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"28.03.2017 16:35:39" en.rfi.fr Civilian deaths blight battle for Mosul United States and Iraqi authorities are investigating whether they are responsible for the deaths of over 300 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Amnesty International says the coalition is failing to protect civilians after an alleged coalition... 'The bloodier the recovery of #Mosul becomes, the bigger the risk the Shia-led Iraqi government will alienate the Sunni majority', experts warn as civilian death toll rises. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"28.03.2017 15:36:09" en.rfi.fr Civilian deaths blight battle for Mosul United States and Iraqi authorities are investigating whether they are responsible for the deaths of over 300 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Amnesty International says the coalition is failing to protect civilians after an alleged coalition... Mosul was lost to IS largely because of Sunni suspicion of Shia-dominated security forces and govt ... air strikes that cost civilian lives don't help win hearts and minds, experts argue
"28.03.2017 14:11:34" en.rfi.fr Carlos the Jackal given third life sentence for Paris bombing Self-styled "professional revolutionary" Carlos the Jackal has been sentenced to a third life sentence by a French court after being judged responsible for the 1974 Paris Drugstore attack, which killed two people and injured 34. 43 years after the bombing at Paris Publicis Drugstore, Carlos has been convicted. But he will appeal, despite telling the court "Perhaps it was me ..."
"28.03.2017 13:07:21" en.rfi.fr French neo-Nazis face trial for drug-fuelled assaults A neo-Nazi gang known as the White Wolves Klan (WWK) went on trial on Monday in the northern French town of Amiens, facing 35 charges including theft, violence, sequestration and attempted murder. The trial of 17 far-right skinheads and their alleged... Trial hears accounts of attacks on hookah café, fairground, rival right-wingers and members suspected of disloyalty
"28.03.2017 09:56:08" en.rfi.fr 35 arrests at protests over Paris police killing Chinese man French police arrested 35 people after a demonstration by the Asian community over the killing of a Chinese man during a raid on his apartment, they announced Tuesday. Beijing has called on France to protect its nationals. Beijing has called on France to protect its nationals safety and rights after police killed a man in Paris on Sunday, sparking a protest that ended in clashes with police. Includes video of violence.
"28.03.2017 09:53:46" en.rfi.fr Mandela's simple presence is an inspiration says longtime fellow prisoner Ahmed Kathrada Ahmed Kathrada spent 26 years in prison with South Africa's Nelson Mandela. He was one of the small group of prisoners, along with Govan Mbeki and Walter Sisulu, who were transferred with Mandela, from Robben Island to Pollsmoor Prison in 1982.... Tributes from around the world for veteran anti-apartheid fighter Ahmed Kathrada who died this morning. RFI spoke to Kathrada in 2013 shortly before Nelson Mandela's death...
"27.03.2017 15:53:43" en.rfi.fr Anti-nuclear activist defies French travel ban A French anti-nuclear activist on Tuesday defied a ban on him visiting a part of the country where he was arrested for biting a police officer's finger during a protest. Florent regrets biting a police officer's finger but believes a ban on him entering a part of France is a way of attacking social activism
"27.03.2017 15:22:17" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Yves Bertoncini - Director Of The Jacques Delors Institute - Rome Treaty 60th RFI's Alison Hird speaks to Yves Bertoncini, Director of the Jacques Delors Institute, about the EU marking 60 years of union and cooperation in Rome this weekend and the EU's future prospects as Brex On Paris Live PM this Monday...
"27.03.2017 14:02:53" en.rfi.fr Fillon dodges protests, Hamon slams 'backstabbers' in French presidential campaign Embattled French presidential candidate François Fillon had to change trains on Monday to dodge protesters banging pots and pans after similar scenes in the French Basque Country at the weekend. Meanwhile, Socialist Benoît Hamon accused... After an unfortunate experience in the Basque Country on Saturday, Mr Fillon changes trains + Benoît Hamon finds loylalty lacking in his own party
"27.03.2017 12:06:05" en.rfi.fr Cazeneuve promises French ministers will visit strike-hit Guiana French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has announced that a delegation of ministers will visit French Guiana this week, where a general strike for improved public services and security started Monday. France's only territory on the South American continent has become an election issue as a general strike calls for Paris's attention
"27.03.2017 08:24:38" en.rfi.fr Sudan works with Chad, France to find kidnapped Frenchman Sudanese security agents have launched a search for a Frenchman who was kidnapped in neighbouring Chad on Thursday. Officials in Khartoum say this follows Chadian Security Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir's announcement oin Friday that the man, who works... Sudan intelligence to work with France and Chad to find missing Frenchman
"26.03.2017 13:22:34" en.rfi.fr Centre-right lawmakers to back Macron The frontrunner in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy on Sunday when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him.
"26.03.2017 13:21:37" en.rfi.fr Hollande begins final foreign tour in Singapore French President Francois Hollande arrived Sunday in Singapore, the first leg in the final foreign tour of his five-year term, and will go on to Malaysia and Indonesia.
"26.03.2017 13:20:46" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - What now for reproductive health after Trump reinstates global gag rule? The health sector in developing nations is in disarray after the Trump administration reinstated a policy that bans the distribution of US foreign aid to organisations that are involved in abortion-related activities, no matter how minimal that
"26.03.2017 13:16:14" en.rfi.fr Sports Insight - One step closer to Russia 2018 Paul Myers now looks at the current round of games in world-cup qualifying for Russia 2018.
"26.03.2017 13:12:29" en.rfi.fr International media - How bloggers in Vietnam slip under the radar In this week's look at the media around the world, we go to Vietnam, to see how bloggers try and escape state survaillance, and how the internet is bridging the divide between north and south.
"26.03.2017 13:11:33" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Asia - Highlighting transgender issues in Vietnam. In this week's Spotlight on Asia, RFi's Rosslyn Hyams talks to a documentary film maker who has co-directed a feature length work that highlights transgender issues in Vietnam.
"25.03.2017 14:05:16" en.rfi.fr Paris Saint-Germain technical director caught in blackmail scheme Patrick Kluivert, Director of Football with Paris Saint Germain was blackmailed for years by a crime gang. In 2011 and 2012, the former football player amassed over one million euros in debts by betting on football matches. In recent years the
"25.03.2017 13:54:51" en.rfi.fr Two charged over arms supply for Orly airport attack French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source said Saturday.
"25.03.2017 11:23:09" en.rfi.fr French press review 25 March 2017 Commentators blame Conservative Francois Fillon for dark clouds hanging over the French presidential campaigns.
"25.03.2017 10:51:03" en.rfi.fr Three people injured in Lille shooting At least three people, including a teenager, have been hurt in a shooting near a metro station in northern France.
"25.03.2017 10:26:52" en.rfi.fr US citizens warned against travel to French Guiana The United States warned its citizens Friday to avoid travel to French Guiana, France's South American territory now in the grip of labor unrest.
"25.03.2017 09:03:23" en.rfi.fr The Sound Kitchen - Party-On Pakistan ! This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the quiz about the French Socialist party's nominee. There's a trip to a Pakistani celebration, some great music, and of course, the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo...
"25.03.2017 09:02:29" en.rfi.fr EU at crossroads as it celebrates 60th birthday The European Union celebrates its birthday in Rome Saturday, 60 years after its six original founding members signed the Treaty of Rome, which forged a single European bloc. However, all is not well across the Union as Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel reports.
"24.03.2017 15:42:27" en.rfi.fr Sports Insight - England seek tips on supremacy from Germany World champions Germany are one of the heavyweights of world football. There was a time when England could consider themselves among such an elite. But the nation hasn't won a trophy for 51 years. New coach Gareth Southgate wants that hurting to end....
"24.03.2017 15:08:59" en.rfi.fr Abducted French national is reported to be in Sudan A French national abducted from southeastern Chad is in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister told the AFP news agency on Friday.
"24.03.2017 14:19:40" en.rfi.fr Tanzania: Sacked information minister, held at gunpoint has 'no regrets' about being fired Tanzania's sacked information minister told RFI on Friday that he holds no grudge against President John Magufuli following his dismissal. Nape Nnauye was discharged from the cabinet on Thursday and replaced with Harrison Mwakyembe. The sacked...
"24.03.2017 13:28:25" en.rfi.fr National Front leader Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow One month before the French presidential vote, French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is visiting Moscow on Friday to meet with lawmakers.
"24.03.2017 12:10:54" en.rfi.fr International report - Lithuanians join paramilitary group to counter Russian threat Since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, countries close to Russia have been alarmed. Lithuania is no exception. RFI's correspondent Jonathan Bown has this report from Lithuania.
"24.03.2017 10:12:27" en.rfi.fr Nearly half of French voters undecided in presidentials A month before the first round of France's presidential election, 43 percent of voters are hesitant about who to vote for, a poll said on Friday, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the volatile election campaign.
"24.03.2017 10:02:48" en.rfi.fr Le Pen in Moscow to meet with Russian lawmakers One month before the French presidential vote, French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is visiting Moscow on Friday to meet with lawmakers.
"24.03.2017 08:17:34" en.rfi.fr French environment minsiter candidate for top UN aid job French Environment minister Ségolène Royal is in the running to become the next head of the United Nations Development Programme.
"24.03.2017 08:15:43" en.rfi.fr Fillon accuses Hollande of media leaks to tarnish image French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday accused President Francois Hollande, a Socialist, of orchestrating media leaks that have dented his image as a scandal free leader a month ahead of the key vote.
"23.03.2017 17:38:55" en.rfi.fr Cameroon: Additional suspects added in terrorism case against Anglophone activists The state prosecutor in Cameroon asked a military tribunal in Yaoundé on Thursday to add a number of extra people to a terrorism case involving three Anglophone activists, a lawyer has told RFI. Human rights lawyer Felix Agbor Balla, university...
"23.03.2017 15:44:28" en.rfi.fr Frenchman attempts to ram into crowd in Antwerp Belgian security forces arrested a French national Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd of shoppers at high speed in the port city of Antwerp, officials said.
"23.03.2017 15:27:49" en.rfi.fr French left still split ahead of presidential election French Defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is the latest member of the current Socialist government to throw his support behind centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. It's yet another blow to Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon, who has...
"23.03.2017 13:10:57" en.rfi.fr International report - Europe wants Red Cross humanitarian access to Ukraine war victims The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, recently made his second visit to Ukraine since the conflict began 3 three years ago. He warned the conflict was in danger of becoming protracted. RFI's correspondent Filip Warwick has this report from Kramatorsk, Ukraine.
"23.03.2017 10:34:40" en.rfi.fr Tour de France to hold Shanghai 'stage' Cycling's Tour de France will stage a Shanghai criterium featuring top riders this year as it bids to attract a following in China, organisers said on Thursday.
"23.03.2017 10:34:31" en.rfi.fr Centrist Macron still French presidential frontrunner Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election next month ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen before going on to win in a runoff, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Thursday.
"23.03.2017 10:33:26" en.rfi.fr France rallies behind Britain after deadly London attack President Francois Hollande sent a message of "solidarity" and "support to the British people" saying France could identify with their pain after the attack, in which three French high school students were also wounded.
"22.03.2017 19:19:14" en.rfi.fr Analysts question effectiveness of US and UK electronics bans France and Canada were considering Wednesday whether to follow the United States and Britain in banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa. If security experts agree that explosives could indeed...
"22.03.2017 18:48:09" en.rfi.fr Several dead, dozens injured in London 'terrorist' attack At least three people were killed and dozens injured, including a number of French students, in a "terrorist" attack in the heart of London Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge, then stabbed a police officer outside parliament...
"22.03.2017 18:23:02" en.rfi.fr At least 3 dead, 20 injured in London 'terrorist' attack - reports #BREAKING - At least 3 dead, 20 injured in London 'terrorist' attack - reports
"22.03.2017 15:41:22" en.rfi.fr Police officer 'stabbed', 'assailant' shot outside UK parliament A police officer was stabbed and the alleged assailant shot by armed police following an incident Wednesday at the British Houses of Parliament, a government minister said.
"22.03.2017 15:20:12" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Guillaume Piens - Curator Of Art Paris Art Fair RFI's Rosslyn Hyams speaks to Guillaume Pien, curator of the Art Paris Art Fair, whose event began this week with 5 roving solo exhibitions in a bus. On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"22.03.2017 14:53:24" en.rfi.fr Grenoble rugby players held in rape probe Six Grenoble rugby players including two Irishmen, two New Zealanders and an Australian, were detained on Wednesday following a rape complaint, prosecutors said.
"22.03.2017 12:41:36" en.rfi.fr Bags carry Hermès to record profit A jump in sales of its trademark leather bags helped Hermès push its annual profits last year above one billion euros for the first time ever.
"22.03.2017 09:25:49" en.rfi.fr International report - Homelessness in the aftermath of Greece's economic meltdown As the economic crisis bites deep into Greece, countless Greeks in the capital who are unable to pay their debts, are being forced to sleep out on the streets. But one social enterprise is funding aid by offering tours to meet the city's homeless.... RFI's correspondent Heidi Fuller-Love has this report from Athens.
"22.03.2017 09:13:59" en.rfi.fr Police arrest suspected suppliers of gun used in Orly attack French police arrested on Tuesday two individuals suspected of supplying the pellet gun used by Ziyed Ben Belgacem, the man who was shot dead at Paris's Orly airport after trying to grab the rifle of a soldier on patrol.
"22.03.2017 09:13:15" en.rfi.fr French prosecutors want Central Africa child-rape case dropped Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission.
"22.03.2017 09:10:44" en.rfi.fr Fillon probe widens to investigate 'aggravated fraud' allegations French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon's legal problems deepened on Tuesday, with financial prosecutors expanding a probe into payments to his family to suspected "aggravated fraud, forgery and use of forgeries", French...
"21.03.2017 16:14:27" en.rfi.fr Veteran Socialist left-winger Henri Emmanuelli dies, aged 71 The former minister and president of France's National Assembly Henri Emmanuelli has died at the age of 71. A longstanding figure on the left of the ruling Socialist Party, he supported Benoît Hamon in the primary ahead of this year's presidential... A key figure in France's Socialist Party and supporter of presidential candidate Benoît Hamon died today
"21.03.2017 14:10:28" en.rfi.fr French interior minister hit by jobs-for-the-girls revelations French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux was summoned to meet Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Tuesday after revelations that he employed his two daughters as parliamentary assistants on a number of occasions. The case has drawn comparison with the... Bruno Le Roux has been summoned to explain himself after revelations that he employed his daughters in parliament on a total of 24 occasions
"21.03.2017 12:05:35" en.rfi.fr Secularism, security, EU dominate French TV presidential debate A massive 17 million people watched a televised debate between the five leading candidates in France's presidential election on Monday night. Left-wingers and centrists clashed with the far right's Marine Le Pen on immigration and racism, while she... The first TV debate in the French presidential campaign went into extra time, even though six of 11 candidates weren't present http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170321-secularism-security-eu-dominate-french-tv-presidential-debate
"20.03.2017 16:27:27" en.rfi.fr 25 French bishops accused of covering up hundreds of sex abuse cases Twenty-five French bishops covered up sexual abuse of by 32 Catholic priests for years, an investigative website claims. The abuse, which continued after 2000 when the church claimed to have tackled the problem, affected 339 victims, it says. New sex abuse accusations hit the French Catholic church
"20.03.2017 16:22:25" en.rfi.fr Former guerrillas dominate East Timor's presidential election People in East Timor (Timor Leste) went to the polls to elect a president on Monday. They had to choose between eight candidates with former guerrilla fighter Fransisco Guterres, nicknamed Lu-Olo, tipped to win. East Timor holds a presidential election 15 years after winning independence but former guerrillas still dominate its political scene
"20.03.2017 16:10:47" en.rfi.fr Rwandan opposition chooses candidate for presidential polls The head of Rwanda's opposition Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank Habineza, has been selected as his party's candidate for the…
"20.03.2017 14:42:25" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Is there a Catholic vote in France? More than half of France's population consider themselves Catholic but that means different things to different people. Studies have shown that practicing Catholics tend to vote on the right. And yet, there is no such thing as a "Catholic...
"20.03.2017 14:14:54" en.rfi.fr UBS to face trial for alleged French tax-dodging scheme Banking giant UBS is to face trial in France accused of organising a massive tax-fraud scheme that hid some 12 billion euros from French tax authorities in Swiss ban accounts. The bank denies the charges, which have been filed after an attempt at a... The Swiss-based banking giant could face record fines if found guilty of helping French tax-evaders
"20.03.2017 14:11:19" graphics.rfi.fr France's presidential candidates: Key facts France's presidential candidates: Key facts ▪▪ Infographics ▪▪ French presidential election: who are the candidates?
"20.03.2017 11:45:37" en.rfi.fr Thousands protest police violence in Paris Several thousand people demonstrated against police brutality in Paris on Sunday with some protesters clashing with police aftrewards. Demonstrations following the baton rape of a young black man continue in France
"20.03.2017 10:29:49" en.rfi.fr International report - Disarming and reintegrating CAR rebels In the Central African Republic (CAR), a dialogue over disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) has been initiated by the new government. With rebels still in control of much of CAR's resource-rich interior, however, few are optimistic... RFI's correspondent Philip Kleinfeld has this report from Bangui.
"20.03.2017 10:09:04" en.rfi.fr Autopsy finds drink, drugs in Orly attacker's blood Orly airport attacker Ziyed Ben Belgacem had traces of alcohol, cannabis and cocaine in his bloodstream an autopsy has established. Claims by airport attacker Belgacem's father that his son was under the influence of drink and drugs have been confirmed by the autopsy
"19.03.2017 16:53:38" en.rfi.fr Thousands rally for French Socialist presidential candidate Hamon Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon told thousands of enthusiastic supporters that he was standing firm despite critics within and outside the party at a campaign rally in Paris on Sunday. Organisers claimed that 25,000 people turned... Despite divisions in France's Socialist Party, candidate Benoît Hamon addressed a large and enthusiastic rally on Sunday
"19.03.2017 15:10:43" en.rfi.fr Air France strike causes few flight cancellations Few Air France flights were cancelled on Sunday, despite a strike by cabin crews, the airline announced, predicting less disruption on Monday, the third and last day of the industrial action. Despite a 38% turnout, a cabin crew strike has caused little disruption to Air France services, the company says
"19.03.2017 10:41:08" en.rfi.fr International media - Rwanda radio tackles relationship counseling and sex education Late every Friday night listeners in Kigali call Vestine Dusabe on Flash FM hoping that she will find a solution for their sexual concerns. Calls and text messages come from the rest of Rwanda, too. Between midnight and 2.00am they all tune in to A Rwandan radio presenter seeks to revive a traditional practise that increases women's sexual pleasure and counsels couple on their relationships
"19.03.2017 09:48:18" en.rfi.fr France set to fine UBS 1.1 billion euros for tax-dodging scheme French prosecutors are demanding 1.1 billion euros from banking giant UBS because it illegally solicited wealthy taxpayers to open secret Swiss bank accounts, a French newspaper reports. Swiss bank calls proposed fine unreasonable, says it has negotiated better deals with other countries
"18.03.2017 20:10:00" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Is a sustainable palm oil industry possible in Africa? Most of the world's palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. It's been that way for decades. But environmentalists say this has come at a huge cost to the region's forests, where native trees are cut down in order to plant the palm trees that supply...
"18.03.2017 17:41:46" en.rfi.fr France “regrets” inconclusive G20 talks on trade, climate Finance ministers from the world's 20 biggest economies, gathered in Baden Baden, Germany, dropped vows to fight climate change and anti-protectionism on Saturday.
"18.03.2017 17:40:51" en.rfi.fr Who are the 11 confirmed candidates in French presidential race? France's Constitutional Council announced this Saturday the 11 presidential candidates that have received the 500 signatures from elected officials necessary to stand in the first round of voting, which will take place on 23 April. RFI breaks...
"18.03.2017 12:40:02" en.rfi.fr France opens anti-terrorist probe after Orly shooting The second largest airport in France, located some 12 kilometres south of Paris, was evacuated on Saturday morning after security forces shot dead a man who had grabbed a soldier's weapon.
"18.03.2017 09:30:11" en.rfi.fr Man shot dead at Orly airport after taking soldier's gun Orly Airport south of Paris has been evacuated, and all air traffic has been temporarily suspended after police shot a man who had stolen a soldier's gun. Police operation ongoing. #BREAKING - Man shot dead at Orly airport after taking soldier's gun
"17.03.2017 15:22:31" en.rfi.fr Travel may be disrupted as Air France cabin crew calls for strike A call for three days of strike action has been issued by several Air France cabin crew unions, starting on Saturday 18 March.
"17.03.2017 15:13:13" en.rfi.fr France enters final stage of presidential race This Friday is the last day for French presidential candidates to gather the 500 signatures of support they need in order to stand in the upcoming presidential election. Main contenders François Fillon, Emmanuel Macron, Benoît Hamon and...
"17.03.2017 14:55:34" en.rfi.fr French narcotics cop sentenced over 50kg cocaine theft A French narcotics police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for stealing nearly 50 kilogrammes of cocaine from a safe in the headquarters of the Paris force.
"17.03.2017 14:43:59" en.rfi.fr International report - Ukrainian protestors set up road and train blockades For the past eight weeks, Ukrainian protestors have set up road and train blockades to stop the coal trade between the government in Kiev and pro-Russia separatists in the east. #Ukraine
"17.03.2017 13:44:50" en.rfi.fr Opposition politician Katumbi urges regional action on DR Congo's stalled political deal Exiled Congolese opposition politician Moïse Katumbi wants regional leaders to put pressure on President Joseph Kabila to implement the country's political agreement, he told RFI in an interview. Katumbi says he wants to travel back to the...
"17.03.2017 13:10:13" en.rfi.fr EU fines Air France millions over air cargo cartel The European Commission re-imposed a roughly 800-million-euro fine on Friday against global airlines that had colluded in an air cargo cartel, including Air France-KLM.
"17.03.2017 13:09:13" en.rfi.fr French school shooter used family's guns The 16-year-old who opened fire in his school in the south-eastern town of Grasse on Thursday used guns that belong to his parents and grandfather, according to a judicial source.
"17.03.2017 11:15:11" en.rfi.fr Fillon probe extended to luxury suit gifts French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon is to be be probed over luxury suits he received as gifts, according to judicial sources. The probe will broaden the ongoing investigation into the “fake job” scandal that...
"17.03.2017 09:19:40" en.rfi.fr European populism brought to standstill after Dutch vote Geert Wilders' populist Freedom Party did not manage to win the parliamentary vote in The Netherlands. The Liberal party of incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte won the show with 33 seats, followed by Wilders, second with 20 seats and a surprisingly...
"17.03.2017 09:19:08" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Dianoura: the art of singing beyond words After a year of hard work, 270 young musicians and choir singers are set to shine alongside Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Dianoura, a “tailor-made” mini-opera by Etienne Perruchon, uses an invented gibberish language called dogorien...
"16.03.2017 21:09:46" Timeline Photos Here's Shivendu Paul, the president of the Metali Listeners Club in Murshidabad, India, with just a little bit of Holi color on him ...
"16.03.2017 21:06:19" Photos from RFI English's post Kanchan KR Chatterjee, the president of the RFI Natun Radio Listeners Club in Murshidabad, India, shared his Holi festivities with us. He called Holi "The festival of colours and frolic". Sure looks fun! So fun, they somehow got their clothes on
"16.03.2017 14:55:40" soundcloud.com Live On Live - 2017 Dutch Election Outcome -Professor Bernard Steunenberg RFI's Jan Van Der Made speaks to Professor Bernard Steunenberg, from the University of Leiden about the results of the Dutch elections and the implications for Europe. On Paris Live PM this Thursday...
"16.03.2017 14:25:06" en.rfi.fr Interview: Gambia urging deployment of more Senegalese troops, says President Barrow The Gambian government has requested that Senegal deploy an extra 1,000 soldiers as part of the regional military force in the country, Gambian President Adama Barrow told RFI in an interview on Wednesday. Barrow met with French President Francois...
"15.03.2017 15:47:15" youtube.com Live On Live - IFRI Specialist Dorothée Schmid - Turkey, Erdogan and faltering relations with the EU "It's a bluff on the Turkish side to say they will suspend the EU agreement on migrants" : RFI's David Coffey speaks to author and academic, Dorothée Schmid,... On Paris Live PM today:
"15.03.2017 15:32:43" en.rfi.fr Dutch go to the polls with extreme right polling well Some 13 million Dutch are casting their vote on March 15 and they can choose from 1116 cadidates who are contesting 150 seats in parliament.
"15.03.2017 15:24:29" soundcloud.com Live On Live - IFRI Specialist Dorothée Schmid - Turkey, Erdogan And Faltering Relations With The EU "It's a bluff on the Turkish side to say they will suspend the EU agreement on migrants" : RFI's David Coffey speaks to author and academic, Dorothée Schmid, who heads the Turkey & Middle East Departm On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"15.03.2017 13:35:44" en.rfi.fr French press review 15 March 2017 Francois Fillon in media blitz after he is placed under judicial investigation over the suspected "Penelopegate" fake jobs scandal. Commentators wonder if his presidential bid can survive the storm.
"15.03.2017 10:27:28" en.rfi.fr Total starts production at Congo's Moho Nord oil field French oil giant Total said Wednesday it has started production at the Moho Nord offshore oil field in Congo, the African country's biggest oil development to date.
"15.03.2017 10:03:50" en.rfi.fr Woman with Down's Syndrome presents weather on French TV Melanie Segard, a 21-year-old woman with Down's Syndrome, broke new ground for the disabled on Tuesday by presenting the weather forecast on French national TV.
"15.03.2017 09:58:56" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - Femininity in the Alicia Koplowitz collection In this week's look at the arts in France, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams discovers part of a private painting and sculpture collection with a distinctly feminine touch.
"15.03.2017 09:38:58" en.rfi.fr May's Brexit plan backed by MPs but shaken by Scots British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the country's parliament Tuesday after MPs gave her the signal to pull the UK out of the European Union. However, May's plans have been wrongfooted by Scotland's decision to hold another independence
"15.03.2017 09:35:51" en.rfi.fr Paris rat-catchers go on strike Paris's overworked rat-catchers staged a one-day strike Tuesday, protesting outside city hall to demand reinforcements and bonuses two months after carrying out a massive cull in the French capital.
"14.03.2017 15:38:24" youtube.com Live on Live Dutch Elections and the Rise of Populism in the EU Famke Krumbmüller OpenCitiz "What is important is that it doesn't look like any of these populists will come to power in any EU countries": RFI's David Coffey speaks to Famke Krumbmülle... On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"14.03.2017 15:17:02" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Dutch Elections And The Rise Of Populism In The EU - Famke Krumbmüller - OpenCitiz "What is important is that it doesn't look like any of these polpulists will come to power in any EU countries": RFI's David Coffey speaks to Famke Krumbmüller, political analyst and Co-Founder of "Op On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"14.03.2017 14:46:40" en.rfi.fr Presidential candidate Fillon charged over 'fake jobs' scandal - Fillon's lawyer #BREAKING - Presidential candidate Fillon charged over 'fake jobs' scandal - Fillon's lawyer
"14.03.2017 11:55:39" en.rfi.fr International report - How Colombia is managing medicinal cannabis Since December 2015, Colombia has authorized medicinal cannabis. Already the business and the culture around the product is growing. In Medellin, the first Colombian city in terms of consumption of cannabis, companies had their first international...
"14.03.2017 11:12:27" en.rfi.fr Paris rolls out new digital newspaper kiosks A new-look newspaper kiosk appeared on a Paris street Monday, the first of hundreds that will replace the iconic domed structures that have dotted the city since the 1860s.
"14.03.2017 11:05:50" en.rfi.fr 'De-radicalisation' pioneer convicted of embezzling public funds The former head of a de-radicalization cell, Sonia Imloul, was sentenced on Monday by the Paris Criminal Court to four months in prison and 25,000 euros in damages for embezzlement of public funds. The prison time has been suspended.
"14.03.2017 09:55:52" en.rfi.fr Valls still undecided over presidential support Former Socialist party prime minister Manuel Valls has denied reports that he will be calling for voters to back independent Socialist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. Nor will he be backing Benoit Hamon, the Socialist Party's candidate.
"14.03.2017 09:55:11" en.rfi.fr Rugby world rocked as French giants merge French giants Racing 92 and Stade Francais, winners of the last two Top 14 titles, announced Monday a shock merger to create a 'super club' that leaves many top stars in limbo.
"13.03.2017 12:43:51" en.rfi.fr What's at stake in the Netherlands' elections? In this weeks election, voters in Holland have to try and make sense of promises made by 28 parties and choose their future against a backdrop of a violent diplomatic dispute with Turkey, growing irritation with the EU, and increasingly populist
"13.03.2017 10:40:37" en.rfi.fr Paris mayor to spend €1.5m on 'war on rats' The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city's streets.
"13.03.2017 10:34:55" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Paris 'shooting' gallery a success, but opposition remains France opened its first shooting gallery in a Paris hospital in October last year. It's a safe place where drug addicts can inject under medical supervision.
"13.03.2017 09:31:01" en.rfi.fr The Sound Kitchen - Pandas, Holi, and High Life … all good! This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the quiz about the giant panda. There's the listener mailbag, some great music, and of course … the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
"13.03.2017 09:14:06" en.rfi.fr Fillon says he is the target of a media 'manhunt' Beleaguered French conservative party presidential candidate, Francois Fillon, said in an interview Monday that he believes he is the victim of “a manhunt” carried out by “dozens of journalists” who are “rummaging through...
"13.03.2017 09:11:05" en.rfi.fr Carlos the Jackal stands trial in Paris Carlos the Jackal, the perpetrator of headline-grabbing attacks in the 1970s and early 1980s, goes on trial in France on Monday for the deadly bombing of a Paris shop more than 40 years ago.
"12.03.2017 17:03:25" en.rfi.fr Les Républicains party to 'discipline' member for tweeting Macron cartoon The secretary general of the French right-wing Les Républicains party, Bernard Accoyer, announced in a statement on Sunday that he had called for a “disciplinary meeting” with the party's communications officer, Lionel Moisy...
"12.03.2017 15:09:30" en.rfi.fr Arsenal ease into FA Cup semis after beating Lincoln Arsenal ended their woeful run over the past ten days to score a convincing 5-0 win over Lincoln City in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.
"12.03.2017 14:56:19" en.rfi.fr Qualifier Pospisil stuns top seed Murray in Indian Wells Masters World number one Andy Murray was stunned in straight sets by a qualifier in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters tournament on Saturday. Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil, ranked 129th in the world, recorded a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) win over the top...
"12.03.2017 14:36:10" en.rfi.fr Amid row with Netherlands, Turkish foreign minister attends rally in France Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, addressed a rally in the north-eastern French city of Metz this Sunday. The event comes one day after the minister was barred entry from the Netherlands amid a tense diplomatic row.
"12.03.2017 12:28:20" en.rfi.fr French weekly magazines review 12 March 2017 If you've already had enough of the François Fillon saga, then this week's magazines are certainly not for you.
"12.03.2017 11:33:53" en.rfi.fr Six years after Fukushima, anti-nuclear activists protest in France Greenpeace and other environmental groups organised protests throughout the country on Saturday to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, and to demand the closure of nuclear plants in France.
"11.03.2017 16:07:55" en.rfi.fr City cruise past Middlesbrough to reach FA Cup semis Manchester City reached the semifinal of the FA Cup following a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday.
"11.03.2017 15:09:05" en.rfi.fr Polish PM mocks Hollande's low approval ratings Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo's comments came at a European Union (EU) summit in Brussels on Friday, one day after the re-election of Donald Tusk as European Council president, which Poland had tried to block.
"11.03.2017 12:35:12" en.rfi.fr French appeals court sentences cop for shooting man in back This Friday, the Paris Court of Appeals handed down a five-year suspended sentence to policeman Damien Saboundjian for the killing of Amine Bentounsi in April 2012. The officer had initially been acquitted in January of 2016.
"11.03.2017 10:31:53" en.rfi.fr African press review 11 March 2017 Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari returned home after nearly two months medical leave yesterday and says the vice president will remain in charge for the next few days. Is South Africa's president serious about the social grants issue? And how does...
"11.03.2017 10:12:13" en.rfi.fr French press review 11 March 2017 Is a ruling making French the exclusive language accepted on public building sites discriminatory? Is peace possible in Mali? When? How is Pope Francis bearing up as his reforming papacy enters its fifth year? And should we be worried about a far right...
"10.03.2017 18:32:57" en.rfi.fr Former world champion John Surtees dies aged 83 John Surtees, the only man to win both the Formula One and motorcycle Grand Prix world titles, died on Friday aged 83.
"10.03.2017 18:23:23" en.rfi.fr London looms large in FA Cup quarter-finals The return of Jose Mourinho - the self-styled 'Special One' - to his former west London haunt with Manchester United is one of the highlights of FA Cup quarter-final weekend in England. Mourinho anointed himself with the sobriquet in 2004 during his...
"10.03.2017 17:16:21" en.rfi.fr What is 'multi-speed Europe', and does France back the idea? The idea of a so-called multi-speed Europe has come to dominate the European Union (EU) summit in Brussels that began on Thursday. While the concept is not new, European leaders – especially France and Germany – have been considering it...
"10.03.2017 11:29:10" en.rfi.fr Bike delivery riders unionise in France Cyclists in France working for online food delivery groups have organised their first trade union to fight for better pay and job security, the CGT trade union said on Thursday.
"10.03.2017 10:55:56" en.rfi.fr Socialist candidate Hamon backtracks on universal basic income French presidential candidate Benoît Hamon announced on television this Thursday that he has modified his proposal for a universal basic income, which has been central to his campaign.
"10.03.2017 09:55:44" soundcloud.com 'A million years to reach Trappist 1', astrophysicist Daniel Hestroffer Astronomers recently discovered 7 new planets orbiting a single star, Trappist 1. Daniel Hestroffer of the Observatoire de Paris tells RFI's Angela Diffley about cool stars, new planets and how we fin On Paris Live PM :
"10.03.2017 09:23:26" en.rfi.fr African press review 10 March 2017 Police in Kenya nab a gang of cyber-criminals suspected of robbing billions of shillings from banks, businesses and the Kenyan Revenue Authority. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari returns to Nigeria after two months in London. The world's heaviest...
"10.03.2017 09:21:08" en.rfi.fr French press review 10 March 2017 Benoît Hamon is the French presidential contender getting the front-page treatment this morning . . . his adjustments to several controversial proposals show that he knows what has to be done. With just six weeks to go to the first...
"10.03.2017 09:19:25" en.rfi.fr Artist Jeff Koons and Centre Pompidou convicted in plagiarism case A French court ruled on Thursday that the American artist's sculpture Naked, 1988, plagiarised Frenchman Jean-François Bauret's 1975 photograph, Enfants.
"09.03.2017 16:27:22" en.rfi.fr Disbelief over South Sudan's move to hike fees for aid foreign workers The South Sudanese government has said it will increase work permit fees for foreigners to up to 10,000 dollars. The move, which comes as the country is suffering from famine, is worrying aid workers on the ground.
"09.03.2017 15:50:14" en.rfi.fr French ambassadors speak out against Marine Le Pen France's ambassadors to the United States and Japan have criticised far-right presidential candidate and National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen.
"09.03.2017 15:45:43" en.rfi.fr Concrete to be first 24-hour French club Paris has granted permission to Concrete, a stationary boat club on the Seine, to keep its doors open 24 hours on weekends. It is the first club in France to be able to do so.
"09.03.2017 12:21:25" en.rfi.fr French-Swiss cement giant ready to 'supply material' for Trump's wall LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen has told AFP that his company is prepared to sell its cement for “all types of infrastructure projects in the United States”.
"09.03.2017 10:55:30" en.rfi.fr After recent school violence, Paris minors to appear in court Two days after the violent confrontations between police and students at Suger High School in Saint-Denis, eight of the 55 people who had been held in police custody are set to appear before a judge in juvenile court this Thursday.
"09.03.2017 09:30:11" en.rfi.fr Barcelona unhinge PSG to advance to Champions League last eight Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery faces a fight for survival after his side lost 6-1 in Barcelona on Wednesday night to exit the Uefa Champions League. The French champions went into the last 16 second leg game leading 4-0.
"09.03.2017 09:01:58" en.rfi.fr French press review 9 March 2017 Would it really be a good idea for France to leave the European single currency? What is behind North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling? Which French presidential candidate did not accept a public charter to clean up national political life? And what's...
"09.03.2017 08:28:30" en.rfi.fr African press review 9 March 2017 Why is South Africa called to appear before the International Criminal Court? Is South Sudan on the brink of genocide? Who really runs the DRC? Will the latest government move bring an end to the strike by hospital doctors in Kenya, now into its fourth...
"08.03.2017 18:01:41" en.rfi.fr Body parts found in French family murder case This Wednesday, investigators found body parts belonging to the Troadec family at the home of Hubert Caouissin, the man who has confessed to killing his four relatives with a crowbar.
"08.03.2017 17:42:39" en.rfi.fr 400,000 unsafe abortions in Columbia every year Marta Royo, the executive director of Profamilia Columbia, was the guest on Paris Live PM for International Women's Day. She spoke with RFI's Zeenat Hansrod about family planning and abortion in Columbia.
"08.03.2017 15:58:54" en.rfi.fr French women called to strike on International Women's Day Unions and women's rights groups in France have called for a strike in protest of the country's gender pay gap, this Wednesday for International Women's Day.
"08.03.2017 13:04:32" en.rfi.fr Rhino killed by poachers at French zoo The white rhino was shot three times in the head and had his horns sawn off, Thoiry Zoo announced on Tuesday.
"08.03.2017 12:55:32" en.rfi.fr Avalanche kills two in French Alps A Dutch snowboarder and a skier have been killed after a series of avalanches in the French Alps following heavy snowfall, local officials said Wednesday. Two others are missing.
"08.03.2017 10:45:31" en.rfi.fr Future of DR Congo mining could be on rocky ground if US Dodd Frank 1502 rolled back The future of mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo could be changed forever as watchdog agencies, Congolese non-governmental organizations, and American businesses are watching the US Trump administration after a draft executive order was leaked... If the US rolls back the conflict minerals act (Dodd Frank 1502) for 2 years, there will be problems on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo, say activists:
"08.03.2017 10:43:48" en.rfi.fr Socialist heavyweights abandon their own candidate in favour of Macron Former Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë announced this Wednesday that he supports centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron over his own Socialist Party's candidate, Benoît Hamon.
"07.03.2017 16:36:55" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Africa - Laws in Africa failing to prevent rape; keeping tabs on Guinea's president Spotlight on Africa this week looks at how laws against sexual violence are failing to protect women and finds out about a new project which aims to keep Guinean President Alpha Condé to his word. Spotlight on Africa this week looks at how laws against sexual violence are failing to protect women and finds out about a new project which aims to keep Guinean President Alpha Condé to his word...
"07.03.2017 16:03:28" soundcloud.com 'Britain can't divide and rule EU,' Colin Hay on Brexit With Britain gearing up to launch the formal Brexit process, Colin Hay, professor of Political Science at Sciences Po university in Paris tells RFI's Angela Diffley about some of the hurdles ahead. On Paris Live PM this Tuesday :
"07.03.2017 10:39:08" en.rfi.fr French press review 7 March 2017 Francois Fillon's tribulations are far from over. That's the vie offered by several papers this morning after the embattled Republican presidential hopeful secured the "unanimous" support from his party's top organ
"07.03.2017 10:26:08" en.rfi.fr A number of skiers have been swept away by an avalanche in Tignes, in the Savoie region, local police say. Issued on 3/7/17 to 11:21 AM A number of skiers have been swept away by an avalanche in Tignes, in the Savoie region, local police say. #BREAKING - A number of skiers have been swept away by an avalanche in Tignes, in the Savoie region, local police say.
"07.03.2017 10:22:57" en.rfi.fr French cop stands trial over cocaine heist A French drug squad officer goes on trial on Tuesday, accused of stealing around 50 kilograms of cocaine from police headquarters in Paris in a case that has shaken the high-profile force.
"07.03.2017 10:02:21" en.rfi.fr Zeus kills 2, leaves 600,000 homes without power Winds gusting up to hurricane force battered west and central France on Monday, leaving two people dead and 600,000 homes without electricity, authorities said.
"07.03.2017 09:02:42" en.rfi.fr Fillon finally wins 'unanimous' party backing France's embattled presidential hopeful Francois Fillon on Monday won "unanimous" support from his Republicans party, putting him firmly back in the driver's seat after veteran conservative Alain Juppe rejected calls to stand in his place.
"06.03.2017 11:56:48" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Why the Fillon controversy is stirring public anger Allegations of corruption and conflicts of interest have become a major issue in the France's presidential and parliamentary elections.
"06.03.2017 11:27:56" en.rfi.fr French press review 6 March 2017 The refusal of embattled French Republican presidential hopeful François Fillon to step down over suspected fake parliamentary jobs he gave his wife and children, continues to dominate the front pages of the papers. .
"06.03.2017 10:32:19" en.rfi.fr Ex-PM Juppe rules himself out of presidency race Former prime minister Alain Juppe ruled himself out on Monday as an alternative rightwing candidate for his party colleague Francois Fillon whose campaign has been thrown into chaos by a fake job scandal.
"06.03.2017 09:12:42" en.rfi.fr Hollande will 'do everything' to stop Le Pen Far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the forthcoming presidential election in France, President Francois Hollande warned on Monday, vowing to "do everything" in his power to stop it happening.
"06.03.2017 08:24:05" en.rfi.fr Brother-in-law admits killing French family of four The brother-in-law of a Frenchman missing along with his wife and two children for over a fortnight has admitted killing all four of the family, sources close to the probe said Monday.
"05.03.2017 17:33:42" en.rfi.fr Pressure on Fillon persists despite Paris rally A senior politician from embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's conservative camp said on Sunday that several party heavyweights were about to issue a statement calling for former prime minister Alain Juppe to replace him.
"05.03.2017 16:38:24" en.rfi.fr Sister, brother-in-law in custody in French missing family probe The sister and brother-in-law of Frenchman Pascal Troadec who has been missing along with his wife and two children since mid-February were remanded in custody on Sunday, sources close to the case said.
"05.03.2017 13:01:09" en.rfi.fr Les Républicains party bosses bring Fillon crisis meeting forward Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was under growing pressure to quit the race on Saturday as his party leaders brought forward a meeting to discuss the situation and former allies shied away from a planned rally to support him.
"05.03.2017 12:59:59" en.rfi.fr Two girls swept out to sea in French storms A four-year-old girl is dead and her eight-year-old sister missing after both were swept out to sea by a large wave in the southern French port of Marseille, a source close to the case said Sunday.
"05.03.2017 10:27:15" en.rfi.fr Fillon battles for survival as wife urges him to 'keep going to the end' French conservative candidate Francois Fillon battled to keep his presidential hopes alive ahead of a major rally Sunday as his wife broke her silence over the "fake jobs" scandal that has threatened to engulf his election bid.
"04.03.2017 14:06:36" en.rfi.fr France to experience flight disruption as air traffic controllers strike A French air traffic control union has announced a four-day strike, which will delay or cancel up to a third of flights in Paris and around France starting Monday.
"04.03.2017 13:09:15" en.rfi.fr Le Pen loses support after state employee comments An apparent threat by far-right leader Marine le Pen to punish state employees who "persecute" political opponents may have eroded her support, according to a poll which found her first-round lead in France's presidential election slipping. .
"04.03.2017 11:09:24" en.rfi.fr The Sound Kitchen - Oy Hannukah! This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the quiz about Hannukah. There's musings on weather and flowers (why not?), some great music, and of course … the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
"04.03.2017 09:57:50" en.rfi.fr Presidential candidate Fillon marks birthday with little to cheer about Scandal-hit French conservative candidate Francois Fillon this weekend will bid to keep his presidential hopes alive after more allies abandoned him and a possible replacement to him emerged from the shadows.
"03.03.2017 12:29:14" en.rfi.fr Trumpeter Maalouf accused of kissing 14-year-old girl Star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is being investigated by French police for kissing a 14-year-old girl while she was his intern, a justice official said Friday.
"03.03.2017 11:14:57" en.rfi.fr Juppe prepared to replace Fillon - Juppe associate Former French prime minister Alain Juppe is ready to step in as a conservative presidential candidate if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out, a member of Juppe's entourage said Friday.
"03.03.2017 10:54:42" en.rfi.fr Trumpeter Maalouf accused of kissing 14-year-old girl Star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf is being investigated by French police for kissing a 14-year-old girl while she was his intern, a justice official said Friday.
"03.03.2017 09:57:52" en.rfi.fr Teenager jailed for seven years for attack on Jewish teacher A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in France with a machete was sentenced to seven years in jail on Thursday by a French juvenile court.
"03.03.2017 08:24:19" en.rfi.fr Police raid Fillon's home in 'fake jobs' probe Police raided the Paris home of French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday over an alleged fake job scandal as a senior party colleague warned him he risked dragging his party "into an abyss".
"02.03.2017 17:36:36" en.rfi.fr In world-first breakthrough, French doctors use gene therapy to treat rare blood disease For the first time, gene therapy has been used to treat a boy with sickle cell disease in Paris. The medical treatment was developed and administered by a research team from Paris's public hospital system, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de...
"02.03.2017 17:34:46" en.rfi.fr Luis Enrique steps down as Barcelona coach Barcelona boss Luis Enrique exploited the post-match euphoria of his side's 6-1 annihilation of Sporting Gijon on Wednesday night to announce that he will quit at the end of the season. Enrique, 46, cited the grind of the pressure as the main...
"02.03.2017 16:28:28" en.rfi.fr Fillon scandal: what does it all mean for the French presidential election? Embattled right-wing presidential candidate Francois Fillon is trying to keep his campaign on track after he revealed he is to be charged over a fake jobs scandal. The new revelation led dozens of right-wing MPs to withdraw their support...
"02.03.2017 16:07:03" en.rfi.fr PSG maintain hunt for hat trick of cup titles Paris Saint-Germain continued their quest for a hat trick of French Cups with a 2-0 victory on Wednesday night at Niort. Javier Pastore and Edinson Cavani struck in the last 12 minutes to kill off the second division outfit.
"02.03.2017 15:06:04" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Shulem Deen - Authior of "All Who Go Do Not Return" "I moved from the extreme fanatics to the even more extreme fanatics. RFI's David Coffey speaks to Shulem Deen, award winning author of "All Who Go Do Not Return" - a personal account of life within t On Paris Live PM this Thursday...
"02.03.2017 14:08:57" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen loses EU immunity over graphic IS tweets The European Parliament voted on Thursday to lift Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution after she tweeted images of violence at the hands of the Islamic State armed group (IS).
"02.03.2017 10:59:34" en.rfi.fr In missing family mystery, son's car is found Police found the car of Sébastien Troadec in a parking lot in Saint-Nazaire, in western France, on Thursday. He has been missing for nearly two weeks along with his sister and parents.
"02.03.2017 10:55:30" en.rfi.fr French cement giant admits 'unacceptable practices' at Syria plant LafargeHolcim, a French cement maker, admitted on Thursday that it had paid armed groups in Syria to continue its local operations.
"02.03.2017 10:19:56" en.rfi.fr Macron unveils long-awaited presidential programme Parts of the centrist candidate's platform, outlined in a document numbering around 30 pages, were published by French daily Le Parisien.
"01.03.2017 18:19:41" en.rfi.fr Battle to regulate hormone disruptors in limbo after EU push fails Scientists and consumer groups have criticised the European Commission for postponing a long-delayed vote on classifying hormone disrupting chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors. The chemical substances in everyday goods -- from toys, to paint to... Health groups slam @EU_Commission delay on #hormonedisruptors: 'The longer we wait, worse it gets' they tell @RFI. Commission says not that easy:
"01.03.2017 17:01:47" en.rfi.fr Missing family mystery deepens as daughter's social security card found near Brest The social security card belonging to Charlotte Troadec, 18, who has been missing along with her brother and her parents for nearly two weeks, was found by a jogger near Brest on Wednesday. The card was in a pair of pants, according to AFP.
"01.03.2017 16:07:56" en.rfi.fr French experimental artist emerges 'stunned' from week inside rock A French artist emerged from a week entombed inside a 12-tonne rock on Wednesday at the Paris museum Palais de Tokyo. He said he was "a little stunned" by the experience.
"01.03.2017 16:05:17" en.rfi.fr French Left takes on Fillon over 'political assassination' comment On the left, presidential candidates and other political figures have condemned François Fillon's claim that the justice system is biased and unfair.
"01.03.2017 15:36:36" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Gerald Olivier On Donald Trump's Address To US Congress "The US Democrats need a 'Birth Certificate' issue to bring down the Trump Administration" RFI's David Coffey speaks to Gerald Olivier, author and strategist to take a look at US President Donald Trum On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"01.03.2017 13:00:00" en.rfi.fr Top Paris label sacks agency over 'sadistic' abuse of models Fashion brand Balenciaga said on Wednesday it had sacked its casting agency amid a furore over the "sadistic" mistreatment of models at Paris fashion week.
"01.03.2017 12:23:06" en.rfi.fr Fillon, charged in fraud scandal, vows to fight on in presidential bid Right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon has announced that he will stay in the race, despite being charged in the ongoing fraud scandal concerning his wife's "fake job" as parliamentary assistant. He confirmed that he will...
"01.03.2017 09:39:35" en.rfi.fr Trial opens for 17-year-old who attacked Jewish teacher with machete The attacker, who was 15 years old at the time of the incident, has been charged with terrorism offences and attempted murder, with an aggravated circumstance of anti-Semitism. It is the first time the Paris juvenile court will hear a criminal
"01.03.2017 09:39:12" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen set to lose EU parliament immunity over IS tweets European lawmakers paved the way on Tuesday for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to lose her parliamentary immunity over her tweeting of images of Islamic State (IS) armed group atrocities.
"28.02.2017 16:40:26" en.rfi.fr Post-Ranieri Leicester back to winning ways Defending champions Leicester City got their Premier League campaign on track after defeating Liverpool 3-1 at home on Monday night. A brace by Jamie Vardy and a stunning strike by Danny Drinkwater helped Leicester overcome Liverpool, who put up a...
"28.02.2017 15:47:18" en.rfi.fr Latest South Korean scandal could damage business giant Samsung In South Korea, the heir to the Samsung empire was indicted this Tuesday on multiple charges, including bribery and embezzlement. Prosecutors have also indicted four other top executives, in what is the latest blow to the world's biggest smartphone...
"28.02.2017 15:42:45" en.rfi.fr French media tackles fake news head-on before elections Thirty-seven French news organisations launched “CrossCheck” on Tuesday, an online fact-checking service intended to debunk the “fake news”. Google and Facebook have supported the project.
"28.02.2017 14:46:04" en.rfi.fr Paris high schools blockaded by student protestors Four high schools in the French capital were shut down on Tuesday morning by students protesting police violence, according to the Local Education Authority. Four others were partially blockaded.
"28.02.2017 12:01:34" en.rfi.fr Paris Fashion Week kicks off with 3 designers new to city's catwalks Paris Fashion Week debuts on Tuesday. Over the next eight days, more than 80 shows will take place, including three from designers who are exposing in Paris Fashion Week for the first time.
