their client, placed under formal investigation Monday for alleged involvement in a prostitution ring, was being hounded for “the offence of lust” which is “not forbidden in the penal code”.