Israel warns of terror threat against Jews in Tunisia

Israel warns of terror threat against Jews in Tunisia

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.


Italy rescues more than 3,400 Europe-bound migrants at sea

Italy rescues more than 3,400 Europe-bound migrants at sea

More than 3,400 migrants were rescued at sea Saturday, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following a series of deadly shipwrecks.


Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points in 'fight of the century'

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points in 'fight of the century'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag.


French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libyan coast

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libyan coast

A French navy ship sent to boost EU migrant patrols in the Mediterranean rescued 217 people Saturday off the coast of Libya, officials said.


Protesters take to the streets of Baltimore over Freddie Gray's death

Protesters take to the streets of Baltimore over Freddie Gray's death

Thousands of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to hopes for change following swift criminal charges against six police officers.


UN warns that Yemen's infrastructure on brink of collapse

UN warns that Yemen's infrastructure on brink of collapse

Key infrastructure in war-torn Yemen, including water supplies, health services and telecommunications, are on the verge of breaking down due to a major fuel shortage, a United Nations official said Saturday.


The Afghan interpreters cut adrift by French army

The Afghan interpreters cut adrift by French army

Abdul Raziq returned home to his house in the western outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul at the end of January 2015 to discover a threat nailed to his door.


Baltimore set for weekend of rallies after officers charged in Freddie Gray's death

Baltimore set for weekend of rallies after officers charged in Freddie Gray's death

A jubilant Baltimore headed into a weekend of rallies on Saturday after six police officers were criminally charged over the arrest of a 25-year-old black man whose death led to rioting earlier in the week.


Nigeria frees more hostages from Boko Haram

Nigeria frees more hostages from Boko Haram

Nigeria troops have freed another 234 women and children from Boko Haram's stronghold in the Sambisa forest, the military said Friday.


FN supporters split on whether to drop party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

FN supporters split on whether to drop party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

France's far-right National Front (FN) held its annual May Day rally in Paris on Friday amid divisions within the party over whether its founder and honorary president, Jean-Marie Le Pen, should be expelled from the group.


Nepal rules out finding more quake survivors as death toll climbs

Nepal rules out finding more quake survivors as death toll climbs

Nepal ruled out the possibility Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from a massive earthquake that killed more than 6,700 people and devastated vast swathes of one of Asia's poorest countries.


At least three dead as torrential rains flood Havana

At least three dead as torrential rains flood Havana

Three people died after torrential rains and high winds damaged more than two dozen buildings, caused power outages and brought racing floodwaters to parts of Havana, local media reported Thursday.


Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail link

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail link

Eurostar on Friday began whisking passengers from London to Marseille in a journey that took just over six hours as the international rail company opened a permanent and direct route connecting Britain and southern France.


Airbus to file complaint in Germany over alleged NSA spying

Airbus to file complaint in Germany over alleged NSA spying

Airbus Group said on Thursday it planned to complain to the German authorities over reports that the country's foreign intelligence agency had helped the United States to spy on it and other European firms.


US Navy to 'accompany' US-flagged ships passing through Strait of Hormuz

US Navy to 'accompany' US-flagged ships passing through Strait of Hormuz

US Navy ships will start accompanying US-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran's seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel two days ago, a US defence official told Reuters on Thursday.


EU threatens France with court action over air pollution

EU threatens France with court action over air pollution

France has just two months to act over dangerously high levels of air pollution or face being hauled in front of the European Court of Justice, the European Commission said Wednesday.


Hollande vows 'no mercy' over claims French soldiers abused Central Africa children

Hollande vows 'no mercy' over claims French soldiers abused Central Africa children

French President François Hollande on Thursday vowed to "show no mercy" if French peacekeepers in Central African Republic were found guilty of raping hungry children in exchange for food.


Berlin spied on France for the NSA, German media say

Berlin spied on France for the NSA, German media say

German intelligence helped the US National Security Agency (NSA) monitor the French presidential palace and foreign ministry officials as well as members of the European Commission, Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday.


Patriarch of France's Michelin tire dynasty dies at 89

Patriarch of France's Michelin tire dynasty dies at 89

François Michelin led the eponymous family business for almost half a century and helped establish it as one of the world's "Big Three" tire manufacturers.


The battle for Le Corbusier: Fascism row taints legacy of France's foremost architect

The battle for Le Corbusier: Fascism row taints legacy of France's foremost architect

A row over Le Corbusier's fascist links and alleged anti-Semitism has cast a pall over the legacy of France's best-known architect and hijacked the launch of the Centre Pompidou's bold new retrospective of his work.


