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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".

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.