Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had killed him.

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Cannes Film festival director Gilles Jacob at Thursday's press conference
18/04/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival selection resists any temptation to be swamped by Hollywood, with films from around the world and by new talents as well as cinema veterans like Jean-Luc Godard.

Marcello Mastroanni, Cannes Film Festival 2014 official poster
17/04/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Films by Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Loach, the Dardennes brothers and David Cronenberg are among those chosen to compete for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival, it ...

The Comedy of Errors
13/04/2014 - Report: Culture

The Criée Theatre in Marseille is joining in Shakespeare’s 450th birthday party with a comic double-bill.

François I by Jean Clouet (around 1530)
11/04/2014 - France - China

Twelve masterpieces from French museums are to travel to the Chinese territory of Macau as part of the Le French May season, celebrated annually on the island and in Hong Kong.

Pablo Trapero
08/04/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero will chair the jury of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard selection.

The manuscript of 120 Days of Sodom written by Sade in 1785
03/04/2014 - France - Switzerland

One of the most notorious works of erotica in the history of world literature is to be returned to France.

The French historian Jacques Le Goff in 1988
01/04/2014 - France

Frenchman Jacques Le Goff, one of the most influential medieval historians of modern times, died in Paris on Tuesday aged 90.

The guillotine awaiting auction in Nantes
25/03/2014 - France

A 19th century guillotine, still in perfect working order, is to be auctioned in France on Thursday and is expected to fetch up to 60,000 euros.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Marcelle Lender dansant le boléro dans Chilpéric  (1895-1896)
24/01/2014 - France

The nymphs and courtiers of Watteau and Fragonard and the caustic graphics of Gustave Doré form quite a contrast on Paris’s art scene this season.

Mick Jagger (L) with L'Wren Scott in 2012
28/03/2014 - France

An upcoming Rolling Stones concert in Paris was sold out in less than an hour, organisers said Friday. Fans snapped all 75,000 tickets in 51 minutes, they reported.

The programme for the 68th Avignon Festival.
23/03/2014 - France

The programme for the 68th Avignon Festival, one of the largest annual international theatre events in the world, has been unveiled in Paris.

A chest of drawers from the Félix Marcilhac collection
13/03/2014 - France

The sale of a collection of Art Déco and Art Nouveau objects, belonging to Paris art expert Félix Marcilhac, attracted 21 record sums, auctioneers Sotheby’s and Artcurial ...

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