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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) with President François Hollande this week
18/04/2014 - France

French PM Valls faces Socialist revolt over 50-billion-euro cuts plan

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces a revolt from the left of his Socialist Party over his plan to make 50 billion-euros-worth of spending cuts.

Catherine Deneuve
17/04/2014 - France

Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau in spat over Hollande

French screen idol Catherine Deneuve has rounded on fellow actress Sophie Marceau, after the former Bond girl insulted president François Hollande.

Draguignan
17/04/2014 - France

European court orders France to compensate killed traveller's family

France has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of a gipsy killed by a police officer while trying to escape in 2008, in a judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on ...

Radio Latitude's website
17/04/2014 - France

Local radio presenter taken hostage in east France

A local radio presenter hostage has been freed after being taken hostage for four hours in eastern France.

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

Jean-Luc Godard, Ryan Gosling, Eric Cantona all make 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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 ...

Police disperse Wednesday's Barakat protest
17/04/2014 - Algeria

Ailing Bouteflika votes in Algerian presidential election, protests broken up

Polling opened in Algeria on Thursday morning following a campaign marked by the absence of incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

17/04/2014

African press review 17 April 2014

The uncertain fate of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls, Mugabe's record as Zimbabwe prepares to celebrate 34 years of independence, pay rises for Kenya's teachers and much more in today's African ...

17/04/2014

French press review 17 April 2014

Algeria and austerity share the honours on this morning's French front pages.

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