British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
Boris Johnson/UK Government Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms in a video posted on his social media that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The PM says he has developed 'mild symptoms' of the virus and will go into self-isolation, but will continue to lead the country.
Israeli voters cast their ballots for third time in 12 months
Israeli voters arrive to the Gymnasia Ha'ivrit polling station in Jerusalem as they vote for a third time in 12 months, with embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking to end the country's political crisis and save his career.
Understanding New Delhi’s religious bloodletting
Days of deadly riots in New Delhi have pitted Hindus against their Muslim neighbours, in the worst sectarian violence to hit the Indian capital in decades. How did we get here? And how much blame can be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda? We sit down with Indian historian, novelist and filmmaker Vijay Singh.
A scandal that changed French politics
Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon goes on trial this Monday accused of misappropriating one million euros of public money and of giving it to his wife and children for work they never actually did. The Fillon affair came to light during the presidential elections of 2017 and Emmanuel Macron of course went on to win. Once elected, Macron changed the laws: politicians are no longer allowed to employ family members but as the trial begins public distrust for their elected officials’ remains at the highest levels.
Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns
Prime Minister Mahathir's party has pulled out of a coalition with his long-time arch rival Anwar Ibrahim. The decision is the latest chapter in the pair's political tug-of-war.
Iraqi Kurdistan PM Barzani warns of 'great possibility' of IS group returning
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Masrour Barzani, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, warned "there is a great possibility for ISIS (the IS group) to come back" and urged the international community to take action.
Netanyahu pulls bid for immunity over corruption charges
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn a request for immunity from prosecution over corruption charges. Ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump, he decried the proceedings as a "circus."
Will Boris Johnson 'get Brexit done' in 2020?
Pushing the Brexit withdrawal bill through Parliament was the easy part for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Securing a comprehensive trade deal quickly with the EU looks far-fetched.
Lebanon's caretaker PM supporters rally in Beirut
Supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri rally in Beirut to demonstrate against the appointment of Lebanese prime minister-designate Hassan Diab.
Protests continue despite police clampdown in New Delhi
Police officers detain protesters in buses and police vans as they demonstrate in New Delhi against a citizenship law considered anti-Muslim. Twenty-seven people have died in two weeks of at times violent demonstrations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from three countries to be naturalised.