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"16.01.2017 15:52:23" Timeline Photos #CAN2017 #Afcon2017
An Ivorian fan before the match between Côte d'Ivoire and Togo in Oyem, Gabon.
Credit pic: Pierre René-Worms/RFI
"16.01.2017 15:24:08" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Asia - Human rights and good governance push Sri Lanka forward In this week's Spotlight on Asia, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams focuses on political change in Sri Lanka. The European Union is preparing to reward the government with an economic push, if it pursues efforts in good governance and human rights.
"16.01.2017 14:01:44" en.rfi.fr Ayrault talks European unity as antidote to Trump European unity is the best reply to remarks by US President-elect Donald Trump that cast doubt on the continent's future, especially after Brexit, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday.
"16.01.2017 11:22:18" Timeline Photos #CAN2017 #Afcon2017
Fans from Senegal support their team during the match against Tunisia in Franceville, Gabon. Credit pic: Pierre René-Worms /RFI
"16.01.2017 10:46:24" en.rfi.fr Cote d'Ivoire start defence of Cup of Nations title Cote d'Ivoire start their quest on Monday to become only the fourth country to defend a Cup of Nations title. The Ivorians play Togo in Oyem. That clash is followed by games against Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco who are coached by... #CAN2017 #Afcon2017
"16.01.2017 08:40:27" en.rfi.fr Senegal take early control of Group B as Zimbabwe scare Algeria Senegal's mission to atone for the sins of their disastrous 2013 and 2015 campaigns took shape on Sunday night as their 2017 incarnation outmuscled Tunisia 2-0 in Franceville. #CAN2017
"16.01.2017 08:24:02" en.rfi.fr French newspaper publishes Kardashian testimony A French newspaper Sunday published Kim Kardashian's testimony to police of how a robber threatened her at gunpoint when she refused to hand over a ring worth millions of dollars.
"16.01.2017 08:13:03" en.rfi.fr Palestinian representatives welcome Paris summit statement Palestinian officials welcomed the closing statement of Sunday's Middle East peace conference "which stressed the need to end the Israeli occupation," Palestinian Liberation Organisation secretary general Saeb Erekat said.
"16.01.2017 07:55:43" en.rfi.fr Valls trails after second left-wing primary debate Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, long tipped to win the left-wing ticket for France's presidential election this spring, trailed his rivals after a debate on Sunday where his immigration policies came under fire.
"15.01.2017 18:11:05" soundcloud.com Serbian government must be held accountable to stranded refugees/migrants The Serbian government continues to prevent aid organizations from properly helping and sheltering refugees and migrants who remain stranded in Serbia. With temperatures dropping to minus 20 celsius, As temperatures drop to well below zero, aid organistations are still blocked from helping refugees and migrants stranded in Serbia:
"15.01.2017 15:48:50" en.rfi.fr Paris introduces car windscreen stickers in anti-pollution fight If you want to drive in Paris from Monday onwards, your car will have to have a sticker showing how much it pollutes on its windscreen. And, if your vehicle scores badly, you will be banned from entering the French capital on days when pollution is... A small band of protesters said "No to Big Broth'Air" as Paris introduces anti-pollution stickers but many more have already ordered them
"15.01.2017 15:45:26" en.rfi.fr Senegal set to bust the ghosts of Africa Cup of Nations past A sense of guilt haunts the Senegal squad as they prepare to take on Tunisia on Sunday for the opening Group B match at the Africa Cup of Nations. Two years ago in Equatorial Guinea, Senegal failed to make it out of the group stages. It was even worse... Can Senegal realise their potential this time round at the African Cup of Nations? Paul Myers finds the side determined to end a string of CAN failures.
"15.01.2017 13:15:32" en.rfi.fr Leekens urges Algeria to avoid Zimbabwe trap Georges Leekens tapped into more than 30 years in the dugout to warn his players about the dangers of taking on so-called "underdogs". Leekens, 67, leads Algeria into the 2017 Cup of Nations seeking their second title. They face Zimbabwe... There's no room for complacency ahead of Algeria's match against Zimbabwe, coach Georges Leekens tells RFI
"15.01.2017 13:13:27" en.rfi.fr Paris Middle East summit struggles to save two-state solution Moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would have "extremely serious consequences", French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on the day of an international Middle East peace conference in Paris. Israeli Prime Minister... Netanyahu dismisses Paris conference as "futile", Ayrault says US embassy change sould be "provocation"
"15.01.2017 12:06:37" en.rfi.fr Zimbabwe's Warriors prepare for battle against Algeria Zimbabwe are considered the makeweights of a pool containing Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia. On paper Algeria's opening Group B match against Zimbabwe in Franceville should be three points. Zimbabwe may have surprises up their sleeves in Sunday's CAN match, Paul Myers says
"15.01.2017 11:07:55" en.rfi.fr Draws, Wild Dogs and mathematics on CAN 2017 day one Home fans's expectations were dashed by a draw on the opening day of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Libreville. And there was a tie between Cameroon and Burkina Faso, too. Five things Paul Myers learned on day one of CAN 2017
"15.01.2017 10:39:54" RFI #CAN2017 ▼▼▼C'est parti pour la CAN2017 avec deux matchs nuls pour débuter la compétition.
Retour en images sur cette première journée. #Gabon #GuinéeBissau #Cameroun #BurkinaFaso ▼▼▼ RFI's photographer Pierre René-Worms sent this slideshow from CAN 2017
"15.01.2017 10:17:31" en.rfi.fr Mali's Keita hails 'loyal' Hollande at France-Africa summit Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita praised France's President Francois Hollande at the end of the Africa-France summit in Bamako. The summit marked Hollande's last trip to Africa before stepping down as president. François Hollande got a glowing send-off from Mali IBK at the France-Africa summit in Bamako ... and Adama Barrow turned up to receive backing against Yahya Jammeh
"14.01.2017 17:04:52" en.rfi.fr Paris Middle East peace conference goes ahead despite Israeli opposition A Middle East summit of around 70 countries and international organisations in Paris on Sunday is widely seen as a last-ditch attempt to save the two-state solution ahead of Donald Trump's investiture as US president. But neither Israel nor the Netanyahu says summit's rigged and won't go to Paris to be briefed, UN ambassador says more Security Council resolutions being plotted
"14.01.2017 12:43:43" en.rfi.fr Gabon expects the best from Aubameyang at CAN 2017 When Gabon skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leads his men out onto the field on Saturday at the Stade de l'Amitié in Libreville to face Guinea Bissau he will be keenly aware of the pressure. RFI's Paul Myers is in Gabon to cover CAN 2017. He looks ahead to today's Gabon-Guinea Bissau match
"14.01.2017 11:01:50" en.rfi.fr France to freeze after storm kills one, cuts power to thousands France is set to freeze next week, with temperatures between -5°C and -10°C in some areas, following snow and high winds that cost one woman's life and saw thousands without electricity. If your in France this week you might want to fetch out the woollies s
"13.01.2017 16:54:46" en.rfi.fr Africa Cup of Nations 2017: Matches city by city French public prosecutors have appealed against Thursday's surprise acquittal of the heirs to the Wildenstein art dealers' fortune on tax fraud charges, they announced on Friday. #CAN2017 #AfricaCupofNations2017
Interactive map of venues for the Africa Cup of Nations 2017, click here
"13.01.2017 16:17:34" soundcloud.com Hollande's legacy overshadows Bamako France-Africa summit The 27th edition of the Africa-France Summit kicked off on Friday in the Malian capital Bamako. More than thirty African heads of state and top French officials are meeting to discuss how to tackle #Battle against jihadists tops agenda of #SommetAfriqueFrance in #Mali, but #Hollande record also under scrutiny. http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20170113-Why-France-Hollande-legacy-will-dominate-last-Africa-summit-Mali-Bamako
"13.01.2017 15:38:23" en.rfi.fr All Africa looks on as CAN 2017 kicks off It's 60 years since the first-ever Africa Cup of Nations (CAN). There will be more glitz and more teams taking part. But the will to win will be the same as when Egypt won that first all-Africa tournament. RFI's Paul Myers looks at the history of the African Cup of Nations and the challenges facing CAN 2017
"13.01.2017 13:50:49" en.rfi.fr french MPs vote for cameras in French abattoirs after cruelty scandal French MPs on Thursday voted to install cameras in the country's 263 abattoirs following the leaking of several videos showing cruelty to animals in the nation's slaughterhouses. Leaked videos caused a scandal so MPs have toughened law on cruelty in France's slaughterhouses
"13.01.2017 13:05:31" en.rfi.fr French couple sentenced for selling IS flags online A French couple have been given suspended sentences for selling flags of the Islamic State (IS) armed group online. They were caught after neighbours saw them boasting about their business in a TV documentary. Couple caught on camera talking about selling IS flags
"13.01.2017 13:03:35" en.rfi.fr France investigates Renault for suspected emissions fraud French investigators are to investigate carmaker Renault over suspected cheating in emissions tests on high-polluting diesel engines. The company's share were trading 2.4 percent lower around 11.00GMT on Friday following the announcement by Paris #Dieselgate rumbles on: after Volkswagen and Chrysler, Renault now investigated for suspected emissions cheating
"13.01.2017 10:56:41" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower with Trump ally France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been spotted visiting Trump Tower in New York. The National Front leader was one of the first foreign politicians to welcome... National Front presidential candidate welcomed Trump's election, visits trump tower
"13.01.2017 08:44:45" en.rfi.fr Snow, ice, storms forecast for France Friday after thousands suffer power cuts Violent storms that deprived 330,000 homes in France of power overnight were due to continue Friday, with ice and snow forecast in some regions. Passengers were forced to spend the night on a train that was blocked in the Somme on the Channel coast Passengers forced to spend night on Brussels-Paris train because of storms
"12.01.2017 22:22:57" Photos from RFI English's post Shivendu Paul, the president of the RFI Metali Listeners Club in Murshidabad, India is a teacher, and got his students interested in stamp collecting. I collect stamps and post cards for teachers (teachers out there: if you would like some for your class,
"12.01.2017 16:06:28" soundcloud.com Palestine's Abbas seeks blessings from Vatican before Paris peace summit A Palestinian delegation left for Rome on Thursday ahead of a crucial visit this Sunday with French President François Hollande. France is hosting a new international peace conference to kickstart fl Can #PopeFrancis save 2-state solution between #Israel & #Palestine before #Paris peace conference? #MahmoudAbbas in Vatican to find out.
"12.01.2017 15:54:29" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Orient Occident: East meets West Orient Occident, a six-piece ensemble from Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Switzerland and France, has just released its eponymous debut album. Banishing all notions of a 'clash of civilisations' their mutual respect of one another's cultures of origin, and... Orient Occident, a six-piece ensemble from Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Switzerland and France, has just released its eponymous debut album.
"12.01.2017 15:44:20" youtube.com Live on Live with Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Head of ECFR Paris RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations' Paris office, about France's renewed effort to reviv... On Paris Live PM today:
"12.01.2017 14:53:37" en.rfi.fr French court releases Kosovo ex-PM awaiting Serbia's extradition request A French court has released former Kosovo rebel leader and prime minister Ramush Haradinaj under judicial control while awaiting the arrival of an extradition request from Serbia, which accuses him of war crimes. Haradinaj must hand over passport and appear at hearing on Serbian extradition request over war crimes accusation
"12.01.2017 14:20:08" en.rfi.fr International report - Kibera residents oppose link road construction, part 1 A major new link road is planned for the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The five-kilometer route will cut across the city's biggest slum, Kibera, and is supposed to ease traffic congestion. RFI's correspondent Laure Broulard has this report from Nairobi. #Kenya
"12.01.2017 13:49:08" en.rfi.fr Shock acquittal in Wildenstein art dynasty's in tax fraud trial A French court has delivered a shock acquittal on tax-dodging charges for the heirs to the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty, while declaring there had been a "clear attempt" to conceal art treasures and other property worth billions of euros. Judge says family did hide wealth worth billions but doesn't have legal basis to convict
"12.01.2017 11:39:03" youtube.com Live on Live with Adele Humbert from the Medill Justice Programme RFI's David Coffey is joined by Adele Humbert from the Medill Justice Programme, an initiative that reviews the legal cases of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and unc... On Paris Live PM on Wednesday 11th January...
"12.01.2017 10:13:04" en.rfi.fr Airbus beats Boeing on orders, makes first delivery to Iran Airbus beat arch-rival Boeing on orders and is catching up on delivery, the French-based planemaker announced on Wednesday, the same day it delivered the first of an order for 100 A321s to Iran in a deal made possible by the end of Western sanctions... Airbus doing better on deliveries and passed Boeing on orders in 2016. Now delevering to #IranAir
"11.01.2017 19:21:27" soundcloud.com America no less safer from terrorism on Guantanamo 15 year anniversary US President Barack Obama's promise to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility remains essentially dead on the eve of his departure from the White House. Despite promising to close it within a y 'If #Guantanamo was meant to make world safer, it failed', ex-prisoner @Moazzam_Begg tells me RFI's Christina Okello on Guantanamo 15 yr anniversary:
"11.01.2017 16:41:40" en.rfi.fr Elderly at risk as France hit by major flu outbreak French health authorities have warned that an influenza epidemic is stretching hospitals to close to breaking point. Health Minister Marisol Touraine on Wednesday predicted that the outbreak will take a heavy toll. Minister warns of probable high death toll from particularly nasty flu outbreak in France this winter
"11.01.2017 15:39:09" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Adele Humbert From Medill Justice Project - Shaken Baby Syndrome RFI's David Coffey is joined by Adele Humbert from the Medill Justice Programme, an initiative that reviews the legal cases of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" and uncovers potential failures within both the le On Paris Live PM this Wednesday
"11.01.2017 14:12:51" en.rfi.fr Goodyear tyre workers' sentences reduced in bosssnapping case Seven Goodyear tyre workers have had their nine-month prison terms reduced to suspended sentences and one has been acquitted in a case of bossnapping that led unions to accuse a court of anti-labour bias. A court shocked French trade unions by condemning activists to jail but its decision has been reduced to suspended sentences on appeal
"11.01.2017 12:59:49" en.rfi.fr French state wins €1.14 billion in Engie shares sale for Areva bailout The French government has sold a 4.1 percent stake in energy company Engie as part of a plan to finance bail out nuclear firm Areva. And power company EDF has announced that it has launched four wind and solar energy farms in the US. As French state moves to bail out nuclear giant, EDF boosts renewables in US
"11.01.2017 12:52:05" Coming up in Paris Live PM this Wednesday:
The Iraqi army claims to be making steady ground with it's renewed offensive of the IS-held city of Mosul. Our correspondent in Northern Iraq will be joining us live for the latest.
There is a sense of
"11.01.2017 10:45:33" en.rfi.fr Kardashian driver and two others released in Paris jewel heist inquiry Kim Kardashian's Paris limo driver and two other people were released on Wednesday morning but 14 other people remained in custody, suspected of involvement in the robbery of jewels worth nine million euros from the star in the French capital last... Limo chauffeur cleared of suspicion of helping #KimKardashian robbers, 72-yr-old, 60-yr-old among heist suspects
"10.01.2017 20:14:13" en.rfi.fr What now for Iran after Rafsanjani's death? Hundreds of thousands of Iranians,Tuesday, attended the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. He died aged 82 at the weekend. RFI takes a look at who he was.
"10.01.2017 20:12:56" en.rfi.fr Fifa approves Infantino's 48-team World Cup expansion plan Fifa's ruling council on Tuesday agreed to expand the 2026 World Cup to 48 nations, up from the current 32-team format. The sixteen extra places could see the entry of more African and Asian nations, with an estimated profit rise of 640 million...
"10.01.2017 19:39:31" en.rfi.fr Fillon to outline his vision for Europe to Germany's Merkel French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on January 23 to outline his plans for a Europe which he said should focus on defense, security and a tighter euro zone. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170110-fillon-outline-his-vision-europe-germanys-merkel
"10.01.2017 19:38:47" en.rfi.fr Serbia asks France to extradite former Kosovo prime minister Serbia on Tuesday officially requested the extradition from France of Kosovo's former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, whose arrest last week for alleged war crimes in France.
"10.01.2017 15:33:20" soundcloud.com Kenya: opposition threatens actions following elections law amendment In Kenya, the opposition is threatening to paralyse the country following an amendment to election laws ahead of presidential elections due in August. President Uhuru Kenyatta approved an amendment to
"10.01.2017 14:08:52" en.rfi.fr Afghan interpreters for French army threatened by insurgents Nearly 100 Afghan former interpreters for the French army demanded French visas on Tuesday so they can leave their country, saying they face regular threats from Islamist insurgents.
"10.01.2017 12:19:49" en.rfi.fr Military intervention in Gambia 'not ruled out', interview Nigerian foreign minister West African leaders will encourage Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh to respect his country's constitution in a visit scheduled for Wednesday, Nigeria's foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama has told RFI. Onyeama said that leaders from...
"10.01.2017 10:55:21" en.rfi.fr France got €1.2 billion windfall from Euro 2016 Hosting the Euro 2016 football tournament cost France less than 200 million euros but brought some 1.22 billion euros into the country, according to figures released by the ministry of sports Tuesday.
"10.01.2017 08:36:36" en.rfi.fr Paris show of masterpieces unseen in West to be extended A smash-hit Paris show of one the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to be extended after 600,000 people flocked to see it in just 10 weeks. .
"10.01.2017 08:02:14" en.rfi.fr Norway to turn off FMs in favour of digital radio Norway on Wednesday will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its FM radio network in favour of digital radio, a bold move watched closely by other countries around Europe. .
"10.01.2017 08:00:37" en.rfi.fr 5000 Jews quit France for Israel last year Another 5,000 French Jews emigrated to Israel last year, figures showed Monday, continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting the community. .
