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November 16 2014

From Africa is a Country Sun Nov 16 2014, 09:24:56

Hard on the heels of an anti-climactic election season in the US punctuated by myopic views of the world and cataclysmic what-ifs, the resurgence of Nikolaj Cyon's counterfactual map of Africa circulating on the web last week was a welcome relief from realpolitik run amok. Cyon, a Swedish artist and self-proclaimed revolutionary, asks us to [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Nov 16 2014, 08:16:28

Fuelling the scandal that has rocked France's political establishment for the past 10 days, former Prime Minister François Fillon has filed three separate libel suits against the presidency's chief of staff Jean-Pierre Jouyet, his lawyer said.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Nov 16 2014, 04:50:08

A new graphic video by the militant Islamic State group claims that U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig has been beheaded.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Nov 16 2014, 03:28:29

He led the Grande Armée through the Brandenburg Gate and in the Pyrrhic victory at Borodino. Now, New York-born Napoleon says it's time he and his men face their Waterloo.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Nov 16 2014, 02:40:59

G20 leaders wrapped up an annual summit Sunday with a vow to reinvigorate the global economy, but geopolitical frictions sparked anew as Russian President Vladimir Putin brushed off Western anger over Ukraine.

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November 15 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 17:33:51

France beat Australia 29-26 at Stade de France on Saturday to avenge three losses against the Wallabies in June and earn a big fillip less than a year out from the Rugby World Cup.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 13:35:00

Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 09:51:22

Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday, a Russian source said as the strongman faces intense pressure from the West over Ukraine.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 09:44:58

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2013, left Saturday the French clinic where he has been hospitalised since last Thursday.

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From Emergent Africa Sat Nov 15 2014, 09:28:00

via Dara Rain in Medium:

I wondered, "wasn't food supposed to be, by definition, healthy? If the 'food' wasn't healthy then why call it food?"

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