Islamic State group claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack

Islamic State group claims responsibility for Berlin truck attack

The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured 48 others. German police are still hunting for the driver of the truck. “The executor of the operation … in Berlin is a soldier of the Islamic State [who] carried out […]

Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ claims of Russian interference in election result

Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ claims of Russian interference in election result

President-elect Donald Trump rejected as “ridiculous” U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. He blamed Democrats for news reports on the intelligence findings and said he did not believe they came from the […]

IS group claims Ohio university attacker one of its ‘soldiers’

IS group claims Ohio university attacker one of its ‘soldiers’

The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a “soldier” of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a logistics student at Ohio State University, was the result of IS […]

France’s Fillon pledges economic reboot as he claims conservative presidential nomination

France’s Fillon pledges economic reboot as he claims conservative presidential nomination

  Former prime minister François Fillon on Sunday pledged deep economic reforms after winning the conservative Les Républicains’ presidential nomination. Fillon, 62, resoundingly beat in-party rival Alain Juppé in France’s conservative presidential primary run-off, one week after he shocked the country’s political landscape by topping the first-round poll. He earned 66.5 percent of votes in […]

IS group leader Baghdadi urges no Mosul retreat, audio message claims

IS group leader Baghdadi urges no Mosul retreat, audio message claims

Jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised Thursday to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a “caliphate” two years ago. The appeal was made in an audio recording released on the Internet and purported to be by the elusive leader of the Islamic State […]

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Farmers’ party claims surprise victory in Lithuania vote

Lithuanians fed up with low wages and a labour exodus voted for major changes in Sunday’s general election, handing victory to a farmers’ party that previously held just one seat in parliament. The centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LGPU) won 54 seats in the 141-member parliament, while the conservative Homeland Union took 31 […]

Trump ‘rigged vote’ claims working with his supporters

Trump ‘rigged vote’ claims working with his supporters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has sharpened his allegations that the US presidential election is rigged in his rival’s favour. In some parts of rural Illinois, FRANCE 24 finds many of his supporters believe Trump. Evelyn and Merle Hays are casting their ballots – for Trump — in the town of Paris, Illinois. Early voting […]

Trump claims election results being ‘rigged’

Trump claims election results being ‘rigged’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump dug deeper in his efforts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the U.S. election, saying on Twitter on Sunday that he believed the results were being “rigged” at many polling places. His tweet came hours after his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said Republicans would accept the outcome […]

Turkey backtracks on ‘IS group child bomber’ claims

Turkey backtracks on ‘IS group child bomber’ claims

Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it had no clue who was behind the attack. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Ankara could not confirm who was the perpetrator of the attack on a […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly suicide bombing in Somalia

Al Shabaab claims deadly suicide bombing in Somalia

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said Sunday. Abdisalam Yusuf said one bomber rammed the car into a checkpoint in Galkayo town Sunday morning after […]

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

  The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Friday claimed a car bomb attack targeting police in eastern Turkey that killed five people and injured over 200. “Our comrade… carried out a suicide attack on police headquarters in Elazig,” the PKK said in a statement, quoted by the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency. Thursday’s bombing in […]

Parker on song for France in Rio as Japan’s Uchimura claims gold

Parker on song for France in Rio as Japan’s Uchimura claims gold

  There was high drama on the basketball court and at the Rio Olympics Wednesday with NBA star Tony Parker securing a last-gasp win for France, while in the gymnastics arena Japanese legend Kohei Uchimura added another gold to his collection. After a day of glory for France yesterday, when the country claimed its first […]

IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul

IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority. Graphic television footage from the site of the attack showed many dead bodies lying on […]

Islamic State group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

Islamic State group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

The Islamic State group said on Tuesday that an Afghan refugee who carried out an axe and knife attack near Wuerzburg in Germany was one of its “fighters”, an IS-linked news agency said. “The perpetrator of the stabbing attack in Germany was one of the fighters of the Islamic State,” the Amaq news agency said, […]

Beijing defiant ahead of South China Sea ruling

Beijing defiant ahead of South China Sea ruling

Beijing braced Tuesday for an international tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant’s reaction on the ground or in the water. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague is set to release its final decision on the case, which […]

Australia’s prime minister claims election win

Australia’s prime minister claims election win

Australia’s prime minister said on Sunday that his conservative coalition government was re-elected for a second three-year term, after a chaotic national election that left the country in a state of political paralysis for more than a week. Officials had scrambled to sort out who had won the tight race. Vote counting was still underway […]

IS group claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh restaurant

IS group claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh restaurant

Gunmen attacked a restaurant in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Friday night, taking hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces, authorities said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The head of the elite anti-crime force, Rapid Action Battalion, or RAB, told reporters Friday night that they were working to save […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]

Johnny Depp’s friends fear for star and ‘urge him to go to rehab’ amid Amber Heard assault claims

Johnny Depp’s friends fear for star and ‘urge him to go to rehab’ amid Amber Heard assault claims

Johnny Depp ‘s friends have shared their fears for the star, as he continues his tour amid shocking recent allegations from his ex Amber Heard. The 52-year-old actor , who is reportedly set to be quizzed by police over claims he physically assaulted his estranged wife – claims he has furiously denied, was recently pictured […]

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

Al Shabaab claims deadly Somali hotel attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and the attack was followed by gunfire, killing at least 10 people, police said. Al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militants quickly claimed responsibility for the attack at the Hotel Ambassador […]