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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius addresses the commemoration ceremony for Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont
06/11/2013 - France - Mali

France, Mali will track down RFI journalists' killers, French FM Fabius pledges

French investigators will track down the murderers of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon and ensure they are punished, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius told a ceremony in homage to the pair

Ecotax opponents, wearing red bonnets to recall an anti-tax uprising in 1675, on a demonstration in Brittany last weekend
29/10/2013 - Analysis: France

And now for the next crisis ... Ecotax climbdown won't save French Socialists' bacon

It's not quite a u-turn but French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's decision to suspend an "ecotax" on road freight is bound to reinforce the impression that his government' is stumbling from crisis to crisis.

President Francois Hollande makes his statement on the Dibrani case on television on Saturday
20/10/2013 - Analysis: France

Nobody's happy - Hollande fails to defuse Roma schoolgirl deportation row

If French President François Hollande hoped his proposal that Roma schoolgirl Leonarda Dibrani could return to France without her family would be hailed as a judgement of Solomon, he must have ...
Woody Allen with Naomi Watts and Josh Brolin at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival
18/10/2013 - France - United States

Magic in the Moonlight - next Woody Allen film set in south of France

Woody Allen's next film is set in France and has already been shot. Magic in the Moonlight will be the US film director's third film shot in France but the first outside Paris.

Nadine Morano leaves a cabinet meeting in 2012
13/10/2013 - Analysis: France

Sexism in French politics - the comedian, the minister, the chicken and the floral dress

French former junior minister Nadine Morano has threatened to sue a comedian for calling her a "bitch" during a live show.
Happy Days - Abdellatif Kechiche, Léa Seydoux et Adèle Exarchopoulos receive the golden palm at Cannes
09/10/2013 - France

Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour hits French screens after six-months of controversy

Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour opened in France and Belgium on Wednesday to an ecstatic critical reception despite being dogged by controversy in the six months since its triumph ...
FN leader Marine Le Pen addresses supporters at a rally on 1 May
03/10/2013 - France

Extreme right, moi? Front National chief Le Pen wants label banned

The leader of France's Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, says she will ask judges to ban anyone from calling her party "extreme right".
Karlheinz Stockhausen
30/09/2013 - France

Stockhausen quartet for strings and helicopters to be played at Paris arts all-nighter

German avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen's notorious Helicopter String Quartet is to be composed in Paris next weekend as part of the French capital's culture all-nighter

Autorretrato con Traje de Terciopelo by Frida Kahlo, 1926
27/09/2013 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, autumn-winter 2013-2014

As winter gloom approaches, Paris’s art galleries offer shelter from the rain and, perhaps, a little cultivated cheer.
A meeting on pension reform in July with Medef president Pierre Gattaz (L)
28/08/2013 - France

Unions pledge to fight French government's pensions reform

France's Socialist government has unveiled a major effort to reform its debt-ridden pension system.