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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.
Front National  vice-president Florian Philippot
13/12/2014 - France

Front National deputy leader sues magazine over ‘gay partner’ photos

The deputy leader of France’s Front National is to take Closer magazine to court for printing photos it implies prove he is gay.
"The match has begun!" declared right-wing presidential hopeful Alain Juppé on Sunday
21/09/2014 - France

French right-wing presidential hopefuls square up to Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s main rivals as right-wing candidate in France’s 2017 presidential election squared up to the former president on Sunday after his political comeback on Friday.

Comeback kid? Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
20/09/2014 - Analysis: France

Could Sarkozy be French president again?

To nobody’s surprise, France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to active politics, declaring himself a candidate for the leadership of the right-wing UMP party, ...
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