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Sunbathers in Place des Vosges, central Paris on 3 July 2015
04/07/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave knocks TV station off air as traffic jams clog French roads

The heatwave scorching much of Europe had an unusual victim on Saturday - Franco-German TV channel Arte was forced off the air for five hours.
TV5Monde's hacked Facebook page
10/06/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

TV5Monde cyberattack 'work of Russian hackers'

Investigators into the massive cyberattack on French international broadcaster TV5 Monde believe it was the work of a Russian group

Experts from France's BEA air accidents agency examine the wreckage of one of the helicopters that crashed in Argentina Monday
12/03/2015 - France - Argentina

French coroners to help Argentina identify helicopter crash victims’ bodies

French coroners are to help their Argentine colleagues to identify the badly burned bodies of the victims of Monday’s helicopter crash in which three top French sports stars were among the 10 ...
The scene of the crash at Villa Castelli, north Argentina, on 9 March 2015
10/03/2015 - France - Argentina

‘France in mourning’ after top athletes killed in Argentina helicopter crash

“All France is in mourning,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on Tuesday after the death of three French Olympic athletes and five other French nationals in a helicopter crash during ...
Drones, smart TVs, is privacy a thing of the past?
15/02/2015 - International media

Drones, smart TVs, is privacy a thing of the past?

In this week's International Media, RFI speaks to Dan Nesbitt, Research Director at Big Brother Watch in London, about the new and sometimes surprising ways our lives are being invaded.

French special force before the assault on the printworks in Dammartin-en-Goële where the Kouachi brothers were holed up
13/02/2015 - France

French broadcasters protest at official criticism of Charlie Hebdo coverage

French broadcasters protested Friday against a rap on the knuckles delivered by the country’s broadcasting watchdog for their coverage of last month’s Charlie Hebdo killings and their ...
10/11/2014

French press review 10 November 2014

There's a storm brewing in the goldfish bowl of French politics, and it's making splashes all over this morning's front pages.

Nabilla Benattia with Thomas Vergara on television last year
09/11/2014 - France

French reality TV star held on suspicion of stabbing boyfriend

A French reality TV star has being investigated for the attempted murder of her boyfriend after he was found with several knife-wounds in his chest in a hotel near Paris.
François Hollande faced four members of the public during the broadcast on the TF1 channel
07/11/2014 - France

Eight million viewers watch Hollande defend mid-term presidential record

François Hollande will not stand for French president again if unemployment has not fallen by the end of his term in office.
The two French journalists, Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois,with an interpreter in Jayapura
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - INDONESIA

French journalists detained in Papua will go free

Two French journalists were handed jail terms for illegal reporting in Indonesia's Papua province, but will be freed next week as they have already served time in custody.

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