Canadian police backed by armoured vehicle surrounded the parliament building Wednesday after at least one gunman shot a soldier at the War Memorial in Ottawa. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage.
A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday.
The European Union will have a new Commission in place next month led by Jean-Claude Juncker following its approval in a vote by the European Parliament on Wednesday.
FRANCE - RUSSIA
French oil giant Total has named Patrick Pouyanné (right), previously head of refining and chemicals, as its new chief executive, while former CEO Thierry Desmarest (left) becomes chairman, a union source told AFP on Wednesday.
The French parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a draft law that could, for the first time, make it possible to remove the country’s president from office through a US-style impeachment.
South Korea has demolished a “Christmas tree” border tower that has long angered its northern neighbour, though denying the move was aimed at appeasing the North.
FRANCE - RUSSIA
French investigators have arrived in Moscow following the death of Christophe de Margerie, head of French oil giant Total, in an airport runway crash on Monday night. They will be following a number of lines of enquiry.
Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died on Tuesday. He was 93.
Five-time European champions Bayern Munich took a huge step towards qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with a remarkable 7-1 rout of Roma at a stunned Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.
Doctor Denis Mukwege won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Tuesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy's notorious "butt plug" is gone, felled in a night raid by crusading defenders of the faith. But there are plenty of other reasons why art buffs from all over the world really ought to be in Paris right now.
USA - NORTH KOREA
The White House said on Tuesday that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family.
For two Arab-Israeli singers competing in this year’s Arab Idol TV show, the challenges of the contest started long before stepping on to the stage in neighbouring Lebanon. While they have made it to Beirut, there are more hurdles ahead.
A Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests at a hospital in Madrid was officially cleared of the disease on Tuesday after a second and conclusive test for the virus came out negative.
A hit-and-run that claimed the life of one of two Canadian soldiers in Quebec was carried out by a suspected Islamist militant “clearly linked to terrorist ideology,” the country’s federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said on Tuesday.