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Nobel Peace Prize laureates of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet salute participants in a torch parade from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Oslo, December 10, 2015
11/12/2015 - Tunisia

Tunisia sees new crowning of democracy, while human rights deteriorate

Four organizations that helped pave the way for Tunisia's democratic transition scooped up the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Thursday. The National Dialogue Quartet is credited with steering the country out of social unrest during the 2013 Arab Spring.

WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury poses with his belts.
09/12/2015 - Boxing

World heavyweight champ Tyson Fury stripped of title

British heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of one his world titles, less than two weeks after winning it.
Pope Francis addresses attendees in the opening ceremony to commence a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Develop
25/11/2015 - AFRICA

Agenda of Pope Francis' five-day visit to Africa

During the visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis is expected to hold public masses, meet religious and political leaders and promote a message of reconciliation and ...
French Health minister Marisol Touraine, File March 2015.
04/11/2015 - France

France lifts ban on gay men donating blood

The French Health ministry announced on Wednesday the lifting of the ban on homosexual blood donors.
Church’s synod to talk about homosexuality, stirring up debate among Christians
19/10/2015 - Spotlight on France

Church’s synod to talk about homosexuality, stirring up debate among Christians

Just a few hours before the opening of the annual synod event during which the Pope gathers his high-ranking bishops from the Catholic Church from all over the world to discuss and decide on new ...
Jacques Audiard receives the Palme at  the Cannes Flim Festival
25/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Exceptional year for French filmmakers at 68th Cannes Festival

Three out of five French films in competition won prizes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which ended on Sunday night with the awards ceremony.

Cate Blanchett in Carol by Todd Haynes, in competition for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festivals 2015.
17/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

US film Carol wraps homosexual love in elegant style

A world premiere this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival for the new movie by Todd Haynes, Carol. It’s a love story between two women based on a Patricia Highsmith novel .

The French parliament legalised same-sex marriage two years ago
17/05/2015 - FRANCE

French Protestant church authorises gay marriages

France's largest Protestant grouping has agreed to celebrate gay weddings two years after government's law legalising same-sex marriage was passed in the face of opposition from right-wingers and ...
The Vatican has dragged its feet in approving the gay ambassador picked by French President François Hollande
15/04/2015 - France - Vatican

Gay envoy to Vatican 'remains the French proposal', says government spokesman

France says it will stand by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican, which has dragged its feet in approving the envoy.

Life in Beirut series part 2/5
07/04/2015 - International report

Life in Beirut series part 2/5

Widely seen as a liberal enclave in an otherwise conservative Arab world, gay and lesbian people in Lebanon enjoy a number of freedoms unheard of in most other countries in the region.