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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".

New evidence bears out Jérôme Kerviel's claim that Société Générale knew if his risk-taking, the politcians argue
27/05/2015 - FRANCE

French MPs call for review of rogue trader Kerviel's case

A cross-party group of six French politicians have called on Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to reopen the case of rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel following new testimony from the head ...
Yingluck Shinawatra arriving at the Supreme court in Bangkok, 19 May 2015.
19/05/2015 - Thailand

Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra corruption case politically motivated, analysts

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded not guilty Monday at a brief hearing at the start of a trial in which she stands accused of negligence.
Protestors in Kabul re-enact the lynching of Farkhunda, 27 April 2015
03/05/2015 - Afghanistan

'Community had a responsiblity' to Afghan woman lynched by mob: lawyer

An Afghan court showed videos Sunday of a crowd killing a woman in broad daylight and setting her body on fire after she was accused of burning pages from a Koran.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez stands with his defence lawyers as he hears his verdict in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 15, 2015.

Former NFL star sentenced to life in prison for murder

A court in Massachusetts sentenced former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder of a semi-pro football player two years ago.

Jean Germain regularly posed for the Chinese "weddings" that took place in Tours between 2007 and 2011
07/04/2015 - France

French senator found dead in apparent suicide ahead of 'Chinese weddings' trial

Jean Germain, the former mayor of Tours and current Socialist party senator for Indre-et-Loire, was found dead Tuesday after failing to appear in court in a corruption case related to a Chinese ...
Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle at the courthouse in Grasse on February 10, 2015
20/03/2015 - France

Picasso’s former electrician handed suspended sentence

Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle, who hid 271 Picasso works in their garage for close to 40 years, were given a two-year suspended sentence by a French court on Friday.