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Claude Guéant with Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 in Tripoli with Moamer Kadhafi
06/03/2015 - France - Libya

Former French interior minister Guéant detained over Sarkozy Libya finance allegations

Former French interior minister Claude Guéant was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the alleged financing by Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 ...
An efit of the motorcyclist distributed by police
06/03/2015 - France - United Kingdom - Iraq

Mystery biker found but not linked to French Alps murders of British-Iraqis, police

French prosecutors have identified a motorcyclist spotted near the scene of the 2012 murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps but declared that he has nothing to do with the crime.

French gendarmes take position near environmental activists at the Sivens "zone to defend" (ZAD)
06/03/2015 - France

Police move to clear French dam protest site after council changes plan

French police moved to clear a protest camp at the site of a controversial dam project on Friday afternoon following a decision by the regional council

A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...
Facebook is to face a French court, despite the small print
06/03/2015 - France - United States

French court rules it can judge Facebook in vagina painting case

A French court on Thursday ruled that it can judge a case against US social-networking site Facebook over its blocking of the account of a teacher who posted a painting of a vagina by Gustave ...
The head of the river god Acheolos on the wine kettle discovered at Landau, east France
05/03/2015 - France

Fifth-century tomb containing Greek, Etruscan relics found in eastern France

French archaeologists have unearthed an iron-age tomb dating back to the fifth century BC containing Greek and Etruscan objects showing that the local Celtic prince traded with the cities of the ...
Iranian Vice-President Massoumeh Ebtekar
05/03/2015 - Interview: France - Iran

Obama must stand up to ‘extremists” over nuclear talks, Iran vice-president

US President Barack Obama must stand up to “extremists” who oppose a deal over Iran’s nuclear capacity, Iranian vice-president Massoumeh Ebtekar told RFI this week.
French President Francois Hollande (R) with Syrian opposition leader Khaled Khoja at the Elysée Palace in Paris
05/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iran

Assad not credible partner in fighting IS, Hollande at meeting with Syrian opposition chief

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not a “credible” partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) armed group, French President François Hollande said Thursday after meeting ...
A Kindle, you'll have to pay 20 per cent VAt to read books on it now
05/03/2015 - France - Luxembourg - European Union

France ordered to raise VAT on e-books

France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent.
Dieudonné M'Bala M'bala leaves the Paris court on Wednesday
05/03/2015 - France

Dieudonné DVD banned for anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

A Paris court has banned the sale of a DVD of a show by controversial stand-up comedian Dieudonné on the grounds that it is anti-Semitic, condones the Holocaust and condones ...
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