Beirut – Macron’s speech: “Reforms are needed” (REPLAY)

French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut on Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has sparked grief and fury. After his speech, he answered a few questions. “Reforms are needed”, he said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Beirut – Macron’s speech: “Reforms are needed” (REPLAY)

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to run for third term

In Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara has announced he will run for a third term as president. This follows the recent sudden death of his prime minister, who had been due to run as the ruling party’s candidate. Also, bail has been denied to Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who was arrested at anti-government protests last Friday. Other high-profile protesters have … Read more Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to run for third term

NRA shutdown attempt: NY attorney general sues to dissolve powerful gun group

New York state’s attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees. 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 … Read more NRA shutdown attempt: NY attorney general sues to dissolve powerful gun group

Ivory Coast: Ouattara to run for third term despite opposition anger

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party’s nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. 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 Ivory Coast: Ouattara to run for third term despite opposition anger

NY sues to break up powerful gun lobbying group National Rifle Association, alleging corruption

New York state’s attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees. 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 … Read more NY sues to break up powerful gun lobbying group National Rifle Association, alleging corruption

Lebanese police tear gas anti-government protesters in wake of devastating blast

Lebanese security forces late Thursday fired tear gas to disperse dozens of anti-government demonstrators angered by a cataclysmic blast widely seen as the most shocking expression yet of their government’s incompetence. 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 … Read more Lebanese police tear gas anti-government protesters in wake of devastating blast

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to run for third term in October election

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party’s nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. 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 … Read more Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to run for third term in October election

‘Beirut is destroyed, my heart is broken’: Locals in despair over Lebanon blast

Lebanon is still reeling from Tuesday’s explosion in the port of Beirut – a further tragedy on top of the severe political, economic and health crises racking the country. FRANCE 24 spoke to locals about the devastation they have encountered and the despair they are feeling. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more ‘Beirut is destroyed, my heart is broken’: Locals in despair over Lebanon blast

On Beirut visit, Macron says aid to go ‘directly to the people’, relief groups

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday that an international aid conference for disaster-hit Lebanon would be held soon. 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 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Beirut blast: President Macron’s speech – REPLAY

French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has has sparked grief and fury. “We will support you on your journey forward. Today, tomorrow, we will be there by your side”, he said. He promised he would come … Read more Beirut blast: President Macron’s speech – REPLAY

What political fallout from the Lebanon blast?

The colossal explosion that devastated Beirut’s port and gutted entire neighbourhoods of the Lebanese capital deals a fresh blow to an already fragile and deeply unpopular government. France 24 James Andre tells us more. 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 … Read more What political fallout from the Lebanon blast?

Beirut blast: What are Lebanon’s immediate needs?

Lebanon is still reeling from Tuesday’s explosion in the port of Beirut – a further tragedy on top of the severe political, economic and health crises racking the country. What are Lebanon’s immediate needs? Dom Hunt, Humanitarian Policy Advisor, was France 24 guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more Beirut blast: What are Lebanon’s immediate needs?

Beirut blast: ‘They’ve stolen so many years from us’, a woman told Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has has sparked grief and fury. Some Lebanese welcomed Macron like a saviour, while only a few heckled him, arguing that his mere presence in Lebanon would only serve to … Read more Beirut blast: ‘They’ve stolen so many years from us’, a woman told Macron

Israel’s Tel Aviv lights up with Lebanon flag

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … The colours of the Lebanese flag lit up the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday in solidarity with the country following Tuesday’s deadly blast in Beirut. It was a rare show of support from Israel for … Read more Israel’s Tel Aviv lights up with Lebanon flag

Beirut blast: Anger mounts as Lebanon’s death toll rises over 100

Long simmering anger against Lebanon’s leaders has flared since the blast, which appears to have been caused by negligence and is widely seen as the most tragic manifestation yet of the corruption and incompetence of the ruling class. France 24 Leila Molana-Allen tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Beirut blast: Anger mounts as Lebanon’s death toll rises over 100