Shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd surged in their first day of trading on Friday as the company that now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China went public. The IPO saw Alibaba's market value surpass that of US retail site Amazon.
Why did Scotland reject what First Minister Alex Salmond dubbed a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for independence from the UK on Thursday? FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.
Scotland’s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom.
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to politics in a statement on his Facebook page on Friday, saying he would seek the leadership of his UMP party in a move that could position him for a 2017 presidential bid.
NIGERIA - SOUTH AFRICA
Followers of a controversial preacher and televangelist prevented rescue workers from getting to victims of a collapsed building in Lagos last week, in an accident that claimed the lives of at least 84 people, according to a Nigerian official.
As Scotland awoke on Friday to the news that the country would not be ending its 307-year membership in the United Kingdom, there was a mixture of relief and bitter disappointment on the streets of the capital Edinburgh.
FRANCE - FOOTBALL
Bastia striker Brandao has been suspended for six months for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta in August - his second ban in two seasons - the French soccer league said on Thursday.
French fighter jets bombed a military logistics warehouse seized by the Islamic State group in northeast Iraq on Friday in the first French airstrikes against the jihadist militants.
France has announced that a French nurse infected with Ebola while in Liberia was given experimental medicines immediately after her return home on Thursday night, amid expanded international measures to combat the deadly virus.
Scotland has firmly rejected independence as final results from the referendum showed Friday that 55.3% of Scots voted against separating from the United Kingdom. See how the day's events unfolded on FRANCE 24's live blog.
A 51-year-old Florida man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren in his home before killing himself on Thursday, authorities said.
Argentina’s Congress passed a bill Thursday giving the government powers to regulate prices and production in a bid to control runaway inflation, a measure condemned by the business community.
USA - FRANCE
US President Barack Obama on Thursday praised France for its decision to join American forces in conducting air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.