Talks to end Colombia’s five-decade conflict entered what the government called a “decisive phase” Friday as army officers and FARC rebels began work on the terms of an eventual ceasefire.
National Guard troops began leaving Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday in a sign authorities are increasingly confident they have quelled the worst of the violence that erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don’t have proper access to lawyers.
Paris Saint-Germain once again came unstuck against their bete noire Evian on Friday, being forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after having Yohan Cabaye sent off in their Ligue 1 clash in Annecy.
Two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system - a rival to the American GPS - were successfully launched on Friday from Kourou in French Guyana, bringing the number of orbiters in the system to six.
US labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession and the Federal Reserve should move cautiously in determining when interest rates should rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday in a defense of her policy approach.
FRANCE - WORLD WAR I
The Battle of the Frontiers, fought at the outset of World War I, doesn’t have the same historical notoriety as Verdun or Somme, but it saw in one day more French soldiers die than in any other day in history.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
The prime minister of the Central African Republic unveiled his new government on Friday, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.
Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders.
Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people.
François Hollande reconvened his cabinet this week after a summer break. But with the country beset by problems that only deepened while he was away, it is likely to be a gloomy return to work for the French President.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a sharp-tongued leftist and former presidential candidate, announced Friday he was stepping down as co-president of France’s Left Party (PG) but was continuing his political “battle.”
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Turkey’s Foreign Minister is set to become the country’s next prime minister and leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) under president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it was announced Thursday.
UKRAINE - RUSSIA
The United States on Friday demanded Russia "immediately" withdraw an aid convoy of vehicles from Ukraine and warned of further international sanctions if Moscow did not respect Kiev's sovereignty.
FRANCE - WEST AFRICA
Despite recent accounts of patients recovering from Ebola, the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa continues to rise. Air France employees told FRANCE 24 they have serious concerns about flying to the countries worst hit by the deadly virus.
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country’s history.