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Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:09:24 GMT
More than 200 killed as blasts hit Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing more than 200 people, including dozens of foreigners.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:49:20 GMT
Lamenting Sri Lanka bloodshed, Pope Francis delivers Easter message of peace
Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by pleading for an end to conflict.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:08:46 GMT
At least 10 Malian soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attack
At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:34:30 GMT
Comedian takes on incumbent in Ukraine presidential runoff vote
Ukrainians vote on Sunday in the second round of an election that could thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and wanting transformational change.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:33:16 GMT
Sudan protest leaders, army rulers to hold new talks on power transfer
Protest leaders and Sudan's army rulers were due to hold a new round of talks on transferring power to a civilian administration on Sunday, with thousands of demonstrators massed outside the army headquarters to exert pressure on the military.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:26:44 GMT
Pope Francis expresses sadness over Sri Lanka attacks in his Easter address
In his traditional Easter Sunday address to the faithful at the Vatican, Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his "sadness" at news of the deadly bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. He also urged world leaders to try again to bring peace t...

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:06:41 GMT
Focus on Africa: Nigerians in 5-year wait for missing Chibok Girls
Nigeria marked the 5th anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping this month with stinging attacks on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for not doing enough to find and free the remaining 112 girls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 11:51:22 GMT
Remembering Rwanda's genocide, but how?
Twenty-five years after the massacre of some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, Rwanda and the world gathered this month to remember the lives of those lost. For victims and their perpetrators, it was a chance to explore their Rwandan identity as we...

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:01:12 GMT
Sri Lanka: France condemns 'odious' Easter carnage that kills more than 150
World leaders including Theresa May, Angela Merkel, EU's Juncker and France's Emmanuel Macron condemned the tragic church and hotel attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150.

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 08:51:21 GMT
French and international artists gather for Notre-Dame benefit concert
Artists such as Angélique Kidjo, Benabar and Mireille Mathieu were part of a spectacular benefit concert Saturday evening to raise funds for the Notre-Dame's future restoration.

French News Online

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:43:32 +0000
The Days when Paris Billboards were Humped Around by Promenading Camels
Tweet Paris street furniture has changed dramatically over the centuries and today’s hoardings are sophisticated digital advertising channels; but there once was a time when promenading... Visit our website for the rest of the story

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:03:12 +0000
France 24 Explains ‘Laicité’: The Ins and Outs of State Secularism
Tweet France’s brand of secularism or ‘laicité’ – designed fully to separate Church and State and private from public manifestations of faith  — is quite particular and... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:24:30 +0000
France TV: Children in Danger as Farmers Spray 65,000t of Pesticides on Farms Each Year
Tweet France is the biggest pesticides user in the European Union with French farms and vineyards spraying 65,000 tonnes of pesticide a year, much of which is noxious to humans, the environment and... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:27:43 +0000
France 24 What’s in the Papers: Figaro Sounds Radicalisation Alarm
Tweet In this France 24 review of the French papers for February 3, Le Figaro sounds the alarm over the spread of radical Islam in France publishing a map showing 8250 individuals radicalised by... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:40:28 +0000
Spectacular Failure To Deal With Migrant Crisis Sparks Anger in Small Saxony Town
Tweet The European Union has, in the view of some observers, spectacularly failed to act decisively and in unison over the Merkel-incited “great mass walk-in” across Europe that has... Visit our website for the rest of the story ...