"09.01.2017 16:16:13" Finding romance in Paris, here's how! On Paris Live PM today:
Canadian writer Lily Heise, author of 'Je t'aime... maybe' adopted Paris 15 years ago and she's often stumbled into romantic misadventure. Her book shows a realistic side to romance in the city where, nonetheless, "passions can be
"09.01.2017 15:57:57" en.rfi.fr Givenchy's Giacomettis to go under hammer in Paris Sculptures and furniture by the Giacometti brothers are expected to raise up to seven million euros went they go under the hammer in Paris in March.
"09.01.2017 15:30:45" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Could universal basic income work for France? In this week's Spotlight on France, RFl takes a look at an idea that has been picking up some steam in French politics: Universal Basic Income or UBI.
"09.01.2017 08:32:45" en.rfi.fr Former PM Valls loses lead in Socialist primaries race Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has lost his lead over leftist opponent Arnaud Montebourg ahead of the Socialist primaries, according to two polls published on Sunday.
"09.01.2017 08:03:08" en.rfi.fr French police arrest 16 over Kardashian heist French police arrested 16 people in the Paris region early Monday over the robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year, according to police.
"09.01.2017 07:40:04" en.rfi.fr France's Huppert in line for Oscar after Globes glory France's Isabelle Huppert took the best drama actress award at last nights Golden Globes in Los Angeles, for her role in for French rape-revenge tale 'Elle'.
"08.01.2017 16:37:52" en.rfi.fr Assad tells French MPs he is 'optimistic' about peace talks Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told visiting French lawmakers on Sunday that he was "optimistic" about new peace talks planned for later this month, a member of the delegation told French news agency AFP.
"08.01.2017 13:35:23" en.rfi.fr Kardashian offers details of Paris heist- on reality TV Kim Kardashian is finally speaking about being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last October, in classic Kardashian fashion: in a promotional video for the new season of her hit reality TV show.
"08.01.2017 11:27:21" en.rfi.fr The world two years after Charlie Hebdo On the eve of the second anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack, the editor, is Laurent Sourisseau;, better known as Riss believes the world has become less tolerant of the French satirical newspaper's black humour. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170106-world-two-years-after-charlie-hebo
"08.01.2017 11:10:12" en.rfi.fr France to deepen 'strategic partnership' with India French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault began a four-day visit to India with a meeting Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bolster the "strategic partnership" between the two countries.
"08.01.2017 10:46:51" en.rfi.fr Five dead in latest crash on French 'road of death' Five people were killed and 27 others injured Sunday when a bus carrying Portuguese tourists crashed off a highway in central France known locally as the "road of death", authorities said.
"07.01.2017 15:42:38" en.rfi.fr Protestors in Paris demand justice for murdered Kurdish activists Thousands took to the streets of the French capital on Saturday to demand justice for three Kurdish activists who were assassinated here in 2013. The culprit is still unknown.
"07.01.2017 14:55:41" en.rfi.fr French court acquits researcher of aiding Eritrean migrants On Friday 6 January, a court in Nice, southern France, acquitted Pierre-Alain Mannoni for helping three Eritrean women who had crossed the border from Italy.
"07.01.2017 14:47:14" South Sudan Peace Agreement Day - Live on Live with William Jo... On Live on Live ▶️
RFI's David Coffey meets William Jordan, former US State Department official, to discuss the background to America's stake in the foundation of an independent #SouthSudan which commemorates "Peace Agreement Day" on January 9th, while
"07.01.2017 14:06:04" en.rfi.fr Paris department stores finally open on Sundays Sunday shopping at Paris's prestigious department stores is finally becoming a reality.
"07.01.2017 12:59:34" en.rfi.fr Paris street artist pays homage to “forgotten” victim of Charlie Hebdo attacks Graffiti artist Christian Guemy, better known by his pseudonym C215, spray painted the portrait of police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe in the Paris suburb of Montrouge to commemorate the second anniversary of the attacks that gripped Paris over three...
"07.01.2017 12:09:37" soundcloud.com Namibia lawsuit for genocide could 'bankrupt' Germany Germany is being sued by two indigenous groups in Namibia, for the genocide of over 100,000 people by German settlers more than a century ago. The lawsuit was filed in New York on Thursday by the Ov 'If #Germany starts paying all the victims of its Wars, it would be bankrupt in no time,' historian Jurgen Zimmerer tells RFI, as #Namibia tribes sue for #genocide. Listen here:
"07.01.2017 10:43:53" en.rfi.fr Freezing temperatures and icy roads as cold wave hits France 30 départements, or counties, were placed on high alert on Saturday, up from only 20 the day before. Temperatures as low as -15°C were recorded Saturday morning.
"07.01.2017 09:47:33" en.rfi.fr Arsenal shareholder Stanley Kroenke buys historic French vineyard A prestigious French vineyard that has been family-run for two centuries has been bought out by US sports billionaire Stanley Kroenke, the largest shareholder in Arsenal.
"07.01.2017 09:45:00" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Lisa Leblanc Young, Canadian singer-songwriter Lisa Leblanc has performed 400 concerts in the last four years, and recently toured Europe with her new album 'Why you wanna leave, runaway Queen?', packed with stories based on experiences on the road in the US. She...
"06.01.2017 15:37:55" en.rfi.fr Media organisations demand release of RFI journalist in Cameroon French media staff unions and press freedom organizations have signed a petition demanding the immediate release of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent Ahmed Abba.
"06.01.2017 14:01:19" en.rfi.fr Rapper releases music video filmed in prison with mobile phone A French rapper has released a music video using footage filmed during his time in jail last year, angering prison authorities who threatened to take legal action over the clip. 'Mobiles phones are getting more and more difficult to detect': French prison director Pierre Raffin.
"06.01.2017 12:35:52" en.rfi.fr John Obi Mikel leaves Chelsea for Chinese Super League Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel announced on Friday that he is leaving English Premier League leaders Chelsea to join the Chinese side Tianjin TEDA.
"06.01.2017 11:45:24" en.rfi.fr Prosecutors to investigate National Front for fraud French prosecutors are probing the far-right National Front (FN) for suspected fraud linked to payments for aides at the European Parliament, judicial sources said Thursday. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170106-prosecutors-investigate-national-front-fraud
"06.01.2017 10:21:28" en.rfi.fr Ex-jihadist says he is 'partly to blame' for Charlie Hebdo' attack Farid Benyettou, a former French jihadist responsible for indoctrinating the gunmen who attacked the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris two years ago, has admitted he is partly to blame for the violence. Farid Benyettou, a former French jihadist responsible for indoctrinating the gunmen who attacked the #CharlieHebdo magazine in Paris two years ago, has admitted he is partly to blame for the violence.
"05.01.2017 17:17:24" Timeline Photos Here is Prithwiraj Purkayastha and his son Prayesh. Prithwiraj is the president of the RFI Jorhat Listeners Club in Assam, India. We trust he'll transfer his love of radio to his adorable little son!
"05.01.2017 15:19:14" soundcloud.com Live On Live - South Sudan Peace Agreement Day - William Jordan RFI's David Coffey meets William Jordan, former US State Department official, to discuss the background to America's stake in the foundation of an independent South Sudan which commemorates "Peace Agr On Paris Live PM this Thursday...
"05.01.2017 13:46:57" en.rfi.fr France culls hundreds of thousands of ducks to fight H5N8 outbreak A cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese began in south-west France on Thursday in an effort to stop a new strain of bird flu that is judged more virulent than the one that hit the country in 2015. Foie gras production and exports have been hit by bird flu outbreak, a more virulent strain than previous ones
"05.01.2017 11:48:16" en.rfi.fr Callas's favourite conductor, Georges Prêtre, dies, aged 92 The French conductor Georges Pretre, the favourite maestro of legendary opera singer Maria Callas and composer Francis Poulenc, has died at the age of 92. He continued to perform into old age, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in Paris in 2013. Prêtre was the only French conductor to lead the Vienna New Yerar's concert and was still performing at the age of 88
"05.01.2017 09:39:09" en.rfi.fr French farmer on trial for aiding Eritrean migrants French prosecutors have called for an eight-month suspended sentence for a farmer who helped undocumented migrants enter the country and find shelter. Cédric Herrou told the court on Wednesday he assisted dozens of Africans because "it... Prosecutor accuses Cedric Herrou of turning the court into political tribune
"05.01.2017 09:33:00" en.rfi.fr 105-year-old Frenchman sets new one-hour cycling record. An 105-year-old Frenchman, Robert Marchand, set a new one-hour cycling record for his age on Wednesday. He pedalled for 22.547 kilometres in the national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, west of Paris, to the cheers of hundreds of spectators. Robert Marchand challenged other over-100-year-olds to take him on
"04.01.2017 16:21:14" en.rfi.fr Israeli soldier's manslaughter conviction divides Israelis In a trial that has divided Israelis, Elon Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday. The soldier, who had been on trial since May, shot Palestinian assailant Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in the head as he lay wounded on the ground in Hebron last... Politicians praised soldier who shot Palestinian lying on the ground
"04.01.2017 15:56:00" en.rfi.fr French hotels' earnings slump in 2016 French hotels' takings fell 900 million euros in 2016, according to a hospitality consultancy group. It blames terror attacks and strikes for the slump in trade, which is mainly in the Paris region and on the Côte d'Azur. Hospitality industry income has slumped in Paris region and on Côte d'Azur, where terror attacks took place this year and last
"04.01.2017 14:57:43" en.rfi.fr No charges over CAR sex abuse allegations against French soldiers No French soldiers have been charged as judges wrap up an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse relating to France's Sangaris operation in the wartorn Central African Republic (CAR). But, after talking to alleged victims and servicemen, an... Investigative reporters claim officials have not pursued probe with enough enthusiasm or resources
"04.01.2017 11:03:08" en.rfi.fr France to suspend sales of vitamin D supplement after baby death France is to suspend sales of a vitamin D supplement after the death of a 10-year-old baby who had been given it. Uvestérol D has been under surveillance since 2006 but sales now to be suspended
"04.01.2017 09:55:01" en.rfi.fr Paris court orders Chelsea fans to compensate metro racist incident victim A Paris court on Tuesday gave four Chelsea fans suspended prison sentences and ordered them to pay the victim compensation for pushing a black man off a metro train while chanting racist invective. Two years after video caught them pushing man off train chanting "we are racist", men given suspended sentences
"03.01.2017 16:10:41" en.rfi.fr Top French paper calls a halt to polls during 2017 presidential race One of France's top-selling papers has decided not to commission any more opinion polls on politics during the campaign for the presidential election to be held in April and May this year. #leParisien says it will concentrate on on-the-ground reporting to reestablish contact with ordinary people
"03.01.2017 16:05:19" en.rfi.fr Does France have legal right to prosecute Equatorial Guinea VP Obiang? After an investigation lasting several years, France has put the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea on trial for corruption. Teodorin Nguema Obiang is charged with embezzling many millions from state funds. But his lawyers argue that he... Lawyers for the defence and the prosecution debate whether France hs the right to take Equatorial Guinea's president-in-waiting to court
"03.01.2017 14:10:45" en.rfi.fr Former French PM Valls sets out presidential programme Former French prime minister Manuel Valls called for a Europe-wide minimum wage and promised to prioritise defence, law and order and education if he is elected president in this year's presidential election. Another late arrival in the race to be... While making no apologies for his record in government, Manuel Valls lays emphasis on Europe in his presidential campaign proposals
"03.01.2017 11:00:45" en.rfi.fr Baby dies in France after being given vitamin D supplement A 10-day-old baby has died in France after being administered a dose of a vitamin D supplement, which has been the subject of previous warnings by an official health watchdog. Supplement has been subject of previous warnings about danger to young children t
"03.01.2017 10:01:34" en.rfi.fr French Olympic ski champion Jean Vuarnet dies, aged 83 French skier Jean Vuarnet, an Olympic champion and entrepreneur, has died after a stroke at the age of 83, his family announced on Monday. Ski champion, whose life was hit by tragedy when his wife and son joined a cult's collective suicide, has died http://en.rfi.fr/sports/20170103-french-olympic-ski-champion-jean-vuarnet-dies-aged-83
"03.01.2017 09:59:56" en.rfi.fr Mosul to fall before summer, Hollande The battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) armed group could by won by the summer, French President François Hollande said on a visit to Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday. The offensive to clear IS from Mosul should succeed in the spring, French president says
"02.01.2017 15:39:35" French anti-pollution NGO suing the State for 'not doing its job' On Paris Live PM today:
Air #pollution kills. A survey carried out last year by France's National health agency found it was behind the deaths of 48,000 people in France each year, just behind alcohol and tobacco-related diseases.
Respire, a French NGO
"02.01.2017 15:12:24" en.rfi.fr Obiang lawyers call for Paris corruption trial to be adjourned Lawyers for Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, called for his trial to be adjourned when it opened in Paris on Monday. In the first of what may be several trials of African leaders' relatives, Obiang faces... Long-awaited trial of Equatorial Guinea president's son opened Monday with appeal to put it off
"02.01.2017 13:22:33" Timeline Photos From RFI English team, we wish you a happy new year!
"02.01.2017 12:24:33" en.rfi.fr International report - Restoration work reveals hidden mosaics in Bethlehem's Church At Christmas for the first time in a long time, mosaics at the Church of the Nativity were visible again. The church is in Bethlehem, in the West Bank, and was built in the fourth century over the site that was believed to be the birthplace of Jesus.... RFI's correspondent Irris Makler has this report from #Bethlehem.
"02.01.2017 11:13:46" soundcloud.com President Buhari's peace efforts in Niger Delta doomed unless he pays off militants: Analyst Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari says he's willing to seek a lasting peace deal with militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta region. In his New Year's message, Buhari called on his "brothers" Peace efforts by #Nigeria president Muhammadu #Buhari with #Niger Delta militants will fail unless he pays them off, security analyst Mukhtar Dan'iyan tells RFI.
"02.01.2017 11:09:18" en.rfi.fr Thai crocodile bites selfie-seeking French tourist in leg A French tourist has been bitten by a crocodile in a Thai national park as whe tried to take a selfie with the beast. She was taken to hopsital and is expected to recover. French tourist apparently ignored warnings to try to snap a selfie ... and got bitten
"02.01.2017 10:50:45" en.rfi.fr Hollande predicts year of victories against terror on Iraq visit French President François Hollande predicted "a year of victories against terrorism" on a visit to Baghdad on Monday. Addressing French troops training an elite Iraqi anti-terror unit, he said that the fight in Iraq was a way of preventing... It's François Hollande's 2nd visit to Iraq, he's the only head of state from the anti-IS coalition to go there so far (+ facts of French presence in Iraq)
"02.01.2017 10:47:09" soundcloud.com Giving peace a chance: Rivals in DR Congo sign deal, but challenges remain Rival groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will this week hammer out the details of a peace deal clinched late on Saturday. After weeks of intense negotiations, the government and opposition #Peace at last in #DRCongo after months of unrest? Hopes fueled by deal between government and opposition for Joseph #Kabila exit, but challenges ahead, expert Kris Berwouts tells RFI.
"02.01.2017 10:20:37" soundcloud.com Tunisia's returning jihadists polarize islamists and secularists Tunisian president Beji Caïd Essebsi says he's optimistic about his country's outlook for 2017. In his New Year's message, Essebsi said Tunisia would overcome its security challenges. He sought to dow 800 #jihadists returning to #Tunisia create dilemma for #Ennahdha government. Analyst Youssef Cherif @Faiyla tells RFI why they're dividing islamists & secularists:
"01.01.2017 12:08:47" soundcloud.com France looks to Chad in fight against jihad, angers rights groups In Chad, the human rights groups PACT has called on France to distance itself from president Idriss Deby after he threatened to dissolve the country's trade unions earlier this week. French prime min Embarrassing liaison? #France support of #Chad president #IdrissDeby in fight against #jihad angers rights groups:
"01.01.2017 11:57:13" soundcloud.com Egypt plane crash "never should have happened", slams ex pilot, as bodies returned Egyptian authorities will on Sunday begin handing over the remains of passengers killed in the EgyptAir plane crash last May to their families. Flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean killing al #EgyptAir plane crash was an accident waiting to happen, slams ex French pilot as Cairo hands over victims remains:
"01.01.2017 11:44:39" soundcloud.com Congo Catholic Church helps secure peace deal for Kabila's exit After weeks of intense negotiations, the government and opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo finally reached a deal late Saturday, that will see president Joseph Kabila step down at Deal to end #Congocrisis reached thanks to #Catholic Church. Hear why this powerful mediator also has a lot to gain.
"30.12.2016 14:55:08" en.rfi.fr France's constitutional court quashes 'Google tax' proposal France's Constitutional Council has given the red card to a new tax law that would make it harder for large companies to avoid paying tax in France.
"30.12.2016 14:47:10" en.rfi.fr Burundi's Nkurunziza mulls fourth term in 2020 Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza suggested on Friday that he may stand for re-election in 2020 if Burundians want to change the constitution. His controversial third term in 2015 sparked a failed coup attempt, months of protests and subsequent...
"30.12.2016 12:23:33" en.rfi.fr France raises tax on policies to support terrorism victims French citizens will contribute an extra 1.60 euro on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of extremist attacks which have recently hit the country. The measure comes into force on Sunday.
"30.12.2016 10:40:34" en.rfi.fr France warns of 'long war' against jihadists in Africa French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Thursday warned troops stationed in Africa's Sahel region that they should "prepare for a long war" against jihadists. .
"30.12.2016 08:17:06" en.rfi.fr UK faces legal battle with Calais 'Jungle' children Dozens of children who sought asylum in Britain after living in the Calais "Jungle" camp have launched a legal challenge against the government's handling of their claims, their lawyers said Thursday. .
"29.12.2016 18:41:07" soundcloud.com Mozambique: Renamo 7-day truce a start towards peace despite flaws The population in Mozambique has welcomed a seven day ceasefire to end hostilities between Renamo opposition fighters and the ruling Frelimo government. Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, declared the tru Hopes for peace in #Mozambique on third day of #ceasefire, but #Renamo opposition & #government still far apart explains RFI's Christina Okello:
"29.12.2016 14:22:24" en.rfi.fr Hollande frees abuse victim who killed husband A woman who killed her abusive husband and became a symbol of the suffering of France's domestic violence victims walked free from prison on Wednesday after receiving a presidential pardon.
