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Cannes Film festival director Gilles Jacob at Thursday's press conference
18/04/2014 - France

World cinema on show at Cannes Film Festival 2014

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival selection resists any temptation to be swamped by Hollywood, with films from around the world and by new talents as well as cinema veterans like Jean-Luc Godard.

Jean-Marie Le Guen.
13/04/2014 - France - Ukraine

France would support new sanctions on Russia

France has said it will support new sanctions if a military escalation occurs amid intensifying tensions in Ukraine between pro-Russian militants and Kiev-controlled security forces.


French weekly magazines review

Rwanda’s standoff with France over genocide charges, the challenges facing France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls and a bestseller on the hidden life of Jesus hit the cover pages of the ...

Jews being transported to the concentration camps in 1942
09/04/2014 - France - United States

French rail company can bid for Maryland contract after Holocaust bill falls

France's state-owned rail company, the SNCF, is free to bid for a contract three-billion-dollar contract in the US state of Maryland after a bill aiming to block it because of its role in the ...

Americans abroad file taxes in US
02/04/2014 - On-the-spot France

Americans abroad file taxes in US

US taxes are due on 15 April, which means that Americans all over the world are starting to get their paperwork together, as the US has citizenship-based taxation, which means that citizens, ...

John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov earlier this month in London.
30/03/2014 - France - Russia - United States

Kerry and Lavrov to tackle Ukraine in Paris talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet with his Russian counterpart late Sunday afternoon in Paris in a bid to ease global tensions over the Kremlin’s seizure of Crimea and military ...

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship
18/03/2014 - African news explained

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.


African press review 17 March 2014

Egyptian left-wingers call on the army to stay out of politics, foreign donors are set to halt aid to Kenya to protest at money-laundering and labour disputes continue in South Africa.

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason
17/03/2014 - African news explained

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason

In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday.

Jeff Mills, the man from tomorrow
16/03/2014 - World music matters

Jeff Mills, the man from tomorrow

American DJ Jeff Mills is considered to be one of the world’s most inventive producers of techno music.