Kurdish boy severely burned during Turkish offensive arrives in France for treatment

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:49:23 GMT

A Syrian Kurdish boy who was severely burned during the Turkish incursion was evacuated Tuesday from Iraqi Kurdistan to France for medical treatment amid accusations that Turkey used chemical weapons in a Syrian border region.

Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, calls Syrian border ceasefire ‘big success’

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:16:47 GMT

US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the United States would be lifting sanctions on Turkey, hailing the success of a ceasefire along its border with Syria, which he says is now permanent. 

As Kremlin eyes Africa, Putin praises ties at major summit

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:41:12 GMT

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday opened a major summit aimed at reviving Russia's influence in Africa, telling leaders from the continent he would seek to double trade in the coming years.

Child killed in mounting Chile unrest as general strike begins

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:43:07 GMT

A four-year-old child was killed during the latest round of protests against economic inequality in Chile, raising the death toll from five days of social unrest to 18 as unions launched a general strike on Wednesday.

Bolivia opposition stages strike over poll results, Morales likens it to ‘coup’

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:51:58 GMT

Bolivia's opposition launched a general strike Wednesday over disputed election results suggesting another term for President Evo Morales, who likened the stoppage to a right-wing coup.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled in US Congress on 'risky' Libra

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:44:30 GMT

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company's planned digital currency Libra was a "risky project," but sought to reassure skeptical US lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global financial system to more people.

Thousands of schools remain shut as unrest in Haiti takes its toll

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:01:27 GMT

Tunisia's new president sworn in after surprise election win

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:56:01 GMT

Tunisia's new President Kais Saied took the oath of office on Wednesday after his surprise election victory over champions of the political establishment.

Russian forces enter Syria's Kobane after deal with Ankara

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:36:46 GMT

Russian forces in Syria headed for the border with Turkey Wednesday to ensure Kurdish fighters pull back after a deal between Moscow and Ankara wrested control of the Kurds' entire heartland.

US diplomat testifies Trump tied Ukraine aid to politically motivated probes

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:36:44 GMT

The top American diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday that President Donald Trump made the release of U.S. security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he demanded.

Turkish civilians on Syria border back Erdogan's offensive

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:59:44 GMT

While the international community has criticised Turkey's offensive in northeast Syria, Turkish civilians along the border are broadly supportive of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's campaign against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria. FRANCE 24's Amar al Hameedwi, Karim Hakiki and Clovis Casali sent this report from the Turkish border town of Akcakale.  

UK's Johnson mulls election to break Brexit impasse

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:13:30 GMT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was weighing Wednesday whether to push for an early election or try again to pass his stalled European Union divorce deal, after Parliament blocked a fast-track plan to approve his Brexit bill before the U.K.'s scheduled departure from the bloc on Oct. 31.

British police find 39 dead in lorry container, driver arrested

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:14:19 GMT

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder.

Botswana heads to polls in tightly contested vote

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:07:22 GMT

Polls opened in Botswana on Wednesday as the long-peaceful southern African nation faces what is expected to be its tightest election in history.

Mbappe scores hat-trick putting PSG in Champions League last 16 driving-seat

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:25:59 GMT

Substitute Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer to the Champions League last 16 with a 5-0 victory over previously unbeaten Club Brugge on Tuesday.

Sectarian system ‘has segregated our country’, Lebanese students tell FRANCE 24

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:43:22 GMT

Lebanese students have joined the general strike as hundreds of thousands step up their five-day protest against the government, to root out systemic corruption. But the young want to end Lebanon’s sectarian politics, FRANCE 24’s reporters say.

Iraqi authorities used excessive force during protests, killing over a hundred

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:35:31 GMT

An Iraqi government committee investigating a wave of unrest found that 157 people, mostly civilians, were killed because security forces used excessive force and live fire to quell protests, according to a report by the panel seen by Reuters.

Trudeau's Liberals to retain power in Canada as minority government

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:10:04 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberals will form a minority government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected on Monday after polls closed across the country.

Japan’s emperor Naruhito formally ascends to throne in centuries-old ceremony

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:29:01 GMT

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180—countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state.

Iran banned from world judo until it agrees to face Israel

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:43:52 GMT

Iran was banned from international judo competitions Tuesday for refusing to let its athletes fight Israeli opponents.

Bolivians angry over vote count storm capital as election hangs in balance

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:29:21 GMT

Thousands of Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday's election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country's electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday.











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