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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.
18/12/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

The Sound Kitchen essay contests

It’s not just the quiz which wins you a prize!
18/12/2014 - RFI Listeners Club

How to form an official RFI Listeners Club

Did you know there is such a thing as official RFI Clubs? Why not start your own? Here’s how.

American artist Jeff Koons.
17/12/2014 - France

Artist Koons sued for copyright infringement at Paris exhibition

Paris-based publicist Franck Davidovici is accusing American contemporary artist Jeff Koons of unlawfully copying a 1985 advertisement in a work on display in the French capital, the plaintiff's ...
Kamel Daoud, author of Meursault, contre-enquête
17/12/2014 - Algeria - France

Islamist calls for Algerian author Daoud to be executed for French TV remarks

A hardline Islamist preacher has called for Algeria’s Goncourt-shortlisted author Kamel Daoud to be executed for apostasy, following an appearance on French TV in which the writer called on the ...
Google News's logo
16/12/2014 - France

LOL, swag, selfie – French Google searchers need to know what they mean

Confused French internet users searched the web for English acronyms and new trendy terms as anglicisms continue to invade their language, the top searches recorded by Google’s French address ...
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.
Dany the Red leading a demonstration on 13 May 1968 in Paris
12/12/2014 - France

Dany the Red Cohn-Bendit awarded degree 46 years after May 68

Ex-MEP and former student revolutionary leader "Dany the Red" Cohn-Bendit was at last awarded a degree at Paris's Nanterre University where he won international fame for leading student ...
Afghan police outside the lycée Istiqlal in Kabul after the suicide attack
12/12/2014 - Afghanistan - France

Taliban targeted culture and creation in Kabul school blast, Hollande

Afghanistan’s Taliban showed their hatred of culture and creativity in Thursday’s suicide attack on a French high school and cultural centre in Kabul, French President François ...
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (3rd R) greets young women activists whom she invited to the Nobel award ceremony
10/12/2014 - Report: Nobel award ceremony

Malala, Kailash in Oslo for Nobel prize award along with Modiano, Tirole

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Wednesday for the official Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.
Le Centquatre contemporary arts centre in Paris
08/12/2014 - France -South Africa

Artists ask Paris court to ban 'humiliating' Exhibit B

An artists’ collective on Monday asked a Paris court to order a halt to the controversial Exhibit B show, which its members judge to be racist and degrading.

A demonstration against Exhibit B in Saint Denis
07/12/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

French Exhibit B theatre defies anti-racist human zoo protests

The controversial performance installation Exhibit B is set to begin a seven-day run on Sunday in Paris’s Centquatre contemporary arts centre.
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard with his town council's crib, known as a "crèche" in French
06/12/2014 - France

French local councils ordered to scrap Christmas cribs

French officials have ordered local councils to take down Christmas nativity cribs in public buildings because of France’s strict secular law on the separation of church and state.
French screen star Marion Cotillard at the Cannes Film Festival
04/12/2014 - France

Film body moves to cap salaries of 'overpaid' French actors

France’s Centre National du Cinéma, a body which subsidises French films, is to refuse grants for films in which actors are paid too highly, according to the French daily Les ...
Saint-Exupéry's 1943 illustration of the Turkish astronomer who discovered the asteroid B612.
02/12/2014 - France

Original Little Prince drawing to be auctioned in Paris

An original drawing from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic The Little Prince is to be auctioned in Paris next week.

Soleil Rouge, starring Alain Delon and his Colt Frontier 1873
01/12/2014 - France - USA

French film star Alain Delon's guns to net thousands in Paris auction

A collection of guns belonging to French 60s screen idol Alain Delon is due to go under the hammer on Monday evening in Paris.

01/12/2014 - France - Italy - Switzerland

Collector leaves one million euro artwork on Paris-Geneva TGV

A French-Italian art collector has left a work of art worth one million euros on a TGV train and offered a reward to whoever returns it.

The reenactment of the exhibition of the embalmed body of African-born philosopher Angelo Soliman in the Vienna Natural History Museum in the18th century
28/11/2014 - France - South Africa

Protesters stop Exhibit B ‘human zoo’ performance at Paris theatre

Protesters stopped the controversial Exhibit B performance at a Paris theatre on Thursday evening, accusing it of being racist and exploitative.
A tableau from Exhibit B
27/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

Protests against ‘racist/anti-racist’ Exhibit B spread to France

France’s culture minister and the mayor of Paris have spoken out in defence of Exhibit B, the performance that was closed in London after protests accusing it of being racist.
The Alpine city of Grenoble.
24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Grenoble: a French city with no more commercial street advertising

No more ads. The Alpine city of Grenoble is the first European city to ban all commercial street advertising. Instead, the French city will plant trees.

Audio slideshow: Alvin Ailey's legacy lives on
Interactive map of France
Slideshow: Beauty in a wartorn land
On a hill in Kabul a whole street is dedicated to potters' workshops
Slideshow: Animals in Paris's Jardin des plantes
The zoo at Jardins des Plantes houses around 900 animals from over 200 different species, including birds...
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