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November 21 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 21 2014, 10:01:56

US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to hold surprise crunch talks with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in Vienna late on Friday despite the US earlier saying Kerry was headed for talks in Paris with his EU counterparts.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Nov 21 2014, 10:00:27

Earlier this year I attended a museum opening in which the curator admitted to being completely unaware of the existence of Burkina Faso until shortly after the artist being presented, the late Christoph Schlingensief, had relocated there. It was an innocuous enough confession -- coming well before the leadership upheavals of the past two weeks [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 21 2014, 09:32:37

As we mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, we take a look at whether social media is a friend or foe. Also why changing men's attitudes is vital when it comes to dealing with the issue. And a group of French male actors and comedians use the stage to give victims a voice. Watch FRANCE 24's report.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 21 2014, 08:06:02

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 protesters killed in Kiev's "Euromaidan" revolution at a ceremony on Friday to pay tribute to the victims.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Fri Nov 21 2014, 08:00:22

One of the first thing I do on Friday morning is log on to the Mail & Guardian website to see the latest from Zapiro.  Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro, is a Capetonian political and social cartoonist whose work not chronicles current events in South Africa, but also provides visual critiques of political leaders, [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 21 2014, 07:31:12

With the National Front on the rise in France, our reporters returned to three towns where the far-right party's mayoral candidates won the most recent local elections.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 21 2014, 05:10:27

Iran's nuclear objectives have long been a bone of contention between Tehran and members of the international community. While Iran claims its nuclear programme is solely for energy purposes, many suspect the country is actually seeking to develop atomic weapons. FRANCE 24's Alexander Turnbull and Antoine Mariotti were granted access to a research reactor while in Tehran. They have since asked a French nuclear expert to analyse the footage.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 21 2014, 02:56:10

The mother of French jihadist Mickaël Dos Santos told a French news outlet on Thursday that she doesn't believe her son is one of the Islamic State militants seen in an execution video, despite an identification made by Paris prosecutors.

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November 20 2014

From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Nov 20 2014, 20:10:52

Central American migration, and especially the migration of undocumented children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to the United States, blew up in the American media during the summer. It was a time when many U.S. citizens felt that their government was deporting too many of these children back to the mostly violent and poverty-stricken [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Nov 20 2014, 20:03:48

President Barack Obama ordered far-reaching changes to the US immigration system in a highly-anticipated speech on Thursday, effectively protecting nearly five million people from deportation and leaving his Republican opponents fuming.

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