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Official speeches and statements - November 21, 2017
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:09

1. Brexit - Choice of Paris as the new host of the European Banking Authority (EBA) - Joint communiqué FRANCE IN THE UNITED STATES / Embassy of Fran...

Paris: Velib' customers to be reimbursed as wheels come off bike-sharing scheme
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:54

The Velib' cycle sharing scheme in Paris has broken down and customers will be reimbursed, city councillors confirmed. The Local

French truckers block borders to protest eastern European competition
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:43

Hundreds of truckers blocked France's borders with Italy and Belgium on Tuesday, angry at EU rule changes that they say fail to protect them from low-...

London loses European Banking Authority to Paris
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:42

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Monday the choice of Paris as the new home of the European Banking Authority (EBA) following Britain's withd...

Macron’s party picks new leader amid internal wrangling
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:37

Emmanuel Macron's party named a new leader Saturday as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the 19-month-old movement that sw...

French press review 21 November 2017
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:38

Political developments in Germany dominate today's French newspapers. france-RFI

France to take refugees rescued from Libya who ‘need protection’
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:45

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Mo...

France-Atlanta Event - Bridging the Sciences: Interview of Dr. Raymond Schinazi
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:36

On the occasion of the France-Atlanta 2017 event, during the one-day conference on human viral infections, which gathered at Emory University the inte...

As Saad Hariri visits Paris, Lebanese PM's debts to French workers linger
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:50

As Saad Hariri visits Paris ahead of his hotly anticipated return to Beirut on Wednesday, hundreds of laid-off French employees of Saudi Oger, the Leb...

Price of foie gras in France set to rocket this Christmas
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:36

The price of foie gras is set to rocket in France once again this Christmas as the ravaged industry continues to suffer the effects of two outbreaks o...

Paris wins bid to host EU banking agency post-Brexit
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:37

Paris on Monday won the right to host the European Banking Authority after it leaves London in the wake of Brexit, the bloc's presidency said. The Lo...

France looks to clarify minimum age of consent
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:42

In this week's Spotlight on France, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a look at a new bill, that would create an age of no consent for sexual relat...

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya by UN
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the United Nations refugee agency. france-RFI

French proposal to ban smoking in films lights up parliamentry debate
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:40

A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen star...

French press review 20 November 2017
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:35

The editorial of Le Monde looks back to last Thursday’s day of strikes and industrial action and brands it “a bitter failure”. france-RFI

France's #Metoo sparks new secularism row over Charlie Hebdo cover
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:07

Rape accusations against an Islamic intellectual following the Harvey Weinstein revelations have led to a bitter war of words over secularism and Isla...

Netanyahu to meet France's Macron on Lebanon crisis
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:44

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developm...

French police officer kills three before committing suicide
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:39

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning his gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend,...

European Union Film Showcase - Silver Spring, MD - Dec. 1-20
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:41

Now in its 30th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington, DC-area audi...

France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:38

French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country's interior minister said on Sunday, after a series of protes...

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