The US presidential election will have consequences on the ground in Iraq. Barack Obama has vowed to withdraw US troops from the country in the first 16 months of his term and to work closely with foreign allies.
France24.com has dispatched its correspondents to the campaign headquarters of both the Democratic and the Republican presidential candidates. Read articles and travel notes from the election’s front lines.
From October 25 to November 2, the tennis elite meets in Paris on the Bercy courts for the last tournament of the season before the final Masters in Shanghai, open to only the best eight players. And the last places are left to claim..
The European Union Force (Eufor) arrived in eastern Chad in March 2008 to protect civilians, refugees from Darfur and displaced people. But it is powerless to address some of the most pressing problems of the region.
The four-day Republican convention opens in St. Paul, Minnesota, to nominate John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for the November 4 presidential polls. But Hurricane Gustav threatens to dampen the festivities.
Thousands of Democrats have gathered in Denver for a four-day convention to nominate Barack Obama as their White House nominee. Obama will be the first African-American candidate from a major US party.