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Hundreds battle wild fires across southern France

< 1 minute agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Hundreds of firefighters were battling blazes across southern France on Monday, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectors of forest and threatening homes on the island of Corsica, emergency services said. Residents were evacuated from homes at the edge of the town of Biguglia, on the island's northeastern coast. Show More Summary

'Despacito' singers slam Venezuela's Maduro for 'illegal' use of song

The Puerto Rican duo behind the worldwide sexy smash Latin pop hit "Despacito" on Monday slammed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for "illegally" using their song to promote a controversial vote he is organizing. "Illegally appropriating...Show More Summary

Wild fire threatens homes on France's Corsica

Dozens of firefighters were battling a blaze on the French island of Corsica on Monday that has spread across 900 hectares of forest and was threatening homes, emergency services said. Residents were evacuated from homes at the edge of the town of Biguglia, on the island's northeastern coast. Show More Summary

Justin Bieber abruptly ends tour

14 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Justin Bieber abruptly canceled the remainder of a world tour Monday, citing "unforeseen circumstances." The 23-year-old Canadian superstar -- who in recent years has been as known for off-stage antics as for his music -- had been due to resume his "Purpose" tour on Thursday with 15 shows across North America and Asia. Show More Summary

70% in Chile back easing of abortion ban: poll

15 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

A plan to ease a ban on abortion in Chile has the backing of 70 percent of the country, a new poll released on Monday suggested, as a government push to do so navigated legislative problems. A bill allowing abortion in cases of rape,...Show More Summary

U2 singer Bono talks development aid with French president Macron

16 minutes agoLocal Interest / France : France 24

Irish rock star Bono, founder of the ONE campaign against poverty and disease, met on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, who stressed his wish to increase development aid, according to the U2 frontman. "I never had many conversations...Show More Summary

200 sheep chased down ravine by bear in southern France

More than 200 sheep have fallen to their deaths after apparently being chased down a gorge in the Pyrenees by a brown bear, officials said Monday. Bears were re-introduced along the Franco-Spanish border 20 years ago, and the latest incident in the French region of Couflens follows a spate of bear attacks last year. Show More Summary

US to test anti-missile system in Alaska

The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff...Show More Summary

Two Chinese warplanes buzz US recon plane: Pentagon

A US surveillance plane was forced to take evasive action after two Chinese fighters intercepted it over the East China Sea, the Pentagon said Monday. The incident occurred Sunday when the two Chinese J-10 warplanes intercepted a USShow More Summary

Housing benefit cuts dent President Emmanuel Macron's popularity

Students and opposition party demand French president withdraw cost-cutting measure as his satisfaction ratings tumble The French president Emmanuel Macron has come under fire for cuts to housing benefits, just as his popularity hasShow More Summary

Driver charged as death toll climbs among Texas truck migrants

US authorities on Monday charged the driver of the overheated truck found in Texas packed with migrants with one count of transporting "illegal" immigrants, prosecutors said, as the death toll rose to 10. The tenth migrant, an adultShow More Summary

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday. The book by Mandela's physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late anti-apartheid leader's birthday, July 18, which is marked each year as Mandela Day. Show More Summary

Colombia's FARC rebels to launch as political party on September 1

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating the former guerillas into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal. "We will publicly launch the party...Show More Summary

Ukraine leader slams Russia over arms given to rebels

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday demanded Russia's Vladimir Putin halt arms supplies to rebels as the leaders of France and Germany tried to revive a peace plan. After a spike in violence, the four leaders discussed the...Show More Summary

Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday. "We found the signature of the lunar...Show More Summary

Spain's Balearic Islands ban bull killing in corridas

Spain's Balearic Islands on Monday banned the killing of bulls in corridas in a decision feted by animal rights activists but decried by supporters of the controversial, centuries-old tradition. While not prohibiting bullfighting outright,...Show More Summary

EU warns Turkey economy at risk in Germany row

The European Union warned Turkey on Monday that its economy could be harmed if growing tensions with the bloc, and especially with Germany, get out of hand. On the eve of talks in Brussels with senior Turkish officials, EU Enlargement...Show More Summary

Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms

Poland's president on Monday vetoed controversial judicial reforms that had prompted huge street protests and threats of unprecedented EU sanctions. President Andrzej Duda's veto was a surprise move as he is a close ally of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice (PiS) party that had pushed the reforms. Show More Summary

Bof! Why Emmanuel Macron is already tanking in the polls

Only two months in, the new president of France has suffered a precipitous decline in approval ratings. Zut alors! Name: Emmanuel Macron. Age: 39. Continue reading...

Blast kills 15, injures 20 in Pakistan's Lahore: officials

An explosion killed at least 15 people and injured 20 in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore Monday, rescue officials said, but it was not immediately clear what caused the blast. "We have 15 confirmed (fatal) casualties and 20 injured," Jam Sajjad Hussain, a spokesman for the Rescue 1122 service, told AFP. Show More Summary

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