Trump authorises his government to begin transition to US President-elect Joe Biden - 1時間前  France 24

President Donald Trump said Monday he no longer opposes government aid for Joe Biden's transition team in his closest statement yet to finally conceding he lost the US election.
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Guatemala’s Congress suspends budget approval after weekend protests in capital - 3時間前  France 24

Guatemala's legislature on Monday backed away from approving a business-friendly 2021 budget after demonstrators in the Central American nation torched the Congress building and demanded the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei in weekend protests.
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Chaos breaks out in Shanghai airport as authorities try to hold workers there for Covid-19 testing - 3時間前  France 24

Viral videos show scenes of chaos at Shanghai’s Pudong airport on November 22, as officials sought to keep workers on the premises for testing after the discovery of two new Covid-19 cases linked to the airport’s cargo handling division. Tensions eventually calmed and medical workers were able to test 17,719 cargo staff between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
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Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: ‘Donald Trump is damaging US national security’ - 6時間前  France 24

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Leon Panetta, former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director, discussed President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, a situation the US has never experienced. He added that Trump, who has ‘operated by chaos for the last four years’, is now making sure that the last few weeks of his administration "are also chaotic". Yet however long the current president "will resist reality”, Panetta said that he hopes that "the combination of the Republican leadership and the congress" will finally persuade Trump that “it is over”.
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ATP Finals: Thiem, Medvedev draw closer to tennis's ‘Big Three’ with season-ending match - 7時間前  France 24

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been absent from the title match at the ATP Finals for the past two years, replaced by younger rivals seeking to smash their monopoly.
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Netanyahu made secret trip to Saudi Arabia, met MBS, says Israeli media - 15時間前  France 24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo there, Israel's Kan public radio and ArmyRadio said on Monday. 
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Covid-19 pandemic triggers global spike in violence against women - 17時間前  France 24

No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday.
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty at trial over protest involvement - 21時間前  France 24

Prominent Hong Kong dissident Joshua Wong announced he and two other leading activists will plead guilty at the opening of a trial over their involvement in last year's protests on Monday, adding he expects to be jailed.
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Trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy over corruption opens in Paris - 22時間前  France 24

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial Monday for attempted bribery of a judge in what could turn into a humiliating postscript to a political career tainted by a litany of legal woes.
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More protests in Brazil after black man killed by supermarket security guards - 1日前  France 24

New demonstrations against racism took place Sunday outside Carrefour supermarkets in Brazil to protest the death of a black man beaten to death by white guards at a Porto Alegre store branch.
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Burkina Faso opposition criticises presidential vote as early results favor incumbent Kaboré - 3時間前  France 24

Incumbent Burkina Faso President Roch Kaboré was leading with just 12 of around 360 voting districts declared on Monday, the electoral commission said, while opposition parties cast doubt on the credibility of the results thus far. 
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UK's Johnson says tiered restrictions to replace England’s Covid-19 lockdown - 3時間前  France 24

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said the "escape route" from the coronavirus was in sight as he announced that tough restrictions in England would not be extended beyond December 2.
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US President-elect Biden to nominate long-time adviser Blinken for secretary of state - 6時間前  France 24

President-elect Joe Biden is building out his administration with several key picks for national security and foreign policy roles.
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The new leader of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb will seek to 'keep entrenching in local dynamics' - 6時間前  France 24

Five months after the killing of Abdelmalek Droukdel by French forces in northern Mali, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has announced that Abu Ubaïda Yussef al-Aanabi, the head of the group’s “Council of Dignitaries”, is its new leader. Aanabi responded to questions from FRANCE 24 in 2019; now, our reporter Wassim Nasr explained the implications of his new role.
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Oxford AstraZeneca trials show Covid vaccine is 'highly effective', drugmaker says - 15時間前  France 24

A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has shown 70 percent effectiveness in trials involving 23,000 people, they said in a statement on Monday.
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Turning away from Afghanistan will have ‘disastrous consequences’, warns UN refugee chief - 17時間前  France 24

The international community must continue aiding Afghanistan or face the risk of "disastrous consequences," UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged ahead of a donors conference starting Monday. 
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US hopes to start Covid-19 vaccinations by mid-December, says health official - 19時間前  France 24

The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the latest positive news to emerge even as cases surge across the worst-hit nation and elsewhere around the globe. 
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Paris' Champs-Elysées switches on its Christmas lights - 21時間前  France 24

Paris' iconic Champs-Elysées avenue switched on its Christmas lights on Sunday, welcoming the festive period in the French capital.
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Biden expected to pick Antony Blinken as secretary of state - 22時間前  France 24

Veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, who served as No. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration, is U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's most likely pick to be secretary of state, a Biden ally said on Sunday.
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Hundreds arrested in fresh Belarus demonstrations over presidential elections - 1日前  France 24

The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says that more than 300 people were arrested and many of them beaten by police during protests calling for the country’s authoritarian president to resign.
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