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Cantona the artist ponders sex, life and death in new book
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:38

Football legend Eric Cantona was a brooding artist on the field. Now he is proving that he is also one off it as a book of his drawings is published. ...

French press review 18 November 2017
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:37

Toto Riina, the Sicilian mafia boss, died yesterday morning in a prison hospital in Parma at the age of 87. Le Figaro looks back on the career of a ma...

Macron's party to name leader in testing times
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:39

Emmanuel Macron's political party is to name a new leader on Saturday as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the movement he...

Official speeches and statements - November 17, 2017
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:50

1. Saudi Arabia - Lebanon/Iran/Syria - Statements by Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs 2. United Kingdom - Bilateral relations/fight against ter...

The Local podcast: Why do the French love to say 'f**k' so much?
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:15

The French curse word of choice is more often than not an English one. Listen to this week's edition of The Local podcast as Editor Ben McPartland dis...

Why we're becoming French: 'It's far more than just Brexit'
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:48

The number of British nationals in France seeking to become French has rocketed since Brexit, but it's not just Britain's future departure from the EU...

Butter shortage threatens to dampen France's Christmas fare
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:08

There can arguably be no greater threat to the French way of life than a lack of butter. France – France 24 - International News 24/7

French press review 17 November 2017
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:06

There are evergrowing suspicions that Russia is and has been manipulating the outcome of Western elections and referendums. UK Prime Minister Theresa ...

French court backs scrapping of Champs-Elysées Christmas market
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:18

A French court has backed Paris City Hall's controversial decision to cancel the famous Champs-Elysées Christmas market. The Local

French press review 15 November 2017
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:30

As France's ruling Republic on the Move party prepares for its first national congress, in Lyon next weekend, right-wing Le Figaro wonders about the f...

Huge blaze ravages iconic bookstore and gallery in Paris
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:31

An iconic Paris bookstore and gallery that was a hangout for intellectuals such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir was destroyed in a huge bla...

Paris court upholds ban on Champs-Élysées Christmas market
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:31

A Paris court on Thursday rejected a bid to return Christmas market stalls to the famed avenue for a 10th year running, upholding a decision from the ...

French unions stage fourth day of protest against Macron
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:06

French unions protested against President Emmanuel Macron's labour law reform for the fourth time this autumn on Thursday. Although the turnout was re...

Archaeologists discover medieval treasure at Cluny abbey
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:40

French archaeologists have discovered a medieval treasure on the site of a famous abbey in central France that had remained buried for over eight cent...

Court backs Paris city council scrapping Champs Elysées Christmas market
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:40

There will be no Christmas market on Paris's Champs Elysées avenue this year for the first time since 2008. A court on Thursday threw out an attempt ...

Official speeches and statements - November 13, 2017
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:40

1. Saudi Arabia - Bilateral relations - Fight against terrorism - Meeting between President Macron and HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 2. Saudi A...

French press review 16 November 2017
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:34

French President Emmanuel Macron wants Europe to make up for Washington's refusal to finance climate change research. One third of French mammal speci...

Travellers in France warned transport strikes could hit trains and planes
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:41

People travelling by plane or train in France on Thursday could face transport disruptions after three of the country's leading workers' unions called...

French press review 14 November 2017
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:34

French commentators reflect on an emotional day of remembrance for the 130 people killed in the 13 November attacks in Paris. france-RFI

Macron faces first signs of rebellion among movement that swept him to power
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:36

Six months after riding his own political movement to power in a sensational upset for French politics, President Emmanuel Macron faces the first sign...

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