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Claude Guéant leaving the tribunal in Paris on 13 November 2015
13/11/2015 - FRANCE

Former French interior minister sentenced in cash trial

A court in Paris has given Claude Gueant, a close aide of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, a two-year suspended jail sentence and fined 75,000 euros for his role in misusing public funds at ...
A file photo shows a man looking closely at the door with the message "Omar m'a tuer" (Omar killed me) in the courtroom in Nice, January 31, 1994.
06/11/2015 - France

New DNA could unlock one of France's most famous murder mysteries

The case of Omar Raddad, an illiterate Moroccan gardner convicted of killing his wealthy employer in 1991, could be reopened after new DNA strands were discovered at the scene of the crime in Mougins near Nice.

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema (C) leaves the court house in Versailles, near Paris, on November 5, 2015
06/11/2015 - France-Spain

Blackmail scandal: Benzema returns to Madrid, protests his innocence

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema returned to Madrid on Thursday after he was charged for complicity in blackmailing his fellow team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.

Human resources chief Xavier Broseta escorted away from protestors, Roissy on 5 October, 2015.
14/10/2015 - France

Air France: 5 employees to face trial after violent protest

The five men, who were arrested on Monday, will stand trial on 2 December in Bobigny.
Tributes to Bastien in Germigny-l'Evêque
08/09/2015 - France

Parents of three-year-old found dead in washing machine stand trial

The parents of a three-year-old boy who died after being locked in a washing machine in 2011 appeared in court in northern France on Tuesday.
05/09/2015 - France

Marseille rape trial begins after twin is exonerated

The trial of a Marseille man accused in six rapes and attempted rapes in 2012 and 2013 will begin Monday, after an investigation eventually cleared his twin brother who was held in jail for ten ...
15/08/2015 - France - Dominican Republic

Frenchmen sentenced in Dominican Republic for drug trafficking

Four French nationals have been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Dominican Republic for drug running.

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine leaves the Elysee Palace following the weekly cabinet meeting in Paris, France, July 31, 2015.
01/08/2015 - France

Do vaccines do more harm than good? France launches national debate

France's Health Minister has announced a national debate this Autumn to discuss the future of the country's immunisation policy, amidst mounting criticism over vaccines.

Former Chadian leader Hissène Habré after being interrogated in Dakar 3 June 2015
24/06/2015 - FRANCE - CHAD

RFI reporter thrown out of Chad

RFI reporter Laurent Correau has been thrown out of Chad after being picked up at his hotel by two police officers, who struck and Human Rights Watch spokesperson Reed Brody before escorting Correau ...
Angola: journalist Rafael Marques given a suspended six-month prison sentence
06/06/2015 - African Media

Angola: journalist Rafael Marques given a suspended six-month prison sentence

In this week's African Media, RFI takes a look at Angola, where a journalist was condemned after publishing a book on "blood diamonds".