"29.12.2016 13:27:48" en.rfi.fr France intercepts 45 African migrants from Italy French border police intercepted 45 African migrants who were trying to enter the country from Italy and arrested the two smugglers involved, local prosecutors said Wednesday.
"29.12.2016 13:10:32" en.rfi.fr French celebrity chef to expand empire next year The French chef Joël Robuchon, the most 'starred' chef in the world, will open five or six new restaurants over the next two years
"29.12.2016 12:33:57" en.rfi.fr 'A Man and a Woman' singer Pierre Barouh dies aged 82 French songwriter, composer and singer Pierre Barouh, who penned and sang the international hit "A Man And A Woman" from the eponymous 1966 film, died Wednesday aged 82, his wife said.
"28.12.2016 16:55:15" en.rfi.fr Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure The West African regional group Ecowas should be quick in following up on negotiations to ensure outgoing President Yahya Jammeh leaves office when his current term expires, according to the opposition coalition. President-elect Adama Barrow is
"28.12.2016 14:40:17" en.rfi.fr Berlin attacker travelled from Netherlands to France Suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri travelled by bus from the Netherlands to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, sources close to the investigation said Wednesday.
"28.12.2016 14:35:50" en.rfi.fr Man suspected of planning New Year's attack arrested Police in south west France have arrested a man suspected of having planned an attack on New Year's eve, a police source said on Wednesday.
"28.12.2016 14:10:33" en.rfi.fr The Marriott Cell: My deepest, darkest moments in Egypt's notorious Scorpion prison Egyptian-born Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has published a book about being jailed for collaborating with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The... Egyptian-born Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy talks about his new book The Marriott Cell, his time in a notorious Cairo prison, how he had access to some of the world's most dangerous terrorists and the message he would send to other journalists
"28.12.2016 13:14:02" en.rfi.fr 'No blacks' ad could land real estate agency in court A real estate agency in the north of Paris than advertised an apartment for rent that included the criteria 'French nationality obligatory, no blacks…' in the notes that accompanied the ad could face legal action.
"28.12.2016 11:33:19" en.rfi.fr National Front mayor renames French street 'rue de Brexit' French mayor who is a member of France's right-wing eurosceptic National Front party has renamed a street in his town “rue de Brexit”, meant as a “homage” to Britain's decision to leave the European Union in June.
"27.12.2016 17:23:05" en.rfi.fr Belgium police foiled six attacks since 2014 Belgium has prevented six attacks over the past two years, a senior police official said Tuesday, with the country still a prominent target for jihadist assaults. http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20161227-belgium-police-foiled-six-attacks-2014
"27.12.2016 17:21:01" en.rfi.fr French art experts lambast South Korean prosecutors French art experts on Tuesday lambasted South Korean state prosecutors for declaring a "fake" painting to be genuine despite its own scientific findings that supported the artist's disavowal of the work.
"27.12.2016 14:09:30" soundcloud.com A look at George Michael's most memorable songs Tributes poured in all day yesterday (mon) following news of British pop super star, George Michael. News of his unexpected death, at the age of 53, came in late Sunday night. Correspondent Filip Wa For those still reeling over the (hopefully) last death of a musician this year, correspondent Filip Warwick has a look back at some of his more memborable songs:
"27.12.2016 11:49:22" en.rfi.fr Suspect in southern France triple murder detained A man that is suspected of killing three people in the Drôme area in southeastern France has been placed under surveillance in a psychiatric hospital. Police are investigating the treble murder which took place over the Christmas holiday.
"27.12.2016 09:58:45" en.rfi.fr Hollande signals there is more to be done on unemployment French president Francois Hollande has welcomed figures yesterday evening (Monday) that shows a fall in unemployment by 100,000 over the year. However, it admitted that it was only a start.
"26.12.2016 19:23:02" en.rfi.fr Berlin truck-attack suspect fled to France before Italy Surveillance footage confirms that Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, transited through the French city of Lyon by train, a source close to the investigation said.
"26.12.2016 10:10:49" en.rfi.fr Police probe Marseille cafe shoot-out France on Sunday probed the fatal Christmas Eve killing of a 19-year-old in a cafe, the prosecutor's office said, as an investigation source claimed the victim was shot 15 times.
"26.12.2016 09:33:52" en.rfi.fr Pop superstar George Michael dies at 53 British pop star George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.
"26.12.2016 09:32:35" en.rfi.fr Frenchman smashes round-the-world yachting record Thomas Coville slashed eight days off the record when he ended an astonishing solo non-stop circumnavigation of the World on his 31m maxi trimaran on Christmas Day.
"25.12.2016 15:24:40" en.rfi.fr The UAE expands presence in the Horn of Africa The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a powerful actor in the Northeast Africa peninsula which is home to eight nations. It has secured two military bases, one in Eritrea and the other one in Somaliland, strategic for the fight in Yemen. Countries...
"25.12.2016 15:23:40" en.rfi.fr Freed Chibok schoolgirls celebrate Christmas at home 21 Nigerian Chibok girls released by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in October have been reunited with their families for Christmas. This comes as Nigeria claims to have 'crushed' the final insurgent stronghold.
"25.12.2016 13:51:56" en.rfi.fr French aid worker kidnapped in Mali A French woman who runs an organisation for malnourished children has been kidnapped in Mali's troubled north.
"25.12.2016 13:02:36" en.rfi.fr French inquiry into Berlin killers' travels An investigation is underway into the travels to Italy from France of the suspect in Berlin's Christmas market massacre, amid populist calls for an end to Europe's open borders.
"24.12.2016 18:08:48" en.rfi.fr Nigeria 'crushes' Boko Haram's final stronghold Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the military has driven out the Islamist militants from their last bastion in the Sambisa forest in northeastern Borno state.
"24.12.2016 16:33:58" en.rfi.fr Tunisia arrests Berlin attacker's nephew Three jihadist suspects including the nephew of the Berlin Christmas market terrorist have been arrested in Tunisia, as Germany hunts for further possible accomplices in the deadly truck rampage which left 12 dead and dozens injured.
"24.12.2016 15:32:30" en.rfi.fr Landmark UN ruling on Israeli settlements The United Nations Security Council has passed a landmark resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. Israel has hit back.
"24.12.2016 14:13:22" en.rfi.fr Kenya opposition rebukes amendments to voting law Members of the opposition in Kenya stormed out of parliament this week, after a fight erupted during heated debate over a controversial new election bill.
"24.12.2016 14:06:52" en.rfi.fr Tunisia arrests Berlin attacker's nephew
"24.12.2016 12:33:33" en.rfi.fr Armed patrols take to French trains In the wake of the Berlin terrorist attack and revelations that the Tunisian suspect probably travelled from France to Italy by train, the French national rail company SNCF has announced armed security agents on French trains.
"24.12.2016 11:25:27" en.rfi.fr The Sound Kitchen - Merry Christmas! This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the quiz about November's Supermoon. There's listener news, some great holiday music, and of course … the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
"23.12.2016 17:45:28" en.rfi.fr Donald Trump vows to beef up US nuclear capacity US president elect Donald Trump upped the nuclear ante with Russia in a tweet on Friday in which he said that America had to boost its nuclear capability. The comments came less than 24 hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin said Russia needed...
"23.12.2016 13:43:04" en.rfi.fr Hijacked Libya plane at Malta Airport A hijacked Libyan plane has landed on the Mediterranean island of Malta with 118 people including seven crew members on board ... some hostages are being released.
"23.12.2016 13:25:00" en.rfi.fr Iran spends €19 billion on France's Airbus planes Iran's national carrier, Iran Air, has completed an order for 100 planes with French-based Airbus valued at around 19 billion euros. The deal does not include any of Airbus' flagship A380 airliners, the largest passenger plane in the world.
"23.12.2016 12:37:34" en.rfi.fr German Xmas market suspect shot dead in Milan The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out Berlin's deadly Christmas market truck attack on Monday has been killed in a shootout with police in Italy's northern city of Milan.
"23.12.2016 11:23:20" en.rfi.fr Italy third largest bank heads for state bailout Troubled Italian bank, Monde dei Paschi di Siena, appears to be heading towards a state bailout. This comes after the lender launched a plan earlier this week to raise five billion euros in new capital.
"23.12.2016 10:19:18" Berlin Christmas market terror attack suspect shot dead in Milan: Italian police
"23.12.2016 10:18:58" en.rfi.fr German arrests over mall terrorism plan Police in Germany have arrested two brothers on suspicion of planning an attack at one of the country's biggest shopping centres, just four days after a jihadist killed 12 at a Berlin Christmas market.
"22.12.2016 15:52:00" Timeline Photos The Christmas tree at RFI
"22.12.2016 10:51:38" en.rfi.fr World's first solar panel road to be inaugurated in Normandy France's Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal will inaugurate the world's first solar panel road on December 22 in the village of Tourouvre in Normandy. The road cost some €5 million to build and was financed by the state.
"22.12.2016 10:02:04" en.rfi.fr Bahrain activist grilled over Le Monde article Bahraini authorities say they have interrogated detained opposition leader Nabil Rajab for spreading "false information" in an article published in French daily Le Monde that accused Gulf monarchies of fomenting "extremism". .
"22.12.2016 09:05:39" en.rfi.fr German authorities under fire over attack German authorities were under fire Thursday after it emerged that the prime suspect in Berlin's deadly truck attack, a rejected Tunisian asylum seeker, was known as a potentially dangerous jihadist. .
"22.12.2016 09:01:05" en.rfi.fr Far-right French mayor to be tried over Muslim comments A far-right French mayor will be tried on hate charges over comments that include a claim the number of Muslim students in his city was a "problem", a judicial source said Wednesday.
"21.12.2016 16:48:46" en.rfi.fr France may press EU sanctions against Congo's Kabila France says Congolese president Joseph Kabila may face European Union sanctions over his refusal to step down. .
"21.12.2016 15:04:16" A Senegalese game designer's hit: 'Cross Dakar City' A 2D smartphone game built by a Senegalese software engineer – Cross Dakar City – has been downloaded more than 50,000 times, mostly in Senegal. The man behind the game, Ousseynou Khadim Beye, says he created the game to raise awareness of young children
"21.12.2016 13:17:59" en.rfi.fr Companies forced to report employees' traffic offenses A new law that will com into effect by January 1st will make it mandatory for French employees to declare driving offences committed by staff using company vehicles. French drivers will have to be more attentive about traffic offences in work cars.
"21.12.2016 10:49:51" en.rfi.fr Transavia pilots to strike over Christmas A group of pilots working for Air France-KLM 's low-cost subsidiary Transavia France have called for a three-day strike from December 23 to December. 26, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
"21.12.2016 10:03:42" en.rfi.fr French Vendee Globe sailor arrives safely in New Zealand Solo round-the-world sailor Thomas Ruyant arrived safely in New Zealand Wednesday after a high-seas collision that threatened to split his yacht in two, rescuers said. .
"21.12.2016 08:45:13" en.rfi.fr Germany hunts for Berlin attacker after IS claims massacre German police on Wednesday stepped up their hunt for the driver of a truck that rampaged through a Berlin Christmas market, in a deadly assault claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
"21.12.2016 08:38:56" en.rfi.fr French screen legend Michèle Morgan dies, aged 96 French screen legend Michèle Morgan, who starred in some 70 movies and took home the best actress prize at the first-ever Cannes film festival, died on Tuesday, aged 96, her family said. Michèle Morgan, the "most beautiful pair of eyes in cinema", dies aged 96.
"20.12.2016 16:05:13" en.rfi.fr Poland political standoff persists after media ban is lifted Poland's lower chamber of parliament lifted a ban on media on Tuesday following mass demonstrations and a sit-in by opposition MPs. But if it the ruling Law and Justice Party appeared to be bowing to pressure, concerns over its way of governing... Poland's lower chamber of parliament lifted a ban on media on Tuesday following mass demonstrations and a sit-in by opposition MPs.
"20.12.2016 15:59:55" en.rfi.fr Authorities open inquiry after French 'Football Leaks' French authorities have opened a preliminary inquiry into tax fraud and money laundering in the wake of the 'Football Leaks' revelations, the national financial prosecutor's office announced Tuesday. .
"20.12.2016 15:15:07" en.rfi.fr Berlin Christmas market killer could still be at large A Pakistani asylum-seeker suspected of ploughing a lorry into a Berlin Christmas market and killing 12 people may not be the right man, police said Tuesday, sparking fears the real killer could be on the run.
"20.12.2016 13:15:06" en.rfi.fr France signs €34.5 billion submarine deal with Australia France and Australia have signed a 34.5 billion euros deal -- which Paris has billed as the "contract of the century" -- for 12 state-of-the-art submarines.
"20.12.2016 11:55:20" en.rfi.fr Berlin lorry rampage was terrorist attack - Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that authorities believe a deadly rampage by a lorry driver at a Berlin Christmas market was a "terrorist" attack likely committed by an asylum seeker.
"20.12.2016 11:27:42" en.rfi.fr France to increase security at Christmas markets France will increase security at Christmas markets across the country after a truck plowed into people at a seasonal market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people, the Interior Ministry said. .
"20.12.2016 09:58:35" en.rfi.fr Macron leads Fillon in latest poll Centrist former minister Emmanuel Macron is for the first time more popular than his conservative rival for the French presidency, Francois Fillon, according to an Odoxa poll of approval ratings for L'Express magazine and France Inter.
"20.12.2016 09:37:20" en.rfi.fr IMF board backs Lagarde despite conviction The International Monetary Fund said Monday it retains "full confidence" in Christine Lagarde's ability to continue to lead the organization, despite her conviction for negligence in a French court.
"20.12.2016 09:02:21" en.rfi.fr Berlin massacre reminiscent of deadly Nice attack German police said Tuesday they were treating as "a probable terrorist attack" the killing of 12 people when a lorry ploughed through a packed Berlin Christmas market.
"19.12.2016 17:29:23" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Paris exhibition on 20th century's first genocide: the massacre of Namibia's Herero and Nama Between 1904 and 1908 more than 75,000 Herero and Nama people were massacred by German colonial forces in what is now Namibia. Many died in concentration camps.
"19.12.2016 15:42:15" en.rfi.fr Heightened security in Congolese cities as Joseph Kabila's mandate comes to an end Security forces have been deployed in several Congolese cities on the eve of the official end to President Joseph Kabila's second mandate. The streets of the capital Kinshasa and eastern city of Goma were quiet on Monday, opposition politicians...
"19.12.2016 13:56:26" en.rfi.fr Van Gogh 'lost' sketches publisher threatens legal action The French publishers of a book of "lost" Vincent Van Gogh sketches on Monday threatened legal action against a Dutch museum that has questioned the authenticity of the works. .
"19.12.2016 12:29:08" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Namibia genocide at Shoah memorial Between 1904 and 1908 more than 75,000 Herero and Nama people were massacred by German colonial forces in what is now Namibia. Many died in concentration camps. What was in effect the first genocide of the 20th century has received little attention,...
"19.12.2016 12:19:50" en.rfi.fr IMF chief Lagarde to hear French trial verdict International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde will on Monday learn the verdict in her trial for approving a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161219-imf-chief-lagarde-hear-french-trial-verdict
"18.12.2016 20:44:09" Eiffel Tower in the clouds The Eiffel Tower reopened this morning after a five-day strike and a pollution spike - the worst in Paris in a decade.
"18.12.2016 15:34:58" en.rfi.fr Arson attack on Muslim prayer hall in eastern France Unknown assailants have launched an arson attack on a Muslim prayer hall in eastern France, local officials said on Sunday. Firefighters extinguished the blaze but are in no doubt it was set deliberately. There's no doubt that someone deliberately tried to set fire to a prayer hall in Château-Thierry, official say
"18.12.2016 14:43:13" en.rfi.fr French Syria motion at UN Security Council as Aleppo evacuation stalls again The evacuation of thousands of civilians and rebel fighters from Aleppo stalled again on Sunday morning, ahead of a UN Security Council debate on a French resolution on the Syrian conflict. As Aleppo evacuation restarts (according to Syrian state TV), here are the main points of France's resolution to the UN Security Council, to be debated today
"18.12.2016 14:37:08" en.rfi.fr Protests in French Basque Country over peace activists' arrests Three Basque peace activists and two journalists remained in detention on Sunday despite protests against their arrest at an isolated house in south-west France where they planned to destroy weapons from the separatist armed group Eta. The arrest of activists who planned to destroy Eta weapons has caused a storm in the French Basque country with Socialist MPs slamming the government's stance
"18.12.2016 12:57:46" en.rfi.fr Eiffel Tower reopens after five-day strike Paris's Eiffel Tower reopened on Sunday after a five-day strike by some of its 300 staff. Strike over health and safety and management methods ends
"18.12.2016 12:12:28" en.rfi.fr Alleged murderer of Paris Kurdish activists dies before trial A Turkish national charged with the murder of three Kurdish women in Paris has died just before his case was set to go to trial. Lawyers for the victims' families complained that "once again" France has failed to judge a "political crime... Victims' families lawyers say France has failed to call Turkish secret services to accountal
"17.12.2016 16:27:10" en.rfi.fr Seven to stand in French Socialist presidential primary Six men and one woman are bidding to become the Socialist-backed candidate in France's presidential election next year, party officials announced on Saturday. Centre-left supporters will vote in a primary next month but whoever wins will face With Hollande not standing again, the Socialists and their allies are looking for a candidate in the 2017 presidential race - here's who they have to choose from
"17.12.2016 14:21:22" en.rfi.fr France, Spain accused of sabotaging Eta peace efforts with Basque arrrests Five people, including a green activist, a winemaker and two journalists, have been arrested in the French Basque Country in what the authorities have dubbed a "heavy blow" to Basque separatist group Eta. But activists say the raid was a... A raid and arms seizure in the French Basque Country has sparked a row as activists are arrested
"17.12.2016 11:01:37" en.rfi.fr Pollution returns to Paris and French Alps as Christmas holidays start Traffic restrictions were enforced in Paris on Saturday after being brought back on Friday because of the return of high pollution levels that have also hit the French Alps and the Rhône valley. The weather conditions that have led to heavy Traffic restrictions were brought back Friday, prolonged Saturday but police are to be lenient with people leaving town
"16.12.2016 15:09:27" soundcloud.com Commodities fall has taken toll on the world's least developed countries Even though they weathered the storm of the global financial crisis, the world's least developed countries are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic growth. Those are the f On Paris Live PM today:
"16.12.2016 14:58:15" en.rfi.fr Police given suspended sentences for injuring protesters with Flash-balls Three police officers were given suspended sentences by a French court on Friday for injuring demonstrators, one of whom lost an eye, with bullets from Flash-ball anti-riot weapons. In a separate trial a trade unionist was fined for throwing paint... One demonstrator lost an eye when police used anti-riot weapons on protest in 2009
"16.12.2016 13:53:49" en.rfi.fr French politicians row over Syria as Aleppo evacuation suspended The evacuation of Aleppo was suspended again on Friday morning ahead of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council organised at France's initiative. And a political row over how to tackle the crisis has blown up in France itself. Hollande, Ayrault criticise right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon over Russia and Syria
"16.12.2016 12:49:47" Eritrean long distance runner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie On 6 November 2016, Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won the New York City Marathon. He became the youngest athlete ever to win the race. Find out more about this promising long distance runner. Video by @IsaMartinetti.
