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Taiwan loses another ally as El Salvador switches to China

Taiwan loses another ally as El Salvador switches to China

Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them.
Italy lets migrant ship dock, but fate of passengers unclear

Italy lets migrant ship dock, but fate of passengers unclear

Italy will let its coastguard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued five days ago dock in Sicily, ending a standoff with Malta, its transport minister said on Monday, though it was not clear when and
Flash flood kills hikers in Italy gorge

Flash flood kills hikers in Italy gorge

At least 10 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when they were hurled over rocks by a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge that swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream,
'A lot of IS group fighters are underground,' says US-led coalition spokesman

'A lot of IS group fighters are underground,' says US-led coalition spokesman

Colonel Sean Ryan is the spokesman of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ryan details the coalition’s plans to militarily defeat the IS group
Greeks see no cause for celebration as bailout ends

Greeks see no cause for celebration as bailout ends

As Greece officially emerged from an eight-year-long bailout programme on Monday few see reasons to celebrate, with one in five Greeks unemployed, incomes down by a third and taxes skyrocketing.
French farms suffer worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years

French farms suffer worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France’s most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.
Sexual assault accusation against #MeToo leader Asia Argento rattles movement

Sexual assault accusation against #MeToo leader Asia Argento rattles movement

Revelations that Italian actress and director Asia Argento agreed to pay $380,000 to a young actor who accused her of sexual assault has sent shockwaves through the global #MeToo movement, of which
'We showed no care for the little ones,' Pope Francis tells Catholics on sex abuse

'We showed no care for the little ones,' Pope Francis tells Catholics on sex abuse

Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the US
Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

In Venezuela, the government has knocked five zeroes off the refurbished Bolívar in a desperate attempt to control hyperinflation. The Bolívar Soberano is anchored to a crypto-currency that was
From Prague Spring to Soviet winter: 50 years since the Warsaw Pact invasion

From Prague Spring to Soviet winter: 50 years since the Warsaw Pact invasion

More than 200,000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia overnight from August 20 to 21, 1968, to halt a blossoming political and cultural liberalisation, bringing an abrupt end to the
Mali's top court confirms Keita victory after contested vote

Mali's top court confirms Keita victory after contested vote

Mali's Constitutional Court on Monday declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita president after the 73-year-old incumbent won elections that his opponent, former minister Soumaila Cisse, 68, said were marred by
Spanish police treat knife assault near Barcelona as ‘terrorist attack’

Spanish police treat knife assault near Barcelona as ‘terrorist attack’

A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what authorities are treating as a "terrorist
French oil giant Total officially quits US sanctions-hit Iran

French oil giant Total officially quits US sanctions-hit Iran

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of the first phase of US
Afghan forces rescue over 100 bus passengers abducted by Taliban

Afghan forces rescue over 100 bus passengers abducted by Taliban

Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Afghanistan on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban. Operations to free another 21 were still
Marseille humbled as Ligue 1 newcomers get off to flying start

Marseille humbled as Ligue 1 newcomers get off to flying start

Paris Saint-Germain pulled ahead of their main title rivals at the weekend as newly-promoted Nimes thrashed Marseille and fellow newcomers Reims dispatched Lyon to maintain their fairytale start to
After decades apart, South Koreans head to North for family reunions

After decades apart, South Koreans head to North for family reunions

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil
Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after clashes

Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after clashes

Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit
Blaze near French capital leaves five children fighting for their lives

Blaze near French capital leaves five children fighting for their lives

A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said.
Multiple strong quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island

Multiple strong quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island

Multiple earthquakes -- including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor -- struck Indonesia's Lombok on Sunday, killing at least two people and sending fresh panic coursing through the already
Afghan president calls for ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Afghan president calls for ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.