It was the turn of France’s pharmacists to go on strike on Tuesday, protesting in cities across the country at plans to deregulate their industry in a bid to stimulate economic growth.
USA - AFGHANISTAN
Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.
Around 60 towns in the south of France have been officially declared natural disaster sites following severe flooding caused by torrential downpours, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced on Tuesday.
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.