US special envoy for Haiti Daniel Foote resigned Thursday, just two months after his appointment, with a scathing letter denouncing the Biden administration's deportations of Haitian migrants who fled recent political turmoil and natural disasters at home.
This Thursday is International Day of Sign Languages. We take a closer look at the French sign language, more commonly known as LSF or "Langue des signes française", which was banned in France until 1977. Even though today only a minority of people master the language, it's developing little by little, even among non-deaf people. FRANCE 24's Éléonore Vanel, Erika Olavarria and James Vasina report.
Myanmar is facing the alarming prospect of an escalating civil war as an uprising against the military junta widens, the UN's human rights chief warned on Thursday.
As her 16-year tenure ends with the German general elections on Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel has reaped the rewards of her predecessor’s Agenda 2010 economic reforms – overseeing years of solid growth and low unemployment. But critics decry widened inequality. FRANCE 24 reports from Berlin.
French officials said on Wednesday they had identified health workers suspected of leaking the vaccination status and personal details of President Emmanuel Macron.
The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, or adults at high-risk of severe disease as well as those in high-exposure jobs.
Lava flowed from an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma for a fourth day on Wednesday, forcing more people to evacuate their homes and blanketing towns in ash, while residents struggled to come to terms with the destruction.
As votes in Russia’s legislative elections were being counted the night of September 20, several representatives of opposition parties were kept from observing the count – as is authorised by electoral law. Three videos show one of these representatives demanding to be let into a Moscow election office, to no avail. President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party swept the vote, while opposition parties claim mass electoral fraud.
Germany's Green Party was born out of protest 40 years ago and has successfully weathered turbulence from within its ranks. Today, the party's so-called realists dominate and have rallied behind Annalena Baerbock, their candidate for chancellor in the September 26 elections. The Greens have in fact acquired executive experience as coalition partners in 11 out of Germany's 16 regional governments. For the past decade, they've also led the regional government in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Our correspondents report on the party's transformation from radical to mainstream and even a certain form of conse...more
US President Joe Biden and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are to speak later on Wednesday by telephone for the first time since a row erupted over the sale of submarines to Australia, the French government spokesman said.