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The teenager confessed he "decided" to kill young brother and sister
05/09/2014 - France

French teenager charged with murdering sister, trying to kill brother

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with killing his 11-year-old sister and trying to kill his eight-year-old brother in eastern France.
France considers teaching kids to code
01/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

France considers teaching kids to code

School starts this week in France, and some students may be offered a new kind of course: computer programming.
Clean Break in Jamaica: part 5/5
22/08/2014 - International report

Clean Break in Jamaica: part 5/5

For the fifth part in our series Clean Break in Jamaica, RFI meets Jamaican actress Claudette Pious with a calling to help underprivileged children.

Lawyer Richard Malka (L) with Baby Loup creche boss Natalia Baleato in 2010
26/06/2014 - France

French court backs firing of childcare worker for wearing Islamic headscarf

France's top court has upheld the decision of a childcare centre to fire an employee for wearing the Islamic headscarf, the hijab.
20/05/2014 - France

French anti-smacking law postponed amid opposition to family bill

A debate in the French parliament on outlawing smacking by parents was postponed on Monday, amid an already fractious climate surrounding family affairs.

19/05/2014 - France

French press review 19 May 2014

The French dailies are all about next weekend's European elections.

Distraught relatives of the kidnapped girls - Lagos, Nigeria, 5 May 2014
07/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France offers Nigeria help to rescue kidnapped girls

France on Wednesday offered Nigeria a "special team" to look for the more than 200 girls kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Supporters of gay marriage stage a fake marriage before the law was passed
02/05/2014 - France

French court blocks lesbian adoption of MAP babies

A French court has refused to allow two lesbians to officially adopt babies born to their partners by medically assisted procreation (MAP).
The French Senate
01/05/2014 - France

France agrees workers can give days off to colleagues with sick children

France’s parliament has passed a law allowing workers to give some of their days off to a colleague with a seriously ill child.
Environment minister Ségolène Royal
29/04/2014 - France - EU

French environment minister wants Bisphenol A banned from shop receipts

France is to propose that Bisphenol A - a molecule which could be dangerous for pregnant women, babies and children - be banned from use on shop and restaurant receipt paper within the European ...