US and EU slap Russia with fresh sanctions over UkraineSpurred to new action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of US...
Scores killed as Israel ramps up Gaza bombardmentIsrael unleashed Tuesday its heaviest bombardment in a three-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control, such as government offices, and firing ta...
Venezuela: Hugo Chavez’s ‘little bird’ strikes againVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to “communicate” with his late predecessor via the animal kingdom.
Rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs born in French zooTwo rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species of which only about 700 remain in the wild, the head of the zoo said Tuesday.
MOROCCO - FRANCE
Moroccan police arrest French al Qaeda recruiterMoroccan police arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers at the weekend on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al Qaeda, authorit...
LIBYA - FRANCE
France evacuates its nationals from LibyaFrance was evacuating its nationals from Libya on Tuesday amid increasing lawlessness and unrest, a government source said, after similar moves by other European nations.
Karzai’s cousin killed in Afghan suicide attackPresident Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor’s office in...
Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert defaultArgentina's government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second d...
Libya oil tanker fire blazes out of controlA huge fire engulfed Libya’s biggest fuel storage facility in the capital city of Tripoli on Monday. Authorities have called for international assistance in fighting the blaze.
USA - RUSSIA
US says Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missileThe United States and the European Union agreed on Monday to escalate sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet over East Ukraine. Washington has accus...
THE HAGUE - RUSSIA
Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders over $50bn in damagesAn international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay Yukos shareholders just over $50 billion in damages for the expropriation of the now-defunct oil giant.
French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico MadridAntoine Griezmann, one of France’s most promising football stars, is ready to sign a transfer deal with Atletico Madrid following his impressive campaign with Les Bleus at the Worl...
FRANCE - ITALY