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François Mitterand during his 1981 presidential campaign
08/01/2016 - France

Mixed legacy for Mitterrand on French left, 20 years after death

When French President Francois Hollande was elected to office in 2012, he brought the Socialists back to power after 17 years.
A copy of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) from 1940 is pictured in Berlin, Germany, in this picture taken December 16, 2015.
01/01/2016 - Germany

Copyright off on Hitler's 'Mein Kampf', but taboo remains

Restrictions on one of the world's most controversial books were lifted on Friday, when Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' was released back into the public domain.
Marshal Philoppe Pétain (L) meets Adolf Hitler in 1940
28/12/2015 - FRANCE - Germany

France opens archives on wartime Vichy regime

France has opened its official archives on the Vichy government, which collaborated with the Nazi occupation during World War II, making information such as the activities of special police who ...
French soldiers in Rwanda, ten days after the start of Operation Turquoise.
19/10/2015 - RWANDA - FRANCE

Further call on the French government to release archives dating back to the Rwandan genocide

Anti-racist groups in France held talks at the French Senate to call on the government to release archives dating back to the Rwandan genocide.
A gallery of busts from the 19th century at the Museum of Mankind (Musee de l'Homme) in Paris, 14 October 2015.
16/10/2015 - France

Paris’ Museum of Mankind reopens after a 6-year closure

The Paris’ Museum of Mankind will reopen to the public this weekend after a six-year closure and 92 million-euro renovation.

The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber at the Valley of the Kings, close to Luxor.
12/10/2015 - Report: Egypt

New research on Nefertiti's tomb whips up enthusiasm, and criticism

It's a theory that has got everyone talking - starting with archeologists.
South Sudan, Mesopotamia and French cartoons
03/10/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

South Sudan, Mesopotamia and French cartoons

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about South Sudan. There’s “On This Day”, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question.
Historical paintings of Henri d'Orleans (left) and French King Henri IV at Sotheby's auction house in Paris, 18 September 2015
29/09/2015 - France

Artwork, furniture of France's former royal family up for auction

More than 200 items owned by the House of Orleans are up for grabs in a collection of artworks and furniture worth millions of euros.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
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.