Google unveils €150 million fund for European media

Google unveils €150 million fund for European media

Google announced a €150 million partnership with European media Tuesday that aims to "promote high-quality journalism through technology and innovation", a move that comes after years of disputes with European media and anti-trust regulators.


France boosts defence spending to face jihadist threat

France boosts defence spending to face jihadist threat

President François Hollande announced Wednesday that France would increase its defence budget by close to four billion euros over four years, in response to extremist threats after the Paris jihadist attacks.


In pictures: 'French spiderman' scales Paris skyscraper for Nepal

In pictures: 'French spiderman' scales Paris skyscraper for Nepal

Alain Robert, a French urban climber dubbed "spiderman", scaled on Tuesday the highest building in Paris with a Nepalese flag in hand to pay tribute to the victims of the massive earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country.


King Salman of Saudia Arabia appoints new crown prince

King Salman of Saudia Arabia appoints new crown prince

Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty.


Nigerian army says rescues hundreds of girls from Boko Haram camps

Nigerian army says rescues hundreds of girls from Boko Haram camps

Nigeria's army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military operation to wrest back the Sambisa Forest from the Boko Haram Islamist militant group, it said on Twitter on Tuesday.


Video: Survivors struggle to flee Kathmandu post-earthquake

Video: Survivors struggle to flee Kathmandu post-earthquake

Hundreds of Nepalese are trying to flee the capital in the wake of Saturday's devastating earthquake, especially as frequent aftershocks and torrential rains have made life dangerous and unbearable for survivors.


Marc-Vivien Foé Award 2015 - Win limited edition jerseys

Marc-Vivien Foé Award 2015 - Win limited edition jerseys

Radio France Internationale and FRANCE 24 organise the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé to reward the best African player in French Ligue 1 each season.


Jean-Marie Le Pen allegedly hid millions in money and gold in secret Swiss account

Jean-Marie Le Pen allegedly hid millions in money and gold in secret Swiss account

Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and honourary president of France's far-right National Front (FN) party, is in hot water yet again this week after allegations emerged that he had stashed 2.2 million euros in a secret Swiss bank account.


Britain's legendary Gurkhas join quake rescue effort in Nepalese homeland

Britain's legendary Gurkhas join quake rescue effort in Nepalese homeland

The British Army's legendary Nepalese battalion has been deployed to Kathmandu to help recovery efforts after the devastating earthquake that has wrecked their homeland.


France unveils 'voluntary' military service scheme

France unveils 'voluntary' military service scheme

Nearly 20 years after compulsory military service was phased out in France, President François Hollande announced Monday the creation of a new voluntary service that aims to give marginalised young people a better start in life.


Writers boycott New York PEN gala in Charlie Hebdo protest

Writers boycott New York PEN gala in Charlie Hebdo protest

Six prominent writers are boycotting a New York literary gala in protest at French magazine Charlie Hebdo being honoured with a freedom of expression award, saying the satirical weekly represented the "cultural arrogance of the French nation".


Nepal quake toll 'could reach 10,000', says PM

Nepal quake toll 'could reach 10,000', says PM

The death toll in Nepal's earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines.


Police officers injured as violence flares in Baltimore

Police officers injured as violence flares in Baltimore

Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, set buildings on fire and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody.


'Zero-hours workers' expose dark face of UK labour market

'Zero-hours workers' expose dark face of UK labour market

Zero-hours contracts, whose terms do not guarantee a minimum number of hours, are at the centre of the British electoral campaign. Read the first part of our series on the dark face of the UK's economic miracle.


French unemployment hits new record in March

French unemployment hits new record in March

The number of unemployed in France hit a new record in March at 3.51 million people, up 0.4 percent from February, with young people especially hard hit, the labour ministry said Monday.


Reporters Without Borders' freedom of expression petition flops in France

Reporters Without Borders' freedom of expression petition flops in France

In the wake of the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris on Jan. 7, Reporters Without Borders called on France's religious leaders to sign a "Declaration on Freedom of Expression". Three months later, it looks like the petition is a flop.


Video: Grief-stricken Nepal mourns quake victims

Video: Grief-stricken Nepal mourns quake victims

Two days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, grieving relatives are laying their loved ones to rest even as rescue teams continue their frantic search through the rubble. FRANCE 24 reports from a nation in mourning.


'Night Wolves' bikers vow to ride to Berlin despite bans

'Night Wolves' bikers vow to ride to Berlin despite bans

Dozens of leather-clad Russian bikers from the pro-Putin motorcycle "Night Wolves" club vowed on Saturday to ride to Berlin to mark the anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders.


