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July 31 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 31 2014, 10:42:52

France has unveiled the broad outlines of a new military operation to combat al Qaeda-linked extremists in Africa. Discover the multi-country military enterprise known as Operation Barkhane with FRANCE 24's interactive map.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 31 2014, 09:10:36

On a Friday evening on July 31, 1914, a 29-year-old French nationalist by the name of Raoul Villain arrived at a north Paris café, pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired two shots at a diner, striking his target twice in the head.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 31 2014, 04:30:44

Israel mobilised 16,000 additional army reservists on Thursday to bolster it ground forces fighting militants in Gaza. The call up followed another day of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip in which more than 100 Palestinians were killed.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 31 2014, 02:09:26

It is one of Israel's stated objectives in its current operation in the Gaza strip: destroying the network of tunnels used by Hamas militants to cross the border into Israeli territory and carry out attacks on civilians and soldiers.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 31 2014, 01:10:45

The death toll from a major landslide triggered by monsoon rains in western India is expected to exceed 140, a local health official reported Wednesday.

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July 30 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 30 2014, 18:48:33

Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 30 2014, 14:52:35

At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli air strike on a packed Gaza market on Wednesday that followed soon after Israel said it would observe a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning at 12pm (GMT).

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 30 2014, 13:20:37

Russia remained defiant Wednesday faced with the threat of tougher Western sanctions over the separatist insurgency in east Ukraine, warning that the measures would end up hurting the United States and the European Union as much as they do Russia.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 30 2014, 12:56:40

Nigeria's northern city of Kano was the site of yet another deadly bomb attack this week, after a fourth female extremist blew herself up at a college, killing six people.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Wed Jul 30 2014, 10:29:25

A French national suspected of fatally shooting four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged on Wednesday with committing "murder in a terrorist context", the Belgian prosecutor's office said.

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