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The Femen protest in Notre-Dame Cathedral
10/09/2014 - France

Femen protesters let off by Paris court over Notre Dame topless protest

Nine members of the breast-baring feminist movement Femen have been declared not guilty of causing wilful damage to a bell in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral

French MEP and former minister Nadine Morano.
19/08/2014 - France

Beach woman in muslim veil stirs debate in France

Politicians have joined a growing debate after a right-wing MEP posted a photo of a veiled woman on a French beach on social networks, accompanied by a commentary about sex equality.

Clean Break in Jamaica: part 2/5
19/08/2014 - International report

Clean Break in Jamaica: part 2/5

For the second part in our series Clean Break in Jamaica, RFI reports on a former criminal who turned evangelic pastor.


Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on the rise
30/07/2014 - International report

Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on the rise

Hundreds of thousands walk to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain every year. Mostly forgotten since the Middle Ages, the pilgrimage now draws more people than ever before.
The employees' lawyer, Olivier Morice
24/07/2014 - France

Scientologists accused of brainwashing French company’s employees

French prosecutors are investigating the Church of Scientology for alleged harassment of the employees of a company whose boss had joined the organisation.
Pro Palestinian march in Paris
15/07/2014 - France

Hollande meets French Jewish community leader after synagogue attacks

President Hollande is to hold talks on Tuesday with a senior representative of the Jewish community in France, after pro-Palestinian demonstrators tried to storm two Paris synagogues on Sunday.

A niqab (L), some burqas (C and R).
01/07/2014 - France - Europe

European Court of Human Rights upholds French burqa ban

The European rights court on Tuesday rejected arguments that French outlawing full-face veils breaches religion freedom.

Turkey's opposition parties agree to nominate joint candidate
01/07/2014 - International report

Turkey's opposition parties agree to nominate joint candidate

Two of Turkey's largest opposition parties have declared a joint candidate to stand against the country’s prime minister who is expected to make a bid for the presidency in August.
Vincent Lambert's nephew François Lambert talks to the press
25/06/2014 - France - European Union

European court orders France to keep paraplegic on life support

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to keep a man who has been in a vegetative state for six years on life support, overruling France’s highest court.

Tributes to victims outside Jewish Museum in Brussels, 25 May.
19/06/2014 - France

French Muslim leaders start drive to combat violent extremism

An group of muslim religious leaders in south eastern France met in Avignon on Wednesday to discuss ways of stopping young people from turning towards violent extremism.