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Vitrioli directed by Olivier Py
11/07/2014 - Report: Avignon theatre festival 2014

Vitrioli - violence and desperation in devastated Greece

Vitrioli, in Greek by Greek-Canadian Yannis Mavritsakis, is directed by Olivier Py, who heads the Avignon Festival for the first time this ...
Greece's Giorgios Samaras (top) consoles Ivory Coast's Boubacar Barry after scoring a goal past Barry from a penalty kick
25/06/2014 - Report: Brazil World Cup 2014

Eliminated England needs talent, Côte d’Ivoire misses advance by one goal

On day 13 of the World Cup we learned that English football talent needs to blossom abroad, England fans aren’t making many friends, one goal steals Côte d’Ivoire’s chances of ...
Greek poets inspire musician Katerina Fotinaki
08/06/2014 - World music matters

Greek poets inspire musician Katerina Fotinaki

Our guest on this week's edition of World Music Matters is Greek musician Katerina Fotinaki.
A polling station in the French town of Hénin-Beaumont
25/05/2014 - France - European Union

French European election turnout higher at midday that 2009

Voter turnout in Sunday's European elections in France was slightly higher at midday than at the same time during the previous vote five years ago, despite opinion polls indicating there would be a ...
European elections: Greek voters have lost faith
20/05/2014 - International report

European elections: Greek voters have lost faith

Like the rest of Europe, Greece is preparing for European elections later this week. However, as Christine Pirovolakis points out many voters have lost faith in Europe.

19/05/2014 - France

French press review 19 May 2014

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

Greek musician Kyriakos Kalaitzidis imagines Marco Polo's music
27/04/2014 - World music matters

Greek musician Kyriakos Kalaitzidis imagines Marco Polo's music

If the great 13th century adventurer Marco Polo had been able to record music on his travels in Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia, what might it have sounded like?
Police clear a Roma camp
08/04/2014 - France - Europe

Rights groups slam France's Roma policy on World Romani Day

French police forcibly evicted neatly 3,000 Roma from makeshift camps in the first quarter of 2014, rights campaigners announced on Monday, as Amnesty International cited France as one example of ...
Kurdish singer Cigdem Aslan serenades with Greek blues
16/02/2014 - World music matters

Kurdish singer Cigdem Aslan serenades with Greek blues

In this week's edition of World Music Matters, Kurdish singer Cigdem Aslan talks about singing rebetiko – a form of Greek blues that grew out of the population exchanges in 1923 following the ...
Greek village of Milea fights unemployment
03/02/2014 - International report

Greek village of Milea fights unemployment

Greece's economy is expected to bottom out this year. After six years of recession, unemployment is at a record high. More than 27 per cent of the population do not have a job.
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