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Comic strip books are enjoying a boom in France
26/01/2015 - France

Tight security at Angoulême international comic and cartoon festival after Charlie terrorism

The annual Angoulême international cartoon and comic strip festival, which opens on Thursday, will be held under tight security this year, in the wake of the terrorist attacks at French ...
Fighting is raging in Syria between the Islamic State jihadist group and its opponents.
29/12/2014 - FRANCE - JAPAN - SYRIA

French-Japanese couple reported missing since leaving for Syria

A French-Japanese couple who planned to visit areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Syria went missing after leaving Tokyo last month, reports and a source said Monday.

Hand shaking at the APEC Forum
27/12/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Hand shaking at the APEC Forum

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the feuding heads of state at the APEC Forum.
Japanese women on Thursday drinking Beaujolais Nouveau in Tokyo, 20 november 2014.
21/11/2014 - France - Asia

Six Boeing 747s fly Beaujolais Nouveau from Paris to Asia

Six Boeing 747s carried 2,000 tonnes of Beaujolais wine from Paris to Hong Kong so that Asians could celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 vintage on Thursday.

20/11/2014 - France

Cheers! this year's Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived

Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.

06/11/2014

French press review 6 November 2014

Obama's loss of both houses to the Republicans, Hollande reaches the half-way point in his five-year term, racism in the French football and the cost of the French refugee system dominate the front ...
The Mie Prefectural General Medical Center where Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is hospitalized, Japan, 6 October 2014.
06/10/2014 - France - Japan

Formula One: 'no comment' and nervous wait for Bianchi family

The long wait started on Monday at the Japanese hospital of Yokkaichi where the French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi was rushed to intensive care on Sunday after he crashed into a recovery vehicle ...
Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi drives during the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on 5 October, 2014
05/10/2014 - France

French F1 driver Jules Bianchi undergoes surgery for head injury

The 25-year-old suffered severe head injury following a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix.

Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2014-January 2015

The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
Satoshi Miyagi's Mahabharata – Nalacharitam
14/07/2014 - Report: Avignon Theatre Festival 2014

Satoshi Miyagi's stunning Mahabharata matches perfect setting near Avignon

Beauty .... on stage and off, in Satoshi Miyagi’s telling of one of the stories told in the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams reports.

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