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A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...
Facebook is to face a French court, despite the small print
06/03/2015 - France - United States

French court rules it can judge Facebook in vagina painting case

A French court on Thursday ruled that it can judge a case against US social-networking site Facebook over its blocking of the account of a teacher who posted a painting of a vagina by Gustave ...
A Kindle, you'll have to pay 20 per cent VAt to read books on it now
05/03/2015 - France - Luxembourg - European Union

France ordered to raise VAT on e-books

France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent.
More than 200 skeletons have been discovered beneath a supermarket on Boulevard Sebastopol in Paris.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

Hundreds of skeletons found in cellar of Paris supermarket

French archeologists are trying to unravel the secret of 200 human skeletons found in mass graves beneath a Monoprix supermarket in the centre of Paris.
Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

Dutch artist Krijn de Koning's exhibition intrigues Parisians
01/03/2015 - Culture in France

Dutch artist Krijn de Koning's exhibition intrigues Parisians

An exhibition by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning at the 104 cultural centre in Paris, is called Space - Colour.
Kassav's Jocelyne Béroard: 35 years of healing the world with zouk
01/03/2015 - World music matters

Kassav's Jocelyne Béroard: 35 years of healing the world with zouk

Kassav has had the world dancing for the past 35 years with zouk, upbeat music based on traditional rhythms from the French Caribbean.
Tolerance and peace
28/02/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Tolerance and peace

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the foreign dignitaries who participated in France’s Marche républicaine.
IS members destroy a statue in Mosul museum
27/02/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Hollande condemns IS’s ‘barbaric’ destruction of ancient artefacts in Mosul

French President François Hollande on Friday condemned the “barbaric” destruction of ancient statues by the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2015

Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...