Sarkozy says could take corruption appeal to European human rights court

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France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday that he might consider taking his appeal against a corruption conviction to the European Court of Human Rights.

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First cabinet defeat for Biden as White House withdraws budget chief pick

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Joe Biden on Tuesday abandoned his plan for Neera Tanden to be White House budget director after pushback from key senators, marking the first cabinet defeat for the US president.

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Covax scheme rolls out millions of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa

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Millions of coronavirus shots from the global Covax scheme arrived in Nigeria, DR Congo and Angola on Tuesday, as African countries ramped up their vaccine rollouts.

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FARC guerrillas killed in military attack in southeast Colombia

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A military bombing killed 10 guerrillas and injured three at a base of dissidents of the former FARC rebel group in southeast Colombia, official sources said Tuesday.

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Covid-19: Biden says US will have enough supply for all adults by end of May

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President Joe Biden said Tuesday the United States would have sufficient vaccine supply by the end of May to inoculate the entire US adult population.

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UK calls for UN Security Council meeting on Myanmar following deadly crackdown

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Britain has requested a new United Nations Security Council meeting on coup-hit Myanmar for Friday, diplomatic sources told AFP on Tuesday, as security forces have stepped up their use of violence against demonstrators in the Southeast Asian nation.

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France, allies to lodge complaint at UN nuclear watchdog over Iran's activities

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France and its Western partners plan to go ahead with a protest in the coming days at the UN nuclear watchdog's board to criticise Iran's decision to curb cooperation with the agency, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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Israel vaccine rollout: The asylum seekers scrambling to get access to jab

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While Israel has now vaccinated more than half of its population against Covid-19 with an initial dose, dozens of Israelis protested on Thursday over the closure of vaccination clinics intended for the inoculation of Tel Aviv's refugees and its foreign population. FRANCE 24's Irris Makler has this report from Tel Aviv.

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Head of French church child abuse probe says there may be 10,000 victims

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The head of an independent enquiry investigating church child abuse in France said Tuesday that there might have been up to 10,000 victims since 1950.

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French music icon Serge Gainsbourg’s legacy continues to inspire

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French pop artist Serge Gainsbourg died thirty years ago Tuesday after a career that redefined the boundaries of pop songcraft and challenged conventional mores.

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Gunmen release hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria, regional governor says

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Gunmen have released girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, the governor said in a tweet on Tuesday. 

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US imposes sanctions on two Yemen Houthi rebel commanders

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The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths and denouncing their ties with Iran as Washington seeks to halt the devastating war.

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After guilty verdict, Sarkozy faces more trials and tribulations

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Nicolas Sarkozy’s prison sentence for corruption and influence-peddling marks a legal landmark for postwar France. But things could get worse for the former French president, who faces further court battles and inquiries.

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Covax: Vaccine-sharing scheme begins, but will it be enough?

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Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 vaccine supplied by Covax — a global scheme to provide free inoculations to poorer countries. Other nations have also begun taking delivery of vaccines from Covax. However, most developing countries still lag far behind richer nations in the race to inoculate their populations, with wealthier countries accused of hoarding supplies.

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Anti-coup protesters clash with security forces in Myanmar

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Police in Myanmar repeatedly used tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday against crowds protesting last month's coup, but the demonstrators regrouped after each volley and tried to defend themselves with barricades as standoffs between protesters and security forces intensified.

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Jamaica's Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary and last Wailers member, dies at 73

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Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica, according to his manager. He was 73.

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UN chief slams ‘disappointing’ $1.7 billion aid pledge for Yemen

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A United Nations appeal for aid to Yemen to alleviate the world’s worst humanitarian disaster raised some $1.7 billion Monday—a result the U.N. chief called “disappointing."

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Press watchdog files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi murder

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for "crimes against humanity" in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Covid-19: More than 400 acts of violence against health workers in 2020

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Insults, beatings, arrests – health workers battling the coronavirus were subjected to more than 400 acts of violence related to Covid-19 worldwide in 2020, according to a report by a health NGO published Tuesday.

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Could the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to bullfighting in Spain?

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In Spain, bullfighting has existed for centuries. Although often criticised for its cruelty, it nevertheless continues and only the region of Catalonia has banned the practice. But the Covid-19 crisis has hit the sector hard, with no bullfights able to take place. Jobs are on the line and those rearing bulls for fights are also struggling. Meanwhile, bullfighting is seeing a fall in popularity among young people. Could all this lead to the demise of the controversial practice? Our Madrid correspondents report.

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Covid-19 variants could fuel fourth surge in United States, warns CDC

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The United States reported a 3% decline in new cases of COVID-19 last week, a much smaller drop than in the previous six weeks, and health officials warned that progress against the global pandemic was stalling.

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