The French parliament voted Friday on parts of a tough immigration bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron’s party, with several MPs openly challenging his plans to speed up deportations of failed asylum-seekers.
Inspectors from the global chemical arms watchdog Saturday took samples in the Syrian town of Douma after an alleged poison gas attack, the body said.
FRANCE - ITALY
Around 100 far-right activists on Saturday tried to block a French alpine pass used by migrants in a bid to "ensure that no illegal immigrant can return to France".
A former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for gaining US asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, US prosecutors said on Thursday.
North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, state media said on Saturday ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.
AID - DEVELOPMENT
A new LSE-Oxford report on growth and development released Thursday says the number of people living in “fragile states” is rising sharply and calls on the international community to transform its approach to providing aid to these nations.
Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.
Rebel fighters in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported.