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BNP Paribas subject of full-scale Rwanda probe in France
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:38

French judicial investigators have opened a full-scale inquiry into allegations of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an official at the public ...

French woman allowed to daydream again thanks to guide dog
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:49

When you're blind, having a guide dog can change your life. But less than 2 percent of France's 1.7 million blind and visually impaired people benefit...

French parliament divided over anti-terror bill
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:32

French MPs started to debate President Emmanuel Macron’s anti-terrorism bill on Monday, with a big divide between those on the right who want the bi...

French unions block fuel depots to protest labour reforms
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:38

French truckers began blocking motorways and fuel depots on Monday at the start of a series of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron and ch...

French press review 25 September 2017
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:33

President Macron suffers crushing defeat in Senate elections for harsh reform agenda. Meanwhile, Angela Merkel win's 4th consecutive term in nightmare...

France launches massive investment fund to reboot French economy
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:32

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans Monday to pour 57 billion euros into modernising France's sluggish economy, with a hefty chunk set asi...

Frenchwoman cleared after stabbing neighbour’s dog to death to save her cat
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:33

A Frenchwoman has been cleared after a court in southern France judged her to have acted in self-defence after fatally stabbing the neighbour’s dog ...

Macron suffers setback in Senate vote
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:34

French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist political party suffered its first electoral setback in Senate elections on Sunday in which the right-...

Official speeches and statements - September 18, 2017
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:36

1. European Union - Fight against terrorism - Migration - Schengen agreements - Remarks by the Ministre d'Etat, Minister of the Interior 2. European U...

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...

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