The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.
US President Barack Obama signed a law that will block an Iranian diplomat from serving as a United Nations envoy. The White House has said that the proposed ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.
Sometimes being the odd man out helps. Western powers in Geneva had no option but to deal with Sergei Lavrov, Russia's tough foreign minister, who came to the talks with a very different agenda on Ukraine.
Algeria’s 77-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected on Friday for a fourth term despite his frail health, in a vote marred by low turnout and accusations of “massive fraud” from his main opposition challenger.
FRANCE - RELIGION
New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.
Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev’s new interim government resigns.
A senior aide to French President François Hollande resigned on Friday after media reports about a past conflict of interest as well as allegations of extravagance.
Hailed as the creative genius who forever changed modern Spanish-language literature, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was on Friday mourned by readers and statesmen worldwide, with tributes pouring in from Cuba to France.
It was expected to premiere at Cannes, but Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York”, based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.
At least 12 Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and several others are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest early on Friday, the tourism ministry said, in the most deadly single accident ever on the world's highest peak.
FRANCE 24’s special correspondents went to the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Thursday, hours before top diplomats in Geneva reached a deal to ease the country’s separatist crisis. Watch their exclusive video report.
Radio France Internationale and FRANCE 24 organise the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé to reward the best African player in French Ligue 1 each season.
The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said.
Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU reached a breakthrough on Thursday in talks in Geneva by agreeing on steps to calm the crisis in Ukraine, including a call for militant groups to disarm.
Low turnout was reported as polls closed Thursday evening in a vote that is widely expected to secure a fourth term for Algeria’s ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, despite his frail health and rare public appearances.
Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base sheltering civilians in South Sudan on Thursday, United Nations officials said.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian writer, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City at the age of 87. The author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" had been ill for several weeks.
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers had their Easter travel plans disrupted on Thursday after a "fatality" coupled with "infrastructure problems" held trains up for hours and forced the cancellation of later services, an official company tweet said.
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.
America's former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced in New York on Thursday that she is pregnant with her first baby, giving her parents Bill and Hillary a long-awaited grandchild.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
After a superior 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, pre-emptive grumbling was in full effect ahead of Thursday’s Paris press conference announcing the main competition for this year.
An Iranian woman on Tuesday pardoned her son’s killer at the gallows, with just seconds to spare before executioners were to hang him.
French armed forces on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in Mali in February by an al-Qaeda linked Islamist group, the presidents of France and Mali announced in a joint statement.