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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 ...
14/02/2015 - FRANCE

A Parisian Valentine: cut off the love locks

The ongoing campaign to remove the locks placed by tourists on the bridges of Paris takes Valentine's day as a good opportunity for lock cutting.

22/01/2015

French press review 22 January 2015

Today's French dailies all report the security measures French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday.

21/01/2015

French press review 21 January 2015

France tries to learn the lessons of the Charlie Hebdo killings. The paper has a new editor. A look at the latest conspiracy theories about the massacre.
Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
Dany the Red leading a demonstration on 13 May 1968 in Paris
12/12/2014 - France

Dany the Red Cohn-Bendit awarded degree 46 years after May 68

Ex-MEP and former student revolutionary leader "Dany the Red" Cohn-Bendit was at last awarded a degree at Paris's Nanterre University where he won international fame for leading student ...
A railtruck at Auschwitz concentration camp
06/12/2014 - France - US

France to pay US 60 million dollars for Holocaust deportations

France is to pay 60 million dollars (49 million euros) to victims of the Holocaust transported by the national rail company SNCF during World War II and their descendants.
Marquis de Sade, sex and violence 200 years on
02/12/2014 - On-the-spot France

Marquis de Sade, sex and violence 200 years on

In France, today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the Marquis de Sade, one of the most controversial figures in French history.
A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on display at the Osenat auction house in Paris
14/11/2014 - France

Napoleon’s hat up for auction along with razor, watch and white silk stockings

Napoleon’s hat will go under the hammer on Saturday.
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