France 24 Live News Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:38:06 GMTJoe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate in US presidential election
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice president, his campaign told supporters in a text message.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 22:55:09 GMTLebanese protesters call for downfall of president and political elite over Beirut blast
Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week's explosion at Beirut port and called for the removal of Lebanon's president and other officials they blame for the tragedy.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:24:48 GMTNew Zealand delays election process, reinstates lockdown as Covid-19 returns
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday delayed a key step toward next month's general election, as the country was plunged back into lockdown after the discovery of the first Covid-19 cases in more than three months.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:23:18 GMTFresh clashes in Belarus as opposition leader flees country citing children's safety
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had fled abroad for the sake of her children after strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko's claim of victory in Sunday's presidential election prompted bloody street protests.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:34:39 GMTFrench PM warns Covid-19 infection rate headed in wrong direction, public becoming careless
The renewed spread of coronavirus in France could become harder to control without a collective effort to stop a rise in the infection rate, its prime minister said on Tuesday.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 01:52:16 GMTFox News set to broaden its reach with new overseas streaming service
Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corp said Tuesday it was launching a stand-alone streaming service for its news and business channels that would be available in 20 countries by year's end.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 23:47:18 GMTFrench NGO leader killed in Guatemala was 'ambushed'
The French director of an NGO who was killed in Guatemala was ambushed, according to the NGO's general manager.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:56:47 GMTPutin says Russia first to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, dubbed 'Sputnik V'
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prow...Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:55:30 GMTHong Kong pro-democracy activist and media mogul Jimmy Lai is released on bail
Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai walked free on bail Wednesday, over a day after he and other critics of China were rounded up by police as part of a widening crackdown on dissent.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:54:52 GMTMalian protesters regroup to demand the resignation of President Keita
Malians took to the streets in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, despite rainfall and pleas from mediators to stay home, to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:16:20 GMTBritain presses France to halt 'unacceptable' migrant crossings
Britain and France will work "at pace" to finalise a new plan for shutting down a migrant route across the Channel, British immigration minister Chris Philp said on Tuesday.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:23:57 GMTMauritius oil spill: Volunteer army races to contain environmental disaster
An army of volunteers is scrambling to contain the disastrous oil spill that has devastated miles of Mauritius’ unspoiled coastline after a Japanese tanker, the MV Wakashio, ran aground off the island nation last week.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:41:46 GMTFrance to step up security for its citizens in Africa's Sahel region, Macron says
France will step up security measures to protect French nationals in Africa's Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, two days after six French aid workers were shot dead in Niger.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:12:02 GMTUS restaurants struggle as Covid-19 keeps customers home
Restaurants the world over have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Being inside busy areas with limited ventilation increases the risk of Covid-19 infection. As a result, indoor dining has been restricted in many places and many have lost th...Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:21:15 GMTBelarus protesters use vehicles to block police from demonstrations over 'rigged election'
Protesters took to the streets amid a strong police presence in the Belarusian capital of Minsk after presidential elections on August 9. Police and security forces responded strongly, using crowd control weapons – and their vehicles – to quell t...Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:31:59 GMTSyrian villagers along Euphrates accuse Turkey of cutting water access
Since May, residents of northeastern Syria have noticed a visible decrease in the Euphrates's water levels. The legendary river's source is found in Turkey, and it irrigates all of northern Syria. In the self-proclaimed autonomous Kurdish region, co...Tue, 11 Aug 2020 02:53:41 GMTGlobal Covid-19 cases top 20 million as WHO says outbreak can still be turned around
The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone Monday as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 05:44:33 GMTHong Kongers defy China, rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper after owner's arrest
Hong Kongers rushed to buy pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Tuesday in a show of support for its owner, who was arrested a day earlier as police rounded up critics of China.
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:19:16 GMTLebanese PM announces government’s resignation over Beirut blast
Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.”
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:59:07 GMTBelarus election challenger Tikhanouskaya ‘safe’ in Lithuania
Belarus opposition challenger Svetlana Tikhanouskaya is in Lithuania, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, following a second night of clashes after a disputed election in the authoritarian former Soviet republic.
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:35:26 GMTFace masks now compulsory in Paris tourist hotspots amid second-wave fears
Face masks became mandatory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday as French authorities imposed new measures to curb a rise in coronavirus infections.