"28.02.2017 09:59:12" en.rfi.fr French court fines Jean-Marie Le Pen for Roma comment The father of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was ordered on Monday to pay 5,000 euros after losing his appeal against a conviction for describing people from the Roma minority as "smelly".
"28.02.2017 09:50:50" en.rfi.fr 1 out of 6 French MPs employs family, according to new report Right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon is not alone. According to French centrist daily Le Monde, at least one out of six members of parliament in the National Assembly has relatives on his or her payroll.
"28.02.2017 08:09:55" en.rfi.fr French digital affairs secretary resigns to join Hamon's campaign The Socialist minister responsible for digital affairs Axelle Lemaire resigned on Monday, according to an interview published by French daily Libération. She wants to focus her energy on her campaign for France's upcoming legislative elections,...
"27.02.2017 18:20:50" soundcloud.com 'Moonlight' success stirs hope for African cinema "Moonlight's" surprise best picture win at this year's Oscars stunned audiences across the globe and silenced critics of the Academy, accused of racism. In Africa, the low-budget film has fuelled ex #Moonlight success @Oscars2017 boosts hopes for #African cinema, critics tell RFI English
"27.02.2017 15:26:52" en.rfi.fr London exchange pessimistic about merger The London Stock Exchange (LSE) said that it is "highly unlikely" it will be able to meet antitrust conditions set by Brussels for merger with Deutsche Boerse, the German stock exchange.
"27.02.2017 15:14:20" en.rfi.fr France in state of 'civil war' according to right-wing candidate Fillon Right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon has accused accused the Socialist government of formenting a "civil war" in France, and of being "passive" in the face of recent unrest.
"27.02.2017 13:39:32" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - France makes multinationals more responsible for respecting human rights France has become the first country to adopt a law that requires French-registered multinational companies to take responsibility for their whole supply chain, including in their subcontracting companies in the developing world. Supporters of the new...
"27.02.2017 13:15:18" en.rfi.fr Paris mayor slams 'unfriendly' Trump over safety row Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday spoke out against disparaging comments by Donald Trump about the French capital and immigration policies in Europe, suggesting the US president should instead focus on issues closer to home.
"27.02.2017 11:59:41" en.rfi.fr International report - What astronauts eat in space The Frenchman sent to the international space station a few months ago, Thomas Pesquet, will celebrate his birthday today, four hundred kilometres above Earth. He'll be 39. And because it's his birthday, he'll get to eat something...
"27.02.2017 11:57:56" en.rfi.fr Family's mysterious disappearance puzzles French investigators A couple and their two children living near Nantes have been missing for nearly two weeks. The city's public prosecutor Pierre Sennès announced Sunday that traces of blood have been found in their home.
"27.02.2017 10:34:38" en.rfi.fr Socialist candidate Hamon gains ally, loses another as French Left looks forward to elections The Socialist Party's presidential candidate Benoît Hamon has been boosted by Yannick Jadot, the Green Party candidate who dropped out of the race to back him. But Hamon won't have the support of rival far-left candidate Jean-Luc...
"26.02.2017 15:46:44" en.rfi.fr France to send counterterror forces to Niger France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.
"26.02.2017 15:46:44" en.rfi.fr France to send counterterror forces to Niger France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.
"26.02.2017 15:45:27" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Breaking down Saudi's male guardianship system In December, a song and video released by Saudi singer Majed al Esa, called Hwages, which loosely translates into 'Concern', went viral almost immediately.
"26.02.2017 13:27:07" en.rfi.fr French Jewish Holocaust scholar nearly deported from US An Egyptian-born French Jewish scholar on his way to a Texas university was nearly deported recently from the United States when he landed in Houston.
"26.02.2017 11:59:12" en.rfi.fr French weekly magazines review 26 February 2017 It's been a lively week in what's proving to be an eventful and intriguing race for the Elysée Palace and France's top job, that of President of the Republic.
"26.02.2017 11:09:33" en.rfi.fr Comprehensive Irish victory nails French Six Nation ambitions Johnny Sexton made a tremendous return to international duty by guiding Ireland to a 19-9 victory over France at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday, adding pressure on favourites England.
"26.02.2017 11:08:02" en.rfi.fr France to send counterterror forces to Niger France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.
"26.02.2017 10:51:45" en.rfi.fr No let up in investigations into presidential candidates - Minister France's presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen can expect no pause in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections in April, the justice minister said Sunday.
"25.02.2017 15:44:11" en.rfi.fr Stone experience is like 'tripping', French artist says An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week.
"25.02.2017 13:06:38" en.rfi.fr Stone experience is like 'tripping', French artist says An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week.
"25.02.2017 11:14:20" en.rfi.fr Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert scoops 'French Oscar' Isabelle Huppert and her hit thriller "Elle" were the big winners late Friday at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- in a highly political ceremony marked by Hollywood star George Clooney warning that freedom had to be defended...
"25.02.2017 11:13:33" en.rfi.fr Judge takes over Fillon 'fake jobs' investigation French presidential challenger Francois Fillon will face a full judicial inquiry into allegations he paid family members for fake parliamentary jobs after the country's financial prosecutor said he was appointing a magistrate to lead a deeper probe.
"24.02.2017 16:15:17" en.rfi.fr Wilders security scare escalates Dutch election campaign Netherlands far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders has gone underground ahead of the country's general election, after a police agent reportedly leaked information about him to a Moroccan gang. Authorities have insisted Wilders is safe.
"24.02.2017 15:36:28" en.rfi.fr What Libya's new travel ban really means Authorities in control of eastern Libya have banned residents aged between 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The military government says the aim is to stop people from joining terrorists groups. RFI takes a look at the reasons
"24.02.2017 14:50:24" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen snubs police interview in 'fake jobs' probe French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to attend questioning by investigating magistrates on Friday over claims she broke the rules on the use of European Parliament funds.
"24.02.2017 14:48:48" en.rfi.fr France's César film awards set for Friday night The Césars, France's version of the Academy Awards, will take place this Friday night during a live broadcast from Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet amid some international attention and controversy.
"24.02.2017 12:29:38" en.rfi.fr French Greens offer hair samples to highlight pesticide risks Seven top French environmentalists including Yannick Jadot, the former presidential candidate for the Green party, have had their hair tested to draw attention to the prevalence of pesticides and other pollutants in daily life.
"24.02.2017 12:28:46" en.rfi.fr France's Macron takes on critics over 'vague' programme France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gave the first clear outlines of his economic programme on Friday, promising cuts to public spending and an assault on unemployment.
"24.02.2017 12:28:00" en.rfi.fr French presidential candidate Benoît Hamon forges political ally With the country's presidential election just months away, Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon picked up new backing on Thursday that could help France's political left forge a united front.
"24.02.2017 10:04:47" en.rfi.fr Oslo Conference calls on donors to fight famine, starvation An international donor conference in Oslo, Norway aiming to raise a chunk of the 1.4 billion euros the United Nations says it needs to address deepening food insecurity in the region this year. Earlier this week the United Nations said 1.4 million...
"23.02.2017 21:32:34" Timeline Photos This is Charles Ongole John (on the left), the president of the RFI Kumi Central Listeners Club in Kampala, Uganda with Mbusa Thomas, the president of the French language RFI Listeners Club in the same city, the RFI Kampala Club. They are at the Alliance
"23.02.2017 21:24:08" Photos from RFI English's post Here are some of the winners of the Republic Day quiz, an event sponsored by the RFI Listeners Club of Jorhat in Assam, India. Prithwiraj Purkayastha serves as president.
"23.02.2017 20:48:21" Photos from RFI English's post This is Puspo Maitra, the president of the Women's Listener Club in Mushidabad, India, with one of her best friends, a radio. Ms Maitra's club recently co-hosted a sports competition for girls.
"23.02.2017 20:39:05" Timeline Photos More World Radio Day celebrations - this time from the RFI International Radio Listeners Club in Murshidibad, India, Mr Najimuddin, president.
"23.02.2017 19:31:27" Photos from RFI English's post These photos in from the new RFI Club, the RFI Students Club in Mushidibad, India. They are celebrating World Radio Day - and the arrival of their Welcome Package, which we send to all new Clubs. I like the bubbles!
"23.02.2017 19:18:26" Timeline Photos Muhammad Shamim S, the president of the RFI Golden Eagles Club in Keralam State, India, presenting a radio as a gift on World Radio Day.
"23.02.2017 19:16:15" Timeline Photos Sourodeep Sarkar, a member of the RFI GOLDEN DX CLUB in Jiaganj, India went to BHUTAN by motorcycle, to promote RFI. He arrived there last night. We are not talking an across town trip - according to Dr Siddhartha Sarkar, the president of the club, it
"23.02.2017 19:15:24" Timeline Photos Here are loyal RFI English listeners Nikki and Abdulai Saiko Bai with their brand new baby boy, Gabriel. Welcome to the world Gabriel, and congratulations to the proud parents.
"23.02.2017 15:35:21" en.rfi.fr French, US astronauts complete space grab US astronaut Shane Kimbrough said on Thursday that his French colleague Thomas Pesquet "did an awesome job" operating an 18-metre robotic arm to successfully grab an unmanned cargo ship containing food and supplies.
"23.02.2017 14:54:25" en.rfi.fr French Prime Minister in central China to promote 'Made in France' French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is in Wuhan, China this Thursday, in part to promote French business. The visit marks the end of Cazeneuve's first overseas trip in his role as French prime minster.
"23.02.2017 13:14:23" en.rfi.fr International report - Cape Town Art Fair showcases artists from Africa Some 400 artists from Africa and 60 galleries from across the continent and Europe were showcased at the...
"23.02.2017 12:47:13" en.rfi.fr Russians robbed of €100K on French motorway A Russian couple has been robbed of jewelry and luxury goods worth some 100,000 euros on a stretch of Parisian motorway notorious for the robberies of wealthy tourists.
"23.02.2017 12:32:56" en.rfi.fr French high school students protest against police brutality French high school students blockaded lycées on Thursday and took to the streets of Paris to show their support for a young man who was allegedly raped by a police officer while in police custody.
"23.02.2017 11:49:38" en.rfi.fr French press review 23 February 2017 Today's French papers delve into the country's presidential election campaign.
"23.02.2017 11:18:41" youtube.com Live on Live with Nick Norbrook, managing editor of The Africa Report Who runs South Africa? That's the 64 thousand dollar question being asked in this month's Africa Report mag. With Jacob Zuma set to hand over the ANC leaders... On Paris Live PM this Thursday:
"23.02.2017 10:12:50" en.rfi.fr Hong Kong politics: between British law and Beijing's preference A court in Hong Kong sentenced former Chief Executive Donald Tsang to 20 months in prison after finding him guilty of what was called “misconduct” involving real estate during his time at the helm of the city. Tsang, who was Hong Kong's...
"23.02.2017 09:35:57" en.rfi.fr Macron accepts centrist Bayrou's backing in 'turning point' French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told the AFP news agency on Wednesday he accepted the offer of an "alliance" with veteran centrist François Bayrou and said it was a "turning point" in the campaign.
"22.02.2017 15:33:49" youtube.com Amnesty International Annual Report - The State of the World's Human Rights "Disproportionate response to security threats has absolutely the opposite effect": RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to Amnesty International senior researcher Ann... On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"22.02.2017 12:51:16" en.rfi.fr Will he, won't he? Bayrou to clarify presidential plans Francois Bayrou, a centrist candidate in three past French presidential elections, is set to announce on Wednesday if he will run in this year's race for the Elysee, a move that could erode support for independent Emmanuel Macron. .
"22.02.2017 11:56:10" en.rfi.fr French anti-graft cops quiz Le Pen's aides French anti-graft police on Wednesday questioned two aides to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over suspicions her party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros.
"22.02.2017 10:57:59" en.rfi.fr Vermeer masterpieces gathered for rare French exhibition A major exhibition of works by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is opening in the Louvre Wednesday. It is the first such exhibition in Paris in over 50 years. The last time was in 1966, in the much smaller Musée de l'Orangerie. This show... A major exhibition of works by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is opening in the Louvre today.
"22.02.2017 10:24:27" en.rfi.fr French press review 22 February 2017 Aside from blanket coverage on the race for the Elysée Palace - the main stories in this morning's French papers are about French Jihadists, health care and worries about what are called "no-go zones" in some French suburbs.
"22.02.2017 09:25:10" en.rfi.fr French king's burial artefacts to go to auction A sculpture of two lions carved for the tomb of French king Charles V that was thought lost in the French Revolution will soon go under the hammer in London, auction house Christie's said Tuesday.
"22.02.2017 09:23:54" en.rfi.fr Macron warns Britain not to expect any favors post-Brexit French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday not to expect any favors from the European Union during Brexit talks, and drew big cheers for his pro-EU message from French nationals in London.
"21.02.2017 16:43:01" soundcloud.com Sentencing of Israeli soldier a smokescreen for Israel Occupation: NGO A military court in Israel has sentenced soldier Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison for killing a wounded Palestinian man. This comes after his conviction last month for manslaughter. In a case that 'Unless we address #IsraelOccupation there will be more cases like #ElorAzaria', the organization Breaking the Silence tells @RFI after an Israeli court sentences soldier Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison for the killing of a wounded Palestinian man.
"21.02.2017 16:42:14" soundcloud.com Bad risk planning and not Brexit or Trump to blame for HSBC profit slump: Analyst Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank reported a profit slump of 62 percent in 2016 - its worst tumble for 18 months. The lender blamed the fall on a string of one-off charges, including the sale 'Forget #Trump & #Brexit concerns, bad risk planning to blame for #HSBC 62% profit slump', analyst tells @RFI:
"21.02.2017 16:41:00" soundcloud.com Fifth term in doubt for Algeria's Bouteflika after new health scare Concerns have increased over the health of Algeria's president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On Monday, he was forced to call off a visit from German chancellor Angela Merkel, due to bronchitis. Bouteflika #Bouteflika ill health casts doubt on potential 5th term & on #Merkel North Africa migration policy, after Algerian leader cancels state visit:
"21.02.2017 16:14:20" soundcloud.com On the 100th anniversary of the SS Mendi sinking, remembering 607 South African black soldiers In South Africa-- Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi. The World War I ship was carrying black soldiers from the Native Labor Corps when the Darro, a British ship, hit
"21.02.2017 15:42:47" en.rfi.fr What does McMaster's appointment telll us about Trump's administration? US President Donald Trump has named Lieutenant-General HR McMaster as his national security advisor after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the post. But what does McMaster means for the Trump administration? Donald Trump's adminstration is a potentially volatile mix of right-wing ideologues and pragmatic military men, analyst says
"21.02.2017 15:30:42" youtube.com France 24 chief foreign editor Robert Parsons on phase 2 of the Iraqi offensive on Mosul "Once they lose their caliphate, the appeal of IS will disintegrate" RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to France 24 chief foreign editor Robert Parsons on phase 2 o... On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"21.02.2017 15:27:46" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen refuses headscarf, backs Assad on Lebanon visit French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen received a mixed reception on a visit to Lebanon on Monday and Tuesday. The far-right leader pulled out of a meeting with the Grand Mufti because she refused to wear a headscarf and told Prime Minister Saad... The National Front received a mixed reception in Lebanon
"21.02.2017 14:59:33" en.rfi.fr French police arrest 3 men suspected of planning terror attack French police arrested three men on Tuesday in separate raids in the Paris region, in Marseille and in the central city of Clermont-Ferrand.
"21.02.2017 13:26:43" en.rfi.fr Paris region tourism falls 1.5m in 2016 Paris and its region have lost an estimated 1.3 billion euros in tourist income since the 2015-2016 terror attacks on France, regional officials say. The number of tourists fell 1.5 million in 2016, with the steepest decline in Chinese and...
"21.02.2017 12:54:20" en.rfi.fr International report - How has demonetisation affected India's rural poor? part 1 In November 2016 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500 and 1,000 Rupee banknotes would no longer be legal currency, aiming to combat tax cheating, counterfeit and corruption. But the move has hit India's rural poor who...
"21.02.2017 12:01:34" en.rfi.fr Bodyboarder dies after shark attack off Réunion island A 26-year-old man has died after being bitten by a shark while bodyboarding off the French Indian ocean island of Réunion. There have been 20 shark attacks off Réunion since 2011, eight of them fatal
"21.02.2017 10:25:01" en.rfi.fr France to slaughter 600,000 more ducks in bird flu fight The French government has ordered a cull of all 600,000 surviving ducks in the south-western Landes region, where 25 percent of France's foie gras is produced - the latest move in the fight against a bird flu epidemic that has hit farmers as they France, the world's biggest foie gras producer, is struggling to end a bird flu epidemic
"21.02.2017 09:54:38" en.rfi.fr Police raid Le Pen party HQ in European fake jobs inquiry French investigators probing an alleged fake jobs scam by the National Front raided the far-right party's headquarters near Paris on Monday. The raid is the second in a year.
"20.02.2017 15:45:50" en.rfi.fr 'Spiderman' thief jailed for eight years for €109m Paris art heist A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years. A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from Paris Musée d'Art moderne in 2010, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
"20.02.2017 15:28:57" youtube.com Marc Antoine Pérouse de Montclos on the history of Jihad in Sub Saharan Africa "Just because jihadi groups copy each other, it doesn't mean they're coordinated" : RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to Chatham House associate fellow, Marc Antoin... On Paris Live PM this Monday...
