ZIMBABWE - USA
The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
While the justice system is gradually getting back on its feet in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, it remains in shambles in more rural areas. FRANCE 24 visits the town of Mbaiki, where officials lack the bare minimum to do their job.
OLYMPIC GAMES 2022
Beijing was awarded the 2022 winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakhstan's Almaty in an International Olympic Committee vote to become the first city to have won both summer and winter editions of the world's biggest multi-sports event.
FRANCE - RUSSIA
After eight months of negotiations France and Russia have reached a deal on the amount Paris must pay Moscow in compensation for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a senior Russian official said.
French authorities faced more than 1,000 attempts by migrants camped out in the port of Calais to reach the Channel tunnel overnight, police sources told AFP Friday.
Data from the European Space Agency’s Philae lander have shown that the Chury comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust. It has also discovered several organic molecules, which are important building blocks of life.
Australia on Friday said it was confident the search for MH370 was being conducted in the right area with aircraft wreckage being washed to La Reunion consistent with the zone they are scouring.
Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three people, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.
The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist Walter Palmer is being investigated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate US laws against illegal wildlife trading.
The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it would not join a new bailout program for Greece until conditions for debt sustainability, including debt relief and economic reforms, are clearly assured.
The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome their divisions over a multinational force created to fight Boko Haram on Thursday but the talks stalled over issues including the troops' right to cross-border pursuit.
US Internet giant Google is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to delete search results worldwide when users invoke their “right to be forgotten” online, the company said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines.
Turkish prosecutors on Thursday opened a probe into the leader of Turkey's main Kurdish party over accusations that he “provoked and armed” protesters during demonstrations in the country’s southeast last year, local media reported.
The ongoing migrant crisis at Calais in northern France has become a hot political issue in the UK, where British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for describing the thousands of people trying to reach Britain as a "swarm".
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.
France 24 now available on DDish TV in Mongolia
In a new distribution agreement with satellite operator DDish TV, FRANCE 24 in English is now broadcast 24/7 on channel 59 of the Mongolian operator’s basic offer, reaching 200,000 subscribers.
France 24 extends its distribution in the United States with Time Warner Cable
France 24 has extended its distribution with Time Warner Cablein the United States and will launch its English channel across the greater Los Angeles area on May 6th.
The Taliban confirmed Afghan government reports of the death of its supreme leader, Mullah Omar, on Thursday and said they had named Omar's deputy, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, to replace him.
French state-controlled utility EDF is buying a majority stake in the reactor business of nuclear group Areva and will look for partners to take a minority stake.