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Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
19/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night.
The Chosen Ones perform in RFI's studios
18/10/2014 - Report: France - United States

Post-Katrina New Orleans school band talkin’ loud in Paris

While New Orleans was struggling to recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a city school set up a band that tied in with the city’s famous musical tradition and give its students a chance ...
The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt
16/10/2014 - France - World economy

Paris bourse falls again Thursday as European economic jitters continue

The Paris bourse fell again on Thursday after hitting its lowest level since August 2013 on Thursday.
French President François Hollande
14/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Hollande urges help for moderate Syrian opposition to fight IS

French president François Hollande on Tuesday called on all countries concerned, including those “beyond the international coalition” to provide Syria’s moderate opposition ...
French consumers, hackers, environmentalists all against TAFTA
14/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French consumers, hackers, environmentalists all against TAFTA

France, as a member of the European Union, is in negotiations with the United States on a free trade agreement, and not everyone is on board.
Gospel diva Liz McComb
12/10/2014 - World music matters

Gospel diva Liz McComb

American singer Liz Mc Comb has had an illustrious career singing Negro Spirituals and Gospel music. But music runs through her veins and she's equally at ease with soul, blues and jazz.
US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
Premiere of the new Disney Dreams show as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Disneyland Resort in Marne-la-Vallée, outside Paris, 31 March 2012.
06/10/2014 - France

Euro Disney announces one billion-euro recapitalisation plan

Euro Disney on Monday announced a one billion-euro recapitalisation plan to help the company overcome poor performance driven by a slump in visitors.

Operation Barkhane aims to secure the Sahel-Saharan strip.
03/10/2014 - France - Mali - United States

France may pay for future US military assistance in Mali

The United States will continue to give military assistance to French forces in the Sahel but France will have to pick up the bill, American defence officials told the AFP news agency on ...
A BNP Paribas sign.
27/09/2014 - France

BNP Paribas chairman quits in aftermath of major US fine

The chairman of BNP Paribas has stepped down as the France’s largest bank tries to recover from a record $8.9 billion fine nearly three months ago for violating US sanctions.