The Palestinians on Wednesday submitted a draft UN resolution paving the way to a final peace deal with Israel, but the Palestinian representative said there could still be negotiations on the text.
Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy “The Interview” after major US cinema chains pulled out of showing the film following threats from hackers.
FRANCE 24 EXCLUSIVE
Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the EU Leila Shahid on Wednesday welcomed the European parliament’s resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle ahead of a UN Security Council vote in an interview with FRANCE 24.
USA - CUBA
The United States will "immediately" begin talks with Cuba on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday, marking a sea change in US policy that has seen ties suspended since January 1961.
CUBA - USA
US President Barack Obama has announced moves to normalise ties with Cuba more than 50 years after the start of Washington’s embargo of the island. Here are key moments in ties between the two former Cold War foes.
CUBA - USA
The United States and Cuba announced an historic thaw in relations between the two countries on Wednesday, more than 50 years after they were severed. Follow this landmark event as it happened below.
FRANCE - RUSSIA
Some 400 Russian sailors training on a Mistral-class warship France controversially built for their navy will be returning home for an unspecified amount of time, the ship’s French builder has said.
OPINION - HAARETZ
Why is asking the United Nations to endorse a Palestinian state more unilateral than building settlements to destroy one, asks Peter Beinert in an opinion piece for the Israeli daily Haaretz.
CUBA - USA
US citizen Alan Gross was freed from a Cuban prison after five years Wednesday as part of a prisoner swap agreement, US officials said. News of the deal comes as both governments said their leaders would make statements starting at 5pm (GMT).
The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been cancelled after chilling threats from a hacking group calling itself the Guardians of Peace (GOP).
The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle on Wednesday in a compromise motion that did not follow some European national legislatures in backing immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.
A European Union court has ruled that Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from its terror list on technical grounds, prompting Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to claim that many in Europe had “learned nothing” from the Holocaust.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday lifted the country's moratorium on the death penalty the day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 132 students and nine teachers.
The first round of a three-stage parliamentary vote in Greece failed to elect a new president, paving the way for a second vote to be held on December 23.
Rescuers drilled a hole through a collapsed tunnel in central Vietnam and were communicating with 12 trapped workers who said they were safe on Wednesday, according to an official.