Hollande meets pope, honours terror victims at Rome church

Hollande meets pope, honours terror victims at Rome church

French President François Hollande met Pope Francis on Wednesday to thank him for his solidarity with the French people after attacks by Islamist militants, including the killing of an elderly priest in July. A professed atheist, Hollande started his brief, private trip to Rome and the Vatican with a stop in San Luigi dei Francesi, […]

Copa, Euros spiced up as Messi, Ronaldo vie for maiden international honours

Copa, Euros spiced up as Messi, Ronaldo vie for maiden international honours

Cristiano Ronaldo probably needed that: a majestic performance from old rival Lionel Messi on the other side of the Atlantic. Messi was imperious for Argentina on Tuesday night in Houston, the Barcelona superstar setting up two goals and curling in a sumptuous free-kick to become his national team’s all-time leading goal-scorer as the Albiceleste crushed […]

France honours police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

France honours police couple killed in terrorist knife attack

France on Wednesday held a moment of silence to honour police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and officer Jessica Schneider, who were stabbed to death Monday in what officials described as a terrorist attack. FRANCE 24 takes a look at their lives. Jean-Baptiste Salvaing “was a police officer in the noblest sense of the term”, one colleague, […]