"16.12.2016 09:56:38" en.rfi.fr Arson suspected as 14 injured in Paris migrant workers' centre fire Fourteen people have been injured, three of them seriously, in an apparent arson attack on a migrant workers' centre on the outskirts of Paris; police and firefighters reported Friday. One hostel resident jumped from 6 floors up + was unconscious, another from 2 floors up after apparent arson attack in Boulogne-Billancourt
"16.12.2016 09:52:23" en.rfi.fr Picasso's electrician, wife lose appeal over art stash An electrician and his wife who had 271 works by Pablo Picasso stashed in their garage for 40 years have been given a two-year suspended prison sentence by an appeal court in Aix-en-Provence. A 77-year-old who worked for Picasso for 3 years lost his appeal against a 2-year suspended sentence, as did his wife
"15.12.2016 16:30:52" en.rfi.fr Greece must be treated with 'dignity' in debt row: Hollande Greece must be treated with "dignity" in the row over the eurozone's suspension of debt relief, French President François Hollande warned on 15 December.
"15.12.2016 15:54:41" soundcloud.com 'Hacking goes on all the time - it's not like it's anything new' Amanda Morrow asks Marc Porter, of Republicans Overseas France, for his take on the CIA's findings that Russia hacked the US election to help Trump win. Paris Live PM
Should we be worried that Russia hacked the US election? Trump supporter Marc Porter of @ROF_France doesn't think so.
"15.12.2016 15:51:45" en.rfi.fr Tanzanian authorities 'trying to suppress' anonymous whistle-blowing website Police in Tanzania have arrested the co-founder of popular whistle-blowing website Jamii Forums and are demanding that he reveal the identities of its users. Maxence Melo was arrested on Tuesday and is likely to be charged with obstructing a police...
"15.12.2016 15:15:57" en.rfi.fr International report - Argentina: Buenos Aires cuts down on street harrassment with new law The city hall of Buenos Aires recently passed a law to allow police to issue fines to anyone they consider guilty of 'street harrassment'. This usually means men commenting on the appearance of women that pass in the street. RFI's correspondent Aude Villiers-Moriamé has this report from Buenos Aires.
"15.12.2016 10:51:30" en.rfi.fr Eiffel Tower blacks out for Aleppo The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off on Wednesday 14 December to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo. The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off last night to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo.
"14.12.2016 17:11:36" soundcloud.com ISIS' built a sophisticated war machine in Iraq, made from Turkey: Report The Islamic State armed group procured commercial goods from Turkey's domestic market to establish a sophisticated arms industry in Iraq. This, according to a new report released Wednesday by the EU- '#ISIS is sourcing components that are vital for its war machine directly in #Turkey,' @conflictarm investigator tells RFI's Christina Okello:
"14.12.2016 16:15:42" soundcloud.com UK Economy 'holding' for now but Brexit uncertainty remains Britain's divorce from the European Union could involve a transition deal "if necessary", Brexit minister David Davis told lawmakers Wednesday. Earlier this week, his finance minister Philip Hammond #UK #Economy 'holding' for now as unemployment rate drops but #Brexit uncertainty remains & pay likely to suffer, the Resolution Foundation tells RFI's Christina Okello:
"14.12.2016 16:01:39" en.rfi.fr Antique Chinese seal fetches 21 million euros at Paris auction An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for 21 million euros - more than 20 times its estimated price - at auction in Paris on Wednesday. Historic seal fetches 20 times more than expected after bidding battle
"14.12.2016 14:33:58" African food on wheels This month marks three years of business for a Parisian 'food truck' that specialises in west African dishes. It took Fati Niang a year to prepare the business and to convince her bank manager, but now her truck rolls around La Défense serving Senegalese
"14.12.2016 14:10:38" en.rfi.fr French prison's conditions 'inhuman and degrading', official report The conditions in a major French prison constitute inhuman or degrading treatment of inmates, the country's official prisons watchdog reported Wednesday. Inspectors found prisoners sleeping three to a 10m² cell, a plague of rats and bedbugs and... Conditions in Fresnes prison could be taken to European court because of rats, overcrowding, violence watchdog warns
"14.12.2016 10:24:36" en.rfi.fr France slams Trump's China-Taiwan statements French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has warned Donald Trump to tone down his aggressive attitude to China, following the US president-elect's threat to review Washington's position on Taiwan's independence unless Beijing makes concessions... Jean-Marc Ayrault tells trump to cool it because China is big and powerful
"14.12.2016 10:08:52" en.rfi.fr West African leaders move to break Gambia deadlock Four African heads of state met with Gambia's embattled president Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday, to try and persuade him to accept his election defeat. The Gambia has been in a political deadlock since Jammeh -- who's been in charge for 22 years -- did a... Gambia's political crisis tests Ecowas' effectiveness in implementing peace, explains RFI's Christina Okello, her story here:
"14.12.2016 09:48:19" en.rfi.fr France calls for UN observers as Aleppo ceasefire breaks down France has called for UN observers to be allowed to supervise the evacuation of Aleppo and prevent "massacres" by Syrian President Bashar al Assad's forces take control of the last rebel-held areas of the city. Planned evacuation of Aleppo hasn't taken place, Russia cmaims rebels broke truce
"14.12.2016 09:38:25" en.rfi.fr France renews state of emergency for fifth time France's parliament has voted to extend thel state of emergency until 15 July, after next year's presidential and parliamentary elections. A big majority of the National Assembly voted to extend France's state of emergency ... a smaller one voted confidence in new PM Cazeneuve
"14.12.2016 07:37:30" en.rfi.fr West African leaders move to break Gambia deadlock Four African heads of state met with Gambia's embattled president Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday, to try and persuade him to accept his election defeat. The Gambia has been in a political deadlock since Jammeh -- who's been in charge for 22 years -- did a...
"13.12.2016 15:45:03" en.rfi.fr Fall of Syria's Aleppo won't mean end of the war The United Nations said on Tuesday that Syrian pro-government forces have carried out execution-style killings of civilians in Aleppo in recent days, citing what it called credible reports on the ground.
"13.12.2016 15:27:10" en.rfi.fr International report - Transnistria elects new President Transnistrians have voted to elect a new President. But the de-facto state – and the election – isn't recognized by most of the world.
"13.12.2016 14:59:11" en.rfi.fr Eiffel Tower closed by third worker's strike of 2016 Workers at the Eiffel Tower concerned over an upcoming paint job at the famous landmark went on strike Tuesday, the third stoppage at the monument in six months. .
"13.12.2016 12:38:36" en.rfi.fr 20, 282 under surveillance in France over past year In its first ever report published Tuesday, the commission charged with overseeing the use of surveillance equipment (CNTR) found that French security services followed the activities of 20,282 people in year October 2015 to October 2016. .
"13.12.2016 12:27:06" en.rfi.fr Ronaldo wins 2016 Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo looks poised to seal his fourth Ballon d'Or later this Monday. In doing so, he would get one over his old rival Lionel Messi in their long-running duel for the title of world's best footballer.
"13.12.2016 12:23:14" en.rfi.fr UK-funded Calais wall completed 2 months after 'Jungle' is cleared A wall funded by Britain to try and stop migrants from the former Calais "jungle" camp reaching its shores has been completed -- seven weeks after the site was cleared.
"13.12.2016 10:47:15" en.rfi.fr North African name still hurts job chances in France Jobseekers of north African origin still face widespread discrimination in France, with a survey released on Monday showing 30 percent of big businesses preferred candidates with French-sounding names.
"13.12.2016 09:43:55" en.rfi.fr French police arrest 11 over Nice truck attack French police on Monday arrested 11 people suspected of helping to arm the Tunisian who killed 86 people by driving his truck into a crowd in Nice, sources close to the investigation said.
"13.12.2016 09:26:01" en.rfi.fr French whistleblowers appeal Luxembourg sentences Two French whistleblowers and an investigative reporter in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal return to court on Monday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.
"12.12.2016 16:52:19" en.rfi.fr Nigeria Church collapse reignites questions about safety Rescuers continued the search for survivors of a collapsed Church building in the south of Nigeria on Monday, as the death toll climbed to 160. The Reigners Bible Church-- where the incident occured--was still under construction at the time. Critics... #Nigeria Church collapse raises new questions about lack of safety standards, explains RFI's Christina Okello.
"12.12.2016 14:58:10" en.rfi.fr Ronaldo poised to win 2016 Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo looks poised to seal his fourth Ballon d'Or later this Monday. In doing so, he would get one over his old rival Lionel Messi in their long-running duel for the title of world's best footballer.
"12.12.2016 13:48:28" en.rfi.fr Robbers grab 70kg of gold in French van heist Thieves held up a van transporting 70 kilogrammes of gold in a dramatic heist near the French city of Lyon on Monday, police sources said.
"12.12.2016 12:39:05" en.rfi.fr IMF's Christine Lagarde to stand trial IMF chief Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France on Monday over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.
"12.12.2016 12:35:43" en.rfi.fr International report - From Crete to Cape Town by vintage airplane It's almost a hundred years ago since the Irish aviator Mary Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. Now a collection of vintage planes are flying the same route, in the other direction. They're expected to arrive in South... RFI's correspondent Heidi Fuller-Love has this report from Crete ▼
"12.12.2016 12:19:17" en.rfi.fr Million dollar dino sells at auction in France A nearly complete dinosaur skeleton sold for more than one million euros at auction in the eastern French city of Lyon late Saturday, the Aguttes auction house said.
"11.12.2016 14:19:39" en.rfi.fr Hollande opens Lascaux cave painting replica A new replica of the stunning Lascaux cave paintings was unveiled Saturday in the Dordogne region of southwest France, more than seven decades after the prehistoric art was first discovered.
"11.12.2016 12:48:27" en.rfi.fr Macron offers French third option in presidential campaign France's popular former economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, styling himself the workers' champion, drew 15,000 supporters to a rally in Paris on Saturday which reinforced his image as the dark horse in the race for the Elysee. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161211-macron-offers-french-third-option-presidential-campaign
"11.12.2016 12:48:06" http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161211-macron-offers-french-third-option-presidential-campaign
"11.12.2016 08:27:12" en.rfi.fr 'Most French' John Kerry awarded Legion d'Honneur US Secretary of State John Kerry has been given the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour, with his French counterpart calling him "the most French of American officials".
"10.12.2016 08:46:58" en.rfi.fr How do you know when the news is 'fake'? The term “fake news” has been used a lot recently to refer to the publication and sharing of unverified content online and on social media. A break-down of what “fake news” is, and how you can be a more critical consumer.
"09.12.2016 15:32:14" youtube.com RFI & France 24 Ukraine correspondent Gulliver Cragg - Live on Live RFI's David Coffey talks to France 24's Ukraine correspondent Gulliver Cragg about the current situation in the country, relations with Russia and NATO... an... On Paris Live PM today:
"09.12.2016 14:57:41" en.rfi.fr French doctors warn about year-round Paris pollution French doctors on Friday seized on a winter pollution alert in Paris to draw attention to year-round smog levels which they said killed tens of thousands of people a year. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161209-french-doctors-warn-about-year-round-paris-pollution
"09.12.2016 13:54:24" en.rfi.fr Sports Insight - Porto and Sevilla move into last 16 of Uefa Champions League Porto and Sevilla were the last teams to add their names to pot for the draw in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League. Paul Myers looks at how they progressed to the knockout stages of European club football's most prestigious competition. In our weekly programme #SportsInsight #UEFA
"09.12.2016 12:10:35" en.rfi.fr International report - The majestic wildlife of Lake Nakuru In the final part of our series on Kenyan lakes, correspondent David Bwakali takes us to lake Nakuru, close to Kenya's fourth largest city. RFI's correspondent David Bwakali has this report from #Kenya ▼
"09.12.2016 10:25:32" en.rfi.fr Police struggle to impose Paris anti-pollution measures French police struggled to impose anti-pollution measures on motorists around Paris on Thursday as the city remained shrouded in smog during its worst winter pollution in 10 years.
"09.12.2016 10:22:02" youtube.com Cathy Ho - Taiwanese food critic & Founder of HaoKouFu RFI's David Coffey speaks to Cathy Ho, Taiwanese food critic and founder of the HaoKuoFu epicurean blog and website, to discuss the highs and lows of reviewi... On Paris Live PM:
"09.12.2016 10:21:31" en.rfi.fr France to unveil copy of Lascaux prehistoric art cave The last of four boys who discovered the Lascaux cave paintings, a stunning display of prehistoric art in southwest France, will visit a new replica of the site Saturday. Simon Coencas, now 89, will join President Francois Hollande for the inauguration...
"09.12.2016 09:43:58" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Erik Aliana and Tûki roots Erik Aliana talks to RFI about championing the ancestral rhythms of his native Cameroon on his new album 'Just My Soul' ▼
"08.12.2016 16:07:47" youtube.com Club rfi football award ceremony at pdb school field kaptai Awarding ceremony of Club rfi football tournament 2014 organized by Kaptai rfi fan club. Team Do or Die got the championship trophy. Our Project Manager Mr. ... This was sent to us by Jahangir Alam Manto, president of the Kaptai RFI Fan Club in Kaptai, Bangladesh. It's the award ceremony after the 2014 RFI sponsored football matches - better late than never! Thanks Jahangir!
"08.12.2016 16:00:00" Photos from RFI English's post Long-time RFI English listener Ashik Eqbal Tokon from Dhaka, Bangladesh sent in RFI QSL cards he has received over the years. The first is our current QSL card, then the famous glass pyramid in front of the Louvre museum, one of our TGVs (our high-speed
"08.12.2016 15:58:53" en.rfi.fr Paris plans pollution crackdown as traffic restrictions renewed again Traffic restrictions were in place for the fourth day running on Friday as Paris experienced its worst, most prolonged pollution levels in a decade. But administrators at Paris city hall are planning tougher new measures to start in January. As Paris's traffic restrictions fail to end air pollution, the city council plans toucher action next year
"08.12.2016 15:46:54" Timeline Photos Here's Sunilbaran Das, the president of the RFI Fan Cub in Nadia, India, modeling his new RFI t-shirt. It was amongst the many "goodies" his club received in their Welcome package as a new RFI club. You look good in it Sunilbaran!
"08.12.2016 15:01:41" en.rfi.fr Canadian air force orders 16 Airbus search and rescue planes Canada's air force has ordered 16 planes from European planemaker Airbus, the French-based company announced on Thursday. Toulouse-based planemaker beat off competition from Brazil and Italy to win Canadian contract
"08.12.2016 14:05:28" en.rfi.fr Paris declares war on plague of rats Paris city council is to launch a huge campaign against rats, as a plague of the rodents has hit the French capital. On the aesthetics of rats, and their effects on health and the economy
"08.12.2016 14:02:32" soundcloud.com Italy's Matteo Renzi resigns, triggers 'institutional paralysis' Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has formally resigned, following the Senate's approval of the 2017 budget on Wednesday. President Sergio Mattarella will start consultations with political parties 'Italy today looks less reformable than before', architect of losing Yes campaign @piercamillo tells RFI's Christina Okello after Matteo Renzi quits
"08.12.2016 13:22:44" en.rfi.fr Le Pen vows to kick illegal immigrants' children out of French schools French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Thursday she will kick undocumented immigrants' children out of state schools if she is elected president in next year's election. The National Front (FN) candidate said she would limit access to social National Front leader wants state schools to reject undocumented migrants's children
"08.12.2016 11:34:51" en.rfi.fr Minor problems during polling in Ghana's closely fought elections Ghana's presidential and parliamentary polls took place on Wednesday…
"08.12.2016 11:13:38" en.rfi.fr French court throws the book at disgraced tax-dodging ex-minister Cahuzac Disgraced former French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was jailed for three years for tax avoidance on Thursday. His ex-wife Patricia Menard was given a two-year sentence for her role in stashing millions of euros abroad, while their Swiss... Four years after the Cahuzac scandal broke, a court gives him and his ex-wife the maximum sentence for dodging tax on millions
"08.12.2016 10:36:32" en.rfi.fr Paris appeals to motorists to obey car ban as pollution hits 10-year high Paris officials have appealed to motorists to behave more responsibly on the third day of traffic restrictions to combat the highest levels of pollution for 10 years in the French capital and 22 towns around it. Traffic was only reduced by 5-10 percent... Many motorists ignored anti-pollution traffic restrictions on Tuesday, officials appeal for moce civic-mindedness
"07.12.2016 16:15:19" en.rfi.fr May backs Gulf states against Iran as Saudi condemns Shia 'spies' to death As Saudi Arabia condemned 15 Shia Muslims accused of spying for Iran to death on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May told a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Bahrain that the UK will help Gulf states faced with "aggressive regional...
