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'Hero' Malian migrant saves child from Paris balcony

'Hero' Malian migrant saves child from Paris balcony

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and
Conservative Duque to face leftist Petro in runoff for Colombia presidency

Conservative Duque to face leftist Petro in runoff for Colombia presidency

Conservative candidate Ivan Duque won the first round of Colombia's presidential election Sunday but fell short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff next month.
Italy's PM-designate gives up on efforts to form a government, may mean new election

Italy's PM-designate gives up on efforts to form a government, may mean new election

Efforts to form a coalition government collapsed on Sunday after the Italian president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a possible constitutional crisis and opening
Venus Williams makes earliest French Open exit in 17 years

Venus Williams makes earliest French Open exit in 17 years

The seven-time Grand Slam winner slumped to her earliest exit at Roland Garros since 2001, but it was a promising opener for the home crowd as Alizé Cornet dug deep to oust former finalist Sara Errani
US officials cross into North Korea to prepare for summit

US officials cross into North Korea to prepare for summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump pulled out of last week
Russian forces among dozens dead in IS group east Syria attacks

Russian forces among dozens dead in IS group east Syria attacks

Russian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday.
'We sell dreams, passion,' says French Open's Guy Forget

'We sell dreams, passion,' says French Open's Guy Forget

On the first day of Roland Garros, French Open tournament director Guy Forget talked to FRANCE 24 about coming changes to the tournament and the next generation of tennis stars.
Egyptians rage against Sergio Ramos after Mohamed Salah’s injury

Egyptians rage against Sergio Ramos after Mohamed Salah’s injury

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was injured in an altercation on the pitch with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos on Saturday in football's Champions League final, unleashing a wave of anger among Egyptian
Israeli tank shelling kills militants in Gaza

Israeli tank shelling kills militants in Gaza

Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that have drawn lethal
North Korea’s Kim committed to talks and denuclearisation, says South Korean counterpart

North Korea’s Kim committed to talks and denuclearisation, says South Korean counterpart

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon
Heads of rival Libyan factions to meet in Paris for talks on political deadlock

Heads of rival Libyan factions to meet in Paris for talks on political deadlock

Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year.
Colombians vote in first election since peace deal with rebels

Colombians vote in first election since peace deal with rebels

Colombians are voting Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred fears the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels or derail the nation’s
Bale scores twice as Real Madrid win third straight Champions League

Bale scores twice as Real Madrid win third straight Champions League

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored a jaw-dropping overhead kick and a long distance strike to give them a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday, delivering a remarkable
Venezuela releases American missionary Joshua Holt

Venezuela releases American missionary Joshua Holt

American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, was heading home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country's socialist government
France's far left leads protests against Macron reforms

France's far left leads protests against Macron reforms

France's main far left party, the hardline CGT trade union and some 80 other organisations on Saturday led several thousand people in street protests across the country against President Emmanuel
Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws in what its prime minister described as the culmination of a "quiet revolution" in what was one of
Korean leaders hold surprise meeting after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit

Korean leaders hold surprise meeting after Trump threatens to quit Kim summit

North and South Korea's leaders held surprise talks on Saturday after President Donald Trump cast an uncertain pall over the turbulent Korean peninsula by cancelling a historic summit with Pyongyang
Ex-UEFA president Platini says he has been cleared of graft

Ex-UEFA president Platini says he has been cleared of graft

Former European soccer chief Michel Platini has said he has been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA that resulted in a ban for ethics
Liverpool's Klopp takes on Zidane critics

Liverpool's Klopp takes on Zidane critics

Jurgen Klopp is in no doubt that Zinedine Zidane has shown himself to be as good a coach as he was during a wonderful playing career, as the two men prepare to lead their Liverpool and Real Madrid
Thousands protest Argentina's negotiations with IMF

Thousands protest Argentina's negotiations with IMF

Thousands of Argentines on Friday protested the government's bid to secure a credit line from the International Monetary Fund, which they blame for hardship during a past financial crisis.