FRANCE - DEBT
France's public debt topped the symbolic level of 2.0 trillion euros for the first time, according to quarterly data published by the national statistics agency INSEE on Tuesday.
TURKEY - SYRIA
In a small corner of the major international fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, dramatic scenes have been unfolding on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Syria border.
The growing number of Iraqis fleeing the Islamic State extremist group has put a strain on the country’s northern Dohuk region, where refugee camps are already stretched thin by those displaced by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong’s streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades in defiance of a call by the city’s leader for an immediate end to demonstrations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised a “razor sharp” speech at the UN General Assembly, and he didn’t disappoint.
Turkey’s government could seek parliament’s approval for military action against the Islamic State (IS) organisation within the next 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the latest sign of the country’s changing stance on combating the jihadist group.
An independence vote set for November in Spain’s powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation’s constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal.
Six years after the financial crisis brought Wall Street to its knees, a Washington trial starting Monday will force policy makers to defend the drastic measures they took to prevent a deeper collapse.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match against Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to cope without him.
A radical Muslim organization in Belgium was a well-structured terror group that brainwashed youngsters and sent them to fight in Syria, prosecutors said Monday as a trial started for dozens of suspects.
US-led coalition air raids targeted areas in Syria controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group Monday, but the group continue to advance on the strategic town of Kobani.
French supermarket chain Auchan has apologised after its sales brochure featured a black plastic toy gun, resembling an AK47 assault rifle and featuring a crescent moon and star, symbols that are generally associate with Islam.
More than 3,000 refugees have died trying to make their way across the Mediterranean this year, more than double the previous record in 2011, according to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).
France’s far-right National Front (FN) party has won its first two seats in the French Senate, amid a broad swing to the right that saw Socialist President François Hollande lose his majority in the upper house of parliament.
The Spanish government on Monday formally asked the constitutional court to declare illegal Catalonia’s planned vote on independence from Spain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised statement.