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Sean Penn.
27/01/2015 - France - United States

Sean Penn to receive honorary French Cesar

The American actor Sean Penn is to receive an honorary French film award Cesar next February in Paris in recognition of being a cinema "living legend".

Comic strip books are enjoying a boom in France
26/01/2015 - France

Tight security at Angoulême international comic and cartoon festival after Charlie terrorism

The annual Angoulême international cartoon and comic strip festival, which opens on Thursday, will be held under tight security this year, in the wake of the terrorist attacks at French ...
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo
21/01/2015 - France - US

Paris mayor aims to sue Fox news over no-go areas claim

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo says the city may sue US TV channel Fox News for saying there were Muslim-run no-go zones in the French capital.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
21/01/2015 - France - Germany

France and Germany to boost anti-jihadist online cooperation

France and Germany say they will boost cooperation in the fight against jihadi propaganda and online recruitment.

Joel (L) and Ethan Coen, Cannes 2013
20/01/2015 - France - US

Coen brothers named presidents of Cannes film jury

The Coen brothers, the American directors of hits like "Fargo" and "The Big Lebowski", are to be joint presidents of the Jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ...
Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night" a film directed by Belgian brothers Dardenne.ilm belge des frères Dardenne.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Cotillard receives second Oscars nomination

French actress Marion Cotillard has received her second Oscar nomination for best actress in seven years for her role in the film Two Days, One Night directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc ...
Manuel Valls, carrying the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, 14 Jan, 2015
15/01/2015 - France

No blasphemy law in France reminds Valls

Blasphemy does not exist as a legal offence in France.

Comedian Dieudonné was detained by police on Wednesday
14/01/2015 - France: explainer

What does French law really say about free speech?

France is prosecuting over 50 people for "defence of terrorism" following comments praising last week's killings in Paris or for mocking the victims.
"No more Charlie" says this sign on a Paris newsstand Wednesday
14/01/2015 - France

Copies of Charlie Hebdo offered for thousands online as newsstands sell out

Copies of Charlie Hebdo were being offered for internet auction for thousands of euros after all copies sold out on French newsstands on Wednesday morning.
The scene outside Charlie Hebdo's offices after the attack
07/01/2015 - France

12 dead in machine-gun attack on French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo

Twelve people have been killed and four were in critical condition on Wednesday afternoon after two masked men armed with automatic weapons attacked the premises of satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, ...
A visitor to the Louvre snaps Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
07/01/2015 - France

Paris Louvre world's most visited museum again

Paris’s Louvre museum was the world’s most visited museum in 2014, keeping its place at the top of the international culture league.
"Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès" won the international critics'prize at Cannes in 1972.
05/01/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-colonial film-maker Vautier dies

French radical film-maker René Vautier died on Sunday aged 86. He claimed to be the "most censored director in France."

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 ...
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