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Fifa president Sepp Blatter  attends a news conference  in Zurich 26  September 2014
27/05/2015 - Football

Fifa corruption probe has taken everybody by surprise, expert

The arrest of senior members of Fifa is "quite extraordinary”, an expert told RFI Wednesday as two crimininal investigations into corruption within world football's governing body were opened.


French press review 13 May 2015

A Picasso goes for a whopping 179 million dollars (158 million euros) at a New York auction sale. Is the Cannes Film Festival turning into a "Promenade des Anglais"?
Fidel Castro and François Hollande,  Havana, 11 may 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande meets Fidel Castro

French President François Hollande held on Monday a 50-minute closed-door meeting with Fidel Castro at the ex-leader’s home.

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh: China "welcome"
11/05/2015 - DJIBOUTI

'Historic' Chinese military base to open in Horn of Africa

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

French President Francois Hollande at Havana's airport, 11 May 2015.
11/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande arrives in Cuba in historic trip

François Hollande arrived in Havana on Monday, the first visit to Cuba by a French head of state in more than a century.

Migrants help another migrant walk to a bus bound for an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.

Hollande's rant against migrant trafficking not enough to mark end of slavery, say activists

France’s President François Hollande hit out on Sunday against Europe's migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to "slave drivers".
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
Robbie Rogers in a press conference for the US national team in 2009
10/05/2015 - sports

Homophobia widespread in team sports, international survey shows

Homophobia in sports remains a rampant obstacle on the field, in schools and for spectators across the English-speaking world, a new international survey found on Sunday.
Edouard Manet's Olympia was the illustration for the France Musique app
09/05/2015 - France - United States

Apple blocks French classical music station's app after erotic broadcast

Apple has dropped the app of French state broadcaster France Musique, apparently because of a programme about the erotic in music.
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday before leaving for the Caribbean
08/05/2015 - France - CUBA - HAITI

Hollande to make first French president's visit to Cuba during five-day Caribbean tour

President François Hollande headed for the West Indies on Friday for a five-day tour during which he will make the first-ever visit by a French leader to Cuba as well as going to Haiti and ...