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Fugitive Mexican ex-governor accepts extradition

52 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges agreed on Tuesday to be extradited from Guatemala back to his country. "I accept the extradition" requested by the Mexican government, former Veracruz state governor Javier Duarte, 43, said in a court hearing. Show More Summary

Darwin's 'strangest animal ever' finds a family

54 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn't know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend, the renowned paleontologist Richard Owen. Owen was stumped too. Little wonder. "The bones looked different...Show More Summary

Merkel backs restarting TTIP talks

55 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she wanted to resume talks between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). "I am in favour of resuming negotiations on such a...Show More Summary

Dali's 'daughter' says she wants her identity

56 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Pilar Abel, the woman claiming to be Salvador Dali's daughter, said Tuesday she wanted to recover her identity more than anything else, a day after the artist's exhumation was ordered. For a decade, the 62-year-old who long worked as a psychic in the northeastern region of Catalonia where Dali was born, has tried to prove she is the painter's child. Show More Summary

Slain Mexican journalist's family demands new probe

57 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Family and colleagues of slain Mexican journalist Salvador Adame demanded a new investigation Tuesday, insisting authorities examine his reporting as a possible motive. The demand came a day after the prosecutor for the state of Michoacan...Show More Summary

France's Macron invites Trump to July national day parade

57 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

France's new President Emmanuel Macron invited US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to attend the country's national day parade next month, his office said, adding that the US leader promised to examine the possibility. Macron, who has...Show More Summary

Modi jets into Netherlands, 'India's gateway to Europe'

58 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jetted into The Netherlands for a one-day working visit Tuesday to boost ties between the major trading partners. Some 20 percent of India's exports to Europe flows through The Netherlands and both leaders said the lowlands country is seen as a "major gateway" to the continent. Show More Summary

Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed during a telephone call Tuesday on the need for a "joint response" in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, the French presidency said. Their call came...Show More Summary

Germany evacuates apartment block over Grenfell fire fears

German authorities on Tuesday evacuated a high-rise apartment building in the western city of Wuppertal, over fire safety fears in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower tragedy. Wuppertal authorities said they had carried out a fire safety...Show More Summary

Frenchwoman spared prison for smuggling migrant lover

A former supporter of France's anti-immigration National Front escaped punishment on Tuesday for helping her Iranian refugee lover cross the Channel to Britain on a rickety boat.

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman

The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday. "Due to the cyberattack, the...Show More Summary

Golden cash machine marks ATM's 50th birthday

The automated teller machine (ATM) marked its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, with a British bank decorating the site of the world's first cashpoint in gold to mark the occasion. The first ATM was unveiled by Barclays at their Enfield branch in north London on June 27, 1967. Show More Summary

CNN journalists resign after Trump-Russia article pulled

Three CNN journalists have resigned following the retraction of an article that claimed the US Congress was investigating links between members of Donald Trump's administration and a Russian investment fund. The US president seized on...Show More Summary

Syria's Assad visits Russian airbase

President Bashar al-Assad toured a Russian airbase in western Syria on Tuesday in his first official visit to Moscow's main base of operations in an intervention that has shored up his regime. Increasingly confident after his forcesShow More Summary

Scottish leader rules out new independence vote for now

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday postponed plans for a second independence referendum, after a British general election in which her secessionist party suffered major losses. "We will not introduce the legislation for...Show More Summary

Pakistan slams US sanctions on Kashmiri militant

Pakistan Tuesday strongly criticised the US decision to impose sanctions on Syed Salahuddin, senior leader of the Kashmiri militant group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. "The designation of individuals supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists is completely unjustified," the foreign office said in a statement. Show More Summary

China bans use of torture, forced confessions -- again

Chinese police and prosecutors are banned from using torture to obtain evidence under rules released Tuesday, in the latest attempt to curb forced confessions in the country's criminal justice system. Confessions obtained through torture, threats and illegal detention are inadmissable in court, the Supreme Court said on its website. Show More Summary

China rejects 'interference' as Vatican raises bishop case

China said Tuesday it opposed outside interference after the Vatican reported that one of its bishops in the country was being held at an undisclosed location after he was forcibly removed from his diocese. It was the latest dispute in an decades-long argument over who in the Communist country has the authority to appoint bishops. Show More Summary

Who's Who in Brazil's presidential corruption scandal

Michel Temer on Monday became the first president of Brazil to face criminal charges while still in office. Here are the five main people to watch in the growing scandal. - Michel Temer - The Brazilian political veteran was a behind-the-scenes operator before sweeping to power a year ago. Show More Summary

Spain fire near World Heritage site 'under control'

A wildfire that threatened a nature reserve in southern Spain designated as a World Heritage site has been brought under control, officials said Tuesday after evacuating over 2,000 people including tourists. The blaze near Huelva inShow More Summary

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