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Thousands of people flocked this weekend to check out the winners of “Reinventing Paris”, an international architecture competition to transform the city’s forgotten public buildings and spaces into environmentally-friendly urban designs.
Egypt's interior minister Monday rejected charges of security forces involvement in the case of Italian Giulio Regeni, who was found dead bearing signs of torture after disappearing in Cairo last month.
FRANCE - RWANDA
A general grilled over France's contested response to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has fought back claims his unit provided Hutu rebels with arms and knowingly left hundreds of ethnic Tutsis to die.
Students from China are flocking to the wine-rich region of Bordeaux to learn about French vintage - not how to make it, but to sell it.
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UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished.
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A ray of hope for Iran's opposition...After a move to let more candidates stand in upcoming elections... was approved on Saturday.A committee known as the Guardian Council reversed their disqualification of fifteen hundred applicants...After previously-rejected candidates - many from the Reformist party - presented new evidence of their credentials.SOTMohammad Reza Tabesh, Reformist MP"All parties that operate under the Iranian constitution should be able to participate in elections. It's not fair to let one party take part, while another gets pushed aside. When that happens, it means there's no competition - and that's not going to get people out to vote."Of the 12,000 who applied, around half have been approved to stand in the parliamentary elections.The Guardian Council has been accused of favouring conservative candidates...Because of its ties with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.But this MP says applicants were disqualified based on their credentials - and nothing else.SOTFatemeh Alia, Conservative MP"If someone has done something to compromise national security, like get involved in a case of corruption, or something similar to what happened in 2009, they should be disqualified on the grounds of infringement of the sovereignty of the country. And this has nothing to do with the nuclear deal or President Rouhani's policies." There's no confirmation yet of how many Reformists will be standing...A final list of candidates will be released on February 16th.But Rouhani - who has close ties to the party - is hoping they can make gains...Following the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal and removal of international sanctions.
FRANCE - JUSTICE
Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, whose tumultuous resignation in 2013 over a secret Swiss bank account rattled France’s Socialist government, went on trial Monday for tax fraud.
TURKEY – SYRIA
Kasim Genco lies pale and in visible pain on a Turkish hospital bed close to the Syrian border, a bandage covering his left eye.
A French court on Monday postponed the trial of General Christian Piquemal, a former commander of the French Foreign Legion, who was arrested in Calais for attending a banned rally in support of the Islamophobic Pegida movement.
Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 on Sunday to extend their record unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to 34 matches as the hosts remained unable to solve their home woes.
Peyton Manning cemented his place in the pantheon of quarterback greats as the Denver Broncos produced a magnificent defensive display to stun the Carolina Panthers with an upset 24-10 victory in Super Bowl 50 here Sunday.
Nigeria's army on Sunday said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state.