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Should the war in Ukraine spur a nuclear security rethink?

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nuclear facilities have been caught up in the midst of conventional warfare for the first time in history. That nightmare scenario is one that few of the industry’s players had anticipated. In Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhia, Russian forces represent a lingering threat to the most basic rules of nuclear security.

‘Front-row seats to the apocalypse’: Cannes doc takes on Delhi pollution, sectarian violence

India’s prolific movie industry enjoyed pride of place at the Cannes Film Festival, starring as the film market’s first-ever guest of honour. FRANCE 24 spoke to director Shaunak Sen about his stunning New Delhi-set documentary “All That Breathes”, which screened at the festival this week.

Live: Russia shells Kharkiv, war in Donbas reaches ‘maximum intensity’

Russian forces shelled Kharkiv, killing nine people on Thursday after Moscow’s bid to capture Ukraine’s second city was repelled early in the war. Further south, fighting in the Donbas region reached of “maximum intensity”, according to a senior Ukrainian defence official. Follow FRANCE 24's liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 

China, Russia veto US-led push for tougher sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia on Thursday vetoed tougher United Nations sanctions against North Korea, rejecting a US effort to punish Pyongyang for testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Senegalese president fires health minister after deadly hospital fire

Senegal’s President Macky Sall fired his health minister on Thursday as his country mourned the death of 11 newborn babies in a hospital fire blamed on an electrical short circuit.

‘Go in there!’: Parents of Texas school shooting victims question police delays

Law enforcement authorities faced questions and criticism Thursday over how much time elapsed before they stormed an Uvalde elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers. 

Macron urges Turkey to respect ‘sovereign choice’ of Finland, Sweden on NATO

French President Emmanuel Macron asked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to "respect the sovereign choice" of Finland and Sweden to join NATO. 

Palestinian probe finds Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera journalist

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday announced the results of its investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying it had proven she was deliberately killed by Israeli forces as she tried to flee.

Swiatek cruises, Tsitsipas hangs on at Roland Garros day five

Unstoppable world number one Iga Swiatek racked up her 30th successive victory at the French Open on Thursday as 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas survived another Roland Garros rollercoaster.

Depeche Mode keyboard player Andy Fletcher dies at 60

Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, keyboardist for British synth pop giants Depeche Mode for more than 40 years, has died at age 60.

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