"07.12.2016 15:54:41" The trial of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent in Cameroon, Ahmed Abba, has been postponed for the 10th time. The next hearing will be in a month, by which date he will have spent 17 months in prison. Experts failed to provide a report on the contents of
"07.12.2016 15:29:12" youtube.com Tête-à-tête with Madrid correspondent Sarah Morris RFI's David Coffey speaks to RFI and France 24 Madrid correspondent Sarah Morris, about the political situation in Spain and the challenges of economic recov... On Paris Live PM today:
"07.12.2016 14:15:39" en.rfi.fr US, UK spies snooped on Air France inflight phone calls, report American and British spy agencies have programmes to snoop on inflight mobile phones, targeting Air France as early as 2005, according to the latest revelations from documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. More revelations on NSA, GCHQ snooping from Edward Snowden leaks
"07.12.2016 12:07:44" en.rfi.fr Paris pollution worst for 10 years, traffic restrictions prolonged Paris is suffering its worst pollution for at least 10 years, according to watchdog Airparif. Traffic restrictions in the French capital were prolonged for a second day Wednesday and could well last until the end of the week. Transport restrictions didn't prevent traffic jams last night, but there's hope they'll cut pollution if prolonged
"07.12.2016 10:28:08" en.rfi.fr Rail link to Paris CDG airport not reestablished before midday Wednesday Reestablishing the rail link between Paris and Charles De Gaulle airport was to take longer than expected, the SNCF rail company announced on Wednesday morning, predicting that trains would be running again about midday, not early in the morning as... Getting the RER B regional line running again is harder work than expeced
"07.12.2016 10:26:55" en.rfi.fr International report - The hot springs in Lake Bogoria, Kenya Lake Bogoria in Kenya has one of the best locations for watching geysers and hot springs in Africa. Because of their high carbon dioxide content, these hot springs boil vigorously and can shoot up to 5 meters high. In this report, correspondent David... Listen to our #InternationalReport on Lake Bogoria▼
"07.12.2016 09:46:30" en.rfi.fr France impatient over Malian peace accord French Defence Minister repeated his call for the peace accords in Mali to be implemented on Tuesday at a conference on peace and security in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. He also welcomed the capture of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Islamic State... Le Drian repeats call for more to be done to implement Algiers accord
"07.12.2016 09:40:14" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - 'Wolf and Sheep', an antidote to films about violence in Afghanistan Wolf and Sheep is a debut feature film by Shahrbanoo Sadat which first screened internationally at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes in 2016. It won The Art Award given by the International Confederation of Art Cinemas. In our weekly programme Culture in France today ➤
"06.12.2016 16:59:07" en.rfi.fr Let's finish the journey we've started, urges Ghana's incumbent in final election campaign rally Calling on his supporters to give him another four years in office, incumbent President John Dramani Mahama said he needed to finish what he started and “complete the journey”. Mahama, who is up against main opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo,...
"06.12.2016 15:58:04" en.rfi.fr Rail line to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport stops as road traffic restricted The rail link between Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport was cut all day Tuesday as road traffic in the region was restricted because of high pollution levels. Restrictions on vehicle use in the French capital were renewed for Wednesday as On a day Paris commuters were told to take the train, one line stopped working
"06.12.2016 15:57:15" en.rfi.fr West African countries ban 'dirty European fuel' Five west African countries have banned some European fuel imports, because they say they are too dirty. Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire are introducing stricter standards to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality in cities. European companies send fuel banned here to Africa ... but five countries are refusing to take it
"06.12.2016 15:55:57" en.rfi.fr French foreign minister calls for RFI Cameroon correspondent's release French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has appealed to Cameroon to release RFI's Hausa-language correspondent Ahmed Abba, who has been in prison there for more than 16 months without being convicted. Abba was to appear before judges for... Free Amhmad Abba! Says RFI management as journalist faces 9th day in court for doing his job
"06.12.2016 13:23:01" en.rfi.fr Bernard Cazeneuve - from tackling terror to stopgap French prime minister French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been named prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls who has resigned to pursue his presidential ambitions. Cazeneuve, who is expected to head the government until the May 2017 presidential election, will... As interior minister Cazeneuve has faced terror attacks, migrant crisis and demonstrating police. He's set to be France's shortest-serving PM
"06.12.2016 10:07:51" en.rfi.fr Paris restricts traffic as pollution soars Public transport was free and cars with odd registration numbers were banned in Paris Tuesday because of a rise in pollution levels linked to cold weather and clear skies. Major towns in the Rhône valley and the Alps also suffered from high levels... Public transport is free in Paris today ... the bad news is that it's because of high pollution levels
"05.12.2016 15:37:53" en.rfi.fr Court challenge to South African ICC withdrawal could go either way A case challenging the South African government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) went before a court on Monday. The challenge was lodged by the country's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA). SA opposition tries to block withdrawal from ICC ... but will it work?
"05.12.2016 15:36:21" en.rfi.fr Vote for change, says Ghana opposition leader at final election campaign rally The main opposition candidate in Ghana's elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, held his final campaign rally in the capital Accra on Sunday telling thousands of his supporters that real change is coming. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader is taking on... RFI's Daniel Finnan reports from the final rally of Ghana opposition candidate
"05.12.2016 15:20:37" en.rfi.fr French government ordered to enact suspended ecotax France's highest administrative body, the Council of State, has ordered the government to name the date for the implementation of the ecotax, a charge on heavy goods vehicles that was suspended after stormy protests in Brittany. A tax that sparked violent protests and was suspended must be enacted, the Council of State has ruled
"05.12.2016 14:48:09" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls to join Socialist presidential race French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce a bid to be Socialist candidate in next year's presidential campaign on Monday evening, meaning he is also expected to resign from the premiership. So what chance does he stand of being As France awaits Valls's declaration that he will try to become president, a look at his life, record in government and prospects of winning
"05.12.2016 10:05:57" en.rfi.fr Gambia's new president promises justice for all The president-elect of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has said that during his term in office the Gambia's economy and legal system will have to be reformed. Barrow told RFI in an exclusive interview that what was needed was “an overhaul of... Gambia's new president speaks to RFI
"05.12.2016 10:05:07" en.rfi.fr French leaders react to Italian, Austria vote results French President François Hollande declared his "respect" on Monday for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to resign. Earlier he and Prime Minister Manuel Valls welcomed the defeat of the far-right candidate for Austria's... Hollande is sorry to see Renzi go but there's a sigh of relief over the Austrian presidential result, except for from Marine Le Pen
"04.12.2016 13:16:06" en.rfi.fr Ghana's economic woes front and centre in election campaign The economy is at the forefront of Ghanaians' minds as they prepare to go to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December. Economic growth has halved since the last election in 2012 and incumbent President John Dramani...
"03.12.2016 09:06:49" en.rfi.fr What you need to know about Ghana's elections Ghana goes to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December for its seventh multi-party ballot since the end of military rule in 1992. The presidential race is expected to be a closely fought contest between incumbent President...
"02.12.2016 16:21:09" en.rfi.fr Presidential elections in Somalia postponed... again! Presidential elections in Somalia, which were due on Wednesday November 30th, have been postponed for the third time. The federal government says the elections will now be held by the end of December. Presidential elections in Somalia do not conform... Presidential elections in #Somalia, which were due on Wednesday November 30th, have been postponed for the third time.
"02.12.2016 15:38:36" en.rfi.fr International report - Young Italians key to referendum vote Italians vote on 4 December in a referendum on reforming their Senate.
"02.12.2016 15:19:12" en.rfi.fr Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg on Friday announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday when he finished second in the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi.
"02.12.2016 11:13:49" en.rfi.fr French press review 2 December 2016 No surprises on this morning's French front pages. How the French press reacted to Hollande's announcement
"02.12.2016 11:03:32" en.rfi.fr French Left starts search for new leader French President Francois Hollande's dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the leftwing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable.
"01.12.2016 22:23:08" en.rfi.fr France's Hollande rules-out re-election bid French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, a surprise move that clears the way for an alternative left-wing candidate.
"01.12.2016 12:46:33" en.rfi.fr France leads drive to protect world's cultural heritage Experts and government delegates from around the world will gather in the Gulf on Friday, seeking to build a global alliance to protect cultural heritage threatened by extremism and conflict.
"01.12.2016 11:08:37" en.rfi.fr Gun used to shoot Rimbaud sold for €435k The most famous gun in French literary history, the revolver with which Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, sold for 434,500 euros at auction in Paris on Wednesday.
"01.12.2016 10:25:44" en.rfi.fr Merkel on a toilet? Try the new German Charlie Hebdo Some put Chancellor Angela Merkel on a pedestal, but French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo placed her on a toilet seat in seeking to conquer Germany with its provocative brand of humour.
"30.11.2016 15:23:24" en.rfi.fr Gun that shot poet Rimbaud to be auctioned The most famous gun in French literature, the revolver with which Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, is going under the hammer on Wednesday.
"30.11.2016 10:26:09" en.rfi.fr Three found guilty in Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial Three former Air France employees on trial for ripping company executives' shirts during a dispute over lay-offs were found guilty on Wednesday in a case that highlighted the country's sometimes violent labour relations.
"30.11.2016 10:20:19" en.rfi.fr International report - Prague's astronomical clock still ticking after 600 years Prague is normally associated with music and architectural beauty. However, the Czech capital has a strong link with astronomy too, as RFI's Dhananjay Khadilkar found out.
"30.11.2016 09:48:02" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - Paris Photo celebrates its 20th anniversary Paris Photo, Paris' annual photography fair at the Grand Palais, is the world's largest international forum dedicated to photography. With close to 200 galleries and book... #ParisPhoto2016
"29.11.2016 16:04:59" en.rfi.fr French UN inititiative unlikely to end Aleppo fighting France has called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. But the diplomatic battle may not be much help to civilains fleeing a government offensive on armed rebels, experts warn. France's proposal of a Security Council debate on Aleppo may lead to criticism of Russia and the Assad government but will it help Syrian civilians? Experts don't seem convinced.
"29.11.2016 15:41:21" en.rfi.fr International report - Postcard business delivers new life to Timbuktu post office Tourists no longer visit Timbuktu, the ancient city in northern Mali. But a small postcard business there has been growing. Out-of-work tourguides now earn money via a website called postcardsfromtimbuktu.com.... #Mali
RFI's correspondent Katarina Hoije has this report from Timbuktu.
"29.11.2016 15:16:02" en.rfi.fr French Ligue to observe minute's silence for Brazil plane crash French football teams and fans will observe a minute of silence in homage to victims of Monday night's crash of the plane carrying members of Brazilian club Chapecoense, the French Ligue announced on Tuesday. French football authorities have sent condolences to the familes of victims of the Chapecoense tragedy
"29.11.2016 13:45:48" en.rfi.fr France's National Front to fight Fillon on economic programme France's National Front (FN) slammed François Fillon's economic programme after his election as mainstream right presidential candidate on Sunday. Faced with a candidate whose conservative views on social issues echo those of many of its supporters,... Marine Le Pen's far-right party fears being outflanked on "traditional French values" so will tackle Fillon's economic policies in the name of French social security
"29.11.2016 10:30:48" en.rfi.fr Hollande not to attend Castro funeral French President François Hollande's office announced on Monday that he would not attend the funeral of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro, who died on Friday night at the age of 90. He was among several heads of state to send representatives... Western leaders loth to go to Castro funeral, Hollande goes to UAE instead
"29.11.2016 10:09:49" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Animal rights make headway in French politics For this week's Spotlight on France, RFI's Claire Rush looked at the launch of the country's first animal rights political party called Parti animaliste. Here is her report.
"29.11.2016 09:39:30" en.rfi.fr France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo France has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the siege of Aleppo as thousands of civilians flee bombing by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. As thousands flee east Aleppo France calls for an emergency UN meeting
"29.11.2016 09:07:29" en.rfi.fr Valls rules out standing against Hollande in French left presidential primary French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday promised not to stand in primaries against President François Hollande for the Socialist candidate in next year's presidential election amid speculation that he might resign and announce his candidacy. Discord in France's ruling party as the mainstream right picks its presidential candidate
"28.11.2016 14:03:44" en.rfi.fr Who is François Fillon? In one of those surprise results the world should be getting used to by now, François Fillon has won the primary to become the French mainstream right's candidate in next year's presidential election. Despite having been France's prime minister... After last night's right-wing primaries, we profile the winner, who's set to fight the 2017 presidential elex for the French mainstream right
"28.11.2016 13:29:29" en.rfi.fr Gambian presidential election must be free and fair, says opposition candidate The main opposition contender in Gambia's forthcoming presidential polls has called on the African Union to help ensure a free and fair election.
"27.11.2016 21:00:36" en.rfi.fr Juppé concedes defeat to Fillon in centre-right primary Former Prime Minister Alain Juppé conceded defeat in the second round of the centre-right presidential primary after trailing by a huge margin in early results. Juppé congratulated Fillon on his win and wished his opponent good luck in... http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161127-juppe-concedes-defeat-fillon-centre-right-primary
"27.11.2016 19:42:43" en.rfi.fr Fillon takes big lead against Juppé in second round of centre-right primary Former prime minister François Fillon has taken a strong lead in the second round of the French centre-right primary for the 2017 presidential elections. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161127-fillon-takes-big-lead-against-juppe-second-round-centre-right-primary
"27.11.2016 15:07:34" en.rfi.fr Fillon favourite to win French centre-right primary Polling for the second round of the centre-right primary began early Sunday morning. Voters will choose between former Prime Minister François Fillon and former foreign minister Alain Juppé as the candidate of the centre-right for the... http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161127-fillon-favourite-win-french-centre-right-primary
"25.11.2016 15:17:14" en.rfi.fr France foiled terror attack organised by IS members in Syria, Iraq The five men arrested last weekend in France for preparing an attack in the Paris area had received orders from the Islamic State armed group in the Iraqi-Syrian region, Paris Prosecutor François Molins said on Friday.
"25.11.2016 15:14:38" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Post - Revolution Tunisia - Jalila Hedlhi RFI's Angely Diffley speaks to Jalila Hedlhi, president of Think Ahead for Tunisia, about the political changes in the country since the 2011 revolution and what remains to be done. On Paris Live PM today:
"25.11.2016 15:08:58" en.rfi.fr Israel objects to French labelling of settlement goods France angered Israel after it announced new guidelines on Thursday for the labelling of goods from settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
"25.11.2016 14:50:45" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Nawal's Afro Sufi music makes space for silence Nawal hails from the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean. She's built on her ancestral Afro Sufi roots to create a unique sound, beyond both music and the material world. The first woman to play guitar in public in Comores, and beaten as a result,...
"25.11.2016 13:43:24" en.rfi.fr International report - NGO organises workshops for Tunisian women entering politics The Tunisian NGO Aswat Nissa (Women's Voices) aims to give women the tools and knowledge they need to be successful in politics. #Tunisia
RFI's correspondent Don Duncan has this report from Tunis.
"25.11.2016 11:03:12" en.rfi.fr French police hunt suspect after deadly attack at missionary retirement home French police were hunting Friday for a man who burst into a retirement home for Christian missionaries in southern France and stabbed a 54-year-old worker to death, security sources said.
"25.11.2016 10:27:21" en.rfi.fr Juppé calls out Fillon's 'brutal' downsizing proposal in final primary debate Alain Juppé and François Fillon faced off in France's final rightwing primary debate on Thursday night. Voters decide on Sunday 27 November which candidate will be on the presidential ticket next May.
"25.11.2016 09:05:23" en.rfi.fr Visa free travel for Ukraine not a done deal yet Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko was in Brussels Wednesday looking for assurances on trade and visa-free travel. His visit is the first to the European capital after the election of Donald Trump as the new US president.
"25.11.2016 09:04:51" en.rfi.fr Jacqueline Sauvage to remain in jail Jacqueline Sauvage, sentenced to ten years in prison for murdering her violent husband, has had her appeal for conditional release rejected by a Paris appeals court.
"24.11.2016 18:14:57" en.rfi.fr The highlights of COP22 climate talks The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22), which ended on November 18, was overshadowed by Donald Trump's threat to withdraw the US from the landmark Paris agreement. RFI looks back at the highlights of this year's COP through sounds and pictures. Relive the highlights of the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh with RFI's Christina Okello.
"24.11.2016 15:50:27" youtube.com 'Putin needs an enemy abroad to appear strong at home' In Live on Live, Amanda Morrow chats with Elena Servettaz, from RFI's Russian service, about how President Vladmir Putin stands to extend his influence as Mo... On Paris Live PM today:
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"24.11.2016 12:38:46" en.rfi.fr Fillon confident ahead of French final primary debate French right-wing presidential favourite François Fillon struck a confident tone ahead of a final televised debate today, Thursday, with his rival for Les Républicains party nomination, Alain Juppé.
"24.11.2016 11:11:05" en.rfi.fr Big Wheel Paris protest kicks off Christmas season Paris fairground stallholders on Thursday used trucks to block Place de la Concorde, in Paris, in protest over the state's demand that the famous Ferris wheel lording over the square be taken down. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161124-big-wheel-paris-protest-kicks-christmas-season
"24.11.2016 11:09:59" en.rfi.fr Terror group was planning December attacks - report The terrorist group that was broken up last weekend by police with the arrest of seven people in in Strasbourg and Marseille, were planning attacks in Paris on December 1.
"24.11.2016 10:25:29" en.rfi.fr International report - Colombian government and Farc to sign new peace deal Colombia's government and Farc guerrillas will sign a new peace deal on 24 November after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum last month. RFI's correspondent Emily Wright has this report from Uribe, southeast #Colombia.
"23.11.2016 15:48:09" en.rfi.fr Cambodia top court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders Cambodia's Supreme Court upheld two life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge on Wednesday. The judgement comes four decades after a genocide that claimed up to two million lives. Observers say the country still...
