Former  budget minister Jerome Cahuzac leaving court
France - Justice

Former budget minister Cahuzac in court for tax fraud trial

France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down on tax cheats at home appeared in court Monday. The 63-year-old former rising star in the French Socialist Party now dubbed the finance ministry's "Pinocchio", fended off reporters as he arrived at the Paris criminal court.

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Choreographer Benjamin Millepied with wife Natalie Portman, at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival,
05/02/2016 - Culture/FRANCE
Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied on Thursday announced he was quitting the Paris Opera Ballet, which he had been directing for more than a year.
The famed Louvre museum in Paris, undated
05/02/2016 - FRANCE - IRAN
The Louvre has signed an historical agreement with Iran that clears the way for renewed cultural and scientific cooperation with France.
A self-defence group on Kiev's Maidan Square in June 2014
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa -UKRAINE
A French documentary on the influence of far-right militias in the Ukraine conflict has caused a storm with the Ukrainian embassy in France asking TV channel Canal+ not to broadcast it.
Jacques Rivette.
29/01/2016 - France

Jacques Rivette, one of the leading directors of French New Wave cinema, died Friday, his biographer Helene Frappat said. He was 87.

Jean-Marie Le Pen
23/01/2016 - FRANCE
The founder of France's Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen, is suing a dancer for publishing a selfie with the far-right veteran asleep in the seat in front of him on an airplane.
French President François Hollande at the official opening of the Unterlinden museum in Colmar, eastern France
23/01/2016 - FRANCE - Switzerland

French President François Hollande declared culture a weapon in the fight against terrorism on Saturday when opening a revamped museum with a collection of Renaissance masterpieces in Alsace.

Michel Tournier at his home of Choisel,  04 Avril 2005
19/01/2016 - FRANCE
The French author Michel Tournier described as one of France’s most influential writers of the 20th century died today, aged 91, at his home in the village of Choisel near Paris surrounded by ...
A portrait  of Marwan Barghouti on israel's separation wall near Ramallah on the West Bank
15/01/2016 - France - Israel - Palestine

French newspaper Libération and press-freedom campigners Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have cancelled a fund-raising auction because Israel's Paris embassy demanded that one of the works be excluded.

David Bowie, 1947 - 2016
11/01/2016 - Life and Arts

David Bowie, the pop music icon whose music creations spanned three generations, has died.