International Affairs Editor, France 24
International Affairs Editor at France 24. Former Russia-based reporter, known to overtweet about Putin. RT does not = endorsement; all opinions are mine
lemonde.fr — Par Philippe Bernard Premier gros cahot du second mandat de Barack Obama, le scandale de l'Internal Revenue Service (IRS, le fisc américain) menace le président américain parce qu'il met en cause deux idées-forces dont il se dit porteur et sur lesquelles il a bâti sa victoire électorale : la confiance en l'Etat et l'honnêteté politique.
nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Russia has shipped advanced antiship cruise missiles to Syria, a move that illustrates the depth of its support for the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, American officials said Thursday. Russia has previously provided Yakhont missiles, as the weapon is known, to Syria.
hrw.org — (New York) - Government security branches in Raqqa city hold documents and potential physical evidence indicating that detainees were arbitrarily detained and tortured there while the city was under government control. Human Rights Watch researchers visited the State Security and Military Intelligence facilities in Raqqa, now under the de facto control of local armed opposition groups, in late April 2013.
cnn.com — Hong Kong (CNN) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang has called on his nation's tourists to improve their behavior, stressing it was important to project a "good image of Chinese tourists," official state media outlet Xinhua reported. Xinhua reported on Thursday that Wang made the remarks during a State Council teleconference on the implementation of the country's new Tourism Law.
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