French critics tear into ‘scandalous’ Putin documentaryBeginning on Monday, French TV will broadcast Oliver Stone’s conversations with Vladimir Putin. In line with their American peers, parts of the French media are blasting the…
INDIA - USA
Clash of nationalisms overshadows Modi-Trump meetingWhen Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with US President Donald Trump Monday, their similarities will pose the biggest challenge as both leaders push competing…
On The Observers
N. Ireland's DUP sign pact with UK's May governmentBritish Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives struck a deal Monday with the Democratic Unionist Party that will allow them to govern despite losing their majority in a…
France’s Macron refuses to recognise Crimea ‘annexation’President Emmanuel Macron said Monday France refuses to recognise Russia's "annexation" of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.
Spain to exhume body of Salvador Dalí in wake of paternity claimA Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dalí be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity claim.
IS group using armed drones in battle for RaqqaThe Islamic State (IS) group is using drones rigged with munitions in the battle for the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, a FRANCE 24 team inside the jihadist group’s highly…
‘Ohh Jeremy!’: Labour leader storms UK’s Glastonbury FestivalIf ever there were concerns that music festivals have forgotten their original 1960s' political roots, this year's Glastonbury laid that to rest with one of the most politically…
Trump ends White House's Ramadan traditionUS President Donald Trump broke a two-decade-long tradition this weekend by not hosting a White House dinner to celebrate Eid, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Firefighters battle blaze in Spanish national parkSpanish authorities were hopeful Monday that dropping temperature and favorable winds would help firefighters battling to extinguish a forest fire on the fringes of the Donana…
Deadly tragedy as tourist boat sinks in ColombiaAt least six people were dead and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, the country's president said.
TURKEY - QATAR
Why Turkey is backing Qatar in Gulf diplomatic crisisTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that he backs Qatar’s dismissal of the ultimatum sent by Saudi Arabia and its allies.
Balotelli signs extension with French club NiceStriker Mario Balotelli has signed a one-year contract extension with Nice, the French club said on Sunday.
Turkish police clash with Gay Pride activists in IstanbulTurkish police on Sunday thwarted an attempt by Gay Pride activists to hold a parade in the country's largest city Istanbul in defiance of an official ban from the local…