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August 29 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 04:32:45

Its economy may be in the doldrums, but France has at least one good reason to remain hopeful about the future. Almost one third of the world's brightest, young economists have French passports, according to the IMF.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Aug 29 2014, 01:41:18

US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops - the latest in a string of atrocities.

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August 28 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 28 2014, 19:00:24

Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said on Thursday.

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From Global Voices » Egypt Thu Aug 28 2014, 18:07:54

In this interview, photographer Kim Badawi discusses his work on cultural encounters, and on the role of social media when mainstream news fails to report stories that matter to communities.

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From Africa in Transition Thu Aug 28 2014, 15:33:36

Boko Haram chieftain Abubakar Shekau has announced in a video released on August 24 that the Borno town of Gwoza...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 28 2014, 15:19:02

With the government in turmoil and the country's economy in the doldrums, the mood at a gathering of thousands of French business leaders on Wednesday was a mix of frustration and cautious optimism.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 28 2014, 14:48:20

French football champions Paris Saint-Germain will face Barcelona, Ajax and Apoel FC in one of the tougher groups in this year's Champions League following the draw in Monaco Thursday.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 28 2014, 10:49:00

The United Nations confirmed Thursday that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria, saying it was doing everything to secure their release.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Aug 28 2014, 10:01:23

It appears that Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot, after marrying on Saturday at their wine estate in the south of France, a spokesman for the couple has announced.

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From Constitutionally Speaking Thu Aug 28 2014, 09:06:25

There is not enough laughter in our politics. Thank goodness for the team at ZANews.

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