"23.11.2016 15:22:39" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - France explores the Art of Peace France is involved in conflicts in Syria and Iraq, its forces are in northern Mali and it is under a state of emergency at home. But the Art of Peace exhibition hopes to get people thinking about the ideal, if not the reality, of peace that France...
"23.11.2016 14:05:34" youtube.com Live On Live - The 'Trump effect' on the Syria war - Political analyst Oleg Koptzeff RFI's David Coffey speaks to Paris-based historian, author and political analyst Oleg Koptzeff about the "Trump Effect" on the current situation with the war... On Paris Live PM today:
"23.11.2016 12:52:02" en.rfi.fr Fragment of Eiffel Tower stairs sells for €524k A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for more than half a million euros, auctioneers said Wednesday -- more than 10 times the pre-sale estimate.
"23.11.2016 11:13:50" en.rfi.fr Former French Legionnaire named as Paris attacks planner The United States named a French veteran of the Foreign Legion as a suspect in the planning of bloody attacks in Paris and Brussels.
"23.11.2016 11:11:32" en.rfi.fr French heir finds 100 kilos of gold stashed in new home A Frenchman who inherited a big house from a dead relative got more than he bargained for when he discovered a glittering treasure trove of gold coins and bars worth millions stashed around the place. "There were 5,000 gold pieces, two bars of 12 kilos and 37 ingots of 1 kilo ... extremely well hidden".
"23.11.2016 08:26:46" en.rfi.fr Protest against child abuse law in Turkey will continue Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on 22 November the government was withdrawing a controversial bill that could overturn men's convictions for child-sex assault. His remarks came after a weekend of angry protests by demonstrators who said...
"22.11.2016 20:15:59" en.rfi.fr Cameroon: Clashes between protesters & security forces as Anglophone tensions rise The Cameroonian city of Bamenda was calm on Tuesday morning, a day after skirmishes broke out between protesters and security forces. Demonstrators took to the streets on Monday following the start of a teachers' strike against a perceived lack...
"22.11.2016 15:47:28" en.rfi.fr Africa: Stories in the 55 - Two Nigerian authors hit bookstores with tales of Lagosian living and a poignant, humorous memoir For this month's Africa: Stories in the 55, we have the special treat of two accomplished Nigerian authors, Okey Ndibe, whose poignant, yet humorous memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye, is out now with Soho Press, and Anietie Isong's satirical... If you missed Africa: Stories in the 55 this morning, tune in here, where we feature 2 Nigerian authors with a lot of humour (click the arrow in the right-hand corner):
"22.11.2016 14:10:43" en.rfi.fr Qatari women robbed of €5 million in motorway heist Two Qatari women were held up with their driver on a Paris motorway and robbed of valuables worth "at least five million euros,” police said Tuesday.
"22.11.2016 11:30:15" en.rfi.fr Court jails 'fake' Paris attack victim A French court yesterday (Monday) jailed a woman who falsely claimed to have been wounded in last year's Paris attacks in order to claim compensation.
"22.11.2016 11:27:32" en.rfi.fr Fillon under attack as final leg of presidential primary looms The surprise winner of the first round of France's rightwing presidential primary immediately came under attack Monday, with Francois Fillon's rivals slamming his radical reform agenda as "ultra-conservative" and "unworkable".
"22.11.2016 10:18:05" en.rfi.fr Koons offers 'Bouquet of Tulips' to Paris American artist Jeff Koons announced on November 21 he would give Paris a "Bouquet of Tulips" sculpture as an offering of remembrance for the victims of the November 2015 jihadist attacks, city hall said. American artist Jeff Koons gives Paris a "Bouquet of Tulips" sculpture to honour the victims of the November 2015 attacks.
"21.11.2016 17:37:36" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - France adds African perspective to colonial period archives France's National Archives have invited people in some 100 cities nationwide to donate memorabilia - such as letters, photos and notebooks - linked to France's role in west Africa in the 19th and 20th century. The operation, known as La Grande...
"21.11.2016 17:16:06" en.rfi.fr French right decides to do without Nicolas Sarkozy Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his bid for another term after coming in third in the primaries of his centre-right party Les Républicains. More than any proposals, it was Sarkozy's track record and style that...
"21.11.2016 17:10:02" en.rfi.fr "Africans can build Africa” says Morocco's Environment Champion For two weeks, Hakima El Haite was under the spotlight at global climate talks in Marrakesh. As Climate Champion and environment minister of host country Morocco, cameras followed her everywhere. The ex-business woman come minister, oozes glamour....
"21.11.2016 17:02:47" en.rfi.fr French police break up new terror group Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven individuals in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.
"21.11.2016 15:42:23" en.rfi.fr International report - Education in the crosshairs in southeastern Turkey Educators in Turkey are one of the groups that are being targeted in a government crackdown in south-eastern region of Turkey. More than 12,000 teachershave been suspended for alleged links to the Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, already. In...
"21.11.2016 15:23:28" soundcloud.com 'Juppé will never recover from this': analyst Bruno Cautrès weighs in on French Republican primary Bruno Cautrès, a political analyst with SciencePo, talks to Amanda Morrow about François Fillon's surprise win in round 1 of the Republican Party presidential primary. On Paris Live PM today
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"21.11.2016 12:48:55" en.rfi.fr International media - Why did US media fail to see Trump's victory coming? This week's International Media looks at how the media coverage of the US campaign failed to foresee Donald Trump's victory and asks if this should be a wake-up call to change the way journalists report, inform and deliver the news.
"21.11.2016 11:29:02" en.rfi.fr French celebrities rally to support Hollande Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and French cinema queen Catherine Deneuve have joined dozens of celebrities in rallying to the defence of the nation's deeply unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande.
"21.11.2016 11:22:58" en.rfi.fr Former French prime minster Fillon tops conservative primaries Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161121-former-french-prime-minster-francois-fillon-tops-conservative-primaries
"21.11.2016 11:21:18" en.rfi.fr French police break up new terror group Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven individuals in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.
"21.11.2016 08:52:51" soundcloud.com Live on Live - UNDP's Climate Change Advisor Cassie Flynn UN climate talks in Marrakesh are winding up today, after two weeks of intense negotiations. RFI's Christina Okello talks to Cassie Flynn, the UNDP's Climate Change Advisor, to discuss the main highli On Paris Live PM:
"20.11.2016 13:13:05" en.rfi.fr Leaves on the line delay French trains British rail travellers who have snorted in exasperation on being told that "leaves on the line" have caused their train to be late will feel a pang of sympathy with passengers in the French region of Normandy who have been tweeting angrily... The excuse is a standing joke in Britain but it's a real technical challenge every autumn, according to French rail officials
"20.11.2016 11:01:45" en.rfi.fr 70,000 homes without electricity as high winds hit France Central and north-east France were on storm alert Sunday after high winds had cut off electriticy to about 70,000 homes in Brittany and the Channel coast overnight. Winds that lashed Brittany and Normandy heading east and south on Sunday
"20.11.2016 09:48:58" en.rfi.fr Marrakesh Cop22 talks back bold climate action but will they deliver? World leaders gathered in Marrakesh this week have pledged to raise their ambitions on climate action to meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. But, as the Cop22 UN climate talks wind down, campaigners continue to press for clearer funding... Less developed countries say they're not getting the funding they need while they suffer most from climate change. RFI Christian Okello's last report from Marrakesh Cop22 talks
"19.11.2016 16:52:22" en.rfi.fr Who's who in France's right-wing presidential primaries? The first-ever primary to choose the mainstream right candidate to be France's president takes place on Sunday with opinion polls showing former prime minister François Fillon in a last-minute surge to catch up with another ex-premier, Alain... France's mainsream right-wingers vote for their candidate in a primary tomorrow (Sunday). How is it different from the US ones it's modelled on? Who's standing? What do they differ on? Your questions answered:
"19.11.2016 12:55:13" en.rfi.fr French man jailed for life for rape and murder of British pensioner A Frenchman has been jailed for life for the rape and murder of an 80-year-old British woman in south-west France. Madi Mahaboudi, 32, cut up Violet Price's body into pieces and disposed of it in a field. Murderer was "addicted to cannabis and pornography"
"19.11.2016 12:07:15" A man has been charged with helping a plot to attack a church and a teenager detained for links to jihadist http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161119-man-linked-failed-french-church-attack-charged
"19.11.2016 10:41:00" en.rfi.fr Arms cache found in mall near Paris An arsenal of weapons was discovered early Friday in an unlocked garage in a shopping centre in Evry near Paris. France and Serbia are cooperating in clamping down on arms trafficking
"19.11.2016 09:25:04" en.rfi.fr Tintin strips expected to fetch record prices in Paris auction Two original Tintin comic strips are expected to break records when they go to auction in Paris today. Two Paris auction houses are selling Hergé works on the same day ... and they expect to do very well out of it
"18.11.2016 20:33:47" soundcloud.com Air raids in eastern Aleppo "haven't stopped" for four days Air strikes and artillery continue to pound rebel-held east Aleppo city today (friday), as the Syrian regime remains determined to take full control of the city. According to AFP's correspondent on t Since air raids have resumed in eastern Aleppo, they have been "non-stop for the past four days" says Syrian activist and White Helmet member Ismail Alabdullah
"18.11.2016 19:52:08" Timeline Photos "In Paris, we decided we were going to build an engine to drive a new carbon-low economy, in Marrakesh we decided the parts to that engine," the UNDP's Cassie Flynn tells RFI's Christina Okello @COP22. Full interview coming soon...
"18.11.2016 16:12:42" Timeline Photos "A new economy has been built at #COP22" Morocco's Environment Minister Hakima El Haite tells RFI's Christina Okello, as world leaders vow to step up action on #ClimateChange
"18.11.2016 16:10:52" en.rfi.fr 'Lock-her-up' Flynn accepts Trump offer of national security adviser post A retired general sho says Islam is not a religion but a political ideology is to be Donald Trump's National Security Adviser
"18.11.2016 15:27:36" en.rfi.fr Israeli planes train on French island of Corsica Israeli air force fighter planes carried out training exercises on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica this month, the French air force has revealed. Nato air forces are frequent visitors to Solenzara air base, Israel not so much
"18.11.2016 14:00:02" en.rfi.fr France unveils new anti-jihad plan, departures for Syria decline French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a new campaign to stop young people joining jihadi terror groups on Friday, as the government claimed there had been a significant drop in the number of people going to fight in Syria and Iraq. There's been a drastic fall in French residents going to fight in Syria/Iraq, according to govt figure but the campaign against radicalisation (and the state of emergency) goes on
"18.11.2016 11:07:26" The economy growing 0.1 percent less than hoped won't affect unemployment, economy minister says
"18.11.2016 10:40:03" en.rfi.fr International report - Can recent fuel hike benefit Zambian economy? A decision back in October by Zambia's government to get rid of subsidies on fuel has increased the cost of fuel by two thirds. Although people are complaining, the government says removing the subsidy will allow it to spend that money elsewhere.... #Zambia Kathy Short has this report from Lusaka.
"18.11.2016 09:57:28" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, purveyors of Vôdun-afrobeat Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou are one of West Africa's oldest and most successful bands, masters of Vôdun-inspired afrobeat. Singer and co-founder Vincent Ahehehinnou talks to RFI about their new album Madjafalao and why their... Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou are one of West Africa's oldest and most successful bands.
"18.11.2016 09:43:23" en.rfi.fr Trump, Libya cash claims dominate French right-wing presidential primary debate Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy refused to answer a question on alleged Libyan funding of his 2007 election campaign during the third and final debate ahead of primary elections to pick the mainstream right's candidate in next year's The first round of voting to pick the mainstream right's candidate in next year's French presidential election takes place on Sunday ... a televised debate last night got lively when Sarkozy was asked about accusations of receiving money from Kadhafi
"17.11.2016 14:03:25" en.rfi.fr Court okays Jean-Marie Le Pen's expulsion from National Front but he remains hon president A French court has validated the expulsion of far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front (FN), the party he helped found that is now led by his daughter, Marine. But there was a sting in a related judgement. The FN can expel its founder, a court ruled, but there's sting in the judgement's tail
"17.11.2016 12:58:18" en.rfi.fr France investigates 560 suspected tax dodgers after Panama Papers revelations French tax authorities are investigating nearly 600 cases of possible fraud in the light of this year's Panama Papers revelations of offshore companies used by wealthy people across the globe to dodge their fiscal responsibilities. 560 wealthy French citizens suspected of tax fraud via Panama firm
"17.11.2016 11:46:46" en.rfi.fr Monet Haystack sold for record price in New York auction One of Claude Monet's Haystack paintings sold 81.4 million dollars ( 76 million euros) - a record for the impressionist master - at auction in New York on Wednesday. Haystack is one of several painted to follow the change of light and its effect on the subject, a recurring Monet theme
"17.11.2016 09:43:32" en.rfi.fr French unemployment rises again France's unemployment rate rose slightly in the third quarter of 2016 - bad news for the young jobseekers who accounted for most of the rise but also for President François Hollande who promised not to stand for reelection if he had not made... After good news in the 2nd quarter, joblessness in France rose in the 3rd quarter ... but not by very much
"17.11.2016 08:55:38" en.rfi.fr African leaders unite against climate change on Cop22 sidelines African leaders on Wednesday agreed to work together to fight global warming at their first ever Africa Action summit, spearheaded by Morocco's King Mohamed VI. The summit marks a diplomatic coup for Rabat as it seeks to reassert its influence... Thirty-six of the 50 countries most affected by global warming are African and African leaders reached agreement on fighting it in Marrakesh. Read RFI's Christibna Okello's report here.
"16.11.2016 23:51:30" Photos from RFI English's post African leaders unite to fight #ClimateChange at first Africa Action Summit by King of Morocco Mohamed VI. Read RFI's Christina Okello's article on English website tomorrow.
"16.11.2016 18:13:05" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Africa - Rwandan woman secures funding for Kigali's first craft brewery A Rwandan woman has raised almost 70,000 euros to fund Kigali's first craft brewery using local ingredients to create a “fresh, new, made in Rwanda” beer. Entrepreneur Fina Uwineza, who is partnering with a Canadian brewery, surpassed... Rwandan raises €70,000 to start Kigali's first female-owned craft brewery producing beer made from local ingredients...
"16.11.2016 15:50:35" en.rfi.fr Rise in asylum applications to France slows The number of asylum applications to France has risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year but the rise is slowing down, official figures showed Wednesday. 70,500 asylum applications to France so far this year ... it's going up but not as fast as it was
"16.11.2016 15:47:42" en.rfi.fr Confusion in UK as Brexit strategy questioned in Westminster, Scotland and Brussels Does the British government have a Brexit strategy? The Labour opposition has seized on a leaked memo to claim it does not, while Scottish leaders have pitched for a special arrengement that would allow them to stay in the single market. Meanwhile,... Not quite anarchy in the UK but plenty of controversy over how to exit the EU. Does anybody have a plan?
"16.11.2016 13:34:07" en.rfi.fr French TV journalists call off ethics strike after 31 days Employees of French TV channel iTélé have called off their strike over journalistic ethics after 31 days without winning their initial demand that a presenter accused of corruption of minors leave the channel. Journalists at 24-hour news channel went on strike after presenter accused of corruption of minors was taken on
"16.11.2016 12:35:14" en.rfi.fr France to extend state of emergency until presidential election France's state of emergency is to be extended until next year's presidential election, President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have announced. Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connnection with a planned attack on a... Fance's post-Paris attacks state of emergency is to last until May 2017, Hollande tells RFI
"16.11.2016 11:15:22" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - Paris celebrates Oscar Wilde, the 'first rock star' Irish novelist, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a Francophile, wrote in French, spent time here and died here in 1900. He's buried in Père Lachaise cemetery, now a place of pilgrimage. But France had never honoured him with an exhibition....
"16.11.2016 11:00:21" Timeline Photos Leading the fight against deforestation, Hassimi Fadimatou of Horizon Project, which uses biomass in place of firewood, one of the prize winners of Climate Initiative @cop22ma with RFI's Christina Okello
"16.11.2016 10:48:27" en.rfi.fr French former economy minister Macron declares candidacy for presidential election France's former economy minister Emmanuel Macron has announced he will stand in next year's presidential election. He linked France's fate to the future of Europe in the statement declaring his candidacy. Former economy minister presents himself as opponent of France's status quo in presidential bid
"16.11.2016 10:27:41" en.rfi.fr International report - Tony Elumelu Foundation hosts Africa's largest gathering of entrepreneurs One of Nigeria's most successful businessmen, Tony Elumelu made his money in banking but today spends a lot of time giving it away. #Nigeria
RFI's correspondent Rebecca Rosman has this report from Lagos.
"16.11.2016 09:52:50" en.rfi.fr Women push for recognition in Morocco climate talks Negotiators at international climate talks in Marrakesh on Tuesday adopted a new treaty recognising the role of grassroots women in the fight against global warming. Local actors argue African women have more concerns than just climate change. Negotiators in Marrakesh have recognised the vital role of women in fighting climate change ... but African campaigners warn it may not have the desired effect on the continent
"16.11.2016 09:31:08" en.rfi.fr French tourists die snorkelling at Great Barrier Reef A French couple in their 70s died Wednesday while snorkelling on Australia's Great barrier Reef. Police have sent a team to investigate. A couple in their 70s were spotted floating in the water during a snorkelling outing
"16.11.2016 09:27:38" en.rfi.fr Paris climate change treaty "irreversible" - François Hollande The US "must respect" the commitments made under President Barack Obama, French president François Hollande said on 15 November at the COP22 climate summit.
"16.11.2016 00:30:57" Timeline Photos African women call for recognition in Morocco #COP22 conference. Read RFI's Christina Okello on Wednesday & listen out for her audio report on our airwaves
"15.11.2016 17:50:11" Timeline Photos #ClimateJustice still a foreign concept in #Africa says civil society, wants #security included in #gender deal @COP22. Follow RFI's Christina Okello report from Marrakesh @vivalid
"15.11.2016 16:49:15" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy hit by new claims of Gaddhafi campaign funding Nicolas Sarkozy's links with the late Moamer Gaddafi came under new scrutiny on Tuesday after a businessman said he delivered three cash-stuffed suitcases from the Libyan leader toward the Frenchman's first presidential bid.
