The simmering political crisis in Zimbabwe reached a boiling point early Wednesday as the military took control in Harare, confining 93-year-old leader Robert Mugabe to house arrest. But where that quick escalation will take Zimbabwe remains unclear.
A living legend of France’s fairground scene, Marcel Campion has given authorities fits for half a century. At 77, deep into his latest showdown with Paris City Hall, he remains the rebel with a cause made up of cotton candy and carrousels.
A pair of court decisions has raised public ire in France by appearing to minimise allegations of sexual assault on two 11-year-old girls, prompting calls for legislation that better protects children in sex cases and government pledges to act.
French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles has issued “regrets” a week after featuring a French rock star who beat his girlfriend to death on its cover.
A criminal trial of exceptional breadth opened Monday in Paris, five years after the Toulouse-area killing spree that rocked France and set in motion a long series of deadly homegrown terrorist attacks across the country.
US President Donald Trump steps up to the podium and into the history books on Tuesday, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York for the first time, but his own history with the UN is a long, chequered and quirky one.
French conservative Laurent Wauquiez is eyeing his party’s top job, months after its presidential hopes were dashed by scandal. But the hardliner, riled by inconvenient revelations himself this week, is finding he won’t get there unchallenged.
US President Donald Trump pardoned a controversial ex-sheriff, gave form to his contentious transgender troop ban and split with polemical right-wing aide Sebastian Gorka late Friday, as a historic hurricane pounded the Texas shoreline.
French President Emmanuel Macron begins a three-day tour of central Europe on Wednesday with controversial EU labour rules at the top of his agenda.
British human-rights lawyer Aamer Anwar narrowly escaped harm on Las Ramblas on Thursday only to come under heavy fire from far-right extremist trolls online.
French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted his official presidential portrait to the world on Thursday. And social media took it from there.
France’s largest bank is facing serious accusations after three NGOs on Thursday said they filed legal action against BNP Paribas alleging “complicity in genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
Sweeping renewal of France’s lower-house National Assembly in the election that concluded Sunday to renew the 577-seat chamber heralds a considerably younger legislature.
While French President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping dominance is the main takeaway from Sunday’s first round of legislative elections, there was another big winner on Sunday night: gender parity.
As France’s legislative elections begin on Sunday, the country is entering uncharted territory, with Macron’s newcomer party poised to score a comfortable majority and the country’s established parties looking very uncomfortable indeed.
Between political neophyte Emmanuel Macron’s unlikely presidential win and legislative votes this month likely to bring sweeping change to France’s political landscape, renewal has been the watchword during this spring election season.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned to Earth on Friday after a six-month mission on the ISS. He travelled 400km up to study space, but his tweets highlighted his home planet. FRANCE 24 has unearthed Pesquet’s out-of-this-world images.
French Justice Minister François Bayrou on Thursday outlined a new bill to promote probity in politics, a first major legislative initiative for President Emmanuel Macron’s government at a time where mistrust of elected officials is soaring.
With critical legislative elections looming in June, French president Emmanuel Macron could have done without allegations of impropriety against a close associate – and cabinet minister – splashed across newspaper front pages.
With consecutive NATO and G7 summits this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting for the first time, a rendez-vous hotly anticipated by social media, giddy for the photogenic pair.