France is in debt to the tune of 2,000 billion euros. Could selling off the country’s art make a dent in that figure?
The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber hit a roadblock on Tuesday when a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal permits.
A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group (IS), which described it as retribution for continued US airstrikes in Iraq.
At least four UN peacekeepers were killed and 15 others wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.
French Labour Minister François Rebsamen on Tuesday said he wanted the country’s unemployment services to crack down on benefit claimants “abusing the system”, saying that there were 350,000 jobs begging to be filled.
UK - SPAIN
UK prosecutors are withdrawing the arrest warrant in the case of a British couple who took their five-year-old son out of the country in hopes of getting a new type of radiation therapy for his brain tumour.
French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President François Hollande made headlines worldwide, on Tuesday won a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car.
The medical charity MSF is calling on countries with capabilities to counter nuclear or biological attacks to come to the rescue of West Africa, where failure to win the confidence of local communities has hampered efforts to halt the epidemic.
For days, the bodies of Ukrainian troops have been left sprawled among burned out trucks and armoured personnel carriers near the small town of Komsomolske in the east of the country. FRANCE 24 visits the scene in the rebel-controlled area.
When Manchester United secured the loan of Radamel Falcao from Monaco late on Monday night, with an option to buy at the end of the season, it brought the Premier League side’s summer spending up to 190 million euros – the biggest in Europe.
Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.
ARAB WORLD - MEDIA
TV networks in the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and satires that ridicule the extremist beliefs of the Islamic State militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria, with one TV producer saying humour is a "way to reject extremism".
NATO - RUSSIA
In response to Russian actions in Ukraine, NATO will agree at a summit this week to create a rapid-reaction force of several thousand troops, alliance officials said Monday, prompting Russia to say it would adjust its own military strategy.
The US military began strikes on Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants on Monday, the Pentagon said. The Islamist group has staged recent attacks on Somalia's parliament and presidential compound as well as in neighbouring Kenya.
US President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the US minimum wage on Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.
NORTH KOREA - USA
North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.