South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was elected head of the ruling ANC party Monday, winning a bruising race that exposed deep rifts within the organisation that led the struggle against apartheid.
France took the women's handball world title from Norway with a 23-21 victory over the previous champions in Sunday's final in Hamburg.
French aerospace and defense group Thales has reached an agreement to buy Dutch digital company Gemalto in a deal worth 4.8 billion euros ($5.6 billion).
In the first of a five-part series, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the fallout of Brexit on European nationals, as they weigh up whether to stay in the United Kingdom or leave.
The Brexit Effect: EU nationals weigh up whether to stay or go
With one woman sentenced to two years in prison because of a song, and another given three years for talking about extramarital pregnancy on TV, the crackdown on female activists in Egypt continues. Egyptian writer Mona Eltahaway talks to FRANCE 24.
With a heavy police presence keeping protestors away, Austria's far right was sworn in Monday as part of the Alpine country's new government, rounding off a triumphant year for Europe's nationalists.
A Belgian court on Monday delayed until February the trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam over a shooting in Brussels that led to his capture.
Militants stormed an intelligence agency training centre in Kabul on Monday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, triggering an intense gunbattle with Afghan police.
Catalonians vote in new regional elections December 21 in a ballot that is likely to reflect the prevailing mood on independence. Polls so far suggest that pro-independence parties are poised to regain their parliamentary majority.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared Sunday the winner of a heavily disputed presidential election held three weeks ago, despite mounting protests and opposition claims of fraud.
Billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile's president next year, according to virtually complete results from a runoff election held Sunday.
Polling stations across Chile closed at 6:00pm (2100 GMT) Sunday in a runoff election held to choose the nation's next president.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government and opposition to come together for fresh peace talks early next year.
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said.
Tunisia marks seven years on Sunday since the start of protests that spread across the region and came to be known as the Arab Spring. Although praised for its relatively peaceful transition to democracy, Tunisia is still struggling economically.