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The reenactment of the exhibition of the embalmed body of African-born philosopher Angelo Soliman in the Vienna Natural History Museum in the18th century
28/11/2014 - France - South Africa

Protesters stop Exhibit B ‘human zoo’ performance at Paris theatre

Protesters stopped the controversial Exhibit B performance at a Paris theatre on Thursday evening, accusing it of being racist and exploitative.
Pro-Palestinian protest in Paris on 23 July 2014
28/11/2014 - France - Palestine

French parliament debates recognising Palestinian state

The French parliament on Friday begins debating a proposal to formally recognise Palestine, following the British and Spanish parliaments and the Irish Senate.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and China's Wang Yi in Vienna on Monday
25/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France optimistic over Iran nuclear talks

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister was cautiously optimistic about nuclear negotiations with Iran after the suspension of talks in Vienna on Monday.
A British bomb dropped on 9 June 1944 and discovered in the centre of Rennes in October 2014.
23/11/2014 - FRANCE - BRITAIN

Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in French city

Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a 250-kilogramme (550-pound) British bomb from World War II was defused.

22/11/2014 - France

France's ex-first lady in UK to tell all on Hollande

Former First Lady, Valérie Trierweiler, kicked off a promotional tour on Saturday of her best-selling book Thank you for this moment, in which she tells all about her tumultuous love affair ...
Eurostar's new train at St Pancras station in London, 13 November 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Britain - Belgium

1,300 stranded for eight hours on Eurostar

Some 1,300 Eurostar passengers were stranded in northern France for eight hours on Thursday night.

African press review 13 November 2014

Nigerians react to a suicide-bombing at a college. The SA oppostion wants Zuma fired, despite a parliamentary committee clearing him of blame for his home improvement bill.
Charging phones is among problems faced by migrants in Calais aiming for Britain
11/11/2014 - France - Britain

"Mummy" Brigitte recharges Calais migrants' phones

A Calais resident is helping migrants who sleep rough in Calais, by charging their mobile phones in her house so that they can maintain contact with family members.

'Je t'aime moi non plus' record sleeve
11/11/2014 - France - Britain - USA

Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Catherine of Aragon documents in Paris auction

A letter from Brigitte Bardot asking a record company not to publish her breathless duet with Serge Gainsbourg, Je t’aime moi non plus, is among more than 1,500 letters and writings to be ...
The "Ring of Memory" located in Notre Dame de Lorette, northern France
11/11/2014 - France - International

Hollande to open France's Ring of Memory in homage to World War One dead

A new memorial is to be inaugurated by President Hollande today, in memory of all the soldiers who died in northern France during the First World War - whatever their country or religion.