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Michel Houellebecq
17/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq accused of intimidating press in spat with Le Monde

World-famous French author Michel Houellebecq is locked in bitter battle with Le Monde newspaper over a six-part series on him that started Monday.
President François Hollande on Monday
13/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Hollande claims Greek deal credit as critics snipe from left and right

French leaders have claimed much of the credit for keeping Greece in the euro after Monday's agreement between European leaders and Alexis Tsipras's government.
Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) with new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and France's Michel Sapin this week
11/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

France had major influence on Greek euro proposals, reports

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin met his Greek counterpart Euclid Tsakalotos before Saturday's meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers, confirming reports that French leaders played a major role ...
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Versailles Château
06/06/2015 - FRANCE - Britain

'Queen's vagina' sculpture at Versailles angers French hard right

British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor has angered French right-wingers by placing a sculpture he has described as "the queen's vagina" in the gardens of the historic Versailles château.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy at a rally this month
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party faces legal challenge to Republicans name change

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to rebrand his mainstream right party faces a legal challenge.
The Paris demonstratrion that followed the Charlie Hebdo killings
08/05/2015 - FRANCE

French Prime Minister Valls in spat with writer over Charlie Hebdo 'impostures'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is locked in ideological battle with an intellectual who has described the nation's reaction to the Charlie Hebdo killings as a pseudo-secular ...
RFI journalists prepare an English-language broadcast
31/03/2015 - Radio France Internationale

RFI’s English website adds more sport news, Africa and world news analysis

Regular visitors to RFI’s website in English may have noticed exciting changes starting last weekend.
Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2015

Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...
Paris's Arc de Triomphe declares solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.
10/01/2015 - Analysis: France

How will the Charlie Hebdo attacks change France?

On Friday evening Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly achieved the martyrdom they aspired to after having imposed the same fate on 17 people who had no wish to die.
Eric Zemmour
19/12/2014 - France

French right-wing media pundit in ‘Muslim deportation’ row

French anti-racists are taking a controversial media commentator to court, accusing him of stirring up hatred against Muslims.