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12 Apr
We look at the major takeaways from the first round of the French presidential election, which saw Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen qualify for the run-off on April 24. The French press focuses on the rise of far-right and far-left candidates as well as the decline of centrist parties. Meanwhile, international papers report on how a win for either Macron or Le Pen would affect European support for Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
30 Nov 2021
Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
11 Nov 2021
With four months to go until election day, the two top candidates for the presidency are already at the center of allegations of corruption and abuse of power, with debate over policy relegated to the background.
9 Dec 2020
It's a tight race in Ghana as voters wait to hear if their president has won a second term, or if a former president will return to the top job. Also, Ethiopians living abroad are unable to get in touch with their families in the Tigray region and fear the worst. FRANCE 24 spoke to members of the Tigray community in Paris. And lawmakers in DR Congo fight and throw chairs amid a political power struggle. The president is trying to get his party in control of parliament and toss out allies of his predecessor.
8 Nov 2020
Celebrities react on social media as Biden wins presidential race
6 Oct 2020
First the US president caught Covid-19, then he was hospitalised and then... he went for a car ride? Donald Trump says he has "learned a lot" about Covid over the past few days. We ask our panel about it and whether his illness will once and for all end the argument over social distancing.
11 Jul 2020
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3 Mar 2017
Conservative candidate François Fillon is facing major defections from his camp, this after vowing to stay in the presidential race despite a probe into alleged fake jobs.
18 Dec 2016
Zimbabwe's 92-year-old leader, Robert Mugabe, has been endorsed by his Zanu-PF party to stand for another term as president in 2018. But internal divisions threaten to split the party.

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In a case that shocked Germany, a man's head was left outside a court in Bonn and his body was found in a nearby river. Police, however, said he died of natural causes — but issued a warrant for desecration of the dead.
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Amid a shifting political and security landscape in Africa’s Sahel region, the Security Council today decided to renew the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for another year, while calling for an assessment of its cooperation with the host country’s authorities, the challenges it faces and options for its reconfiguration.
1 hour ago
The fourth edition of Men's Arab Fashion Week kicks-off in Dubai, featuring collections by designers from the Arab world and beyond looking to grow men's fashion scene in the region.
2 hours ago
Artists and activists in the Philippines have been trying to raise awareness about the dictatorship era under the Ferdinand Marcos, the father of the newly elected president Ferdinand Marcos Junior. Many have been warning for years against forgetting.
2 hours ago
The global food system allows us to buy almost any product we want, whenever we want — often at the cost of the environment. Scientists say we need to consume less. But are we even capable of changing our eating habits?
3 hours ago
A report by Human Rights Watch has accused Anglophone rebels of "kidnapping, terrorizing and killing civilians" in parts of the country.