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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:19:50 GMT
Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at age 80
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:36:48 GMT
Mali's opposition leader Soumaila Cissé rejects presidential runoff result
Mali's opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:51:44 GMT
Playboy Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan sworn in as PM
Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion, but the man known in the West as a celebrity playboy has become prime minister of Pakistan as a populist, religiously devout, anti-corruption reformist.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:38:13 GMT
Families outraged as Italy buries Morandi bridge dead
A state funeral service was underway Saturday in Italy to commemorate dozens of people killed in Genoa’s bridge disaster, as some outraged relatives shunned official ceremonies and rescuers pulled more bodies from the wreckage.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:41:35 GMT
Worst floods in a century kill scores in India's Kerala
The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with the toll expected to rise as heavy rain pushes water levels higher still.

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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:38:28 GMT
Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies at 80
Former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:25:44 GMT
African press review 18 August 2018
Uganda's popular musician turned MP, "Bobi Wine", faces a moment of truth as he awaits treason trial. And a Zimbabwe academic is suspended over Grace Mugabe's PhD.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:10:02 GMT
French press review 18 August 2018
Mali's "IBK" wins a second five-year term, but pessimism looms over his capacity to restore peace in a country ravaged by poverty and Islamist rebels. And the French unions plot a "crash landing" for new Air France CEO Ben Smith.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:42:16 GMT
Asylum seeker sentenced to jail over stabbings in south-west France
A young Afghan asylum seeker on Friday was handed a three-year prison sentence, and a one-year suspended sentence, for aggravated assault in the south-western French city of Perigueux.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:56:09 GMT
Cincinnati dream still alive for Djokovic after 2 wins in a day
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a Cincinnati Masters semi-final clash with Marin Cilic.

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 ...

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