There was yet more unrest in Egypt this Tuesday as protesters and supporters of the military-backed interim government clashed in Cairo on the anniversary of clashes in 2011. There was bloodshed in Somalia when Islamist militants rammed a car bomb into a police compound north of Somalia's capital, killing at least 28 people, including civilians. But it was an exciting night in football as Algeria and Ghana booked their places at next year's World Cup in Brazil.
With France requiring a 3-0 victory over Ukraine in the World Cup qualifying match at the Stade de France this Tuesday, internet users are expressing their hope that the French team will rise to the occasion. Also, Paris mayoral hopeful Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has become a figure of fun on Twitter after saying the Paris metro is a "place of grace" where you can have "incredible encounters". Most commuters don't feel the same....
France risk losing out to Ukraine while Portugal, led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, are currently ahead of Sweden and star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Tuesday’s crucial qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The brother of French footballer Zahir Belounis (pictured), currently trapped in Qatar as a result of the country’s controversial labour laws, has spoken exclusively to FRANCE 24 about the player's plight.
France plays a crucial qualifying match against Ukraine on Tuesday, with the prospect of crashing out of the World Cup tournament before it starts if it fails to win big. We look at the potential impact on sponsors and some key product sectors like TVs and food. We also have the latest spat between politicians on making changes to France’s tax system.
FRENCH PAPERS – Tues. 19.11.13: French papers largely focus on the manhunt for a gunman who attacked the offices of left-leaning paper Libération yesterday and then fired shots in the financial district of La Défense. Libération says the attack is a violation of democracy but has vowed to get back to work.