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Democrat wins Alabama Senate race in major upset, blow for Trump

In a stunning victory, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's Senate election Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual assault claims.

US 'ready for direct talks with North Korea'

The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.

'We're not moving fast enough,' France's Macron tells Paris climate summit

More than 50 world leaders assembled in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite US President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

World Bank to stop funding oil, gas projects from 2019

The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to cleaner energy.

Liberia electoral commission sets presidential run-off for December 26

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, the electoral commission chief said on Tuesday.

EU withdraws support for Cambodia election authority after opposition dissolved

The EU on Tuesday pulled support for Cambodia's election authority, questioning the legitimacy of upcoming polls after the dissolution of the opposition transformed the kingdom into a virtual one-party state under strongman Hun Sen.

World leaders discuss climate financing at Paris summit

More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite US President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

Macron is 'pretty sure Trump will change his mind' on Paris climate pact

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reminded his US counterpart Donald Trump of his responsibility to history over his decision to quit the Paris climate change agreement, in an interview aired on CBS.

Video: Austrian region gets 100% of its electricity from renewables

Austria's largest region is now producing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources of energy, including hydroelectric power, wind and solar energy.

White House rejects calls for Trump sexual harassment probe

The White House on Monday rejected calls for a congressional investigation of claims Donald Trump sexually harassed women, saying the American people had spoken on the matter by electing him president.

New York blast was 'attempted terrorist attack'

A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

US researchers flock to join Macron's climate change project

Eighteen climate scientists, 13 of them based in the United States, were on Monday named the first beneficiaries of the research grants linked to French President Macron's Make Our Planet Great Again' project, which will see them relocate to France.

EU tells Netanyahu it won't follow Trump's lead on Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the EU on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital met with widespread condemnation.

Laurent Wauquiez: The hardliner leading France's Republicans further Right

After a career that began following centrist politician Jacques Barrot, Laurent Wauquiez has headed more and more towards the right. Now, elected president of the Republicans, he will have to reach past his base to establish an effective opposition.

Trump sending Americans back to the moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.

Severe weather creates chaos across Europe

High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy.

French schools to have choirs, but no mobile phones

The French government has announced that mobile phones will be banned in French schools by September 2018, and that choirs will be introduced over the next two years.

Exclusive: Niger's president warns Malian state 'could collapse'

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said that if Sahel countries do not take measures, the security situation in the region could "continue to deteriorate". Amid a rise in violence in neighbouring Mali, Issoufou warned that the Malian state "could collapse ...

Putin orders partial withdrawal of Russian troops in Syria

President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered "a significant part" of Moscow's military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday, declaring their work largely done.

USA: Voters speak out ahead of high-stakes Alabama Senate race

On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the Republican candidate Roy Moore still has the backing of his party – and of President Donald Trump. The election has ...

France's love-hate relationship with wolves

Furtive, wily and the animal of fairy tales, wolves fascinate nature lovers, but they raise fears among French sheep breeders who are trying to save their flocks.

Champions League: Neymar to face Ronaldo as PSG draw Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid stand in the way of Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League last-16 clash on Monday.

Morawiecki sworn in as Poland's new PM

Mateusz Morawiecki was sworn in as Poland's new prime minister on Monday, replacing Beata Szydlo, who became a deputy prime minister.

In pictures: California's Thomas Fire rages towards coastal cities

A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 structures scorched another 56,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth largest such blaze in recorded state history, as it ran toward picturesque coastal cities.

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Macron urges Netanyahu to 'show courage' over Palestinian peace process

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a trip to Europe on Sunday facing widespread criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and pressure to engage in the peace process.

Venezuela's Maduro bans opposition parties from presidential vote

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that leading opposition parties will be barred from taking part in next year's presidential vote after they boycotted mayoral polls, in a move set to further consolidate his grip on power.

French opposition elects right-winger Wauquiez as new leader

Demoralised and divided, France's traditional centre-right party is expected to move closer to the far-right on Sunday after picking a tough-talking devout Catholic as its new leader to take on centrist President Emmanuel Macron.

The other Hallyday effect: Traffic jams, scant donations and nasty tweets

France came to a standstill on Saturday as it paid tribute to late rock star Johnny Hallyday. But the homage also led to a steep drop in donations for France's most popular fundraiser and sparked a string of bitter comments on social media.

Protests over Jerusalem turn violent near Lebanon's US embassy

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Thousands in Ukraine protest the arrest of opposition figure Saakashvili

Several thousand people marched through central Kiev on Sunday to protest against the detention of Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili and call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko.

France's Lactalis orders baby milk recall over salmonella fears

French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination following 26 cases of children falling sick in France.

Arab League demands reversal of Trump decision on Jerusalem

Arab foreign ministers demanded the U.S. rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a grave development that puts Washington on the same side as occupation' and violates international law.

New hope for end to California wildfires as wind abates

Brutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for a respite as the destructive toll of the blazes came into focus.

Georgia's ex-president Saakashvili on 'indefinite' hunger strike after second arrest

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, his lawyer and supporters said Saturday.

Iraqi PM announces 'end of war' against Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the end of the war against the Islamic State group on Saturday, saying Iraqi forces had regained full control of the border with Syria.

Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili on indefinite' hunger strike after second arrest

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, his lawyer and supporters said Saturday.

Iraqi PM announces 'end of war' against the Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the end of the war against the Islamic State group on Saturday, saying Iraqi forces had regained full control of the border with Syria.

France pays homage to late rock icon Johnny Hallyday

France pays homage Saturday to French rock icon Johnny Hallyday, who died this week of lung cancer at 74. French President Emmanuel Macron will pay a brief tribute to the singer, who will be honoured with a procession down the Champs-Élysées.

Top Lafarge executives, including former CEO, indicted on terror financing charges

Two senior executives at French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim, including its former CEO, were charged on Friday over claims that top management turned a blind eye to payments to jihadists in Syria, a judicial source said.

UN Security Council rebukes US over Jerusalem decision

One by one, 14 members of the U.N. Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital at an emergency meeting on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the 15th member, the US.

Clashes erupt in the West Bank over US Jerusalem move

Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Friday in violence linked to US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Johnny Hallyday: the biggest rock star you've never heard of

He was an enormous star in France, but Johnny Hallyday, the "French Elvis", who died after a battle with lung cancer Wednesday, was almost unknown in the English-speaking world.

Peacekeepers in DR Congo suffer deadliest attack against a UN mission

In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in recent memory, rebels in eastern Congo killed at least 15 peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours.

Fierce winds hamper efforts of California firefighters

Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as milder weather aided firefighters in their efforts to slow the progress of six major blazes.

Clashes erupt in the West Bank over US Jerusalem move

At least one protester was killed in Gaza on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, during a day of demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

European states call for US peace proposals for the Middle East

Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the USA on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as unhelpful' President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Peacekeepers in DR Congo suffers deadliest attack against a UN mission

In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in recent memory, rebels in eastern Congo killed at least 14 peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours.

California fires rage on as fierce winds hamper firefighters

Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with gusty winds expected to continue into the weekend.

Video: Tahrir Square, a melting pot for Egyptian revolutions

Egypt's Tahrir Square is emblematic of the Arab Spring uprising. In January, 2011, thousands of Egyptians thronged onto the Cairo square to protest society-wide corruption and police brutality. Today, and despite the country's financial crisis, some Arab Spring participants still converge there in a ...