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A Madagascar, deux journalistes du quotidien national Madagascar Matin sont sous mandat de dépôt, accusés de « diffamation » après la publication, il y a une dizaine de jours, d’un courrier des lecteurs dans lequel trois ministres sont accusés nommément de
30/09/2014 - France

French cartoonist acquitted over Pope paedophilia caricature

One of France's best-known cartoonists has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and violence in a court case over a drawing depicting Pope Benedict XVI sodomising a child.

Protesters rally in Mongkok shopping district, Hong Kong 30 Sept. 2014.
30/09/2014 - France - Hong Kong

France backs right to peaceful protest in Hong Kong

France declared on Tuesday that it was following events in Hong Kong attentively and stressed its respect for the right to protest peacefully.

Passengers and local residents take shelter at Montpellier's Saint Roch railway station on Monday night
30/09/2014 - France

More storms forecast for south of France as Montpellier counts cost of floods

Weather forecasters issued a storm warning for part of the south of France on Tuesday after torrential rain and floods caused millions of euros of damage in the area around the city of ...
Many African migrants cross to the island of Lampedusa to reach mainland Europe.
30/09/2014 - France - Italy

Illegal immigrant hit by train near French Italian border

An illegal immigrant was hit by a train in Menton, near the French Italian border on Tuesday morning and incurred slight cuts on his scalp but no serious injuries.

The Airbus A350-900 on the tarmac in Germany
30/09/2014 - European Union - France

Airbus’s A350-900 superjumbo ready to fly after receiving Euorpean safety clearance

European aircraft builder Airbus has received EU safety clearance for its huge new long-haul superjumbo jet, meaning that the A350-900 can now take off in competition with Boeing’s ...
Edgar Degas' work often featured dancers: Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1879-1881)
30/09/2014 - France - Cyprus

Thieves steal Degas painting worth six million euros from Cyprus

Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.

President François Hollande and finance minister Michel Sapin. Files 15 Septembre 2014.
30/09/2014 - France

France's debt shoots over two trillion euros

France's national debt has ballooned to over two trillion euros for the first time, leaving President François Holmande's government way off reaching European Union targets.

Montpellier is flooded by the River Lez on Monday
30/09/2014 - France

Montpellier flooded, thousands stranded as storms hit southern France

Thousands of people slept in railway stations, airports and schools on Monday night after torrential rain drenched much of the south of France.

RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont, Claude Verlon
30/09/2014 - France - Mali

Photos could provide clues in investigation into RFI journalist killings in Mali

New elements have emerged in the investigation into the killing of two RFI journalists in November 2013.


French press review 30 September 2014

This morning's front pages are a strange mix. There’s concern on how social security cuts will affect families. Parents are anxious about their kids’ homework.