Iran’s parliamentary elections see lowest turnout since 1979 revolution

Voter turnout in Friday’s parliamentary elections was 42.57%, the lowest since since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s interior ministry said on Sunday – another possible sign of widespread dissatisfaction with the leadership and the state of the economy. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Iran’s parliamentary elections see lowest turnout since 1979 revolution

Italy cuts short Venice carnival over coronavirus fears

Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gatherings, including stopping Venice’s famed carnival events. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe … Read more Italy cuts short Venice carnival over coronavirus fears

Iran reports highest coronavirus death toll outside of China

Iran’s health ministry raised Sunday the death toll from the new virus to 8 people in the Middle Eastern country, amid concerns that clusters there, as well as in Italy and South Korea, could signal a serious new stage in its global spread. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Iran reports highest coronavirus death toll outside of China

Nevada strengthens Bernie Sanders’ status as Democratic frontrunner

Bernie Sanders has cemented his frontrunner status in the race to choose the Democratic nominee who will face President Donald Trump in November’s election. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more Nevada strengthens Bernie Sanders’ status as Democratic frontrunner

Togo president Gnassingbe expected to win fourth term in contentious election

The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed on Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Togo president Gnassingbe expected to win fourth term in contentious election

Bernie Sanders strengthens his status as Democratic frontrunner

Bernie Sanders has cemented his frontrunner status in the battle to pick the Democratic nominee who will go up against President Donald Trump in November’s election. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: … Read more Bernie Sanders strengthens his status as Democratic frontrunner

South Sudan’s rivals form unity government in bid to end war

South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.   Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more South Sudan’s rivals form unity government in bid to end war

Paris Agriculture Fair: Where cows, pigs and politicians strut their stuff

It’s the event of the year for animal-lovers in Paris and for farmers from all over France. The Paris Agriculture Fair (Salon International de l’Agriculture) opened to the public on Saturday, to showcase cows, goats, pigs, chickens and… France’s leading politicians. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Paris Agriculture Fair: Where cows, pigs and politicians strut their stuff

First European coronavirus deaths in Italy send towns into lockdown

Ten Italian towns remain in lockdown and residents warned to keep out of an emergency room on Saturday as a second death from coronavirus sparked fears throughout the region.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more First European coronavirus deaths in Italy send towns into lockdown

Democratic presidential contenders face diversity test in Nevada caucus

Democratic presidential hopefuls will have a chance to demonstrate their appeal to the wider electorate Saturday in a primary vote in Nevada, where the population – 29% Latino, 10% black and 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander – better reflects the country’s demographics than either Iowa or New Hampshire. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more Democratic presidential contenders face diversity test in Nevada caucus