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November 13 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 13 2014, 13:05:32

France called on Israel to "immediately" reverse a decision to approve the building of 200 new settlements in East Jerusalem, a move it said directly threatened a two-state peace solution.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 13 2014, 12:03:39

An Italian artist has installed a unique installation at Paris's famous "Palais de Tokyo" museum - a haystack in which he is labouring to find a hidden needle.

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From Enough blogs Thu Nov 13 2014, 09:51:54

Monsignor François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo is Archbishop of Bukavu and President of the Provincial Assembly of Bishops of Bukavu and Kindu, known for his commitment to the most vulnerable people in this region of eastern Democratic Republic Congo (DRC). He was one of the initiators of the Episcopal Commission for Natural Resources (CERN in French). This organization denounces and attempts to put an end to the illegal extraction of minerals in the region, as it finances many armed groups active in the region. The following is an opinion piece by the Archbishop, previously published on Euractive.com:

As an African archbishop working with mining communities in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I look forward with great interest to the forthcoming European Parliament debate on ...

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 13 2014, 08:43:12

Flavien Moreau, the first French citizen to go on trial for joining up with jihadists in Syria, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday by a Paris court.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Nov 13 2014, 07:19:08

For all the Dutch claims about liberalism and multiculturalism, their love affair with a popular black-faced figure Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), associated with the annual tradition of Sinterklaas (a Santa Clause like figure), keeps exposing the racism that is a part of Dutch, culture, public opinion, institutions and national identity. If you forgot, ZwartePiete are the menacing blackfaced-helpers of [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 13 2014, 06:10:08

European spacecraft Philae sent its first photograph Thursday, hours after a historic but flawed comet landing.

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From Swazi Media Commentary Thu Nov 13 2014, 06:03:00

A trade union leader in Swaziland whose house was raided by 30 armed police officers has been charged with sedition after they allegedly found pamphlets from banned organisations.

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN), which is also banned in Swaziland, where King Mswati III rules as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, and political parties are not allowed to contest elections, reported, that Sifiso Mabuza, the Deputy Secretary of Siteki Branch of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), appeared at Siteki Magistrates Court on Wednesday (12 November 2014) and was remanded back into custody until 24 November 2014.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 13 2014, 03:55:40

US President Barack Obama is set to meet Burmese President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his second diplomatic visit to Burma. But the military's stalled reforms and rights abuses have dampened spirits this time.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 13 2014, 01:46:16

European scientists were hoping for a stream of data Thursday after a robot lab made the first-ever landing on a comet - a key step in a marathon mission to probe the mysteries of space - although Philae failed to anchor to its target.

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November 12 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Nov 12 2014, 22:37:33

The death of a nurse in Mali from Ebola promoted on Wednesday the quarantine of more than 90 people in the West African country's capital, as the World Health Organization said the disease had now claimed at least 5,160 lives.

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