Israeli diplomat Amos Gilad traveled to Cairo to discuss an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire plan after Hamas spokesman Salah al-Bardawil (photo) said his group accepted the plan's "broad outlines". But observers say chances for peace are slim.
France's constitutional principle of "égalité" may prevent president Nicolas Sarkozy from bringing affirmative action to France, but he and his newly appointed Diversity Comissionner (photo) will promote racial diversity through social criteria.
The three big US carmakers, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, have asked for a combined $34 billion in government credit to revitalise their companies. Analysts say the US government has little choice but to help out.
France’s unions are planning a week of massive strikes to protest against a string of reforms to France's sprawling public sector backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Here is a list of the disturbances expected to hit air, rail and road travellers.
Excitement has reached unprecedented levels as the main American networks race to announce election results fresh out of the ballot box. But this year the media are determined not to repeat the mistakes made in 2004.
The recent upsurge in violence in the restive eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sparked a vivid debate among FRANCE 24 readers. Some blame neighbouring Rwandan leader Paul Kagame, others Hutu extremists.