French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin  on 19 May
26/05/2015 - France - Germany - United Kingdom

Merkel, Hollande defy Cameron with EU convergence plan

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are on collision course with David Cameron, according to French newspaper Le Monde.

French press review 26 May 2015

Spanish elections draw a lot of attention this morning, as French editors sift the results for lessons at local and European level.
Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a shot to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the women's singles match at Roland Garros
26/05/2015 - Roland Garros 2015

Sharapova, Murray into Roland Garros second round with straight set wins

Favourites Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray moved into the second round of the French Open with straight sets victories.
France's Alizé Cornet triumphs over  Roberta Vinci of Italy
25/05/2015 - Roland Garros 2015

French hope Cornet grabs triumph, Berdych shows promise at Rolande Garros

Day two of the French tennis open at Roland Garros saw Alizé Cornet return on the crowd's love, the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych showed grace, Italy's Fabio Fognini was happy and Sharapova ...
The Lariboisière hospital in Paris
25/05/2015 - France

France's first drug consumption room to open in Paris hospital despite protests

The Paris city council announced Monday that France's first drug consumption room will open in the Lariboisière hospital, following a campaign by residents against it opening in another ...
Antonythasan Jesuthasan in Jacques Audiard's Dheepan
25/05/2015 - SRI LANKA - FRANCE

Sri Lanka government welcomes Cannes prize for Dheepan

Sri Lanka's government has hailed the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award for Dheepan, a film about the bloody with Tamil Tiger (LTTE) separatists, hoping that it will draw attention to its ...
Journalists at the scene of the murders near Chevaline in the french Alps
25/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom - Iraq

French ex-foreign legionnaire named as suspect in Alps British-Iraqi murders

A former French foreign legion soldier is named as the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of an Iraqi-born British businessman and his family in the Alps in a book to be published in the UK next week.
Eudoxie Baboul's home town, Sinnamary
25/05/2015 - GUiANA - FRANCE

France's oldest woman lives in Latin America

France's oldest woman, who took the title on the death of her predecessor on 12 May, lives in French Guiana and is matriarch to five generations of her family.

French press review 25 May 2015

The decline in the active membership of French political parties has Le Monde worried. Only the far-right Front National has been able to reverse the trend.
Jacques Audiard receives the Palme at  the Cannes Flim Festival
25/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Exceptional year for French filmmakers at 68th Cannes Festival

Three out of five French films in competition won prizes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which ended on Sunday night with the awards ceremony.

Soldiers to be permanently patrolling French sensitive sites
25/05/2015 - Spotlight on France

Soldiers to be permanently patrolling French sensitive sites

Ever since January’s deadly attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris, France has seen more soldiers patrolling its home territory than it has for more than fifty ...
Roger Federer appeals to security after a spectator tries to take a selfie on court after his win
24/05/2015 - Rolans Garros 2015

Five things we learned from day one at the French Open

On opening day at Roland Garros security was a little bit too relaxed for Roger Federer, who was clearly perturbed by a fan's selfie attempt on the centre court.

24/05/2015 - France

Man arrested for delaying Bordeaux flight with fake bomb alert

French police have arrested a man who called in a fake bomb threat to the regional airport of Bordeaux-Merignac so that his girlfriend would not miss her flight.


French weekly magazines review 24 May 2015

Terror in Pyongyang, the 'accomplices of radical Islam', inside the head of a Google executive and what we can all learn from the spirit of French resistance, all in this week's French ...
Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes and Rooney Mara before the screening of Carol at Cannes
24/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

US film Carol wins Queer Palm at Cannes

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the independently sponsored 2015 Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday night.

The Critics' Week jury opted for Argentinian Santiago Mitre’s second feature Paulina, awarding it the Grand Prix Nespresso
23/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Desplechin's My Golden Years gets next best to Golden Palm at Director's Fortnight

The end of the Cannes Film Festival is signalled each year by the gradual transition from high heels and sequins on the Croisette to sunoil and flipflops. The Palm award ceremony on Sunday night is heralded by prize-giving at the Critic’s Week, the Director’s Fortnight and on Saturday, at the official Un certain regard.


French press review 23 May 2015

The French press turns its eye toward the Mediterranean with a story calling it the largest cemetery of migrants crossing to Europe, and a look at microscopic organisms collected in the sea in a ...
Jérémie Rénier as Captain Antarès Bonassieu in Clément Cogitore's The Wakhan Front selected for the Critics'  Week at Cannes
22/05/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Critics' Week loves Latin America, French entry still in running for first feature award

The 54th Semaine de la Critique, the Critics' Week parallel festival, awarded its prizes on Thursday evening ahead of the Director's Fortnight, the Queer Palm and the official competition this ...
French supermarkets must now donate unsold edible foods
22/05/2015 - France

French parliament votes to ban food waste in supermarkets

France’s parliament has voted to ban destruction of unsold food products in big supermarkets, requiring that edible goods be donated to charity or for use as animal feed or farming ...

French press review 22 May 2015

Worries about treasures of the ancient world following the seizure of the Syrian city of Palmyra by Islamic State group jihadists feature in the French press, as does the failure of Washington's ...
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