Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to end his unhappy three-year spell at Stamford Bridge with a two-year loan move to AC Milan after the two clubs agreed terms on the deal on Friday.
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the international community must be “firm” with Russia, warning that Russia could face further sanctions if it fails to change tack on Ukraine.
UK - FRANCE
A major search and social media campaign was launched by police Friday to find a missing British boy “kidnapped” by his parents from a UK hospital, where he was receiving treatment for a brain tumour, and taken to France.
French police have launched a manhunt for a mentally ill British man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he had been committed for the brutal murder of his cellmate.
The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea’s remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.
Ukraine's embattled government said Friday it wants to join the Western military alliance as the UN said nearly 2,600 people have died in eastern Ukraine in the past five months, amid growing evidence of Russian involvement in intensified fighting.
Netflix, the US online video streaming giant, has announced it will produce a French-style “House of Cards” series as it prepares to launch in France in September.
Its economy may be in the doldrums, but France has at least one good reason to remain hopeful about the future. Almost one third of the world’s brightest, young economists have French passports, according to the IMF.
Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.
Libya's toothless interim government, led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced late Thursday it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.
CANADA - RUSSIA
Russia’s permanent mission to NATO on Thursday posted a map on Twitter showing the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia, in response to a map Canada published earlier to “help” Russian soldiers who keep getting “accidentally” lost in Ukraine.
USA - SYRIA
US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops – the latest in a string of atrocities.
Pakistan’s powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.
Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said on Thursday.