Melodie Bouchaud

africa

Why Africa Might Be 'The Market of the Future' For Illegal Drugs

West Africa's new role as a transit hub for drugs headed to Europe means illegal narcotics are more readily available on the continent, a top UN official says.
Melodie Bouchaud
5.16.15
Europe

UK Says Europe’s Plan to Resettle Migrants Will Push More People to Cross the Mediterranean

The European Commission unveiled new measures to deal with the migrant crisis, but the UK and others are pushing back against some parts of the plan.
Melodie Bouchaud
5.13.15
crime & drugs

Thieves Snatch $20 Million Worth of Cartier Jewelry and Watches in Cannes Heist

A lightning-quick heist by a team of masked robbers has befuddled investigators a week ahead of the prestigious film festival in the French Riviera city.
Melodie Bouchaud
5.7.15
Europe

Migrants Live in Makeshift French Camp As They Seek Asylum in the UK

Thousands of migrants in the French port town of Calais are waiting for their chance to escape EU laws requiring their asylum requests be processed elsewhere.
Melodie Bouchaud
5.6.15
Europe

Germany Accused of Spying on France and Engaging in Industrial Espionage on Behalf of NSA

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is accused of lying about Germany’s collaboration with the US.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.30.15
asia & pacific

France Is Stepping Up Efforts to Overturn the Death Sentence Of Serge Atlaoui in Indonesia

The Frenchman, who has spent the last 10 years in jail, was removed from Indonesia’s execution list this week pending a legal appeal.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.29.15
politics

Founder of France’s Far-Right Party Accused of Hiding Gold in Secret Swiss Bank Account

National Front party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen allegedly squirreled away a small fortune, including $1.87 million worth of gold bars and coins.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.29.15
africa

Burundi Silences Radio Stations and Arrests Human Rights Activist as Political Crackdown Continues

After six people were killed during large protests Sunday in Burundi’s capital over the president’s plan to seek a third term in office, police and protesters squared off again Monday.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.27.15
Europe

French Perfume Maker Plans to Bottle the Scent of Your Dead Loved Ones

The company, set to launch later this year, will recreate the smell of people's boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and children.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.24.15
africa

Congo Accuses Rwandan Army of Crossing Border and Injuring Soldier

Rwandan authorities immediately denied the allegation, while the country's deputy representative to the UN described the charge as "baloney" on Twitter.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.23.15
africa

Burundi’s Government Threatens to Unleash Army on Opposition Protesters

Demonstrators have been protesting president Pierre Nkurunziza's anticipated bid for re-election, which will defy the two-term limit imposed by the country’s constitution.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.21.15
war and conflict

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Denies Chemical Weapons Use in French TV Interview

In an interview airing on French public television, Assad says that French and Syrian intelligence agencies are “in contact” despite the lack of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Melodie Bouchaud
4.20.15
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