"20.02.2017 14:44:05" en.rfi.fr New French police baton rape case sent to assizes court A court near Paris has ruled that a second police officer could face trial for rape for allegedly introducing his baton into the anus of a young man he was arresting in 2015. The case is receiving renewed attention today in the light of protests over... A new case of police brutality in France has come to light with a court's ruling today
"20.02.2017 14:32:53" en.rfi.fr French firms net China ski deals as 2022 Winter Olympics approach French winter sports companies announced deals last week with firms in China, where skiing is becoming popular ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
"20.02.2017 13:18:42" en.rfi.fr French king's remains to remain in Slovenian monastery The remains of Charles X, the second-to-last French king, will not be brought to France, Prince Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, a pretender to the French throne, said on Sunday. The announcement, made on a visit to the Slovenian monastery where Charles... Pretender to French throne says bringing Charles X's remains back would end hopes of restoring the monarchy
"20.02.2017 13:16:58" en.rfi.fr Boost public spending, tax the rich - French left-winger Mélenchon's presidential pledges Left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon promised a 273-billion-euro recovery package for the French economy and a 90 percent top tax rate if he is elected president in a five-hour broadcast on his economic programme on Sunday. Meanwhile, prospects of... Hard-left presidential candidate sets out his economic stall
"20.02.2017 10:54:54" en.rfi.fr International report - Catalonia to scrap siesta Spain's famous afternoon siesta could be consigned to history if the government gets its way. Just before Christmas the country's labour minister called for a "national pact" to change Spain's system of split shifts – where workers...
"20.02.2017 10:02:52" en.rfi.fr Amazon to create 1,500 jobs in France, 5,000 in UK US tech and retail giant Amazon on Monday said it will create 1,500 jobs in France, where it already has more than 4,000 employees, this year.
"20.02.2017 08:32:48" en.rfi.fr Veolia wins 156-million-euro water contract in Sri Lanka French water and waste-disposal giant Veolia has won a 156-million-euro contract to provide water to more than 350,00 people in central Sri Lanka. French company says it's bringing drinking-quality water to thousands
"19.02.2017 16:20:36" en.rfi.fr Cazeneuve visits China spooked by Trump protectionism French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was to start a three-day visit to China on Monday as France head for a presidential election and Beijing takes stock of Donald Trump's victory in the US. An analyst says the Chinese want to know what's happening in France's presidential election campaign, as well as seeking allies against Trump's protectionism
"19.02.2017 14:56:27" en.rfi.fr Le Pen has first meeting with head of state on Lebanon visit French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen arrived in Lebanon on Sunday evening for a two-day visit during which she was to have her first public meeting with a foreign head of state, President Michel Aoun. She was also set to meet Prime... Le Pen to meet Lebanese President Aoun, PM Hariri, FN has longstanding links with Christian right wince civil war
"19.02.2017 11:58:29" en.rfi.fr French FM Ayrault accuses Russia of election cyberattacks French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has slammed Russia's "unacceptable interference" in the French presidential election after cenrist candidate Emmanuel Macron complained about hacking of his website. As controversy over Moscow's... Socialist minister defends Macron, says Russia backing Le Pen, Fillon
"19.02.2017 10:31:48" en.rfi.fr Thousands protest in France over alleged police baton rape Several thousand people demonstrated across France on Saturday in continuing fallout from the alleged baton rape of a young black man two seeks ago. Demonstrations across France on Saturday but none over 5,000
"18.02.2017 16:25:52" en.rfi.fr Paris migrants' centre faces crisis, mayor warns Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has warned of a crisis at the capital's newly opened migrants' centre and called on the government to "live up to its responsibilities" in providing places for asylum-seekers elsewhere in France. An influx of migrants coming via Germany and Sweden and holiday centres reverting to function has out pressure on places for asylum-seekers in France
"18.02.2017 15:18:18" en.rfi.fr Socialist presidential candidate Hamon touts French left unity on Portugal visit French Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon visited Portugal on Friday and Saturday, citing the hard left's support for Socialist Antonio Costa's government as an example for France. He was reluctant to comment on his discussions with... Socialist presidential candidate sees Portugal as an example the French left should follow
"18.02.2017 13:43:32" en.rfi.fr Paris protests at alleged police rape after arrests in Rouen clashes Protests at the alleged police truncheon rape of a 22-year-old black man were to take place in Paris and other French cities on Saturday after eight arrests after clashes at a demonstration in Rouen on Friday evening. Anti-racist groups and unions have organised a demonstration against police brutality in Paris today, Marine Le pen wants it banned
"18.02.2017 11:02:39" en.rfi.fr May, Cazeneuve discuss migrants, post-Brexit relations in London British Prime Minister Theresa May promised close cooperation with France on security and defence after Brexit when she met France's Bernard Cazeneuve on Friday. But not on migration, apparently, as Westminster declares it will only accept 350 of the... Theresa May promised good relations with France when she met Bernard Cazeneuve ... but the French aren't happy with the Brits' reluctance to take refugee minors
"18.02.2017 09:53:16" en.rfi.fr Michelin guide gives restaurant star by mistake A mistake by the foodies' Bible, the Michelin guide, has meant a sudden leap in fortune for a cheap and cheerful restaurant in central France, which received on of its stars by mistake. A small unpretentious restaurant has been overwhelmed after being given someone else's Michelin star
"17.02.2017 16:20:38" en.rfi.fr French presidential candidate Macron slams critics of Algeria remarks French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Friday slammed opponents for "exploiting" his declaration that French colonialism was a "crime against humanity" for electoral ends. He also claimed that Ukraine-based hackers were... Centrist accuses the right of exploiting Algeria-France history for electoral ends
"17.02.2017 15:32:16" en.rfi.fr Sports Insight - Today the Champions League but what about tomorrow? This week's Sports Insight looks at two surprise results in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League and ... neurologist and neuroscientist Dr Helen Ling talks about research into possible links between playing top level football and a form of dementia.
"17.02.2017 14:06:32" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen denies reports of fake job confession French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Friday denied reports that she has admitted giving her bodyguard a fake job at the European parliament. She denied ever having met investigators from the body's fraud office (Olaf). The National Front calls reports a "shameless lite" but website reproduces fraud office report sections
"17.02.2017 13:59:31" soundcloud.com Live On Live with Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao In today's Live on Live , RFI's Rosslyn Hyams talks to Gitanjali Rao, a filmmaker from Mumbai, best known for her creative animation films. She was recently a special guest at the Indian Express event On Paris Live PM:
"17.02.2017 13:35:14" soundcloud.com Founder Of Afriff Film Festival, Lagos speaks to RFI English Today's Live-on-Live guest is Chioma Ude. She founded and now runs Afriff, the Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria. She speaks to RFI's Rosslyn Hyams. On Paris Live PM:
"17.02.2017 10:56:48" en.rfi.fr Polanski launches legal bid to return to US Roman Polanski has "no intention" of attending a hearing on the rape case against him in the US next week, his French lawyer said Thursday. But the 83-year-old film-maker has said he wishes to return to the US to try to lay to rest a scandal... Testimony to be opened nextweek but filmmaker won't be there for fear of arrest
"17.02.2017 09:59:37" en.rfi.fr Trump Israel-Palestine stance confusing and worrying - French FM French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dubbed the Trump administration's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "confused and worrying" after meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday. Ayrault also expressed concern... Jean-Marc Ayrault seemed unhappy after meeting #DonaldTrump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in Bonn
"17.02.2017 09:01:06" en.rfi.fr French press review 17 February 2017 A new fictive employment scandal gathers head in the ranks of French presidential contenders. This time, the spotlight falls on far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Yesterday, François Fillon had lunch with former president Nicolas Sarkozy,...
"17.02.2017 08:43:01" en.rfi.fr Kim killing fits pattern of state sponsored assassinations Malaysia will return the body of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Nam. Kim was killed on Monday at the airport of Kuala Lumpur, and three suspects have been detained. The suspects, all women, were carrying Indonesian and Vietnamese...
"16.02.2017 13:35:30" en.rfi.fr France's Tessa Worley wins women's world giant slalom France's Tessa Worley produced two classy runs to claim gold in the women's giant slalom at the World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland.
"16.02.2017 11:46:22" en.rfi.fr Prosecutor to continue Fillon 'fake jobs' probe France's financial prosecutor said Thursday its investigations into fake work allegations surrounding presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife would continue.
"16.02.2017 10:56:11" en.rfi.fr Ancient film clip may be the only moving image of Proust An oval face with a thin black moustache, descending the steps of a Paris church: Is this the only known footage showing the French literary giant Marcel Proust?
"16.02.2017 10:20:23" en.rfi.fr Macron calls colonisation a 'crime against humanity' in Algeria interview French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron drew a storm of criticism on Wednesday after calling France's colonisation a "crime against humanity" in an interview with an Algerian privately owned TV station.
"15.02.2017 16:10:08" en.rfi.fr How does Gambia get back into the Commonwealth club? UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Gambia on Wednesday and said that the country's bid to re-join the Commonwealth group of ex-British colonies would happen in the “coming months”. However, applying for membership of the club...
"15.02.2017 15:46:18" en.rfi.fr Eurostar implements facial recognition for Paris passengers Eurostar has installed electronic passport gates with facial recognition technology for passengers travelling from Paris a year after the same technology was introduced at the London end. Eurostar has installed electronic passport gates with facial recognition technology for passengers travelling from Paris Gare du Nord.
"15.02.2017 15:41:25" en.rfi.fr Is the era of major trade deals over despite CETA agreement? Europe is like to increase business with Canada after the EU parliament gave the green light to the controversial free trade deal CETA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to address the parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday, after seven...
"15.02.2017 15:03:33" en.rfi.fr '500M800M' wins Cyclo d'Or prize at Asian film festival in France The International Festival of Asian Film (FICA) in France closed on Tuesday, February 14. The Cyclo d'or, or Golden Cycle-Rickshaw prize, has been awarded to Chinese director Yao Tian for his film 500M800M.
"15.02.2017 11:00:45" en.rfi.fr PSG savours 4-0 win over lacklsutre Barça Paris Saint Germain secured a stunning 4-0 win against Barcelona in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday. The defeat means the Catalans now need a miracle to make it into the quarter-finals.
"15.02.2017 10:49:15" en.rfi.fr French pedestrians see green light, even when it's red - study French pedestrians have the reputation of being a law unto themselves -- but an unusual study has provided some scientific backing for the stereotype.
"15.02.2017 09:52:05" en.rfi.fr French press review 15 February 2017 Many headlines this morning find a common thread with a topic that has been shaking France for several days, nay, weeks now, the fate of Théo, the young man allegedly raped by police officers in the North of Paris, and the consequences.
"15.02.2017 09:51:58" soundcloud.com Live On Live with Sri Lankan Film Director Prasanna Vithanage Director of a 2016 Documentary which has been banned from cinema halls pending a court case brought by one of the subjects of the film, Prasanna Vithanage is this year's chair of the Guimet Jury at FI On Paris Live PM #FICA #Vesoul
"15.02.2017 09:22:22" en.rfi.fr Three charged in new French terror plot Two men and a 16-year-old girl were charged in southern France on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terror attack that the authorities believe was imminent.
"15.02.2017 08:41:47" en.rfi.fr Jakarta election will gauge political influence of Islam In Indonesia, some seven million people are eligible to vote Wednesday in elections for governorship of the capital Jakarta. Against the backdrop of a blasphemy trial against the current governor, the vote is seen as a test for religion's role... .
"14.02.2017 15:43:26" en.rfi.fr Fillon quashes rebels, but party unease remains Francois Fillon faced down a rebellion by lawmakers in his center-right party on Tuesday, but the revolt exposed a shaky confidence inside his camp as he tries to draw a line under a scandal that could derail his bid to win power. .
"14.02.2017 12:07:28" en.rfi.fr Fillon insists he is the only conservative option for presidency A group of deputies from the conservative Les Républicains party have withdrawn a letter requesting a meeting of the party executive to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding presidential candidate Francois Fillon. .
"14.02.2017 11:47:28" en.rfi.fr Kremlin describes Macron cyber allegations as 'absurd' Allegations that the Kremlin carried out media and cyber attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. .
"14.02.2017 11:47:28" en.rfi.fr Kremlin describes Macron cyber allegations as 'absurd' Allegations that the Kremlin carried out media and cyber attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. .
"14.02.2017 11:47:28" en.rfi.fr Kremlin describes Macron cyber allegations as 'absurd' Allegations that the Kremlin carried out media and cyber attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. .
"14.02.2017 11:40:03" en.rfi.fr New arrests as protests over alleged police rape continue At least 25 people were arrested overnight Monday during riots in suburbs around Paris as protests continue over the alleged rape of a local community worker known simply as Theo.
"13.02.2017 16:56:11" en.rfi.fr Cameroon: Anglophone activists plead not guilty to terrorism Three Cameroonian activists pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism at a military tribunal in Yaoundé on Monday. Human rights lawyer Felix Agbor Balla, university lecturer Fontem Neba and radio host Mancho Bibixy were involved in organising...
"13.02.2017 16:18:07" en.rfi.fr North Korea watching US and Chinese reactions to new missile test North Korea's latest test of a nuclear-capable missile has brought rebukes from both the United States and China. Pyongyang will be watching both countries to see where it stands and what it can get away with.
"13.02.2017 15:02:52" en.rfi.fr Prince William and Kate for French visit Prince William and his wife Kate will visit France on 17-18 March. A trip that will likely coincide with the start of Britain's Brexit process - voted in a June 2016 referendum.
"13.02.2017 13:59:27" en.rfi.fr Asian film festival in France honours women filmmakers from Iran and Sri Lanka Ninety feature films from 20 countries across the full breadth of the Asian continent, from Turkey to Japan via the Caucuses, are on the line-up for this year's International Festival of Asian Film (FICA) in France, which opened on Tuesday. The
"13.02.2017 13:11:17" en.rfi.fr Avalanche kills at least four in French Alps At least four people died in the French Alps on Monday when an avalanche engulfed nine people who were in an off-piste area near the ski resort of Tignes, rescue services said.
"13.02.2017 12:38:58" en.rfi.fr New poll shows Le Pen gaining ground in second round voting The number of people that intend to vote for embattled Les Républicain leader Francois Fillon in the second round of voting in the presidential elections in May has fallen by two per cent, in favour of National Front leader Marine Le Pen.
"13.02.2017 10:56:09" en.rfi.fr France rejects US claims of ECB rate manipulation The European Central Bank never tries to manipulate the euro exchange rate for trade or competitive policy reasons, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview published on Monday, echoing other politicians rejection of US claims. http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20170213-france-rejects-us-claims-ecb-rate-manipulation
"13.02.2017 10:29:09" en.rfi.fr Violent clashes continue in Paris suburbs over alleged police rape At least 11 people, including eight minors, were arrested in the northwestern Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Sunday, in the latest of a string of violent protests over the alleged police rape of a 22-year-old black man identified as Théo.
"13.02.2017 10:20:00" en.rfi.fr Violent clashes continue in Paris suburbs over alleged police rape At least 11 people, including eight minors, were arrested in the northwestern Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Sunday, in the latest of a string of violent protests over the alleged police rape of a 22-year-old black man identified as Théo.
"12.02.2017 14:58:25" en.rfi.fr French terror suspects' detention prolonged The period of detention of three terror suspects arrested in France on Friday has been prolonged for 48 hours and they have been moved to the headquarters of anti-terror police near Paris. They may have been planning to attack the Eiffel Tower, sources... Suspects planned to marry and leave for IS-controlled territory, sources say
"12.02.2017 13:11:51" en.rfi.fr France condemns North Korea missile launch France has condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launch, as South Korea dubbed the move a "show of force" to new US President Donald Trump. France calls for common action to prevent Pyongyang advancing on the nuclear arms front
"12.02.2017 12:21:33" en.rfi.fr France's Peugeot buy's India's historic Ambassador car France's Peugeot carmaker has bought India's Ambassador car from Hindustan Motors for 800 million rupees (11 million euros). What plans does PSA Peugeot-Citroën have for the stately Ambassador?
