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April 18 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 16:32:49

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 15:35:36

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 13:35:19

Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev's new interim government resigns.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 11:44:58

Hailed as the creative genius who forever changed modern Spanish-language literature, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was on Friday mourned by readers and statesmen worldwide, with tributes pouring in from Cuba to France.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 10:40:44

Algeria's 77-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected on Friday for a fourth term despite his frail health, in a vote marred by low turnout and accusations of "massive fraud" from his main opposition challenger.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 09:37:04

It was expected to premiere at Cannes, but Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York", based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 07:22:11

A senior aide to French President François Hollande resigned on Friday after media reports about a past conflict of interest as well as allegations of extravagance.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 06:00:43

FRANCE 24's special correspondents went to the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Thursday, hours before top diplomats in Geneva reached a deal to ease the country's separatist crisis. Watch their exclusive video report.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Apr 18 2014, 02:19:11

The Sewol's captain was not at the helm when the ferry listed and began sinking two days ago, investigators said Friday, sparking fresh outrage among the families eagerly awaiting news of the 268 people still unaccounted-for.

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April 17 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Apr 17 2014, 16:31:45

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian writer, has died, relatives said on Thursday. The author of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' had been ill for several weeks.

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