French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
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Iraqi Christians find refuge in France

Some 40 Iraqi Christians were flown into Paris on Thursday after having fled Islamic extremists rampaging through large swaths of northern Iraq. French authorities have indicated that up to a few thousand more members of this community could be granted asylum.

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A couple embraces during sunset on the Pont des Arts with its fence covered with padlocks clipped by lovers over the River Seine in Paris, in this August 10, 2013.
11/08/2014 - France

Paris is asking love-struck couples strolling around the capital to refrain from affixing a lock to a city bridge and rather, snap a selfie in the name of love.

06/08/2014 - Report: France

Former homeless people are becoming guides in Paris as part of their rehabilitation process.

The Flight of the Dragon is on at the Musée Guimet in Paris, until 15 September 2014
03/08/2014 - Report: Culture

A feast of culture, art and history exhibition is open to all at the Asian Arts Museum in Paris, The Musée Guimet, in the year of Vietnamese culture in France.

The fountain in Hayange, eastern France
29/07/2014 - France

A French mayor belonging to the far-right Front National (FN) has had a sculpture in the centre of his town painted blue without even telling the artist, who is going to sue for violation of his ...

The Mediterranean cultures museum, Mucem, on Marseille's old port
29/07/2014 - United Kingdom - France

Cross-channel high-speed train operator Eurostar is to launch a direct London-Marseille service from 1 May next year. The journey should take about six hours 15 minutes.

The Paris Picasso Museum's new director Laurent Le Bon
25/07/2014 - France

Pablo Picasso’s oldest daughter is to donate a drawing and a sketchbook to Paris’s Picasso museum when it opens after five years of closure that were dogged by controversy.

The Winged Vivtory of Samothrace is one of the Louvre's best-known works
24/07/2014 - France

Paris’s Louvre and d’Orsay museums and the Versailles Palace could soon open every day of the week as visitor numbers grow and state subsidies fall, sources at the French culture ...

Benjamin Kayser on the pitch
23/07/2014 - France

Two men have been charged with involvement in a machete attack on three French rugby players in southern France last weekend. Both have police records and have been identified by witnesses.

Robyn Orlin : At the Same Time we Were Pointing.
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

South African choreographer Robyn Orlin directs the Senegalese JANT-BI troupe in the heftily-titled At the Same Time We Were Pointing a Finger at You, We Realised We Were ...

Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

Falstafe, a production by Lazare Herson-Macarel, from a work by Valère Novarina, based on Shakespeare's Henri IV
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

A key priority of the new management at the Avignon Festival under stage director Olivier Py, is encouraging and showcasing young people’s talents.

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