How polls rate Kamala Harris's chances against Trump - 1時間前  France 24

As US voters digest the news that US President Joe Biden will not seek re-election, attention is turning to the chances that his presumptive successor on the Democratic ticket, Vice President Kamala Harris, will beat Republican nominee Donald Trump in November. Although new polls have not been released since Biden’s surprise announcement on Sunday, recent surveys show Harris performs about as well as Biden in a matchup against the former president.
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Netanyahu en route to Washington as Israel orders new Gaza evacuations - 7時間前  France 24

The day after US President Joe Biden announced his resignation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was en route to Washington on Monday to deliver an important address at a time of "great political uncertainty", as the military ordered new evacuations in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis. The visit comes amid heightened tensions between the US and its long-standing ally, with fears of the Gaza war once again fuelling regional violence as Israel on Saturday attacked Yemen for the first time, in retaliation for a deadly drone strike on Tel Aviv by the Huthi rebels. 
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Leading Democrats hail Biden's legacy, Republicans call for his resignation - 13時間前  France 24

As soon as  Joe Biden announced his withdrawal from the 2024 Presidential race for the White House, prominent figures in the Democratic Party praised the American president's sacrifice for his country and lauded his legacy. Meanwhile, Republicans, led by Donald Trump, argued that Biden should resign if he is not capable of running for a second term.
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Thousands rally in Spain's Mallorca against mass tourism - 19時間前  France 24

Over 20,000 anti-tourism activists protested in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on Sunday, highlighting concerns about rising housing costs. This is the latest in a series of protests in popular destinations like Barcelona, Malaga, and the Canary Islands.
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Pogacar hails 'golden age' of cycling after securing third Tour de France title - 22時間前  France 24

Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar won the final time trial of the 2024 Tour de France in Nice on Sunday, beating defending Danish champion Jonas Vingegaard. Having secured the Giro d'Italia earlier this year, the win not only marks Pogacar's third Tour de France win, but also sees him joining an elite club of double winners, the last of whom was Italian cycylist Marco Pantani in 1998. 
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Anatomy of an exit: Biden pulls out of US presidential race after intense pressure - 1日前  France 24

US President Joe Biden on Sunday withdrew from the 2024 White House race following mounting calls from many Democrats at the highest levels for the octogenarian leader to make way for a new nominee. Biden’s exit comes after a series of embarrassing gaffes in recent weeks that raised questions over his ability to take on Donald Trump in the November election.
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China and Philippines reach deal to avoid clashes at disputed reef - 1日前  France 24

China and the Philippines have struck a deal aimed at stopping the two countries from clashing over the fiercely disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, the Philippine government said Sunday. In the past year, the territorial standoff at the reef has flared and came to a head in mid-June when Chinese forces seized and damaged two Philippine navy boats with machetes and improvised spears. Several Filipino navy personnel were injured in the incident.
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Bangladesh’s top court scales back ‘discriminatory’ job quota system after deadly protests - 1日前  France 24

The Supreme Court in Bangladesh on Sunday ruled that only a small share of government jobs can be allocated to relatives of veterans who fought in the country’s war of independence. The rest must be allocated upon merit. The controversial quota system, which previously reserved 30 percent of those jobs to people related to war veterans, has in the past few weeks led to mass protests and more than a hundred deaths, according to local media.
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Nearly 8.5 million Windows devices across the globe affected by CrowdStrike update outage - 1日前  France 24

Millions of computers and devices the world over were affected by the outage that was caused by a CrowdStrike update. The outage resulted in thousands of flights being cancelled, leaving passengers stranded or grappling with hours of delays.
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From money and politics to dirty water: Paris’s long and winding road to the Olympics - 1日前  France 24

Paris's road to the 2024 Olympics has been anything but plain sailing. From political bickering, to last minute sponsors and nail-biting suspense over the cleanliness of the Seine river, the Games – held exactly 100 years since Paris last hosted the event – “must be a success”, an Olympic source confided.
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‘Empty streets’: Paris restaurants struggle amid Olympic security - 3時間前  France 24

Paris restaurant owners had hoped to see a boom in business as crowds flocked to the city for this summer’s Olympic Games, but instead many along the French capital’s River Seine have been left virtually empty. The reason, owners say, is a police security perimeter that is keeping visitors away.
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Greenland arrests anti-whaling activist and Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson - 11時間前  France 24

Prominent anti-whaling activist and co-founder of Greenpeace Paul Watson was arrested on Monday in Greenland under an international warrant issued by Japan in 2012. Watson's foundation said that the reactivation of the Interpol Red Notice against him is "politically motivated", as it believes Japan plans to resume high-seas whaling in the Southern Ocean and North Pacific by 2025. 
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'Games Wide Open': What we know (so far) about the historic Paris Olympics opening ceremony - 15時間前  France 24

From a possible performance by Franco-Malian R&B star Aya Nakamura, the most listened to French-speaking singer in the world, to a tribute to Notre-Dame cathedral, the specifics of the opening of the 2024 Paris Olympics ceremony have been mostly kept under wraps. Instead of using the athletics stadium for the opening parade, per usual, organisers have moved the ceremony into the heart of the capital, on the River Seine, with the motto "Games Wide Open". 
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US presidential elections: Kamala Harris eyes America's last glass ceiling - 19時間前  France 24

After Joe Biden announced his exit from the US presidential election race on Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris is gearing up to win the Democratic nomination for the November election. Harris aims to secure a historic victory by defeating Donald Trump. However, the Democratic Party faces a significant gamble, as Harris's candidacy will confront challenges of sexism, racism, and a mixed political record.
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Biden backs VP Kamala Harris as Democratic nominee after dropping out of race - 1日前  France 24

US President Joe Biden said Sunday he was endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for the 2024 election after announcing he was dropping of the race for the White House. Biden ended his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded.
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'We are ready', Macron says as France gears up for Paris Olympics amid tight security - 1日前  France 24

President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France was ready to host the Paris Olympics as he visited the Athletes' Village four days before the Games begin. The opening ceremony on the River Seine will signal the official start of the Paris Games on Friday, July 26.
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Russia says intercepted US bomber planes ‘approaching’ its border in Arctic - 1日前  France 24

Russia on Sunday said two US bomber planes had approached its border in the Arctic and that it had scrambled fighter jets to make them turn away. Moscow has previously accused the United States of making reconnaissance drone flights over neutral waters in the Black Sea to help Ukraine, and has said it could lead to "direct confrontation" between Russia and NATO.
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Israel military says it intercepts missile, Yemen’s Houti rebels confirm targeting Eilat - 1日前  France 24

Israel’s military said it had intercepted a surface-to-surface missile headed for the Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Sunday. Yemen’s Houti rebels later confirmed they had targeted the city with multiple ballistic missiles to avenge deadly Israeli air strikes a day earlier on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.
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Trump urges supporters to ‘fight, fight, fight’ in first rally since assassination attempt - 1日前  France 24

In his first rally since the assassination attempt last week, Donald Trump said he had “taken a bullet for democracy” and urged his supporters to “fight, fight, fight” to ensure he wins the November presidential elections with a landslide. He also spoke of his good relations with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and said that Russia's Vladimir Putin never would have invaded Ukraine had Trump been the US leader.
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Trump's former physician says bullet came within a quarter inch of entering ex-president's head - 1日前  France 24

Donald Trump's former White House physician said that the bullet wound sustained by the Republican presidential candidate in an assassination attempt was beginning to heal, adding that the bullet had likely come less than a quarter of an inch from entering the former president's head.
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