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Turkey's Erdogan accuses West of 'standing by terrorists' in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Western states, accusing them of “standing by terrorists” in failing to support Turkey’s operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

French train strike disrupts travel amid autumn school holidays

French rail services ground to a halt in parts of the country Sunday as workers walked off the job for a third day in a dispute over train staffing levels, stranding holiday travellers.

French architect Jean Nouvel sues Paris's Philharmonie concert hall

Top architect Jean Nouvel is suing one of his former clients, the Philharmonie concert hall in Paris, in a dispute over the cost of building the venue, which opened in 2015.

'Lebanon is going backwards,' taxi driver-protester tells FRANCE 24

Lebanon is one of the most heavily indebted countries in the world and now, for the first time in over a decade, the country is also running low on hard currency, specifically US dollars. Petrol

Bland versus flash? Canada elects new parliament after tight race

Canadians are electing a new Parliament on Monday after a tight election campaign that has raised the threat of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being knocked from power after just one term.

Protestors in Port-au-Prince call for Haiti's president to step down

Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti's President Jovenel Moise step down.

Chilean state of emergency extended around country after deadly riots

Chile´s government will extend a state of emergency to cities in its north and south after at least seven people died amid violent clashes and arson attacks over the weekend, the interior minister

Bolivia’s Evo Morales faces presidential run-off, early vote returns show

Bolivian President Evo Morales led Sunday's election, but did not have enough votes to avoid a potentially risky run-off with chief rival Carlos Mesa in December, a preliminary count of nearly 84% of

Spain's Sanchez under pressure over Catalan protests amid unionist rally

Ahead of next month's general election, Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faced sharp criticism Sunday for his handling of violent Catalan separatist protests even as calm returned to

Lebanon's Hariri announces reform package after days of protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri agreed on Sunday a package of reforms with governmentpartners to ease an economic crisis that has sparked protests aimed at ousting a ruling elite they see as

Once the golden boy of progressives, Trudeau’s star power is waning as Canada heads to polls

Once Canada’s poster-boy for progressive values, Justin Trudeau swept to power in 2015 on the promise of change and a new way of doing politics. But now he’s battling for political survival as

Kurds begin evacuation from besieged Syrian border town

Kurdish fighters and civilians began evacuating from a besieged Syrian town on Sunday, the first pullback under the U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal, opening the way to a broader withdrawal of the

South Africa crush Japan's Rugby World Cup fairytale, thumping them 26-3

There was never any shortage of courage, but not even the bravest of blossoms could punch through Springbok brawn on Sunday as South Africa reached the rugby World Cup semi-finals by beating Japan

Hundreds of shops destroyed as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban

Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march that attracted tens of thousands descended into chaos, with hundreds of shops trashed and

Wales beat France 20-19 to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals

Wales advanced to their third World Cup semifinal when Ross Moriarty’s late try gave then a 20-19 victory over a battling France team who played the last half-hour with 14 men after lock Sebastien
Fourth day of protests in Lebanon after Christian party quits government

Fourth day of protests in Lebanon after Christian party quits government

Protesters gathered in Beirut for a fourth consecutive day to rally against corruption and tax hikes on Sunday, a day after the resignation of a key Christian party shook the fragile coalition

Bolivia goes to polls as left-wing icon Evo Morales seeks unprecedented fourth term

Bolivia votes in the first round of its presidential elections on Sunday with Evo Morales seeking an unprecedented fourth term in office. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at the career of the country’s

Turkish soldier killed by Kurdish militia despite ceasefire

A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the United States, the defence ministry said.

Trump drops controversial plan to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort

U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of
US troops leaving Syria will head to western Iraq to fight IS group

US troops leaving Syria will head to western Iraq to fight IS group

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic