The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHIC
The French National Assembly is one of two chambers, together with the Senate, which make up the country’s parliament. It has been based since 1798 at the Palais Bourbon, a former palace on the left bank of the River Seine, opposite Place de la Concorde.VIDEOGRAPHICS
Prince Harry pays tribute to victims of the London terror attack as he marked 100 days until the next Invictus Games, after it emerged two Australians were among the dead in the latest British atrocity.
Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions: a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti.
As global automakers vie to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a “GyroDrive” — a mini helicopter you can drive.
Brazil’s electoral court starts hearings that could topple scandal-tainted President Michel Temer, plunging Latin America’s biggest country into its second leadership crisis in a year.
Britain’s Labour Party and their leader Jeremy Corbyn went into the General Election with a polling deficit of around 20 points, but after a stronger than expected campaign the party has closed much of the gap ahead of Thursday’s vote.
The US territory of Puerto Rico has begun a historic bankruptcy proceeding after failing to find a solution to the Caribbean island’s $74 billion debt crisis.
The US State Department says that Qatar still has work to do on stopping support for extremism. President Donald Trump also threw his weight behind efforts by Saudi Arabia and its allies after they cut ties with Doha.
French police shot and injured a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral, while shouting “this is for Syria”.
Brazil’s election court opened hearings Tuesday that could topple scandal-tainted President Michel Temer, plunging Latin America’s biggest country into untested political waters. IMAGES of the start of the court hearing.
New safety barriers have been put in place on London Bridge after three attackers smashed a van into pedestrians before going on a stabbing rampage, killing seven.
The man who attacked a police officer with a hammer outside Notre Dame Cathedral shouted “this is for Syria” before being shot and injured outside the Paris tourist spot Tuesday, the French interior minister said.
Military officers patrol the municipality of Tepeaca in central Mexico as gasoline siphoning reaches alarming rates, jumping from 186 illegal operations in 2012 to 2.683 in 2017, increasing tension between security forces and farmers suspected of acting as spies for the fuel smugglers.
220,000 euros-worth of medical equipment purchased by the European Union was handed over to a migrant health centre close to the Syrian border. The Saraykent Migrant Health Training Centre trains Syrian doctors provides free medical services to migrants. The funding is part of the 3 billion euro EU-Turkey deal in which Turkey agreed to stop the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe.
US envoy Nikki Haley urges the United Nations Human Rights Council to throw out abusive regimes, accusing Venezuela of blocking “any meaningful discussion of its human rights violations”.
It’s their urban Garden of Eden, but residents of Rio de Janeiro’s most unusual neighborhood face the same fate as the inhabitants of the Biblical version: expulsion.
Displaced children draw what they experienced in Marawi City, southern Philippines, as part of a stress debriefing programme to recover from the trauma of conflict at Pantar Central Elementary School, on the southern island of Mindanao.
Emptying the bins of Bogota, Colombian dustman Jose Alberto Gutierrez found a copy of the classic novel “Anna Karenina,” and kept it. That was 20 years ago — and he has kept collecting discarded books, amassing 25,000 of them in a free library, swelled by donations.
Underscoring the growing insecurity in Afghanistan, a motorcycle bomb exploded near the Grand Mosque in the western city of Herat, killing seven people and wounding 16 according to the interior ministry.
After fleeing the battleground city of Mosul, Yusra Mohammed says her children were detained by Iraqi Kurdish forces and she did not hear from them for around two months.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan says US President Donald Trump is “wrong” on “many, many things” and calls out the Conservative government for cuts to police funding.
French First Lady Brigitte Macron on Tuesday welcomed Princess Mary of Denmark to the Elysée Palace in Paris, on the eve of the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Danish PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen. It was Brigitte Macron’s first official event as first lady. IMAGES
The European Union observes a minute of silence in the corridors of the European Council and the European Commission in tribute to the victims of the attack that took place Saturday in the heart of London. IMAGES
An artists’ colony for mentally ill patients in the Austrian hills sees the worlds of psychiatry and art collide — with spectacular success.