"12.02.2017 10:44:23" en.rfi.fr Violence after police rape demonstration near Paris Violence erupted on Saturday afternoon after a demonstration over the alleged baton rape of a young black man in a town near Paris. Protests in several other parts of the country were for the most part peaceful. Local authorities and police were pelted and cars set on fire in Bobigny, despite organisers' appeal for calm. Other protests mostly peaceful
"12.02.2017 09:19:18" en.rfi.fr Keep Smiling - Georgia's bid for French film festival's Golden Rickshaw Nine films are vying for the Golden Rickshaw award at the International Festival of Asian Cinema in Vesoul. Film maker Rusudan Chkonia is one of the jury members. Her satirical film, Keep Smiling is one of the 11 films, old and new, which... A Georgian filmmaker talks about her film, in competition for the top prize in France's Asian cinema festival
"11.02.2017 16:49:41" en.rfi.fr Fillon party mayor of Aix-en-Provence to face corruption trial The mayor of the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, a member of presidential candidate François Fillon's Republicans party, is to face corruption charges relating to the promotion of her chauffeur to a senior council post and the appointment... A mayor from François Fillon's party is accused of creating a fake job and pushing her chauffeur's promotion
"11.02.2017 15:30:41" en.rfi.fr Kurds march for PKK leader's release in Strasbourg About 15,000 people marched to demand the release of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday. The annual demonstration also called for more rights for Turkish Kurds amid intensified... Despite Turkey's effort to get the annual demonstration banned, thousands of Kurds called for Ocalan's release in the French city today
"11.02.2017 14:35:00" en.rfi.fr Pentagon confirms air strike on French IS member The Pentagon has confirmed that an airstrike targeted French jihadist Rachid Kassim but has yet to establish whether the Islamic State (IS) armed group member was killed. Meanwhile, four people accused of planning a terror attack in France were still... Latest terror plot news from France + teacher charged with fake attack claim acquitted
"11.02.2017 10:51:48" en.rfi.fr Frenchman sues Uber for tipping off wife about affair A now-divorced French businessman is suing Uber for up to 45 million euros for accidentally tipping his wife off that he was having an affair. A cheating husband blames Uber for his divorce
"10.02.2017 16:29:34" en.rfi.fr France stays top of world tourism league, despite fall in 2016 The number of foreign tourists to France fell from by about two million last year but it remained the world's most popular destination with 82.5 million people visiting, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Friday. Attacks, floods, strikes ... French tourism suffered in 2016. But recovery seems to be underway
"10.02.2017 16:26:56" en.rfi.fr French heavy metal band Gojira nominated for Grammys After two decades growling about the planet's impending environmental collapse, French heavy metal band Gojira has been an unexpected success story ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
"10.02.2017 15:47:27" en.rfi.fr Poetry-quoting ministers aim to bridge Mediterranean divide Culture ministers from 10 Mediterranean countries convened Friday in Tunis to discuss building cultural bridges between European and north African countries. Organisers said that this dialogue is particularly important at a time when the region is...
"10.02.2017 15:13:00" soundcloud.com Trump used Taiwan as a bargaining chip over China: Analyst Upholding a cornerstone of US-Sino relations, US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour Beijing's "One China" policy in his first phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Under the policy, the #Taiwan was used by #Trump to advance #US interests over #China, says analyst, as Trump u-turns on #OneChinaPolicy:
"10.02.2017 14:42:24" soundcloud.com Iran revolution anniversary turns into anti-Trump march Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Friday to celebrate 38 years since the 1979 revolution. Rallies across the country have taken on a distinctive anti-American flavour, with mar 'Iran's war of words with US could escalate into action' critics warn as revolution anniversary turns anti-American:
"10.02.2017 14:32:58" en.rfi.fr Nice carnival parade changes route following Bastille Day massacre Carnival revellers will not parade down Nice's Promenade des Anglais this year, seven months after the Bastille Day truck massacre that left 86 people dead. Nice carnival (11-25 February) won't parade down Promenade des Anglais this year.
"10.02.2017 14:24:23" soundcloud.com Chaos over funeral for Congo opposition head sparks fears of unrest Funeral preparations for longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi remain on hold, almost 10 days after he died in Brussels, at age 84. Tshisekedi's body was expected to be returned to Delay in organizing funeral of historic opposition leader Etienne #Tshisekedi sparks fears of unrest, NGO warns, as exiled opponent Moise #Katumbi announces return:
"10.02.2017 14:06:47" en.rfi.fr French police to film ID checks after truncheon rape case French police will be obliged to film identity checks on body cameras as from next month, Interior Minister Bruno le Roux announced on Friday in the wake of the alleged truncheon rape of a young black man that has sparked sporadic rioting near Paris. Complaints of racial harassment and an apparent assault on a youth near Paris have led to order to use body cameras during ID checks
"10.02.2017 11:16:27" en.rfi.fr Teenager among four detained in alleged French terror plot A 16-year-old was among four people arrested for allegedly preparing a terror attack in southern French city of Montpellier on Friday morning. 16-year-old girl spotted on social media and led police to supposed terror plot
"10.02.2017 09:16:38" en.rfi.fr French farmer punished for helping migrants enter France from Italy A French farmer who helped migrants dodge police to cross the French-italian border has been given a 3,000-euro suspended sentence. Cédric Herrou has become a cause célèbre for rights campaingers ... a court found him guilty but passed a light sentence
"10.02.2017 09:03:39" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Violons Barbares: riding high with Mongolia's horse head fiddle Violons Barbares (Barbaric violins) is a wild and rather wonderful trio from Mongolia, Bulgaria and France. RFI met the two fiddlers and a percussionist at a recent performance at the Musée Guimet in Paris to talk about Balkan melodies, throat...
"09.02.2017 16:51:19" youtube.com How African gold gave rise to capitalism Exchanges within Africa, and outside its borders, began thousands of years ago ... well before colonisation and the arrival of the first Portuguese ships. A ... On Paris Live PM today:
"09.02.2017 16:22:33" soundcloud.com Trump's greenlight to Dakota Access pipeline is a conflict of interest, says NGO The company building the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline in the United States says it plans to resume work immediately, after getting permission from the US Army. Energy Transfer Partners sa 'Instead of protecting Americans, Trump is protecting big oil companies', NGOs tell RFI after Dakota Access pipeline given the greenlight:
"09.02.2017 16:09:19" en.rfi.fr French chef Yannick Alléno celebrates sixth Michelin star French chef Yannick Alléno has recieved a third Michelin star for his restaurant 1947 in the French Alps. The feared and respsected Michelin Guide awards were announced on Thursday. Top French chef tells RFI he's honoured by "cuisine's Holy Grail"
"09.02.2017 15:17:27" en.rfi.fr EU naval operation fails to stop Mediterranean migrant traffickers - French MPs French lawmakers are calling into question a European naval operation that was put in place in 2015 as a response to the global migration crisis. A parliamentary report on the state of the French navy in the Mediterranean says that Operation Sophia... A European operation in the Mediterranean has saved lives but failed to stop the people-traffickers, a French parliamentary report has found
"09.02.2017 15:13:56" en.rfi.fr The Dark Wind - A love story that shows Iraq's Yazidi women's suffering An Iraqi-Kurdish film about the effects of the attacks on the Yazidi community by the Islamic State Group in 2014 in Sinjar screens on Thursday at the International Festival of Asian Cinema,... A love story throws light on IS's reign of terror over Iraq's Yazidis, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams reports from the Vesoul film festival
"09.02.2017 15:10:25" soundcloud.com NGOs welcome global response to counter Trump's 'gag rule', but not enough Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by Donald Trump's ban on US-funded groups providing information on abortion. Sweden, Denmark, Belgi 'Trump #globalgag on abortion will cause 200 unwanted births per hour, 68 unsafe abortions per hour and 20 additional preventable maternal deaths per day' says the International Planned Parenthood Federation, as it welcomes EU response to counter Trump's
"09.02.2017 14:05:34" en.rfi.fr Louvre attacker visited museum before attack Louvre attacker Abdallah El-Hamahmy visited the Paris museum five days before his assault on soldiers patrolling the commercial centre attached to the Paris landmark. He has told investigators that he acted alone and was not under orders from the A tour guide at the Louvre is mystified after recocnising good-humoured tourists as man who attacked police with machetes
"09.02.2017 13:29:18" en.rfi.fr 'No radiation risk' after explosion at French nuclear plant An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's north-west coast caused minor injuries on Thursday. But officials say the blast took place outside the plant's nuclear zone.
"09.02.2017 12:04:39" en.rfi.fr Two jailed as riots follow alleged police rape A French court has jailed two young men for six months for their part in riots that have broken out in response to the alleged police rape of a young black man. The violence continued on Wednesday night. Riots continue despite alleged police violence victim's appeal for calm
"09.02.2017 09:54:24" en.rfi.fr Hollande praises Xi's anit-Trump stance, plans Asia tour French President François Hollande praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping for opposing Donald Trump-style protectionism and announced a tour of three Asian countries on Wednesday. French president hits out at Trump again, plans to go to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia in March
"08.02.2017 16:28:46" en.rfi.fr Art exhibitions in Paris, February - September 2017 Paris pays ample tribute to Auguste Rodin 100 years after his death, Vermeer and the genre painters throw light on Dutch interiors, Watteau and Fragonard cohabit with ecclesiatical Baroque, Karel Appel is still wild and Eli Lotar is still weird in... Thinking of visiting Paris? Interested in art - Here's how to spend your time if you're coming this spring or summer
"07.02.2017 17:24:38" Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze on Live On Live On Live on Live today:
Georgia's Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, on a two-day official visit to France, explains to RFI's Daniel Singleton what the visa-free travel decision approved by the European Parliament last week will mean for Georgian
"07.02.2017 15:24:52" soundcloud.com "Our ultimate aim is full membership of the EU" Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze Georgia has taken a step further towards becoming a fully-fledged member of the European Union, though the process is still many years away. RFI's Daniel Singleton speaks to Georgia's foreign minister On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"07.02.2017 11:07:28" en.rfi.fr French press review 7 February 2017 No surprise here this morning - right wing candidate Francois Fillon makes the front page almost everywhere after his speech Monday afternoon during which he apologised but refused to give up on the presidency .
"07.02.2017 09:36:07" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy to stand trial over campaign funding - reports Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial over allegations of illegally financing his failed 2012 re-election bid, a according to reports carried by Reuters news agency Tuesday. .
"07.02.2017 09:29:29" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Can urban farming make Paris greener? In this week's Spotlight on France, Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a… .
"07.02.2017 09:15:43" en.rfi.fr New protests after French police accused of baton rape Hundreds of people took to the streets of a Paris suburb on Monday to denounce police brutality, after a 22-year-old black man was allegedly sodomised with a baton during an arrest last week. .
"06.02.2017 18:13:33" en.rfi.fr France's Fillon apologises for 'error' of hiring wife French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday apologised for the "error" he made in hiring his wife as a parliamentary aide while denying she was paid for a fake job.
"06.02.2017 15:25:22" youtube.com "Trump Presidency a gamechanger for Europe" Yves Bertoncini, Director of Jacques Delors Institute On Paris Live PM, RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to the man in charge of the Jacques Delors Institute to discuss the problems plaguing Europe ahead of tomorrow's... On Paris Live PM this Monday...
"06.02.2017 14:09:17" en.rfi.fr French cop charged with rape over baton assault A French police officer was charged late Sunday with the rape of a youth in a high-rise Paris suburb who was severely injured after allegedly being sodomized with a baton.
"06.02.2017 10:27:24" en.rfi.fr Fillon under pressure to quit as 'fake job' row rages on France faces a week of political uncertainty with Francois Fillon, the rightwing presidential candidate, under mounting pressure to quit the race because of a fake-jobs-for-the-family scandal and divisions over whether, and how, to replace him. .
"05.02.2017 18:06:11" soundcloud.com Gambia's Barrow has difficult task ahead balancing political parties & assigning portfolios: analyst In Gambia-- it the first 20 days of President Adama Barrow's three-year term, and he has began to create his coalition cabinet-- some 11 members have been picked so far, with seven critical ministries
"05.02.2017 17:37:17" en.rfi.fr African Media - Combatting 'fake' news in Africa Although the aftermath of the US elections and the rise of 'fake' news on American social media and the press have caused a stir around the world, African news consumers have had to deal with 'fake' news for some time. RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto We take a look at distinguishing between real and 'fake' news with experts in South Africa and Malawi.
"05.02.2017 16:35:21" en.rfi.fr Police quiz Louvre attacker French investigators began questioning Sunday a suspect in the attack on soldiers at the Louvre Museum in Paris, but the man refused to speak, a judicial source said.
"05.02.2017 14:31:03" en.rfi.fr Rimbaud's drawings, poem up for auction The first known drawings by French poet Arthur Rimbaud and handwritten poem given to his lover Paul Verlaine will go under the hammer in Paris on February 8.
"05.02.2017 12:36:01" en.rfi.fr International media - Are chatbots now talking for the French media? Is your computer talking to you? If so, fear not. Its likely you are talking to a chatbot. Chatbots are computer programs that talk, but which sound like humans. Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel has been...well talking to one that has been been created by...
"05.02.2017 11:00:08" en.rfi.fr Louvre attacker put under formal detention The knife-wielding attacker who was shot by a French soldier outside the Louvre museum has been declared fit to be interviewed after his condition improved and placed in formal detention, the Paris prosecutor's office said late Saturday.
"05.02.2017 10:21:01" en.rfi.fr Macron attacks opponents as star continues to rise French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron launched an attack on far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday, saying she was betraying France's ideals, as the two frontrunners held rallies in the city of Lyon for a weekend of campaigning. .
"05.02.2017 08:17:55" en.rfi.fr Le Pen promises to 'free' France if elected French far-right leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with a promise to shield voters from globalization and make their country "free", hoping to profit from political turmoil to score a Donald Trump-style...
"04.02.2017 15:38:30" en.rfi.fr Air France reopens U.S. flights to passengers hit by travel ban Air France said on Saturday it had reopened U.S.-bound flights to passengers affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, after the executive order was temporarily suspended by a federal court.
"04.02.2017 12:20:32" en.rfi.fr 250,000 homes without power as storm hits SW France Gale-force winds battered France's southwestern Atlantic coast on Saturday, leaving more than quarter of million homes without power, the national electricity grid Enedis said.
"04.02.2017 12:05:31" en.rfi.fr Fillon will not reach presidential second round - poll French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, embroiled in a scandal involving salaries paid to his wife for work she may not have done, would not get through to the runoff vote for the presidency, a poll showed on Saturday.
"04.02.2017 11:58:17" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Watatu and the radicalisation of Mombasa's muslims In this week's Global Focus, RFI's Zeenat Hansrod explores the issue of radicalisation among young muslims in Mombasa through a movie called Watatu. In #GlobalFocus this Saturday:
"04.02.2017 11:56:25" en.rfi.fr Air France reopens U.S. flights to passengers hit by travel ban Air France said on Saturday it had reopened U.S.-bound flights to passengers affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, after the executive order was temporarily suspended by a federal court.
"04.02.2017 08:35:57" en.rfi.fr Lourvre attacker identified as Egyptian tourist The man who launched a machete attack outside the Louvre in Paris Friday is believed have been an Egyptian who entered the country on a tourist visa at the end of January.
"03.02.2017 17:19:49" en.rfi.fr Paris Olympic bid goes ahead despite Louvre attack The Paris bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics suffered an untimely setback on Friday when a man armed with a machete was shot and wounded by a French soldier at the Louvre Museum.
"03.02.2017 16:49:56" en.rfi.fr Launch of Paris 2024 bid at Dora Maar school Paris is competing against Los Angeles and Budapest to host the 2024 Olympic games. Today it got down to the serious business of promoting it and chose to kick off at a school in the town of Saint Denis just north of Paris: home to the stade de France... .
"03.02.2017 13:16:40" en.rfi.fr French press review 3 February 2017 There's plenty of variety on the French front pages - but "Penelopegate" is still the hottest story. .
"03.02.2017 13:01:08" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 20 Here we are at the business end of the biennial football fest and would you know it? Franceville stadium – capacity 22,000 - was just about half full. Are there really that many better things to do in Franceville on a Thursday night?
"03.02.2017 11:21:08" en.rfi.fr France's Le Pen to slap 10 percent tax on all foreign workers French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will make employers who hire foreigners pay a tax worth 10 percent of the salary paid to those people, her second-in-command said on Friday. .
"03.02.2017 10:58:11" en.rfi.fr George Clooney to get honorary César France's film academy said on Thursday it will confer a top honorary César award on US actor George Clooney on 24 February.
"03.02.2017 10:47:37" en.rfi.fr Louvre attack 'terrorist in nature' - French PM A French soldier on Friday opened fire on and wounded a man armed with a knife after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in central Paris carrying a suitcase, police sources said. .
"03.02.2017 09:46:28" en.rfi.fr Wife interview deepens woes for France's Fillon French presidential candidate François Fillon warned on Thursday of a plot to "steal" his voters as a scandal over payments to his wife rumbled on, fuelled by new footage from an interview.
