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Kurds on Turkish border rue needless war

Issued on: 15/10/2019 – 08:50Modified: 15/10/2019 – 10:10 Turkey’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has wreaked havoc on both sides of the border, jeopardising the livelihood of local communities. FRANCE 24’s team reports from the Turkish border town of Suruc.  With nearly 60,000 inhabitants, most of them Kurds, Suruc is a political

Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize for Fiction

Issued on: 15/10/2019 – 00:07Modified: 15/10/2019 – 00:09 Judges tore up the rule book on Monday, awarding the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction jointly to Canadian author Margaret Atwood for “The Testaments” and Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo for “Girl, Woman, Other”. Atwood becomes only the second female author to win the award twice, sharing the

Doctored video shows Trump violently attacking media figures, political opponents

Issued on: 14/10/2019 – 13:20Modified: 14/10/2019 – 13:31 A video showing a doctored image of US President Donald Trump shooting and assaulting members of the media and political opponents was shown at an event for his supporters last week at Mar-a-Lago, The New York Times reported.   In the internet meme entitled “The Trumpsman”, the US president‘s head

Ecuador indigenous, president open talks over protests

President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples sat down Sunday evening to a nationally broadcast negotiating session aimed at defusing nearly two weeks of protests that have paralysed the economy and left seven dead and hundreds injured in clashes with police. Sitting around a U-shaped table, Moreno and indigenous leaders took turns laying

Tennis wunderkind Coco Gauff beats Ostapenko to win first WTA title

Issued on: 13/10/2019 – 17:20Modified: 13/10/2019 – 17:21 Teenage prodigy Coco Gauff won her first WTA title on Sunday following a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Jelena Ostapenko in the final in Linz that saw her hold her first trophy aloft aged 15. Gauff, who only entered the field as a lucky loser after failing

Poles head to polls in polarising election

Issued on: 13/10/2019 – 07:46Modified: 13/10/2019 – 07:47 Poles began voting on Sunday in a polarising election which the governing populists look set to win on the back of welfare measures and attacks on LGBT rights, but their majority is at risk, giving opposition parties a narrow chance to snatch power. The opposition received an

France joins Cyprus for naval manoeuvres amid Turkey gas dispute

Issued on: 12/10/2019 – 22:03 France and Cyprus are conducting naval maneuvers off Cyprus as the east Mediterranean island nation is embroiled in a tense dispute with Turkey over offshore gas drilling. Two French frigates heading to Syria plan to take part in “routine” exercises in Cypriot waters this weekend, a French military spokesman, Col.

Manchester stabbing suspect ‘acted alone’, British police say

Issued on: 12/10/2019 – 09:24Modified: 12/10/2019 – 10:27 British police said a man arrested over a stabbing incident officers initially treated as terrorism that injured five people in a shopping centre in northern England on Friday is now believed to have acted alone. The man attacked people around him and chased two unarmed officers shortly

Starkly different candidates wage contest for Tunisia’s presidency

Issued on: 11/10/2019 – 21:49Modified: 11/10/2019 – 22:16 If he wins Sunday’s election, media mogul Nabil Karoui will only have to stroll up one of Tunisia’s most expensive streets to move from his own home into the presidential palace. For his opponent Kais Saied, the journey would be very different: through poor districts where the

In Spain, clock is ticking for Franco’s exhumation

Issued on: 11/10/2019 – 14:37Modified: 11/10/2019 – 15:02 It was a campaign promise of Spain’s Socialist PM Pedro Sanchez: former dictator Francisco Franco would be exhumed from the mausoleum where he’s buried. The Valley of the Fallen, a monument to the glory of Francoism built by political prisoners, had deeply divided Spaniards. In September, Spain’s Supreme Court

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