Feminists called for protests Thursday at the "French Oscars" next month after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.
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ECOWAS troops were stationed on the Senegal-Gambia border on Thursday as president Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power to his successor, Adama Barrow, who won a December 1 presidential election. The next few hours will be crucial.
French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h won his first Vendée Globe on Thursday, fighting off a dogged challenge from Britain's Alex Thomson to wrap up the gruelling solo, non-stop, round-the-world race in a record 74 days.
As Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th American president on Friday, US allies and adversaries are eager to decipher what direction US foreign policy might take under a Trump administration.
At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey commercial building collapsed in Tehran on Thursday, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Tehran's mayor as saying.
A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.
Al Qaeda’s North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France.
After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power.
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.
Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone.
Outgoing US President Barack Obama vowed not to remain silent when he feels the country's "core values" are being threatened as he gave his last press conference on Wednesday before turning over the Oval Office to Donald Trump.
Senegalese troops amassed on the Gambian border Wednesday as the deadline for the country's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to step down approaches.
US President Barack Obama is set to give his final presidential press conference on Wednesday, two days before he turns over the Oval Office to Donald Trump.
Western societies have to stand up for the importance of a rights-based democracy, and reject "populist visions where the rights of certain disfavoured minorities are dispensable," Human Rights Watch's Executive Director Ken Roth tells FRANCE 24.