"15.11.2016 16:39:44" en.rfi.fr Facebook fake news crisis heats up Facebook and Google are moving to control the spread of bogus news on their sites. This follows revelations that infactual reports spread on Facebook, Twitter and Google helped US President-elect Donald Trump win last week's vote.
"15.11.2016 16:22:12" Timeline Photos 'What we missed in Paris, we're getting now' says UN Women's Lakshmi Puri as #COP22 recognizes #Gender in #ClimateChange talks, RFI's Christina Okello reports from Marrakesh.
"15.11.2016 16:14:49" Timeline Photos #Gender blindness ´over' says #ClimateJustice President Mary Robinson @COP22. Follow RFI's Christina Okello report from Marrakesh @vivalid.
"15.11.2016 15:54:22" en.rfi.fr International report - Plus-size model Kim Geeyang challenges South Korea's beauty norm Based on population size, South Koreans undergo more plastic surgery than in any other country. That's according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. #SouthKorea
RFI's correspondent Jason Strother has this report from Seoul.
"15.11.2016 15:26:39" en.rfi.fr French company Lafarge sued over alleged ties to terror group The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the French anti-corruption NGO Sherpa, and a group of Syrians who used to work for Lafarge launched a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging the company financed the so-called Islamic State armed...
"15.11.2016 12:39:58" en.rfi.fr UN chief urges 'responsibility' as Trump threatens climate deal United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Tuesday urged political leaders to show responsibility in addressing the threat of global warming. Ban was speaking at the UN's 22nd conference on climate change in Marrakesh, Morocco which has...
"15.11.2016 11:17:54" en.rfi.fr Far-left Greek group claims French embassy attack A far-left Greek group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week's grenade attack on the French embassy in Athens which slightly wounded a police officer on duty.
"15.11.2016 10:51:45" en.rfi.fr Unpublished Van Gogh drawings to be unveiled in Paris An unpublished sketchbook of Vincent Van Gogh's will be presented in Paris on Tuesday, ahead of the release in several countries of a new book displaying the works.
"15.11.2016 10:26:52" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Asia - What Donald Trump's election could mean for Asia This week's Spotlight on Asia takes a look at the potential impacts newly elected US president Donald Trump could have on countries in Asia. What Donald Trump's election could mean for Asia
"15.11.2016 10:22:23" en.rfi.fr French court green-lights controversial Nantes airport A court in western France on Monday cleared the way for work to begin on an airport vehemently opposed by local residents and environmentalists defending precious moors and woodland.
"14.11.2016 15:45:55" en.rfi.fr EU gauges Nato relations after Trump victory European Union foreign and defence ministers gathered in Brussels on Monday for a routine two-day security and defence review suddenly overshadowed by the prospect of a reduced role of the US, following the election of Donald Trump.
"14.11.2016 15:29:47" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Christina Lamb - Journalist & Author Of Nujeen (SoundCloud Edit) RFI's David Coffey talks to award winning journalist and author, Christina Lamb about her latest book, "Nujeen". It recounts the true story of a 16year old girl with cerebral palsey who fled the war Listen to Live on Live today ▼
"14.11.2016 14:44:59" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy proposes carbon tax on US goods if Trump scraps Paris climate pact Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed that Europe should impose a carbon tax on American imports if Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate pact.
"14.11.2016 13:28:02" en.rfi.fr International report - Igor Dodon wins Moldova presidential election Pro-Russia candidate Igor Dodon has been elected as the new President of Moldova. He takes over from President Timoftai who has supported European Union sanctions on Russia, and he defeated the pro-Europe candidate, Maia Sandu. #Moldova
"14.11.2016 10:52:22" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Opera singer Dame Felicity Lott Today's guest on Paris Live PM is the English opera soprano Dame Felicity Lott, whose book "Il nous faut de l'amour", or We must have love, will be in bookstores on Monday. RFI's Susan Owensby talked On Paris Live PM ▼
"14.11.2016 10:48:37" en.rfi.fr Cop22 tests global resolve on climate action #COP22
Diplomats from 196 nations are meeting in Marrakesh for the second week of the UN's 22nd Climate Change Conference.
"14.11.2016 10:47:15" en.rfi.fr Testimonies give fuller picture of Paris attacks A year ago today, 130 people were shot dead in a series of coordinated jihadist attacks in Paris and in St Denis north of the capital. Far from the media spotlight a team of historians and researchers at the state-funded Institut d'histoire du temps...
"14.11.2016 09:41:41" en.rfi.fr Paris solemnly marks first anniversary of deadly attacks 'Life for Paris", an organisation for victims families, held a sober memorial ceremony at the town hall of Paris' 11th arrondissement - the district where most of the attacks took place, to mark the first year anniversary of the deadly attacks.
"13.11.2016 10:34:49" soundcloud.com Paris Attacks Remembered In November 2015, 130 people were killed in Paris in a series of coordinated attacks. Since then, far from the media spotlight a team of historians and researchers at France's Institute of Contemporar https://soundcloud.com/radiofranceinternationale/attacks-memory
"11.11.2016 19:57:15" soundcloud.com Carbon-free future won't be compromised by Trump victory Policy makers gathered in Morocco on Friday for the sixth day of climate change talks. But the COP22 conference in Marrakesh has been overshadowed by the shock victory of Donald Trump in the US presi Leaders @Cop22 say investments in fight against #climatechange won't be compromised by a #DonaldTrump victory.
"11.11.2016 18:41:56" soundcloud.com Reflections on the impact of musician and poet Leonard Cohen This year has been marked by the passing of many great musicians from the english-speaking world, including David Bowie, Prince, and as of late Thursday night, Leonard Cohen. Cohen was known as both To hear more about the legacy left by musician/poet Leonard Cohen, rfi spoke to his cousin, Andrew Cohen:
"11.11.2016 16:30:18" en.rfi.fr Trump's tax policy bad news for Europe? US President-elect Donald Trump's plan to reduce the country's corporate tax rate has some European countries, especially Ireland, wondering how their economy will be affected.
"11.11.2016 14:54:28" youtube.com Opera singer Felicity Lott on Paris Live PM Today's guest on Paris Live PM is the English opera soprano Dame Felicity Lott, whose book "Il nous faut de l'amour", or We must have love, will be in bookst... On Paris Live PM today:
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"11.11.2016 14:15:35" en.rfi.fr World music matters - France gets New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band vibe The Hot 8 Brass Band are from New Orleans. In the true black music tradition they mix the best of brass with funk, hip hop, heart-on-sleeve sentiment and loads of soul. RFI caught up with them at the Villes des musiques du monde festival north... #Worldmusicmatters
"11.11.2016 12:44:31" en.rfi.fr Hollande will 'clarify positions' with Trump in call Speaking on the sidelines of France's Armistice commemorations, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he would "clarify positions" with US president-elect Donald Trump during "frank" telephone discussions later in the...
"11.11.2016 11:46:04" en.rfi.fr Trump President: what does it mean for Africa? Since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States earlier this week, analysts have been scrambling to figure out what that might mean in terms of American foreign policy. Since Donald #Trump was elected president of the United States earlier this week, analysts have been scrambling to figure out what that might mean in terms of American foreign policy.
"11.11.2016 11:26:12" en.rfi.fr Record losses for Disneyland Paris after attacks Euro Disney, which owns Disneyland Paris, has posted record annual losses in the wake of the jihadist attacks on Paris which weighed heavily on tourist bookings.
"11.11.2016 10:45:53" en.rfi.fr International report - Moldova presidential election goes to second round Moldova's first direct presidential elections in 20 years saw Maia Sandu, the pro-European anti-corruption candidate win nearly 40 percent of the vote with Igor Dodon, leader of the Socialist party and pro-Moscow candidate, taking nearly 50... #Moldova
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"11.11.2016 10:36:41" en.rfi.fr Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at 82 Leonard Cohen's publicist announced Cohen's death late on Thursday. The artist's record label called him an "unparalleled artist" and his son, Adam said Cohen was writing up until the last moments of his life.
"10.11.2016 17:55:01" Timeline Photos Here's a photo from Saleem al-Sari, a teacher in Wari, Iraq. Thanks to generous listener Hans Verner Lollike, who sent in a big package of stamps and postcards, we were able to share with Mr al-Sari's students. He used them as rewards for hard-working
"10.11.2016 17:47:20" Timeline Photos This photo was sent to us by Shivendu Paul, the president of the RFI Metali Listeners Club in Metali, India, who has introduced his students to stamp collecting. Thanks to a generous gift of stamps from listener Hans Verner Lollike from Denmark, we can
"10.11.2016 16:40:14" en.rfi.fr Paris opens migrants' centre after clearing street camp Paris opened its first reception centre for migrants and refugees in Thursday, a month later than expected. Temporary shelter and basic services will be provided. Only men can stay in the centre for migrants opened in north Paris this morning. Another for women and families will be opened later
"10.11.2016 15:08:13" en.rfi.fr French right quarrel over Trump election lessons Donald Trump's election as US president has cast a shadow over the French mainstream right's selection of its candidate for next year's presidential election. With primaries at the end of this month, would-be candidates claim the US resullt shows they... "Who's Trump here?" Alain Juppé wanted to know, as the French mainstream right look at the US election ahead of their own primary
"10.11.2016 12:38:22" en.rfi.fr Brussels, Paris attacks ordered buy IS high-ups - Belgian prosecutor Belgium's federal prosecutor said Wednesday that the jihadist cell that launched deadly attacks on Paris and Brussels received its orders from "very high" in the Islamic State (IS) armed group command. Belgian investigators believe the orders to attack Paris and Brussels came from very high up in IS
"10.11.2016 12:36:48" en.rfi.fr Hollande, EU invite Trump to visit as soon as possible French President François Hollande and European Union leaders have invited Donald Trump to discuss with them as soon as possible, following his victory in the US presidential election. Hollande welcomed the Republican's "message of appeasement"... Anxious European leaders want to meet Donald trump as soon as possible after his campaign statements on global warming, Russia and protectionism
"10.11.2016 12:25:44" youtube.com US elections - What can we expect over the next 4 years from Donald Trump? (Second round table) For the second round table discussion of our 2-hour US election special, RFI's David Coffey is joined by Ron Soffer, lawyer and US political expert and Willi... Watch our #USElection special on Paris Live PM - Second round table ▼
"10.11.2016 09:43:23" en.rfi.fr France's Athens embassy in grenade attack Two men on a motorbike threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens early on Thursday morning, slighly injuring a police officer. Police believe the attack could be the work of local anarchists. Police officer injured in grenade attack on France's embassy in Greece
"10.11.2016 09:08:24" en.rfi.fr [Infographic] State by state map of US election results A state by state map of election results as they happen. Check out our map of the #USelection results, state by state ▼
"09.11.2016 18:02:30" en.rfi.fr Trump victory casts doubt on fight against climate change Donald Trump has questioned the science of climate change and vowed to withdraw from the Cop21 Paris climate change agreement. Countries most affected by global warming fear a dramatic shift in US's climate policy following his election as US president. Green campaigners fear Donald Trump victory could deal heavy blow to fight against climate change, explains RFI's Christina Okello:
"09.11.2016 16:26:08" en.rfi.fr Shock and confusion in Paris over Trump victory People on the streets of Paris expressed shock and surprise at Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. The US and Europe will no longer be on the same wavelength, an analyst warns. An analyst warns that Europe-US relations could face a big change after Trump's election and there's shock and surprise on the Paris streets
"09.11.2016 15:53:03" youtube.com Live on Live US election special - What can we expect over the next 4 years? For the 1st round table discussion of our 2-hour US election special, RFI's David Coffey is joined by Axel Krause, correspondent for TransAtlantic Magazine a... #USelection special
"09.11.2016 15:41:01" en.rfi.fr Cleveland in shock after Ohio swings to Trump Donald Trump won the US presidential election with a massive 52.1 percent of the votes against Clinton's 43.5 percent in swing state Ohio. Trump supporters celebrated statewide, but in Cleveland, a Democratic stronghold, people woke up to an... RFI's Jan van der Made has this report from Cleveland, Ohio after #Trump's victory.
"09.11.2016 15:17:03" en.rfi.fr French media stunned by Trump victory France's big three papers were shocked by Donald Trump's victory, seeing it as a symptom of anger and disarray that has also hit Europe and could mean a far-right victory in next year's French presidential election. The anger that has taken Trump to the White House exists in Europe as well and could be heard in next year's French presidential election, French newspapers warn
"09.11.2016 11:25:46" en.rfi.fr Hollande congratulates Trump reluctantly, French politicians look to 2017 poll French President François Hollande congratulated Donald Trump on his election as US president on Wednesday morning but warned that the result "opens a period of uncertainty". French politicians from right and left reacted to Trump's... It took a bit of time but the French president has congratulated Donald Trump. French politicians look at what this means for next year's presidential election
"09.11.2016 10:58:30" #Trump's victory "opens a period of uncertainty", French President François #Hollande has just declared.
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"09.11.2016 09:51:54" en.rfi.fr French far-right leader Le Pen hails Trump victory French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has congratulated Donald Trump on winning the US presidential election. With an eye of next year's presidential election in France, leaders of her National Front (FN) hailed a victory against 'the system". French far-right leader #MarineLePen has congratulated #DonaldTrump on winning the #USpresidentialelection.
"09.11.2016 09:46:23" en.rfi.fr LIVE - Trump wins US presidential election Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. Many regions saw long lines, despite exit polls suggesting... #USElection
"09.11.2016 07:42:12" en.rfi.fr Clinton or Trump: America decides Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. Many regions saw long lines, despite exit polls suggesting... Associated Press has declared that Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. See our live feed for their dispatch:
"09.11.2016 07:13:04" en.rfi.fr In Paris, Harry's Bar buzzes with US election fever US election fever infected Harry's New York Bar on Tuesday as punters at the legendary Paris watering hole knocked back the night's specially-concocted cocktails: the Hillaryous and the Trumpet. "Every four years we get this buzz," the owner,... #USElections
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"09.11.2016 06:32:29" en.rfi.fr LIVE - Clinton or Trump: America decides Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. Many regions saw long lines, despite exit polls suggesting... #USElections - Trump still leads with 244 against 215 for Clinton.
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"08.11.2016 21:04:18" FRANCE 24 English LIVE NOW - Follow our special coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election on FRANCE 24 English and RFI English from Washington D.C. and New-York #USElections #ElectionNight LIVE - Watch our special coverage of the US Presidential Election with FRANCE 24 English from the White House in Washington D.C. https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English/videos/10154770739904434/
"08.11.2016 17:09:54" FRANCE 24 English Join us NOW LIVE from Washington D.C. on FRANCE 24 English for our special debate and coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election #USElections #ElectionNight Join us and FRANCE 24 English for our complete live coverage of the 2016 #USElection
"08.11.2016 16:45:27" en.rfi.fr US presidential election - Ohio voters go to polls bureaucracy and doubts US voters chose their president on Tuesday 8 November with limited help from technology. But with the main contenders being Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump - both controversial in their own way - not everybody was happy... US election ➡ RFI's Jan van der Made has this report from Ohio.
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"08.11.2016 15:46:11" en.rfi.fr As US chooses new president, Africa looks at Obama's legacy Barack Hussein Obama made headlines in 2008 when he became the first black president - or the first Kenyan-American president - of the United States. As the son of a Kenyan father, his election was widely celebrated across Africa. Eight years... #Obama victory raised high expectations, eight years on Obamania remains strong on continent. But critics say #US considerations undermined role in #Africa. Listen to RFI's Christina Okello's story here.
"08.11.2016 15:19:31" en.rfi.fr Syria-based Paris attacks organiser identified One of the long-distance coordinators of the attacks on Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in 2016 has been identified. French and Belgian investigators say that the man known by the pseudonym "Abou Ahmad" in jihadi communications is Osama... Osama Atar recruited Stade de Fance suicide bombers and got them to France, police believe, also involved in planning Brussels attacks
"08.11.2016 13:43:18" en.rfi.fr Hollande calls on US voters to choose candidate who reflects their values French President François Hollande expressed his "confidence in the American people" to choose a president "reflecting their values", in an implicit declaration of support for Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday shortly after polls... Hollande gives apparent support for Hillary Clinton in US election
"08.11.2016 13:23:57" youtube.com US Election 2016 Republicans & Democrats Abroad - Marc Porter & Penny Schantz As polling gets underway for the US presidential election, RFI's David Coffey speaks with Republicans Abroad chairman Marc Porter and Democrats Abroad's Penn... #USelection
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"08.11.2016 12:53:55" en.rfi.fr Afghan interpreters for French army sue for visas A group of Afghan interpreters is suing the French state for refusing them visas despite the allged risk to their lives because they worked with France's army in the war against the Taliban. Afghan interpreters for the French army fear for their lives but France seems reluctant to grant many of them visas
"08.11.2016 12:39:21" en.rfi.fr Liberia calls for international assistance after crippling cyberattack Authorities in Liberia are seeking the assistance of the US and UK governments to help them secure their internet infrastructure following a crippling cyberattack that brought down 60 percent of the country's network. The size of the attack against...
