Two buildings collapsed in New York City’s East Harlem neighbourhood on Wednesday shortly after an explosion ripped through the premises, killing two people, according to local media reports
Militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 20 rockets into southern Israel on Wednesday, sending thousands of civilians rushing into bomb shelters, but initial reports said there were no casualties in the heaviest barrage since 2012.
The last radio transmission from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 was “Alright, good night”, it emerged in Beijing on Wednesday.
Protestors clashed with police in Turkey on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests.
A hapless drugs smuggler who complained to doctors of stomach pains was found to have 600 grams of cocaine hidden in his intestines, French prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Israeli lawmakers have passed a controversial law that would allow ultra-Orthodox Jews to be drafted into the army, overturning the country's long-time policy exempting them from military service.
With Russian military forces in de facto control of Crimea, voices of dissent in the autonomous Ukrainian region have been nearly extinguished. FRANCE 24 spoke to some of the rare reporters in Crimea daring to voice a Ukrainian perspective.
US President Barack Obama welcomes Ukraine’s interim prime minister at the White House on Wednesday, a high-profile diplomatic gesture aimed at emphasising Western recognition of Ukraine’s fledgling government.
The saga of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s seemingly endless legal woes took a fresh turn Wednesday when the ruling Socialist government admitted it was aware that his phones had been tapped.
France's culture minister returned three paintings seized by the Nazis during World War II to the heirs of their one-time owners at an official ceremony on Tuesday.
More than four days after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing en route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged on Wednesday that they didn’t know in which direction the plane carrying 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared.
FRANCE - CINEMA
With the release of George Clooney’s Hollywood war epic 'The Monuments Men', a forgotten heroine of the French Resistance, played by Cate Blanchett in the film, is finally getting the recognition she deserves.
FRANCE - GERMANY
There are small, encouraging signs in the condition of former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, but he still faces a long struggle to recover after suffering brain damage in a December skiing accident, his agent has said.
A public row erupted Tuesday between the CIA and the US lawmakers who oversee its intelligence work, with the agency's director angrily denying claims it spied on Senate staff.
Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin returned for one day of work at the foreign ministry in order to qualify for a 100,000-euro retirement payoff, according to a British media report.
Libyan lawmakers voted on Tuesday to oust prime minister Ali Zeidan (pictured), after rebels loaded a North Korea-flagged tanker with millions of dollars' worth of crude oil, sparking a standoff between the central government and militias.
A French court on Tuesday rejected a plea made by Nicolas Sarkozy to stop investigative judges using his diaries in a corruption case involving close aides of the former president.
Socialist leader Michelle Bachelet was sworn in as Chilean president for a second time on Tuesday after a four-year hiatus from leading the country.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday that Western sanctions against Russia over its occupation of Crimea could be imposed as early as this week if Moscow fails to respond to US moves to address the crisis.
Berkin Elvan, who has been in a coma since June 2013 after being struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on protesters, died Monday. Clashes with the police erupted outside the hospital after the news broke.
Malaysian authorities said Tuesday that the evidence so far does not indicate that a missing airliner was downed in an attack, citing mechanical problems or pilot error as other possible causes of the apparent crash.
FRANCE - INDUSTRY
The proposed sale of one of France’s largest mobile phone networks to a rival firm is threatening to shake up the telecom market, with speculation that a three-way agreement would cut down on competition.
A recount of the results of El Salvador's presidential election will be completed no sooner than Thursday, the country’s election authorities said Tuesday, following a surprisingly close run-off vote over the weekend.