Trump says summit with N. Korea‘s Kim will go ahead after all

Trump says summit with N. Korea‘s Kim will go ahead after all

Trump says summit with N. Korea‘s Kim will go ahead after all © Saul Loeb, AFP | US President Donald Trump after his meeting with Kim envoy on June 1, 2018. President Donald Trump said on Friday an unprecedented nuclear arms summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States pulled out of will now go ahead as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore. "I think it's […]

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Wadood, the Afghan activist seeking international justice

Wadood, the Afghan activist seeking international justice

Wadood, the Afghan activist seeking international justice Wadood has a dream. He’s an Afghan activist who’s made it his mission to get the International Criminal Court to rule on the many war crimes that have been committed in his country, particularly by the Taliban. Every day, he collects testimonies from victims, and every day, he risks his life. The Taliban have let him know that he could very well become […]

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Venezuela releases dozens of anti-Maduro activists

Venezuela releases dozens of anti-Maduro activists

Venezuela releases dozens of anti-Maduro activists © Juan Barreto, AFP | Venezuelan retired general Angel Omar Vivas is seen at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, after being released by the government on June 1, 2018. Dozens of activists in Venezuela who government opponents considered political prisoners were released from jail Friday in what authorities called a gesture aimed at uniting the fractured nation. Among the 39 prisoners set free under […]

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Last woman standing: Garcia carries French hopes at Roland Garros

Last woman standing: Garcia carries French hopes at Roland Garros

Last woman standing: Garcia carries French hopes at Roland Garros © Pierre René-Worms, FRANCE 24 | France‘s Caroline Garcia celebrates after reaching the last 16 at Roland Garros. The home nation’s last male players crashed out of the French Open on Saturday, but Caroline Garcia will keep the French flag flying after booking her place in the last 16. Henri Leconte, the last Frenchman to reach a final back in […]

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US singled out by finance ministers at G7 meeting over tariffs

US singled out by finance ministers at G7 meeting over tariffs

US singled out by finance ministers at G7 meeting over tariffs © Delphine Touitou, AFP | Flags line the entrance to the G7 at the hotel Fairmont in Whistler, British Columbia on June 1, 2018. The United States was in an isolated position at the end of the G7 ministerial summit in Canada on Saturday, as finance ministers from the world’s top economies expressed their opposition to new tariffs on […]

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American actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment

American actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment

American actor Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment © Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images North America, AFP | Actor Morgan Freeman speaks at the 43rd Chaplin Award Gala on April 25, 2016 in New York City At least eight women have accused Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman of subjecting them to inappropriate behavior or harassment on film sets or at promotional events, CNN reported on Thursday. As part of its investigation of […]

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Two former French spies under formal investigation for treason

Two former French spies under formal investigation for treason

Two former French spies under formal investigation for treason © Étienne Laurent, AFP | French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly in Paris on May 8, 2018 Two former French spies are facing trial for treason over allegations that they passed state secrets to a foreign power, France’s defence ministry said. Confirming the December arrests of two retired spies, along with the spouse of one of the accused pair, Armed Forces […]

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More than a dozen wounded in bombing at restaurant in Canada

More than a dozen wounded in bombing at restaurant in Canada

More than a dozen wounded in bombing at restaurant in Canada © FRANCE 24 screengrab | Two men detonated a bomb at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Canada on May 24, 2018 Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said. The blast went off in […]

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North Korea says still open to talks with US

North Korea says still open to talks with US

North Korea says still open to talks with US © FRANCE 24 | Images of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were writ large on the facades of buildings to mark a planned summit in Singapore on June 12 which Trump has since cancelled. North Korea said Friday it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly […]

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‘I’m being arrested,’ blogger posts as Egypt’s repression intensifies

‘I’m being arrested,’ blogger posts as Egypt’s repression intensifies

‘I’m being arrested,’ blogger posts as Egypt’s repression intensifies © Mohamed El-Shahed, AFP | Posters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo in March 2018. Prominent Egyptian blogger and journalist Wael Abbas, known for standing up against police violence, was arrested and taken to an unknown location, his lawyer said Wednesday. His whereabouts are still not known. The message, posted in Arabic, on Abbas’s page in the early hours […]

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