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Christine Lagarde on French TV, 13 September 2015
23/09/2015 - FRANCE- IMF

France to drop charges against IMF boss Lagarde

French prosecutors are to drop charges against IMF chief Christine Lagarde, accused of negligence when she was France's economy minister over a 403-million-euro payout to ex-Olympique Marseille boss ...
Marine Le Pen at the National Front (FN) summer school, Septembre 6 2015.
23/09/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen to face trial for comparing public Muslim prayers to Nazi occupation

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right Front National, has been ordered to stand trial in October on charges of inciting racial hatred after comparing Muslim street prayers to the Nazi ...
Eric Zemmour
22/09/2015 - FRANCE

French court dismisses race hate case against right-wing broadcaster

A case of incitement to racial hatred against a controversial French TV and radio commentator was dismissed on Tuesday.
Front National treasurer Wallerand de Saint-Just in RFI's studios
22/09/2015 - FRANCE

Front National treasurer charged in election expenses fraud case

The treasurer of France's Front National (FN) has been charged in relation to claims that the far-right party inflated campaign expenses so as to defraud the French state.
The Foreign Legion on parade on Bastille Day
17/09/2015 - DJIBOUTI - FRANCE - Slovakia

Foreign Legion officers on trial accused of causing Slovak recruit's death

Four former soldiers in France's Foreign Legion faced trial on Thursday, accused of causing the death of a 25-year-old Slovak recruit on an exercise in the desert of Djibouti.
José Marcos Mavungo
16/09/2015 - Angola

Rights groups protest campaigner Mavungo's jail sentence

A court in Angola has sentenced rights activist José Marcos Mavungo to six years in prison on rebellion charges, generating a chorus of protest from international rights groups who say his ...
Tributes to Bastien in Germigny-l'Evêque
08/09/2015 - France

Parents of three-year-old found dead in washing machine stand trial

The parents of a three-year-old boy who died after being locked in a washing machine in 2011 appeared in court in northern France on Tuesday.
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
07/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Syrians take French FM Fabius to court for 'encouraging' al-Nusra

Relations of victims of jihadist groups in Syria took the French government to court on Monday, accusing Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius of encouraging violence in their country by praising ...
Novelist Michel Houellebecq
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq threatens to sue Le Monde

French novelist Michel Houellebecq lashed out at Le Monde newspaper on TV on television this weekend, threatening to take legal advice about its use of "private correspondence".
Graphics from RFI's Hausa service
30/08/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE

RFI correspondent held incommunicado in Cameroon Boko Haram inquiry

RFI has called on Cameroon to allow lawyers to see journalist Ahmed Abba, the correspondent for its Hausa service who has been held in custody for a month without it being made clear what charges he ...