Video: Everest base camp consumed by avalanche

Video: Everest base camp consumed by avalanche

A climber at Mount Everest's base camp caught on camera the terrifying moment an avalanche thundered down from the world's highest mountain after a massive earthquake battered Nepal on Saturday.


Quake effort ramps up as Nepal death toll passes 3,700

Quake effort ramps up as Nepal death toll passes 3,700

A senior interior ministry official said authorities had not been able to establish contact with some of the worst affected areas in the mountainous nation, and that the death toll could reach 5,000.


Clashes erupt as Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

Clashes erupt as Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

Police in the Burundian capital clashed on Sunday with small groups of protesters who had gathered to demonstrate against President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term in office.


Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,000

Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,000

Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that has killed more than 2,000 people, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.


In pictures: dramatic rescue effort in Nepal's Mount Everest

In pictures: dramatic rescue effort in Nepal's Mount Everest

Rescue helicopters airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated Everest Base Camp.


In pictures: Kathmandu temples collapse after deadly quake

In pictures: Kathmandu temples collapse after deadly quake

Several century-old temples in Kathmandu collapsed on Saturday after the Nepalese capital was hit by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 1,400 people.


Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seizes key Syrian town

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front seizes key Syrian town

Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the last major government-held city in Idlib province on Saturday, in a blow that could expose the regime's coastal heartland to rebel attack.


Bayern boss Guardiola to face old club Barcelona in Champions League semis

Bayern boss Guardiola to face old club Barcelona in Champions League semis

Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals on Friday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus.


Luxembourg court charges French reporter over 'LuxLeaks' role

Luxembourg court charges French reporter over 'LuxLeaks' role

A court in Luxembourg has pressed charges against a French journalist over his role in revealing the so-called "LuxLeaks" scandal involving custom-made tax deals for large corporations.


Hostage deaths renew US debate on drone strikes

Hostage deaths renew US debate on drone strikes

Hours after the White House revealed that an American and an Italian hostage had been killed in a January drone strike, US officials said the administration may consider revising the intelligence requirements for launching strikes overseas.


Buildings collapse in Nepal capital after 7.7 quake

Buildings collapse in Nepal capital after 7.7 quake

A massive earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said.


EU charges Russia's Gazprom, alleging price gouging

EU charges Russia's Gazprom, alleging price gouging

The European Union launched a legal attack on Gazprom on Wednesday, stoking tensions with Moscow as it accused the Russian gas giant of overcharging buyers in Eastern Europe and hindering competition.


Juventus thwart Monaco to reach Champions League semi-finals

Juventus thwart Monaco to reach Champions League semi-finals

Juventus are through to the last four of the Champions League for the first time since 2003 after a goalless draw in their quarter-final, second leg with Monaco on Wednesday saw them progress 1-0 on aggregate.


Saudi-led coalition launches Yemen air strikes despite declared end to bombing

Saudi-led coalition launches Yemen air strikes despite declared end to bombing

Rival forces fought on in Yemen on Wednesday despite a declared halt to a Saudi-led bombing campaign, showing how tough it may be to find a political solution to a war stirring animosities between rival Gulf powers Saudi Arabia and Iran.


'Syrian accomplice' told Paris terror suspect to attack churches

'Syrian accomplice' told Paris terror suspect to attack churches

A terror suspect arrested Sunday was planning an attack in France and had been in contact with a presumed accomplice in Syria who 'told him to target a church', Paris Prosecutor François Molins said in a press conference Wednesday.


Sudan 'won't allow' French, US, British envoys access to Darfur

Sudan 'won't allow' French, US, British envoys access to Darfur

Khartoum has so far declined to issue visas for senior French, British and US diplomats hoping to conduct a fact-finding mission in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, UN diplomatic sources told Reuters on Tuesday.


Man 'planning terror attack on churches' arrested in Paris

Man 'planning terror attack on churches' arrested in Paris

A terror suspect believed to be planning attacks on churches in France was arrested after he accidentally shot himself and called the emergency services, according to police sources.


Afghan Taliban announce annual 'spring offensive'

Afghan Taliban announce annual 'spring offensive'

The Afghan Taliban announced Wednesday they will launch their annual "spring offensive" from April 24, vowing attacks across the country at a time when US-led foreign forces are pulling back from the frontlines.


Hong Kong unveils vote plan, pro-democrats walk out

Hong Kong unveils vote plan, pro-democrats walk out

Hong Kong's government Wednesday announced a roadmap for leadership elections that offered no concessions to the city's democracy camp -- prompting opposition lawmakers to walk out as the plan was unveiled.