"02.02.2017 16:31:46" en.rfi.fr French industrialist Dassault fined two million euros for tax evasion French millionaire and politician Serge Dassault has been fined two million euros and banned from public office for five years for money-laundering and tax evasion. The senator and boss of Dassault Aviation and Le Figaro newspaper was found to have... The 91-year-old would have been jailed but for his age, judges said
"02.02.2017 15:27:54" soundcloud.com You Shouldn't Think That The Sky Has Fallen - William Jordan - Ex - US State Department On Trump In Live on Live on Paris Live PM, RFI's David Coffey is joined in the studio by former US State Department official William Jordan to discuss Donald Trump's roller-coaster ride since taking office 2 w On Paris Live PM this Thursday
"02.02.2017 15:18:23" youtube.com Should we be afraid? Ex US diplomat weighs in on Trump's first fortnight Following violent protests against the appearance of a far-right commentator at Berkeley University in California, David Coffey asks former US State Departme... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZtwAjYY7eU&feature=youtu.be
"02.02.2017 14:45:41" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 19 Defensive Egypt scored some beauties, El Hadary showed the value of experience, Ghana prepared to face Cameroon and Broos backed his boys on bonuses on Day 19 of CAN 2017. Egypt beat Burkina without glamour but with method, Paul Myers blogs from CAN 2017
"02.02.2017 14:44:43" en.rfi.fr Curse talk clouds Ghana's Cup of Nations showdown Six consecutive semi-finals. Two finals. No trophy. That's the impressive but galling resume of Ghana's national football team since 2008. It's the history the current constellation of Black Stars are fighting as they take on Cameroon... Paul Myers report from CAN 2017
"02.02.2017 14:44:01" en.rfi.fr French right in trouble as Fillon wife interview aired French presidential candidate François Fillon suffered yet another embarrassing revelation on Thursday as a TV station promised to broadcast video shot in 2007 in which his wife denied ever having been his parliamentary assistant. Fillon's campaign... As a TV channel prepares to air Penelope Fillon's apparent declaration she has not worked for her husband, the Republicans' candidates supporters try to fight back ... the public seems unconvinced
"02.02.2017 13:09:03" en.rfi.fr Two to be charged for fatal stabbing of Paris school student Two teenagers were to appear in a Paris court Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old outside his school in Paris. A Paris school student was stabbed to death because he was in the wrong plac ein hte wrong time, his friends say
"02.02.2017 12:47:59" soundcloud.com Berkeley Anti - Breitbart Protests - Rob Rooke (Soundcloud Edit) In the United States, a protest against the appearance of a far-right commentator at Berkeley University in California turned violent on Wednesday night, when the crowd hurled smoke bombs, broke windo On Paris Live PM this Thursday...
"02.02.2017 10:44:08" en.rfi.fr France's EDF power company to slash thousands more jobs France's electricity provider EDF is to slash thousands more jobs by 2019, proloning its redundancies programe for another year. Despite major construction and maintenance plans, EDF aims to cut more jobs than previously planned
"02.02.2017 09:48:05" en.rfi.fr Hollande tells Trump to have 'sense of responsibility' French President François Hollande has called on US leader Donald Trump to have a "sense of responsibility", citing his Muslims travel ban and "America First" economic policies as causes for international concern. Trump's travel ban and protectionism are an international cause for concern, French president says
"01.02.2017 17:00:23" en.rfi.fr Artist cleared of indecent exposure for semi-naked Barbie performance An artist who appeared partially naked in performances in several Paris galleries was acquitted on charges of indecent exposure on Wednesday. A French court accepted that a semi-nude appearance at two art shows was itself art
"01.02.2017 15:40:40" en.rfi.fr Franco-Moroccan author France's most read in 2016 Franco-Moroccan author Leila Slimani was the most-read French-speaking author in 2016, thanks to a book about infanticide and poverty. A chilling tale of a killer nanny was France's most popular book last year
"01.02.2017 14:55:34" soundcloud.com The Gambia's New Vice President - Fatoumata Jallow - Speaks To Anne Marie Bissada Live On Live RFI's Anne-Marie Bissada speaks to The Gambia's newly-appointed Vice President Fatoumata Jallow at the closure of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"01.02.2017 14:01:12" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen cries foul as European parliament takes back assistant's salary As the European parliament prepared to deduct 300,000 euros from her salary and expenses, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen claimed Wednesday that her former assistant had proved she had the right to be paid from EU funds. Catherine Griset told... National Front leader's former assistant says she slept on a sofabed while staying in Brussels in leaked testimony
"01.02.2017 10:36:16" en.rfi.fr France seeks more home-care workers as elderly numbers rise The French governement has launched a campaign to boost recruitment to home help for the elderly, predicting that there will be 300,000 jobs in the "silver economy" by 2030. There are likely to be 20 million people over 60 in France by 2030 and they'll need caring for, France's government says
"31.01.2017 17:03:31" en.rfi.fr New 'fake' job revelations rock Fillon's presidential bid French presidential candidate François Fillon's wife was paid nearly a million euros for allegedly fake jobs, according to media reports that also say two of his chidren were paid from the public purse. Penelope Fillon had no security pass or... Penelope Fillon netted nearly a million in jobs a paper claims were fake and two of the couple's children also worked as parliamentary assitants for their father, according to French media http://en.rfi.fr
"31.01.2017 16:55:26" en.rfi.fr French growth lower than government prediction in 2016 France's economy grew by only 1.1 percent in 2016, lower than the government had prediction for the last full year of François Hollande's term as president. The French economy underperformed in 2016, number-crunchers say
"31.01.2017 16:18:59" en.rfi.fr Aleppo soap finds refuge in France The Syrian town of Aleppo is famous for its laurel soap. The war has destroyed most of the city's 50 factories but the product has found a new home 4,000 kilometres away on the outskirts of Paris.
"31.01.2017 15:35:00" en.rfi.fr Teenager detained over school student's killing A teenager implicated in the fatal stabbing of a Paris school student was in detention Tuesday after giving himself up to police on Monday night. On the same day two people were injured when youths tried to force entry into another school in the same... Two violent incidents, one of them fatal, in Paris schools near Monday
"31.01.2017 14:27:19" en.rfi.fr France bans glamorous cigarette names France has banned the sale of cigarettes with "glamorous" names, following the introduction of neutral packets as part of the government's efforts to reduce smoking, a habit that costs more than two million lives a year, according to a study... No more ciggies called Slim, halth minister announces http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170131-france-bans-sexy-cigarette-names
"31.01.2017 13:41:28" en.rfi.fr Homelessness in France still on rise as Hollande's mandate ends The number of homeless in France has risen during François Hollande's term as president, housing campaigners reported on Tuesday.
"31.01.2017 13:02:19" How Aleppo soap is made in France VIDEO - How Aleppo soap is made in France
The Syrian town of Aleppo is famous for its laurel soap. But since the war reduced the city to ruins, the vast majority of its 50 factories have closed. Now the soap is being manufactured 4,000 kms away ... on
"31.01.2017 12:16:08" soundcloud.com Paul Romner - World Bank Chief Economist on World Develpment Report 2017 - Live on Live According to former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown "In establishing the rule of law, the first five centuries are always the hardest". RFI's David Coffey speaks with Paul Romer, the World Bank's newly On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"31.01.2017 11:02:12" en.rfi.fr Spain's Almodovar to head Cannes film festival Pedro Almodovar will chair the jury at the 70th Cannes film festival this year. He is the first Spanish film director to preside over the world's top film event.
"31.01.2017 10:21:10" en.rfi.fr ANC accused of spreading fake news in South African local elections South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been accused of a dirty tricks campaign to win votes during municipal elections held in August last year. South Africa's ruling party is accused of dirty tricks in local council elections
"31.01.2017 10:18:56" en.rfi.fr French FM calls for Trump to scrap travel ban US President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with fighting terrorism and should be scrapped, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday on a visit to Iran. "Nothing to do with fighting terrorism," on a trip to Iran French FM Ayrault slammed Trump's order
"31.01.2017 09:58:05" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 17 An airport gets a lick of paint, Gyan met Mboma, Oyem's residents failed to turn out en masse for the Ghana-DRC quarter-final and they missed a belter on Day 17 of CAN 2017.
"30.01.2017 16:32:47" en.rfi.fr 69 injured, one dead in grim day on French roads Sixty-five people were injured in a pile-up on a French motorway on Monday. And there was more grim news when a 16-year-old girl was killed and five injured when a car hit a coach. Two traffic accidents have caused nearly 70 injuries and cost one girl's life
"30.01.2017 15:22:22" soundcloud.com Are French Pollsters Getting The Figures Right? Hamon Wins Socialist Primaries - Live On Live RFI's David Coffey is joined by Bruno Jeanbart, the Director of Polling and Political Analysis at Opinion Way in Paris to discuss the surprise victory of Benoit Hamon over former Prime Minister Manue On Paris Live PM this Monday
"30.01.2017 15:11:01" en.rfi.fr What now for French Socialist presidential candidate Benoït Hamon? Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon faces the challenge of uniting a divided party and reaching out to the rest of the left after his surprise win in the current ruling party's primary on Sunday. After a surprise win in the Socialist primary, #BenoîtHamon may have problems with party MPs and the hard left
"30.01.2017 14:58:50" en.rfi.fr Iran hits back at Trump's 'insult to Islamic world' Several world leaders have hit out at the immigration restrictions on nationals of some Muslim-majority countries imposed by US President Donald Trump. The UK, the EU and Canada said they will continue to take in refugees who are fleeing war, The Middle EAst reacts to Trump's immigration ban
"30.01.2017 13:50:06" en.rfi.fr France questions Paris, Brussels attacks suspect Abrini for a day Key Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was handed over to the French investigators for a period of one day on Monday. Abrini was the "man in the hat" caught on camera during last year's Brussels airport attack. Key Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was handed over to the French investigators for a period of one day on Monday.
"30.01.2017 12:09:54" en.rfi.fr France's handball team wins sixth world title France's handball team became world champions for the sixth time on Sunday.
"30.01.2017 11:46:52" en.rfi.fr France wins Miss Universe for first time in 64 years France won the Miss Universe beauty pageant for the first time for 64 years on Monday. Dental surgery student Iris Mittenaere, a 24-year-old from Lille in northern France, said she was "very surprised" to have won the crown.
"30.01.2017 11:10:52" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 16 DRC's Ibenge kept his cool after losing to Ghana, El Hadary shone for the Pharoahs and Ghana's Grant was proud of his boys on day 16 of CAN 2017.
"30.01.2017 10:32:40" en.rfi.fr Socialist left celebrates Hamon victory France's Socialist Party supporters chose left-winger Benoît Hamon as their presidential candidate. Results from the runoff in the primary of Socialists and their allies Sunday showed Hamon beating his centrist rival Manuel Valls, a former prime... Delight at Benoït Hamon's base camp on Sunday, Jan van der Made reports
"30.01.2017 10:31:03" en.rfi.fr Hollande condemns 'odious' Quebec mosque attack French President François Holande on Monday condemned the "odious attack" on a mosque in Quebec, as Canadian Prime Minister Justic Trudeau dubbed it a terrorist act. Hollande joins international condemnation of Canadian mosque attack, Trudea says it's "terrorist"
"29.01.2017 20:58:20" en.rfi.fr French Socialists pick leftwing Hamon to run for president French leftwinger Benoit Hamon has won the Socialist nomination for president in this year's election, easily defeating centrist ex-premier Manuel Valls in a runoff, partial results showed on Sunday.
"29.01.2017 14:42:20" en.rfi.fr Turnout up in French Socialist primaries runoff More than half a million voters took part by midday in the runoff vote organized by French Socialists to pick their candidate for the presidential election a higher turnout than at the same time in last Sunday's first round, organizers said.
"29.01.2017 13:50:38" en.rfi.fr Cameroon beat Senegal to reach Cup of Nations semi-final Senegal coach Aliou Cissé guided star striker Sadio Mané off the pitch on Saturday night following their side's penalty shoot-out defeat to Cameroon on the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.
"29.01.2017 13:48:39" en.rfi.fr Burkina Faso overcome Tunisia to reach last four at Cup of Nations Burkina Faso beat Tunisia 2-0 to reach the semi-final of the Cup of Nations for the second time in four years. Late strikes from Aristide Bancé and Préjuce Nakoulma sealed the win for Paulo Duarte's men.
"29.01.2017 13:31:05" en.rfi.fr Trump is encouraging populism, extremism - Hollande French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday the new US government was encouraging "populism and even extremism", as he and fellow southern European leaders urged unity to face an increasingly uncertain world.
"29.01.2017 12:56:47" en.rfi.fr African states still divided over ICC membership The issue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains a controversial one among the members of the African Union, and across Africa in general. In the run up to this year's 28th African Union Summit, African countries are looking at a...
"29.01.2017 12:36:29" en.rfi.fr Gambians keen to kickstart tourism after crippling crisis Tourism in Gambia has been hit hard by the crisis sparked by ex-President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office as well as the threat of military action by regional bloc Ecowas. But there are high hopes that the return of new President Adama...
"29.01.2017 12:20:16" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 15 Where have all the poster boys gone? Home. They came. They saw. They floundered. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Riyad Mahrez, the 2015 and 2016 African player of the year respectively, couldn't inspire their teams past the group stages and on day 15 Sadio
"29.01.2017 10:46:12" en.rfi.fr Fillon claims 'forces' are trying to silence him Francois Fillon has claimed that there are "forces at work to silence [him]" and vowed to continue fighting.
"29.01.2017 10:16:09" en.rfi.fr French weekly magazine review 29 January 2017 Well left-leaning French weeklies not surprisingly put the spotlight on the personality clash gripping the country's 'gauche' or left-wing politics, ahead of Sunday's final vote for the Socialist Party's presidential primaries. While others...
"29.01.2017 10:14:18" en.rfi.fr French Left picks presidential candidate as Fillon controversy rumbles on French Socialists are voting Sunday for their candidate for this year's presidential election on Sunday in a runoff pitting pro-business ex-premier Manuel Valls against hard-left lawmaker Benoit Hamon.
"28.01.2017 13:13:21" en.rfi.fr France describes Trump's immigration decision as 'worrying' U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to limit immigration and refugees from some Muslim-majority countries is worrying, the French foreign minister said on Saturday.
"28.01.2017 12:45:06" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Has Egyptian cotton reached the end of the road? It's an industry known worldwide - think about the last time you went into a shop to buy a towel. If you checked the label, the chances are it said Egyptian cotton. But while the product iself is recognized worldwide, the industry is in a state of...
"28.01.2017 11:07:43" en.rfi.fr African press review 28 January 2017 Kenyan dailies report on a major attack by Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab at an African Union Mission military base in Somalia, which has left several dozen dead. And South African president Jacob Zuma considers ministerial sackings of his...
"28.01.2017 11:06:46" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 14 The Egypt defender Ahmed Elmohamady said it after their victory over Ghana in Port-Gentil: travelling is tiring at the Cup of Nations. Ain't that the truth. Ghana came second in Group D following a 1-0 loss to Egypt on day 12 and that defeat meant a trip
"28.01.2017 10:23:31" en.rfi.fr French press review 28 January 2017 Well the French papers have eased up a little from so-called 'Penelope-gate' - the ongoing payments scandal engulfing French conservative presidential frontrunner François Fillon, and his wife, to focus on Donald Trump. Pretty much across the...
"28.01.2017 10:07:56" en.rfi.fr Hollande, Merkel to meet Trump - by telephone French president, François Hollande is to hold a telephone meeting Saturday with US president Donald Trump, along with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. Earlier, Trump will also call Russian president Vladimir Putin.
"28.01.2017 09:45:35" en.rfi.fr Pirate theme animates Paris 'Night of Ideas' event The second edition of the international festival, the Night of Ideas, was held on Thursday in multiple cities across the globe, including Paris. In the Georges Pompidou Centre, home to one of the French capital's most well-known collections of modern...
"27.01.2017 14:22:40" en.rfi.fr Constitutional Council biffs French anti-smacking law out of play A French law condemning the smacking of children has been struck down by the Constitutional Council, dismaying opponents of a practice for which France has been rapped by the UN. .
"27.01.2017 13:34:27" en.rfi.fr French priest convicted of child abuse in CAR A French court sentenced a priest on Thursday to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic.
"27.01.2017 12:32:30" en.rfi.fr 'Unforgettable' arrival of Gambia's President Barrow back home Gambians took to the streets on Thursday night to celebrate the return of President Adama Barrow, a momentous occasion for the country after 22 years under strongman Yahya Jammeh. Barrow arrived at Banjul International Airport and his convoy made its...
"27.01.2017 11:27:24" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 13 Ghana qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Mali 1-0 back on day eight. Immediately the coach Avram Grant and players were asked whether they would go all out for victory or take it easy in their final game against Egypt. The hinterland to such
"27.01.2017 09:51:57" en.rfi.fr Pirate theme animates Paris 'Night of Ideas' event The second edition of the international festival, the Night of Ideas, was held on Thursday in multiple cities across the globe, including Paris. In the Georges Pompidou Centre, home to one of the French capital's most well-known collections of modern... The second edition of the international festival, the Night of Ideas, was held on Thursday in multiple cities across the globe, including Paris.
"27.01.2017 08:05:16" en.rfi.fr FMM demands action on new evidence in Dupont-Verlon murders France Médias Monde (FMM), the parent company of RFI, has called on French investigators to examine new evidence in the case of the murder of two RFI reporters in 2013. .
"27.01.2017 00:56:18" soundcloud.com Gambians celebrate as President Barrow arrives back in Banjul Gambia's new President Adama Barrow arrived back in Banjul on Thursday. It's a significant moment for the country – ex-President Yahya Jammeh had been in power for some 22 years. The new president had RFI's Daniel Finnan reports on the moment when Gambian President Adama Barrow's plane touched down at Banjul airport...
"26.01.2017 17:43:11" en.rfi.fr Congo to host mini AU summit on Libyan crisis In an effort to find a solution to the on-going crisis in Libya, a mini summit is due to take place on Friday in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. #AfricanUnion
"26.01.2017 16:50:37" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Aurelio, music 'best weapon' to defend Garifuna rights Singer-songwriter Aurelio Martinez is the leading voice of the Garifuna people - a community descended from escaped African slaves and Caribbean natives. As he releases his fourth album Darandi, he talks to RFI about the International Garifuna project... AURELIO is in our weekly programme #WorldMusicMatters
"26.01.2017 15:31:32" en.rfi.fr Le Pen as French president would 'destroy Europe' – Spanish PM Spain's conservative prime minister warned Thursday that an election win by French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen or Germany's anti-immigration party AfD would be "a disaster" that would "destroy Europe". .
