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DEBATE

Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive

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DEBATE

Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive (part 2)

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A thin line between fact-checking and propaganda in Gaza social media coverage

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Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

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Ireland's missing babies cast light on dark history

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World Cup 2014: Germany-Brazil inspires the Web

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FRANCE

French companies will have to accept anonymous CVs

Big companies hiring in France will now have to accept anonymous CVs from job candidates, the country’s highest administrative court ruled this week, in a bid to prevent racial discrimination in staffing choices.

ISRAEL

Video: Living in Tel Aviv, under threat of rocket attack

On Friday militant group Hamas continued to launch rockets into Israel, which has kept up air strikes over Gaza. FRANCE 24’s special envoy Willy Bracciano reports on what Tel Aviv residents do when a siren signals an imminent rocket strike.

BRAZIL

Manhunt as FIFA partner flees Rio hotel to avoid arrest

Brazilian police launched a manhunt on Thursday for an executive of a FIFA partner company handling World Cup ticket packages after he escaped from his Rio de Janeiro hotel to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said.

MIDDLE EAST

US prepared to negotiate Gaza ceasefire, Obama says

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in brokering a ceasefire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Hamas rockets reaching deeper into Israel

Rockets from the Gaza Strip have been raining down on Israel in recent days. But unlike in previous attacks, the missiles are reaching further into Israeli territory than ever before.

UKRAINE

Ukrainian forces close in on Donetsk

Ukrainian government forces clashed with separatists in the country’s east on Thursday, regaining more ground as they closed in on the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

SYRIA

UN chief Ban Ki-moon appoints new Syria mediator

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Thursday that he had appointed veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura (pictured) to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as Syria’s new international mediator.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Death toll rises in Gaza as militants target Israeli cities

At least 77 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel’s Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday, as militants continued to fire rockets at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other Israeli cities.

TOUR DE FRANCE

Tour de France passes WWI Chemin des Dames battlefield

Thursday’s sixth stage of the Tour de France had added poignancy as it passed along the Chemin des Dames, a section of the World War I battlefield where thousands of young French (and German) men lost their lives during the four-year conflict.

ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

Israel steps up airstrikes as diplomacy gets under way

With rockets raining deep inside Israel, its military pummelled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip while the first diplomatic efforts to end two full days of heavy fighting got under way.

TOUR DE FRANCE

100 years on, the Tour de France returns to the Western Front

When the fourth stage of the 2014 edition of the Tour de France got underway on Tuesday it marked the start of a poignant tribute to a moment that would shape both the history of the Tour and the whole of Europe - the start of World War One.

IRAQ

Iraq’s heritage 'in danger' from ISIS militants

Some of Iraq’s most important historic monuments are at risk of destruction following the advance of Islamic militants across large swathes of the country, a museum chief has warned in an interview with FRANCE 24.

ISRAEL – GAZA STRIP

Israel pummels Gaza in retaliation for Hamas rocket attacks

Israeli warplanes launched 160 overnight raids and continued to pound targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday as a major campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire entered its second day, leaving more than 30 people dead and 150 wounded.

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