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From slum-dweller to senator? French Roma woman aims high
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:36

Anina Ciuciu, a 27-year-old law student who once begged for centimes, is vying to become France's first Roma senator on Sunday. The Local

French weekly magazines review 24 September 2017
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:32

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is given the front-page honours by two of this week's magazines. The broad verdict seems to be that the hard-left leader is all ba...

Macron promises concert to raise money for education
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:38

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to help raise more than $ 1 billion in new funding for education in the developing world, calli...

French tourist saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:32

The quick reflexes of a French tourist saved a coach carrying 22 people from plunging into a ravine in the Austrian Alps, police said on Sunday. The ...

Macron faces challenge in France senate election
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:30

Half of the seats in the upper house of France's parliament, the Senate, were up for reelection on Sunday - a challenge to Emmanuel Macron after his v...

French left-winger Mélenchon hits back in Nazis row
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:35

French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon hit back Sunday after being accused him of comparing the government to the Nazis. Ministers slammed remark...

French rock band "La Femme" on U.S. Tour - Oct. 6-29, 2017
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:31

Originally hailing from Biarritz, France, La Femme are a highly acclaimed rock band who formed in 2010. They are known for their eclectic mix of cold ...

Minister Le Drian: "France wants to unify the Security Council."
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:31

Press conference by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs at the United Nations General Assembly (NY - Sept. 18, 2017) FRANCE I...

Dorothée Munyaneza, U.S. tour of "Unwanted"
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:36

Rwanda-born Dorothée Munyaneza, currently based in France, is an artist whose work examines the scars of history. FRANCE IN THE UNITED STATES / Emba...

European Science Café in Houston - Computational Surgery in the 2010s
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:32

The Consulates General of European Countries in Houston invite you to a European Science Café with Professor Marc Garbey, Scientific Director o...

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:32

Tens of thousands of French leftists are expected to answer a call by firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon to throng the streets of Paris on Saturday in prote...

French press review 22 September 2017
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:32

How long will the latest Mali peace deal last? How many people showed up for yesterday's demonstrations against proposed changes to French labour law?...

World's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, dies, aged 94
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:35

Shares in the L'Oréal cosmetics company rose five percent on Friday, following the announcement of the death at 94 of Liliane Bettencourt, the world'...

Far left rallies protesters in Paris against Macron labour reforms
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:31

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon rallied thousands on Saturday to protest against labour reforms signed into law by President Emmanuel Macro...

Thousands of left-wingers march against 'Thatcherite' Macron in Paris
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:35

Thousands of left-wingers demonstrated against President Emmanuel Macron's "Thatcherite" policies on Saturday as his controversial labour reforms pass...

French NGOs protest at aid cuts
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:38

Some 165 NGOs on Friday slammed the French governments cuts in foreign aid, judging them "inconsistent" with President Emmanuel Macron's promise to in...

Creation of a New French-American Excellence Fund with UT Austin
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:31

The University of Texas at Austin and the Embassy of France in the United States signed an agreement in July 2017 to create an endowed excellence fund...

French press review 23 September 2017
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:35

The new French labour reform becomes law, despite protests by some trade unions. Hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon has called for a demonstartion a...

Emmanuel Macron meets with Donald Trump in New York
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:40

In a bilateral meeting at the United Nations General Assembly, the two presidents discussed global issues, counter-terrorism efforts and the Paris Agr...

Macron signs sweeping labour reforms into law
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:31

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed sweeping changes to France's complex labour code into law, sealing a signature reform after four mon...

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