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The Chosen Ones perform in RFI's studios
18/10/2014 - Report: France - United States

Post-Katrina New Orleans school band talkin’ loud in Paris

While New Orleans was struggling to recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a city school set up a band that tied in with the city’s famous musical tradition and give its students a chance ...
Rosen Hicher (L) is greeted by Women's Rights Minister Pascale Boistard on arrival in Paris
12/10/2014 - Report: France

French ex-prostitute ends long march to support fines for clients

A former sex worker on Sunday finished an 800-kilometre hike to Paris in an effort to persuade the French Senate to endorse a bill that would fine prostitutes’ clients.
Jack O'Connell and Corey McKinley in Yann Demange's '71
12/10/2014 - Report: France - UK

British social realism scores at French film festival

The Northern Ireland Troubles, rural frustration and “honour killings” were some of the bleak subject matter at this year’s Festival of British Film in the French town of Dinard.
10/10/2014 - Report: Culture

French Channel town showcases British film for 25th year

The French may be proud - and protective - of their own world-renowned cinema but one town on the Channel coast showcases moves from over the water for five days every year.
Afghanistan, 1955
05/10/2014 - Report: Culture

Marc Riboud’s early photographs on show in Lyon

Lyon is the birthplace of Marc Riboud, one of France’s greatest living photographers. Now 91, Riboud headed north for Paris about 60 years ago, and his artistic career took off.
Rebel fighters near Nairab military airport in Aleppo, 29 September 2014.
02/10/2014 - Report: Britain - Syria

Britain frees ex-Guantanamo detainee

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the US's Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was rearrested by British authorities earlier this year, was freed on Wednesday.
Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, receives a gift after speaking to South Asian and African migrant voters at Glasgow Central Mosque
18/09/2014 - Report: Scotland

Scotland's nationalists court ethnic minorities in independence referendum

As voters in Scotland head to the polls today to decide whether to become an independent country, ethnic minorities may hold the deciding vote.
A panel of an intricately crafted kantha mat
09/09/2014 - Report: Asia - East Africa

Fashion industry gets socially responsible as shoppers slam sweatshops

It's the season of Fashion Week. Londoners are gearing up for front row seats this weekend, following New York’s glittering shows, and from mid-September it will be Milan’s turn.
The library in the Renzo Piano-designed Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé
05/09/2014 - Report: France

Pathé opens new cinema history centre in Paris

A new hub of cinema history opens this month in Paris, housed in a building designed by world-famous architect, Renzo Piano.
Somali government soldiers during the attack
01/09/2014 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab attack Somali intelligence HQ

Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
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