French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks. The meeting takes place against a backdrop of diplomatic tensions between Russia and Turkey over a downed Russian jet by Turkish military this week.

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The new Arthur Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières.
10/11/2015 - FRANCE
The town of Charleville-Mézières has renovated the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house a new collection telling the story of its most famous son, the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud.
André Glucksmann
10/11/2015 - Obituary: FRANCE
French philospher André Glucksmann died on Tuesday at the age of 78.
The bronze sculpture 'The Thinker' (Le Penseur) by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) in front of the Hotel Biron housing the Musee Rodin in Paris.
06/11/2015 - France

The Paris’ historic Rodin museum reopens its doors to the public next week after three years of renovation works and whopping 16 million euro budget.

Mathias Enard has won France's 2015 Goncourt book prize
03/11/2015 - Culture/FRANCE
Writer Mathias Enard won France's top literary prize on Tuesday for Boussole, (Compass in English).
The world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral seen from the Pont des Arts, part of Paris's architectural heritage
22/10/2015 - France
A Japanese research institute has named Paris the world's most livable and accessible city.
The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber at the Valley of the Kings, close to Luxor.
12/10/2015 - Report: Egypt
It's a theory that has got everyone talking - starting with archeologists.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France
There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
The Ventriloquists Convention.
22/09/2015 - Report: France
Leading stage director Gisèle Vienne’s latest show is on tour.
‘Blind’ is a show at the International Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville-Mézières
20/09/2015 - Report: France

Wherever historic puppetry forms are still strong, and often part of annual ceremonies or rituals, they provide a firm base on which contemporary forms and inventions emerge.