Fillon in strong position to claim French conservative nomination

Fillon in strong position to claim French conservative nomination

Former prime minister François Fillon looked on Friday to be in a strong position to claim his centre-right party’s nomination to contest next year’s French presidential election as he and rival Alain Juppé held final rallies of the primary campaign. In an impassioned speech to supporters in Paris, Fillon, 62, struck a strong patriotic note, […]

Tsunami hits Fukushima after strong quake strikes Japan

Tsunami hits Fukushima after strong quake strikes Japan

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday triggering a one-metre (3.3-foot) tsunami wave that crashed into the coast at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Public broadcaster NHK urged residents in the region to “flee immediately” to high ground, reminding listeners to heed the lessons of the “Great East Japan Earthquake”. A massive […]

Strong Trump showing puts US election on a knife edge

Strong Trump showing puts US election on a knife edge

  The race for the White House is shaping up to be closer than expected as Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton in a number of battleground states. Follow all the results of this dramatic election in real time on FRANCE 24’s live blog. Former Democratic senator and one-time secretary of state Hillary Clinton, 69, is […]