"08.11.2016 10:28:30" en.rfi.fr Marks and Spencer to close 100+ shops worldwide, 7 in France British retailer Marks and Spencer is to close more than 100 shops worldwide, including seven in France. The M&S store on Paris's Champs Elysées is scheduled for the chop, hardly five years after opening as part of a return of the company... Just five years after returning to France, M&S is closing 7 shops in the Paris region
"08.11.2016 09:41:36" en.rfi.fr Embattled French Greens select presidential candidate France's Green Party, EELV, on Monday elected MEP and former Greenpeace activist Yannick Jadot as its candidate for next year's presidential election. After the shock failure of former party leader to get to énd round of primary, an MEP has won the #EELV nomination for the 2017 presidential race
"08.11.2016 09:20:14" en.rfi.fr Israel says no to French-brokered peace talks Israel has refused to take part in French-brokered talks to restart the Israeli-palestinian peace process. Israel calls on France to stop organising initiative that does not align with its policy
"08.11.2016 08:16:52" en.rfi.fr US elects a president - Homeless' votes may tip balance in Ohio As voting began in the most controversial US presidential election in decades, hundreds of people queued at the Cuyahoga Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, to cast their ballots. One organisation helped hundreds of unregistered homeless people... Clinton and Trump supporters, as well as campaigners to get the vote out, speak to Jan van der Made in Cleveland, Ohio
"07.11.2016 16:07:39" en.rfi.fr Good will, hope and doubt at new UN Cyprus talks Reunification of Cyprus is within the grasp of leaders meeting in Switzerland this week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. Leaders have already negotiated on many points but the question of land and territory comes with no easy... UN chief Ban Ki-moon thinks Cyprus could be reunified. The good will is there, commentators say, but maybe there are more problems than he can see
"07.11.2016 15:18:23" en.rfi.fr French bishops fast for day for paedophilia victims French bishops on Monday held a day of prayers and fasting for victims of sex abuse within the Catholic Church, as they gathered in the city of Lourdes for their autumn assembly. Following a call from Pope Francis for prayer and penitence over paedophilia in the Catholic church, French bishops fasted in Lourdes today
"07.11.2016 14:09:31" en.rfi.fr French women follow Iceland in fighting gender pay gap French women will be working for nothing from 4.34pm on Monday until the end of the year, according to feminist campaigners who have calculated the difference in pay between the sexes, following a historic women's walkout in Iceland earlier this year. From 4.34pm today to the end of the year, French women workers are giving their labour for free, feminists say, after calculating gender pay gap
"07.11.2016 10:25:16" en.rfi.fr France calls on Mali to act for peace as UN troops killed French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday called on Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to take political action to establish peace in the north of the country, as a UN soldier and two civilians were killed in an attack on a convoy.... Togolese soldier, 2 civilians killed Sunday, French soldier killed Friday, Malian president called emergency meeting
"07.11.2016 08:34:16" en.rfi.fr Paris erotic museum cleans up at closing-down sale France's only erotic museum on Sunday held a closing-down auction that brought in almost half a million euros,three times more than the pre-sale estimate. Sexy museum forced to close by rising rents but pieces fetched far more than estimated at a closing-down auction
"07.11.2016 07:42:53" en.rfi.fr How does the Electoral College affect political strategy today? Presidential candidates have to take the Electoral College into consideration when mapping out campaign strategy. Received political wisdom has it that candidates cannot ignore the small states once the campaign begins in earnest after the primaries,... What effect does the US's method of selecting its president have on campaigning. From our 2012 coverage Barbara Giudice explains:
"07.11.2016 07:41:10" en.rfi.fr What is the Electoral College? The popular vote in the US presidential and vice-presidential elections has no legal basis. When Americans go to the polls, they are participating in an indirect election, voting not for the president and vice-president, but for electors in their The US votes tomorrow ... then it goes to the electoral college. What's that? Barbara Giudice explains from our 2012 election coverage:
"06.11.2016 19:05:17" en.rfi.fr Clinton related to President Francois Hollande – claims US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is distantly related to French President Francois Hollande, according to a new book that claims they share royal blood from doomed kings of the 14th century.
"06.11.2016 15:16:41" en.rfi.fr Anti Ku Klux Klan legislation used to restrain Donald Trump A federal judge in swing state Ohio slammed a temporary restraining order on the Donald Trump campaign advising them not to resort to practices used by the Ku Klux Klan. But Trump supporters see it as a plot to cover up Democratic vote rigging. Jan...
"06.11.2016 13:13:57" en.rfi.fr After the biggest steel mills in the world left Pennsylvania Beaver County, Pennsylvania, was once home to the largest steel mills in the world, feeding US industry through transport arteries such as the Ohio River and a mighty railroad network. When the steel barons decided to pack their bags, they left the...
"06.11.2016 12:26:21" en.rfi.fr Clinton holds onto slim lead in latest Washington Post-ABC Poll Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC Tracking Poll released early on Sunday.
"05.11.2016 16:40:02" en.rfi.fr The Sound Kitchen - Rastas and strong women: yah man! This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the question about Rastafari. There are stories about women's empowerment, great music, and of course, the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
"05.11.2016 15:47:50" en.rfi.fr Result of US election may hurt Pittsburgh's new image Pittsburgh was hit hard by the decline of the steel industry in the '70s and '80s and suburbs still didn't fully recover. But the city is making progress in transforming from the US's steel capital to one of the world's...
"05.11.2016 14:57:09" en.rfi.fr Clinton and Trump hit the Keystone State With only three days to go before voting, Hillary Clinton took her campaign to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and spoke at a campaign event at the Great Hall at Heinz Field. Donald Trump was also in the Keystone State addressing an audience in Hershey....
"05.11.2016 14:55:18" en.rfi.fr Basque separatist ETA leader arrested in France Spain said security forces had arrested the head of Basque militant separatist group ETA in south-western France on Saturday in a joint operation between the French domestic intelligence service and Spanish police.
"05.11.2016 11:10:34" en.rfi.fr French soldier killed in northern Mali A French soldier was killed in a mine attack in Mali overnight Friday. The soldier died from extensive wounds after a mine blew up near an armoured vehicle he was in while on patrol in the north of the country.
"05.11.2016 09:56:22" en.rfi.fr Brexit will go ahead, May tells Hollande British Prime Minister Theresa May has told French President Francois Hollande and European Council President Donald Tusk that the British government is sticking to its Brexit plans
"04.11.2016 19:14:11" en.rfi.fr Africa wants results as climate pact goes live The Paris deal on climate change entered into force on Friday, one month after the EU ratified the pact reached last December. France hailed November 4th as a historic day in the fight against climate change, while the UN said it was a cause... #ParisAgreement enters into force, why #Africa will only celebrate when it see results @UN #COP22. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"04.11.2016 13:09:45" en.rfi.fr International report - Will the US election be marred by voter fraud? During the campaign for the US presidential election, the Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed that voter fraud would take place. Our correspondent Philip Crowther travelled to Illinois as early voting began, to investigate the claim.
"04.11.2016 10:59:51" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Sihasin bring hope to Native American youth through music Sihasin means 'hope' in the Dine'/Navajo language and the sister and brother duo Jeneda and Clayson Benally do their name proud. Currently in Europe with their Sacred Horse tour, we caught up with them in Paris sharing their blend of Dine' culture...
"04.11.2016 10:42:30" en.rfi.fr Forgotten German roots in America still visible in Pennsylvania Unknown to many, the largest group of immigrants in the US are not the Irish, nor the Hispanics. It is the Germans. Americans like Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger, Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Heinz and Miller families can claim German heritage, but...
"04.11.2016 10:39:12" en.rfi.fr France's only erotic museum to close, auction exhibits France's only erotic museum is closing its doors, its owners said Thursday, after passions flagged in the "city of love" for its titillating though surprisingly tasteful collection of artefacts.
"04.11.2016 10:01:03" en.rfi.fr French authorities clear migrant camp in north east of Paris Paris authorities began an operation early Friday to clear more than 3,000 migrants from a camp in the northeast of the French capital.
"04.11.2016 09:28:59" en.rfi.fr Sting will re-open Paris' Bataclan one year after attacks Sting will re-open Paris' Bataclan concert hall on November 12, a day before the anniversary of the jihadist attacks that left 90 people dead there, the British rock star said Friday.
"04.11.2016 08:48:42" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Naturism 'comes out of the closet' in France Following similar decisions taken by the city administrations of Berlin, Munich and Barcelona, Paris city hall plans to open an area for naturists in a park in Paris next summer. The move comes after a recent controversy in France over the right of... Naturism 'comes out of the closet' in France.
"03.11.2016 16:56:01" youtube.com 'Many IS jihadists are from Mosul, and they know how to defend the city' As the Mosul offensive moves from the desert to an urban landscape, we asked General Dominique Trinquand, a former head of the French military mission to the... On #LiveonLive today:
"03.11.2016 14:46:54" en.rfi.fr 'Killer nanny' thrillers wins France's top literary prize Moroccan-born Leila Slimani won France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, on Thursday with a novel guaranteed to "scare the wits out of parents".
"03.11.2016 13:38:19" Moroccan-born Leila Slimani wins Goncourt Prize, France's top literary award.
"03.11.2016 11:30:24" en.rfi.fr HSBC should be tried for fraud – French prosecutor A French prosecutor has called for British banking giant HSBC to stand trial for aiding large-scale tax fraud in France, a source close to the investigation said Thursday.
"03.11.2016 10:23:44" en.rfi.fr International report - Illinois' coal country votes for Trump In this final stretch of the US presidential election campaign, Hillary Clinton is still the current favourite to win the race to the White House. Donald Trump has alienated many voters over recent weeks. But his core supporters aren't abandoning... #USelection
RFI's correspondent Philip Crowther has this report from Harrisburg, southern Illinois.
"03.11.2016 10:21:41" en.rfi.fr France to probe nuclei with new particle accelerator Long thought to be the smallest building blocks of all matter, we now know atoms are themselves composed of electrons spinning around a nucleus made of protons and neutrons.
"03.11.2016 09:21:57" en.rfi.fr French right prepares for second TV debate As Francois Hollande kept France guessing over whether he will seek re-election as president, the resurgent opposition was set to return to the debate stage on Thursday. #PresidentialElection2017
"02.11.2016 20:46:38" en.rfi.fr RFI's Dupont and Verlon Prize awarded to Benin media workers Three years after the murder of RFI journalist Ghislaine Dupont, and RFI technician Claude Verlon in Kidal in the north of Mali, RFI awarded the third annual scholarship created to commemorate them to journalist Cécile Goudou and technician...
"02.11.2016 16:49:33" soundcloud.com Moldovans hit the polls after 20 years Moldovans hit the polls on Sunday for the first time in 20 years to participate in the country's presidential elections. Out of nine candidates' the two favourites had made it into the second round: For those following Moldova's elections:
"02.11.2016 15:40:41" soundcloud.com War on terror is 'helping governments target journalists' Today, on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, RFI's Amanda Morrow spoke with Clea Kahn-Sriber, head of the Africa Desk at Reporters Without Borders, about the situati On #LiveonLive today, Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head of the Africa Desk at Reporters Without Borders.
"02.11.2016 14:03:47" en.rfi.fr Impunity for crimes against journalists 'takes society back to the dark ages' Tuesday marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, a day which aims to draw attention to the importance of investigating and prosecuting the killing of journalists. The awareness day was established three years ago...
"02.11.2016 13:56:40" en.rfi.fr Philadelphia - Pennsylvania's Democrat bastion against Trump "Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburg surrounded by rural Alabama," is how one-time Clinton campaign staffer James Carville described the Keystone State. In the Democratic stronghold of Philadelphia it is hard to find traces of Trump,... #USElection In the Democratic stronghold of #Philadelphia it is hard to find traces of #Trump, but you can find them if you look. RFI's Jan van der Made has this report.
"02.11.2016 12:15:17" en.rfi.fr France starts moving out remaining 'Jungle' camp children French authorities on Wednesday started moving out the remaining 1,500 unaccompanied children living near the razed "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais to reception centres around the country.
"02.11.2016 09:33:43" youtube.com Wilders no-show 'just another publicity stunt': Famke Krumbmüller The trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has opened in the Netherlands. The self-styled 'Dutch Trump' is not attending. Judges will rule on whether com... On #ParisLivePM Famke Krumbmüller - OpenCitiz: Geert Wilders no-show 'just another publicity stunt'. #Netherlands
"02.11.2016 09:30:43" en.rfi.fr Africa: Stories in the 55 - Writing for Black Sparkle millennials from a Nigerian perspective; and Botswana trans poetess brings individuality to the fore This month, Africa: Stories in the 55 discusses millennial romance and short story mastery with Nigerian writer Amara Okolo, and we speak with a Matswana transgender poetess and activist who is changing the way we think of diversity and difference. In our monthly programme #AfricaStoriesinthe55:
"01.11.2016 15:32:10" en.rfi.fr Who is 'Korea's Rasputin' and why can she damage President Park? In South Korea the woman at the centre of a growing political scandal surrounding President Park Guen-hye has been detained after prosecutors said she was "unstable" and could pose a flight risk. So who is "Korea's Rasputin" and... Confused by South Korea's latest scandal? RFI answers your questions
"01.11.2016 15:03:26" en.rfi.fr Moroccan king to pay singer Lamjarred's expenses in Paris rape case Morocco's King Mohammed VI is to pay the legal expenses of singer Saad Lamjarred, who was arrested and charged with rape on Friday in Paris. A popular Moroccan singer is accused of rape in Paris ... King Mohammed VI is paying for the defence
"01.11.2016 13:52:37" en.rfi.fr EU wants 390,000 euros from National Front's Marine Le Pen The European Union wants France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to pay back 390,000 euros paid in salaries to parliamentary assistants it claims were working for her National Front (FN). The far-right party says the accusations are evidence of France's far-right party doesn't think much of the EU. But it's done well out of finance for MEPs
"01.11.2016 10:30:00" en.rfi.fr Wire in coq au vin costs French chef Boulud's restaurant $1.3mn A Michelin-starred French chef has been fined over a million dollars by a New York court because a customer swallowed a piece of wire in his coq au vin. Lawyer haild $1mn damages as warning not to keep wire brushes near food, appeal planned ...
"01.11.2016 09:38:37" en.rfi.fr France has dropped 1,600 bombs on IS in Iraq and Syria France has dropped more than 1,600 bombs and missiles on positions of the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq and Syria, most of them in the area around Mossul, which Iraqi forces are currently fighting to recapture. As Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, the French air force reveals its contribution to fighting IS
"01.11.2016 08:30:02" en.rfi.fr Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial A retired electrician who kept nearly 300 Pablo Picasso artworks in his garage in France for almost four decades has claimed the artist's widow may have wanted to keep the works from other members of the family. Electrician said he lied at first trial because feared being accused of stealing 15-17 bags full of #Picasso works
"31.10.2016 15:51:38" en.rfi.fr Turkey detains opposition journalists as press crackdown continues Turkish police have detained the editor of opposition newspaper Cumhurriyet in the latest move in a crackdown on the media which has seen dozens of journalists held. Journalists, rights campaigners comment on Turkey's latest media crackdown
"31.10.2016 14:17:53" en.rfi.fr France's ruling Socialists in shambles ahead of 2017 presidential race France's ruling Socialist Party is in disarray ahead of primaries to pick its candidate for next year's presidential election. Prime Minister Manuel Valls felt obliged to swear loyalty to President François Hollande in an interview with RFI... PM Valls told RFI he remains loyal to Hollande after speaking of shock and anger over president's book ... Polls bad for all PS, worst for Hollande
"31.10.2016 10:56:35" en.rfi.fr Valls promises not to abandon CAR as violence erupts with Sangaris end Violence hit the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, on Sunday eveing as France's Sangaris peacekeeping operation wound up. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told RFI that France will not abandon the CAR. Valls told RFI that France won't abandon CAR, although violence has already broken out as Operation Sangaris ends
"31.10.2016 09:32:48" en.rfi.fr British ex-commando, ex-restaurateur, papraazzi charged with Nice kidnapping An Italian restaurateur, a former British special forces soldier and an ex-press phtographer are among six people charged with the kidnapping of a millionaire French hotel owner in the French Riviera city of Nice. Investigators believe grudge was behind bungled kidnapping on the Riviera ... a fascinating cast for this drama
"30.10.2016 13:15:14" en.rfi.fr Threat of violence looms in Central African Republic as France's Sangaris op ends Armed militias were reported to be gathering in the Central African Republic (CAR) ahead of Monday's withdrawal of French troops of Operation Sangaris, which started three years ago to halt bloodletting that followed a sectarian civil war. Mission not accomplished ... militias remain armed as France pulls out all but 350 troops from CAR
"30.10.2016 11:08:43" en.rfi.fr French police keep up protests despite 250-million-euro package French police protests continued at the weekend, despite the government's announcement that 250 million euros extra would be made available to the force to buy equipment and spruce up police stations. Demonstrations in Toulon, Marseille on Saturday night
"30.10.2016 10:29:52" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls rules out slavery reparations on west Africa tour French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has ruled our reparations for slavery in an article published as he toursthree west African countries. Valls called instead for a students' exchange programme between Europe and Africa and a "memory that is shared... France's prime minister opposes competition between crimes against humanity and called for Euro-African students' exchange as his visit Ghana
"29.10.2016 15:00:04" en.rfi.fr Hollande vows to clear Paris migrant camps after Jungle closure French President François Hollande says migrant lving on the streets of Paris will soon be removed, following the closure of the Jungle in Calais. And he backed up a call from more than 100 French MPs for Britain to immediately take in unaccompanied... French leaders deny migrants have fled to Paris from Calais, say they'll clear new camp there + video-reporter banned from Calais charged with theft
"29.10.2016 12:13:07" en.rfi.fr Hollande acknowledges France's role in WWII Roma internment French President François Hollande on Saturday acknowledged France's responsibility for the internment of thousands of Roma under the World War II Vichy regime and immediately after the war - a historic first for a French head of state. Roma internment was product of ancestral fears and prejudice, Hollande declared on site of WWII-era camp. He said an unpopular pass law may be scrapped
"29.10.2016 09:46:43" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls tours 'neglected' Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire French Prime Minister Manuel Valls congratulated Togo on "changing in the right direction" at the start of a four-day tour of west African states that his advisors say France has neglected in recent years. Faced with growing competition from... Valls congratulated Gnassingbé's Togo on "progress" and has an eye on Chinese competition for trade in west Africa
"28.10.2016 14:17:12" en.rfi.fr France reports growth in third quarter ... but not enough France is on a "path of growth", President François Hollande said on Friday after economists annouced that third quarter growth was 0.2 percent. Although weaker than hoped, the trend was at least upwards after a 0.1 percent fall in... France's government will be happy to see growth in the 3rd quarter ... but not by the fact that it is so weak