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Russia slams Kharkiv residential building in deadly guided bomb attack

Russia bombed a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday, killing three people and wounding almost 40, as it stepped up  renewed hostilities. 

Eiffel Tower ticket prices increase by 20% in bid to save Paris’s ‘Iron Lady’

Ticket prices for visiting the Eiffel Tower have been raised 20 percent in a bid to offset its sky-high maintenance costs. The increase comes just weeks before the opening of the 2024 Olympics and after months of tensions between the "Iron Lady"'s management company and Paris City Hall over the revenues generated by this symbol of the City of Light.

🔴 Live: Dozens killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza City neighbourhood

Israeli strikes on two districts of Gaza City in the north of the besieged Palestinian enclave on Saturday killed at least 24 people and wounded several others, according to health officials in Gaza. The Israeli military said its fighter jets struck two Hamas infrastructure sites in the Gaza City area. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments.

New Caledonia independence activist to be held in custody in mainland France

Christian Tein,  a pro-independence leader in the French Pacific territory New Caledonia will be held in France after being charged Saturday over deadly riots last month, his lawyer said. Tein was one of at least three pro-independence activists facing a transfer in custody to mainland France.

How Ukraine boosts its morale with football

Football is an intrinsic part of life in certain parts of Ukraine. On mornings when there are no air raids, kids play football outside the Kharkiv Metalist stadium. A group of national guardsmen in Kharkiv recently gathered to watch Ukraine play against Slovakia at Euro 2024. FRANCE 24's correspondent in Ukraine, Gulliver Cragg, reports on how Ukrainians are keeping hope alive through football.

Iran's supreme court overturns rapper Toomaj Salehi's death sentence

Iran's supreme court has overturned a death sentence against popular rapper Toomaj Salehi who was jailed for backing nationwide protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, his lawyer said Saturday.

China and France launch satellite to better understand the universe

A French-Chinese satellite blasted off Saturday on a hunt for the mightiest explosions in the universe, in a notable example of cooperation between a Western power and the Asian giant.

Teens charged in France for allegedly planning to attack Jewish targets

French prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old man and a youth in the Paris region with planning a "terrorist" attack on Jewish targets, a judicial source told AFP on Friday. 

Meeting Japan’s World War II orphans born to US soldiers and Japanese mothers

In Japan, they are known as "children of mixed blood": those born after 1945 to an American GI and a Japanese woman and abandoned due to stigma. Eighty years after the end of World War II, we went to meet some of these orphans to understand more about their painful past.

France’s new left-wing alliance unveils ambitious economic programme – and how they'll pay for it

The left-wing New Popular Front coalition announced in a joint press conference Friday just how much its ambitious economic programme is going to cost – and how it’s going to fund it. But for a left fighting against decades of neoliberal economic orthodoxy, convincing voters that alternatives are possible could prove an uphill struggle.

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