Prime minister Manuel Valls said France cannot take in more than 30,000 refugees.

'France not favourable to Germany’s refugee proposal'

France is not favorable to a permanent mechanism for sharing refugees in the European Union as proposed by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Saturday.

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Foundation Louis Vuitton, designed by American architect Frank Gehry, at its official opening on 27 October, 2014
10/02/2016 - FRANCE - CULTURE
One of the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to go display in its entirety this October at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, according to French news agency AFP.
08/02/2016 - France

Around 100 venues in Paris, many of them closed to the public, opened their doors this weekend for the fifth year of the popular festival, Paris Face Cachée.


Choreographer Benjamin Millepied with wife Natalie Portman, at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival,
05/02/2016 - Culture/FRANCE
Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied on Thursday announced he was quitting the Paris Opera Ballet, which he had been directing for more than a year.
The famed Louvre museum in Paris, undated
05/02/2016 - FRANCE - IRAN
The Louvre has signed an historical agreement with Iran that clears the way for renewed cultural and scientific cooperation with France.
A self-defence group on Kiev's Maidan Square in June 2014
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa -UKRAINE
A French documentary on the influence of far-right militias in the Ukraine conflict has caused a storm with the Ukrainian embassy in France asking TV channel Canal+ not to broadcast it.
Jacques Rivette.
29/01/2016 - France

Jacques Rivette, one of the leading directors of French New Wave cinema, died Friday, his biographer Helene Frappat said. He was 87.

Jean-Marie Le Pen
23/01/2016 - FRANCE
The founder of France's Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen, is suing a dancer for publishing a selfie with the far-right veteran asleep in the seat in front of him on an airplane.
French President François Hollande at the official opening of the Unterlinden museum in Colmar, eastern France
23/01/2016 - FRANCE - Switzerland

French President François Hollande declared culture a weapon in the fight against terrorism on Saturday when opening a revamped museum with a collection of Renaissance masterpieces in Alsace.

Michel Tournier at his home of Choisel,  04 Avril 2005
19/01/2016 - FRANCE
The French author Michel Tournier described as one of France’s most influential writers of the 20th century died today, aged 91, at his home in the village of Choisel near Paris surrounded by ...