House votes to hold ex-Trump aide Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress
16 December 2021 | 6:12 am
The vote was 222 to 208 in favor of holding Donald Trump's fourth and final chief of staff in contempt after a refusal to cooperate with the January 6 insurrection investigation.
30 Dec 2020
The US House of Representatives has voted to override President Donald Trump's recent veto of a key defense bill. The Senate is expected to vote on Tuesday.
4 Jan 2021
US President Donald Trump badgered Georgia's elections chief official to "find" nearly 12,000 votes needed to flip the state results in his favor.
10 Feb 2021
Former President Donald Trump is accused of inciting the Capitol riot on January 6. US lawmakers have voted to hold a full impeachment trial.
15 Mar 2021
A rebel insurgency interrupted the first round of voting, but officials are confident stepped-up security measures will prevent further violence.
6 May 2021
Seven years after Scots voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom, the question of independence is front and center once again.
26 May 2021
People across Syria are voting in a presidential election in which few doubt Bashar al-Assad will extend his grip on power for a fourth term, in a war-battered country mired in economic crisis.
27 May 2021
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and first lady Asma al-Assad cast their votes at a polling station in the war-torn town of Douma just outside of Damascus. Voters flocked to polls across Syria for a presidential election in which few doubt Assad will extend his grip on power for a fourth term, in a war-battered country mired in economic crisis.
30 May 2021
Israel said it would not cooperate with a UN probe into possible war crimes committed during the conflict.
27 Jun 2021
Armenians voted Sunday in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an attempt to heal divisions after a disastrous war with Azerbaijan and reaffirm his mandate.
22 Jun 2021
Ethiopians head to the polls for their first free elections after decades of oppression, although no vote is taking place in the war-torn northern region of Tigray. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will face voters for the first time and said the national and regional elections are a testament to his commitment to democracy. Abiy came to power with sweeping reforms but is now facing international criticism over the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region.
25 Jun 2021
Residents of Gibraltar are voting on whether to ease its abortion law in a referendum. Campaigning has been fierce in this normally closely-knit British enclave at the southernmost tip of Spain, which is home to some 32,000 people.
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How strong is the West's resolve when it comes to Ukraine? A steady diet of diplomacy is so far failing to lift the uncertainty over Vladimir Putin's true intentions when it comes to those 100,000 troops amassed at the border.
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Two sources say Alpha Conde, who was ousted as Guinea's president in a September coup, left the country on Monday for a medical check up. Guinea's former president Alpha Conde has left the country for a medical check up, two sources have said, without revealing his destination.
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Shares in Sony slumped more by than 10 percent in Tokyo on Wednesday on news of Microsoft's $75 billion deal to buy the video games maker Activision Blizzard. Investors fear the acquisition could mean popular titles like Call of Duty would be moved exclusively to Microsoft platforms. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll examines the consequences of the deal for the companies involved, and their rivals.
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Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi granted an interview to FRANCE 24. Earlier this month, peaceful protests against a hike in energy prices in Kazakhstan sparked a brutal crackdown, backed up by military support from Russian-led troops. The official death toll stands at 225, but human rights groups believe it to be much higher. Tileuberdi said the Kazakhstani authorities were ready to share "proof" with the international community that there were foreign terrorists among the "armed militants". So far, witnesses on the ground have not backed up this claim.
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Brent crude topped $88 a barrel in Tuesday trading, its highest level since October 2014 - creating a further potential headache for squeezed UK consumers if the increase is passed on to petrol pumps.
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We bring you the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations, where Senegal have finished top of their group, while four-time champions Ghana have crashed out of the tournament. But first, Mozambique's Defence and Security forces (FDS) say they have captured one of the leaders of the jihadist insurgency that's wreaked havoc in the region of Cabo Delgado. Also, shops were shuttered and streets barricaded in Khartoum after at least seven people were killed in protests on Monday in Sudan. And we see how Tanzania's first Netflix film "Binti" gives women a voice.