‘Be patient with us’: the heartfelt cry of survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks

‘Be patient with us’: the heartfelt cry of survivors of the November 13 Paris attacks

The association Life for Paris, which is made up of 700 victims of the November 13 attacks, has organised a day of commemoration for the one-year anniversary this Sunday. France 24 met volunteers and survivors ahead of the big event. “I can’t wait for Monday,” sighs Serge, 41, who is a volunteer with Life for […]

Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says ‘goodbye’ to US

Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says ‘goodbye’ to US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States on Thursday, declaring that it had “lost” and he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. Duterte made his comments in China, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave […]

Trump backtracks on ‘birther’ conspiracy and admits Obama was born in US

Trump backtracks on ‘birther’ conspiracy and admits Obama was born in US

Republican Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Friday that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, reversing himself on a controversy that he helped launch but that has become a distraction to his White House bid. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period,” Trump, who has questioned Obama’s […]

After USA upset, Sweden shock hosts Brazil in women’s football

After USA upset, Sweden shock hosts Brazil in women’s football

Sweden did it again, this time against the hosts. The Swedes are headed to the gold-medal match at the Olympics for the first time, advancing 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw with Brazil on Tuesday. Brazil forward Marta, one of the biggest stars of the tournament, buried the first kick of the shootout. But […]

US Holocaust museum urges Pokemon Go players to stay away

US Holocaust museum urges Pokemon Go players to stay away

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery requested Tuesday that smartphone users refrain from “catching” Pokemon when they visit. Like many other landmarks, the museum and the military cemetery are featured in the popular new “Pokemon Go” game. Players can stumble upon Pokemon while wandering their grounds. The museum is a Pokestop — […]

US, Canada, Mexico defend free trade amid Brexit, rise of Trump

US, Canada, Mexico defend free trade amid Brexit, rise of Trump

Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defence of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious debate about the value of globalization. US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also took swipes at US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate […]

Rebel US diplomats won’t be heard on Syria, ex-ambassador says

Rebel US diplomats won’t be heard on Syria, ex-ambassador says

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford explained why 51 American diplomats have slammed President Barack Obama’s policy on Syria as “unsustainable” and called for US airstrikes against the Syrian regime. On Thursday, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal revealed that 51 American diplomats had […]

USA down Ecuador 2-1 to reach Copa Centenario semis

USA down Ecuador 2-1 to reach Copa Centenario semis

  SEATTLE: Clint Dempsey struck again as the United States powered through to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Thursday in a stormy 2-0 win over Ecuador that saw both sides finish with 10 men. Dempsey scored his third goal in as many games for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side at CenturyLink Field, pouncing on […]

US nuclear force ‘uses floppy disks

US nuclear force ‘uses floppy disks

America’s nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday. The report by the Government Accountability Office points to a number of worryingly outdated “legacy systems” still in use across the US government that are in desperate need of upgrading. A […]

USA ‘to fine BNP Paribas €7 billion’ in sanctions probe

USA ‘to fine BNP Paribas €7 billion’ in sanctions probe

The US is seeking more than €7.4 billion ($10 billion) to resolve a criminal probe into allegations that the French bank evaded US sanctions against Iran, Sudan and Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. BNP – the largest publicly traded French bank – is seeking to pay less than $8 billion, the newspaper reported […]

Beautiful Feather Cutwork by Chris Maynard

Beautiful Feather Cutwork by Chris Maynard

American artist Chris Maynard uses delicate eye surgery tools, miniscule scissors, forceps and sharp scalpels to slice intricate bird-shaped patterns into feathers. Chris Maynard, a resident of Olympia in Washington, USA, made his first feather artwork two years ago in 2011. Since then the 58 year old artist has created 80 pieces which can take […]