Ukraine’s military offensive to reassert control over its troubled eastern regions suffered a string of setbacks on Wednesday as pro-Russia separatists seized several Ukrainian army vehicles and stripped some troops of their ammunition.
Three pro-Russian militants were killed as Ukrainian troops repelled an overnight attack by some 300 men on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine’s interior minister said Thursday.
India holds its single biggest day of voting on Thursday in a five-week-long election that pits the ruling Congress party against opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her 3-year-old son and her mother in January 2002 was executed by Texas prison officials on Wednesday.
Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suffered gunshot wounds in an ambush on Tuesday. Park officials say his injuries are serious but not life-threatening.
French doctor and businessman Jacques Servier passed away on Wednesday. His Servier Laboratories is at the centre of an ongoing trial in which the company is accused of misrepresenting a diabetes drug that may have caused up to 2,000 deaths.
Algerians head to the polls on Thursday for an election that looks certain to hand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term in office. FRANCE 24 spoke to residents of Algiers, where the mood appears to lurch between indifference and despair.
Russia and Ukraine are due to sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic.
One of the greatest moments in football history - Diego Maradona's "hand of God" goal against England in the quarter finals of the 1986 World Cup - is the inspiration for a new play in Buenos Aires.
Welshman Gareth Bale scored a stunning winner as Real Madrid beat old foes Barcelona 2-1 in the final of Spain's Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
FRANCE – USA
In his latest book, French economist Thomas Piketty warns that modern-day capitalism leads to unsustainable levels of inequality. While he is often linked to France's Socialist Party, his writings have made him unusually popular in the US.
UK - NORTH KOREA
North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon after it used a poster of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-un to advertise a discount offer for people suffering from a "bad hair day".
France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday targeted the country’s generous welfare system in an aggressive drive to cut state spending by €50 billion, announcing a state pension freeze and a trimmed budget for social benefits and healthcare.
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said that it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.
New York police said they had disbanded a deeply controversial and heavily criticized unit that sent undercover officers to spy on local Muslims.
The presidents of two administrative regions in eastern France have plans to merge following calls to cut through the country’s numerous and costly layers of local government, which the French describe as a mille-feuille (thousand-layer) cake.
The Pasteur Institute in Paris has asked the authorities to investigate the disappearance of more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus, while insisting that missing samples represent no danger to the public.
Members of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
An internal memo sent to employees of the police precinct of Paris’s 6th district calling for the removal of homeless Roma families from the affluent neighbourhood has been “rectified”, France’s interior ministry announced on Tuesday.
Suspected Islamist militants have abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.
A court in Paris has dismissed a case brought against American singer Bob Dylan on charges of inciting hatred following an interview in which he allegedly compared Croats with Nazis.