"26.01.2017 10:51:00" en.rfi.fr Africa press review 26 January 2017 We start in South Africa where, surprise surprise, Julius Malema, the gadfly leader of the Economic Freedom Party, is reported to have upset more than a few people by calling on "Grandpa Mugabe" to step down. .
"26.01.2017 10:49:50" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 12 The mirth of a nation was well and truly dashed on day nine when Gabon drew 0-0 with Cameroon to leave the Cup of Nations at the first stage. They were only the fourth host country to falter in such a way. Their poster boy uberhope, Pierre-Emerick
"26.01.2017 10:48:18" en.rfi.fr Frenchman sets new round-the-world sailing record Sixty-year-old Frenchman Francis Joyon and his five man crew on Thursday smashed the round-the-world sailing record becoming the first team to circumnavigate the globe without assistance in 40 days. .
"26.01.2017 08:26:05" en.rfi.fr Huppert's 'Elle' tops 'French Oscars' list after Polanski row Rape thriller "Elle" starring Isabelle Huppert topped the nominations list Wednesday for the "French Oscars" - the Cesars - hit by controversy over the decision to ask Roman Polanski to preside at the awards.
"26.01.2017 08:04:17" en.rfi.fr Early polls after TV debate point to Hamon as Socialist winner Hardline French Socialist Benoit Hamon was seen as more convincing in a television debate on Wednesday with ex-Prime Minister Manuel Valls ahead of a runoff vote at the weekend to pick the party's presidential candidate, an Elabe poll showed.
"25.01.2017 16:30:00" en.rfi.fr Corruption in Africa remains high, says watchdog Transparency International said the rise of populist politicians around the world risks undermining the fight against corruption. The NGO published its yearly index on perceived corruption this Wednesday, which ranks 176 countries.
"25.01.2017 16:00:00" en.rfi.fr India - US ties put stress on China relations US president Donald Trump has invited the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to Washington. The Indian leader is the fifth foreign leader to talk on the phone with Trump. The call took place after a war of words between the US and India's...
"25.01.2017 15:41:11" en.rfi.fr France to investigate 'fake job' claim against Fillon's wife French investigators on Wednesday launched a preliminary probe into claims that the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon earned 500,000 euros for a suspected fake job as his parliamentary aide.
"25.01.2017 15:04:04" en.rfi.fr Silent villagers living in the shadow of former Gambian president The asphalt road to Kanilai seems to lead to one place, the residence built by ex-President Yahya Jammeh. The complex contains a palace and zoo which dominate the village where the former president was born in 1965. Following the departure of Jammeh...
"25.01.2017 14:46:26" Timeline Photos #CAN2017 A fan from Côte d'Ivoire
Credit pic: Pierre René-Worms/RFI
"25.01.2017 12:02:23" en.rfi.fr Spirit of Pan Africanism and Unity must remain priorities says Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma In the opening of the 30th Ordinary Session of the executive Council of the AU, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma made a few indirect remarks that seemed to hint at Morocco's possible re-entry into the AU as problematic.
"25.01.2017 10:01:49" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 11 The ground staff were out a couple of hours before the final Group C match between Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo at the Stade Port-Gentil. As the loose grass was scattered to hide the particularly nasty bits of sand, a colleague reminded me that #CAN2017
"25.01.2017 09:14:51" en.rfi.fr Isabelle Huppert nominated for Oscar for rape drama French actress Isabelle Huppert, has been nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars for performance in the film "Elle". It comes after she scooped two gongs at the Golden Globes. .
"25.01.2017 08:59:46" en.rfi.fr Morocco end Cote d'Ivoire's reign as African kings Defending champions Cote d'Ivoire crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations last night following a 1-0 loss to a Morocco side coached by Hervé Renard, the man who led the Ivorians to the title in 2015. #CAN2017 Morocco end Côte d'Ivoire's reign as African kings
"25.01.2017 08:36:00" en.rfi.fr Presidential favourite Fillon under fire over wife's jobs The British-born wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid around 500,000 euros) over nearly a decade out of parliamentary funds, a French satirical weekly reported Wednesday.
"25.01.2017 07:49:53" en.rfi.fr Valls in last-ditch bid to resuscitate French presidential bid Former French prime minister Manuel Valls will seek to rescue his ailing presidential bid on Wednesday in a final TV duel with his leftist rival for the Socialist nomination, Benoit Hamon.
"24.01.2017 16:01:48" en.rfi.fr What British Supreme Court decision means for Brexit The British Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the UK government must get parliament's approval before it can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union. So what impact will this decision have on the Brexit process?
"24.01.2017 15:52:58" en.rfi.fr Irish men arrested for French tarmac scam Two Irish men have been arrested in the south of France for a tarmac scam on local farmers. A scam that police say is quite common in France involves upping the price and getting rough when farmers refuse to pay
"24.01.2017 15:10:20" en.rfi.fr French FM Ayrault in Saudi Arabia to discuss trade, regional conflicts French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visited Saudi Arabia on Monday and Tuesday to reinforce France's already strong ties with the oil-rich kingdom. Frane is now Saudi Arabia's third biggest trading partner as the country seeks to diversify its economy and counter Iran's influence in the Middle East
"24.01.2017 13:42:38" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 10 The combinations get complicated, Zimbabwe's Nhamoinesu was robust, Algeria were on their way home, Ghana's Grant was candid and complaints about the pitch continued on day 10 of CAN 2017. #CAN2017 Day 10
"24.01.2017 13:06:21" en.rfi.fr France on way to close oldest nuclear power station The executive board of France's power company, EDF, has accepted a government compensation offer that opens the way to the closure of the country's oldest nuclear reactor, at Fessenheim in Alsace. But the decision was taken on the chairman's casting... On chairman's deciding vote, EDF has accepted compensation package that means #Fessenheim should close in 2018
"24.01.2017 11:58:34" en.rfi.fr Gambians return home to breathe 'freedom air' Gambians who fled the political crisis in the country are returning home following the departure Ex-President Yahya Jammeh and deployment of Senegalese troops. Some 45,000 people fled the country, according to the UN refugee agency, as tensions rose...
"24.01.2017 11:40:28" en.rfi.fr Hollande hits out at Trump on climate change denial on Colombia visit French President François Hollande has launched a fresh barb against US President Donald Trump - this time over climate change. On a visit to Colombia on Monday, Hollande said he could not understand how anyone could ignore the "tangible... The departing French president is tilting at his newly inaugurated American counterpart during a Latin American tour
"24.01.2017 11:38:38" en.rfi.fr Paris tries out driverless buses Paris tried out its first driverless buses on Monday, with officials predicting a worldwide "revolution" of self-driving vehicles. Paris officials predict a worldwide transport revolution with driverless vehicles and steps into the vanguard with tests on buses
"24.01.2017 09:21:16" en.rfi.fr Polanski ducks out of 'French Oscars' after rape protests Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski said Tuesday he would not preside over the "French Oscars", the Césars, after angry women's rights campaigners threatened to protest over the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Protests over director presiding over Césars and an online petion collected over 60,000 signatures
"23.01.2017 16:36:27" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy ally given prison sentence for ministry slush fund A key ally of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been given a jail sentence for misappropriation of public funds. Former interior minister Claude Guéant's appeal against a suspended sentence backfired and the court was tougher on him... Appealing against his suspended sentence turned out to be not such a good idea for Claude Guéant
"23.01.2017 16:34:11" en.rfi.fr Morocco's possible comeback and who will replace Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma as head of AU Commission This year's 28th African Union is gearing up to be one of the most important ones to date. This week the Session of the Permanent Representatives committee and the Executive council will meet, which will then set the agenda for the main summit... This year's African Union meeting may be historic, Anne-Marie Bissada, who will be covering the preparations for RFI, reports
"23.01.2017 15:42:44" soundcloud.com Live on Live at AFCON with Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic Despite becoming the first team to be knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations, Uganda are holding their heads high. The Cranes were playing their first AFCON tournament in 39 years. Coach Milutin Sre On Live on Live today:
"23.01.2017 15:12:27" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Is Pantin the 'new Brooklyn'? In this week's Spotlight on France, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a look at Pantin, a town located in the north east of Paris and dubbed by the New York Times as the 'new Brooklyn'.
"23.01.2017 14:47:55" en.rfi.fr Fillon explains ideas on Russia, Syria, migrants to Merkel inBerlin French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon visited Germany on Monday, lunching with Chancellor Angela Merkel and meeting the finance and defence ministers. While Merkel shares many of his conservative views, they differ on relations... Right-wing presidential candidate in Germany after saying Russia saved Syria from Islamic State
"23.01.2017 13:44:56" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 9 Gabon's a goner, players weep on the field, Guinea Bissau bow out with credit and Uganda looked to the future on Day 9 of CAN 2017. #CAN2017
"23.01.2017 10:31:08" en.rfi.fr Surfers banned from waves as storms lash French Polynesia French Polynesia was declared to be in a "state of natural catastrophe" on Monday as torrential rain caused rockslides and the flooding of hundreds of homes. Some towns declared swimming bans to deter surfers wishing to ride the waves at... Curb your enthusiasm, was the message from Tahiti's authorities to surfers as torrential rains hit the island. Canoes and paddleboards in the streets, though
"23.01.2017 10:10:39" en.rfi.fr Burkina Faso and Cameroon progress to last eight at expense of hosts Gabon Gabon's catastrophic Africa Cup of Nations campaign unravelled further on Sunday night as coach Jose Antonio Camacho deflected questions about his future and blamed bad luck for his side's humiliating first round exit after three draws.
"23.01.2017 09:31:19" en.rfi.fr Gambia: Senegalese military enters Banjul safeguarding Barrow's expected arrival Senegalese troops took up positions in Gambia on Sunday in an effort to provide security following the departure of Ex-President Yahya Jammeh. The arrival of the soldiers was welcomed by hundreds of Banjul residents who came out on the streets to
"23.01.2017 07:59:07" en.rfi.fr French Socialist primaries down to final two candidates in a "battle for the left" France held the first round of its left-wing presidential primary on Sunday, with former education minister and Socialist "rebel" Benoît Hamon coming in first with roughly 36% of the vote. Former prime minister Manuel Valls came in... The most left-wing candidate won the fist round of the French Socialist Party's primary and stands a good chance of winning the second
"22.01.2017 21:01:08" soundcloud.com Africans skeptical about a Donald Trump administration The election of Barack Obama--the US' first black American president-- inspired great pride on the African continent. The arrival of his successor Donald Trump far from inspiring a new 'Obamania', ha US #Africa relations under #Trump to be less axed on aid but not less interventionist, analyst tells RFI:
"22.01.2017 16:56:46" en.rfi.fr Thousands oppose abortion in Paris demo Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against abortion in Paris on Sunday, calling on candidates in this year's presidential election to scrap the right which has been inscribed in French law since 1975. The day after the Woemn's March, it was the turn of opponents of abortion to take to Paris's street
"22.01.2017 15:45:54" en.rfi.fr Paris test-drives new anti-emissions measures as pollution peaks again Paris will have the chance to try out its new anti-pollution traffic restrictions this week with clear skies and cold weather leading to a heavy presence of fine particles in the capital's air. Pollution soars again in Paris region but at least new anti-emissions measures can be tried out. It's all ill wind that blows no good! (although in this case it's the lack of wind that's the problem)
"22.01.2017 13:30:46" en.rfi.fr France's Hollande slams Trump-style protectionsim on Chile visit French President François Hollande dubbed protectionism the "worst response" on a visit to Latin America this weekend. His comments came after Donald Trump promised to put "America first" at his inauguration as US president. Without naming him, François Hollande criticised Donald Trum over his economic policies while on his last trip to Latin America
"22.01.2017 13:05:03" en.rfi.fr Sredojevic reveals it could be time to leave Uganda Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic hinted on Sunday that he might quit the team he has taken to their first Cup of Nations in 39 years. His players conceded a goal in the dying seconds to lose 1-0 against Egypt on Saturday night in Port-Gentil. Team is "still very far from where we want to take Ugandan football", coach tells RFI's Paul Myers
"22.01.2017 11:30:54" soundcloud.com The moment Gambia's Yahya Jammeh finally left power and flew out of Banjul, radio report Gambia's Ex-President Yahya Jammeh finally left the capital Banjul on Saturday night. He's ruled the country since 1994 and had refused to give way to recently elected President Adama Barrow. A politi #Gambia's Ex-President Yahya #Jammeh finally flew out of #Banjul airport last night after 22 years in power. RFI's Daniel Finnan reports on the moment Jammeh gave up power to a democratically elected leader...
"22.01.2017 10:30:55" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 8 A pockmarked pitch caused anger, Ghana beat Mali but still got flak, Mali's coach got flak too and there was sartorial splendour on the Egypt-Uganda touchline on Day 8 at CAN 2017. Journalists still carped and criticised, despite Ghana's victory over Mali on day 8 of CAN 2017, Paul Myers reports
"22.01.2017 09:40:03" en.rfi.fr Low turnout expected in French Socialist primaries Polling stations opened Sunday morning for the first round of a primary organised by France's ruling Socialist Party to pick a centre-left candidate for this year's presidential election. The Socialists were pioneers in holding primaries in France... The Socialists may have held France's first primaries, back in 2011, their 2nd go, today, seems not to be arousing much enthusiasm among voters
"22.01.2017 09:22:57" en.rfi.fr Gambia's army chief ready to accept his fate following Ex-President Jammeh's departure Gambia's General Ousman Badjie is ready to work with recently sworn in President Adama Barrow, he told RFI shortly after Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flew out of Banjul on Saturday, but he is also equally ready to be replaced. Badjie denied that...
"21.01.2017 16:47:59" en.rfi.fr Le Pen calls on Europe to 'wake up' after Trump victory at German Euroright meeting French far-right leader Marine Le Pen hailed the election of Donald Trump and predicted that 2017 will be the year Europeans "wake up" at a conference of hardline nationalist parties in Germany. Le Pen's presence at the "counter-summit"... Marine Le Pen laid into the EU, Merkel and her other enemies at a European far-right meeting. But some of her hosts suspect her National Front of being socialist
"21.01.2017 15:43:21" en.rfi.fr Uganda aim to show real face in clash against Egypt Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic vowed his players would unleash their true talents in their second Group D match on Saturday against Egypt in Port-Gentil. Uganda, who are playing at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978, lost their... Uganda will summon all its talents for the match against Egypt, its coach tells Paul Myers at CAN 2017
"21.01.2017 14:59:56" Photos from RFI English's post Demonstators in Paris show solidarity with today's Women's March in the US. Watch the site and listen to tomorrow's broadcast for Alison Hird's report
"21.01.2017 14:54:52" en.rfi.fr Ghana eye place in last eight of Africa Cup of Nations Ghana can become the second team to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday. Avram Grant's side won their opening game on 17 January against Uganda. A similar result... Paul Myers looks at Ghana's form ahead of their match against Egypt at CAN 2017
"21.01.2017 14:47:08" en.rfi.fr Jihadi 'recruiter' to be charged in France after Turkey handover A jihadi recruiter was to be charged in France on Saturday after being handed over by Turkey, where he was arrested after leaving Syria. Kevin Guiavarch wrote to French authorities in 2016, claiming to have renounced Islamist violence. Kevin Guiavarch sent a letter to French authorities renouncing his commitment to Islamist violence but is likely to be jailed on terror charges
"21.01.2017 10:43:29" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 7 Côte d'Ivoire disappoint, Sredojevic puts on his glad rags for Uganda, Ghana's Grant gets ratty and so does Sarri over in Napoli on Day 7 at CAN 2017. Paul Myers looks at Ivorian cunning, sartorial strategy and angry coaches at CAN 2017
"21.01.2017 09:13:09" en.rfi.fr German safety certifier ordered to pay millions to French breast implant victims A French court has ordered a German safety body to pay 60 million euros in compensation to 20,000 women who received faulty breast implants. In the wake of a worldwide scandal over a French breast implant company, a Toulon court has cracked down on a German watchdog
"20.01.2017 16:41:48" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - French chef shares New Year pastry with homeless It is the galette des rois season here in France. This almond pastry is traditionally eaten on 6 January to mark the Christian festival of Epiphany. In practice galettes are consumed throughout the month and a staggering 30 million will be bought...
"20.01.2017 16:31:56" Timeline Photos #CAN2017
DR Congo player Neeskens Kebano after scoring against Côte d'Ivoire in Oyem stadium, Gabon.
(Credit pic: Pierre René-Worms/RFI)
"20.01.2017 16:15:36" en.rfi.fr Feminists furious as Polanski picked to chair 'French Oscars' France's women's rights minister has joined feminists in expressing shock at the appointment of filmmaker Roman Polanski to chair the French Oscars, the Césars. Campaigners are planning a protest outside the award ceremony in February. The choice of Roman Polanski, who skipped bail on a rape charge in 1977, to chair the Césars has caused an uproar
"20.01.2017 15:31:52" en.rfi.fr Scientists sound alarm over unprecedented rise in sea levels A new study published on Thursday says that a major rise in sea levels could be on the way, sooner rather than later. The team of scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate published the study in Science magazine.