US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Thursday of "the danger of authoritarian populism" sweeping many Western democracies and cautioned against backsliding on basic freedoms. "Every chip away at the fundamentals of freedom is actually...Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump announced on Thursday he had tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, criticized as a climate change denier and a staunch fossil fuel ally, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. "For too long,...Show More Summary
Former Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was "not a monster" and should be acquitted of genocide and war crimes, his defence argued Friday, insisting the prosecution had failed to prove his role in the Bosnian war. Once dubbed "the...Show More Summary
With an increased security presence, the city’s annual festival of lights has been opened by France’s new prime minister, a year after it was cancelled following the Paris attacks Lyon’s festival of lights has been opened by France’s...Show More Summary
How well do you know Paris? Here are fourteen facts about the streets of the City of Light - from the longest street to the shortest... and the most expensive on the Monopoly board.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday warned countries not to go it alone in the wake of Brexit, as he marked the 25th anniversary of a summit that produced the Maastricht treaty. Speaking in the Dutch town where EU...Show More Summary
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter sought to reaffirm US commitment to Afghanistan on Friday, as uncertainty lingers over President-elect Donald Trump's strategy on America's longest war in the face of a resilient Taliban insurgency. Carter...Show More Summary
A soldier aboard a military helicopter that crashed in remote Indonesian jungle more than two weeks ago has been found alive, an army spokesman said Friday. Yohanes Syahputra was found late Thursday by villagers on Borneo island in an exhausted state, army spokesman Sabrar Fadhilah told AFP. Show More Summary
Syrian government artillery pummelled fast-shrinking rebel territory in Aleppo on Friday as key regime backer Russia vowed no end to the bombardment while opposition fighters remain in the battleground city. The United Nations voiced...Show More Summary
It was long, ugly and plagued with scandals. Austria's recent marathon election not only tested voters' patience but also produced the word of 2016 on Friday: "Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung", or "the delay in the repetition of the presidential run-off". Show More Summary
The cloud of pollution that has hovered over Paris all week should drift off at the weekend but is likely to return next week due to the weather conditions.
The UN human rights office voiced concern Friday that hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing eastern Aleppo into government-controlled parts of the city. "While it's very difficult to establish the facts in such a fluidShow More Summary
French papers runs out of breathe as atmospheric pollution in France worsens.
Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders was Friday found guilty of discrimination by a Dutch court, but acquitted on a charge of hate speech for his 2014 comments about Moroccans. In their verdict, the judges said "the inflammatory character...Show More Summary
Nearly 400 migrants forced their way through a fence between Morocco and the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Friday, slightly injuring two police officers, authorities said. They stormed two entry points in the tall fence that surrounds the enclave, in an assault that also injured three migrants, local authorities told AFP. Show More Summary
US burger giant Five Guys has taken the fight to McDonald’s and Burger King on Paris’s most famous street by opening its biggest restaurant in the world.
A bomb next to a police checkpoint killed six people in Cairo on Friday, state media and officials said. State television reported that the bombing occurred in the Talibiya district in the west of the capital next to a police checkpoint. Show More Summary
France's central bank trimmed its growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017 on Friday, citing a deterioration in the global economy and Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
US moonwalker Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital Friday, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole after a health scare. "Bye bye New Zealand! Hope to see you again," his manager Christina Korp tweeted with a photo of a relaxed Aldrin sitting in an aircraft. Show More Summary
Thousands were forced to leave their home in a town near Paris after construction workers uncovered a 500-kilogramme bomb.