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"26.02.2017 15:46:44" en.rfi.fr France to send counterterror forces to Niger France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.
"26.02.2017 15:46:44" en.rfi.fr France to send counterterror forces to Niger France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.
"26.02.2017 15:45:27" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Breaking down Saudi's male guardianship system In December, a song and video released by Saudi singer Majed al Esa, called Hwages, which loosely translates into 'Concern', went viral almost immediately.
"26.02.2017 13:27:07" en.rfi.fr French Jewish Holocaust scholar nearly deported from US An Egyptian-born French Jewish scholar on his way to a Texas university was nearly deported recently from the United States when he landed in Houston.
"26.02.2017 11:59:12" en.rfi.fr French weekly magazines review 26 February 2017 It's been a lively week in what's proving to be an eventful and intriguing race for the Elysée Palace and France's top job, that of President of the Republic.
"26.02.2017 11:09:33" en.rfi.fr Comprehensive Irish victory nails French Six Nation ambitions Johnny Sexton made a tremendous return to international duty by guiding Ireland to a 19-9 victory over France at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday, adding pressure on favourites England.
"26.02.2017 11:08:02" en.rfi.fr France to send counterterror forces to Niger France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said.
"26.02.2017 10:51:45" en.rfi.fr No let up in investigations into presidential candidates - Minister France's presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen can expect no pause in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections in April, the justice minister said Sunday.
"25.02.2017 15:44:11" en.rfi.fr Stone experience is like 'tripping', French artist says An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week.
"25.02.2017 13:06:38" en.rfi.fr Stone experience is like 'tripping', French artist says An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week.
"25.02.2017 11:14:20" en.rfi.fr Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert scoops 'French Oscar' Isabelle Huppert and her hit thriller "Elle" were the big winners late Friday at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- in a highly political ceremony marked by Hollywood star George Clooney warning that freedom had to be defended...
"25.02.2017 11:13:33" en.rfi.fr Judge takes over Fillon 'fake jobs' investigation French presidential challenger Francois Fillon will face a full judicial inquiry into allegations he paid family members for fake parliamentary jobs after the country's financial prosecutor said he was appointing a magistrate to lead a deeper probe.
"24.02.2017 16:15:17" en.rfi.fr Wilders security scare escalates Dutch election campaign Netherlands far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders has gone underground ahead of the country's general election, after a police agent reportedly leaked information about him to a Moroccan gang. Authorities have insisted Wilders is safe.
"24.02.2017 15:36:28" en.rfi.fr What Libya's new travel ban really means Authorities in control of eastern Libya have banned residents aged between 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The military government says the aim is to stop people from joining terrorists groups. RFI takes a look at the reasons
"24.02.2017 14:50:24" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen snubs police interview in 'fake jobs' probe French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to attend questioning by investigating magistrates on Friday over claims she broke the rules on the use of European Parliament funds.
"24.02.2017 14:48:48" en.rfi.fr France's César film awards set for Friday night The Césars, France's version of the Academy Awards, will take place this Friday night during a live broadcast from Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet amid some international attention and controversy.
"24.02.2017 12:29:38" en.rfi.fr French Greens offer hair samples to highlight pesticide risks Seven top French environmentalists including Yannick Jadot, the former presidential candidate for the Green party, have had their hair tested to draw attention to the prevalence of pesticides and other pollutants in daily life.
"24.02.2017 12:28:46" en.rfi.fr France's Macron takes on critics over 'vague' programme France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gave the first clear outlines of his economic programme on Friday, promising cuts to public spending and an assault on unemployment.
"24.02.2017 12:28:00" en.rfi.fr French presidential candidate Benoît Hamon forges political ally With the country's presidential election just months away, Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon picked up new backing on Thursday that could help France's political left forge a united front.
"24.02.2017 10:04:47" en.rfi.fr Oslo Conference calls on donors to fight famine, starvation An international donor conference in Oslo, Norway aiming to raise a chunk of the 1.4 billion euros the United Nations says it needs to address deepening food insecurity in the region this year. Earlier this week the United Nations said 1.4 million...
"23.02.2017 21:32:34" Timeline Photos This is Charles Ongole John (on the left), the president of the RFI Kumi Central Listeners Club in Kampala, Uganda with Mbusa Thomas, the president of the French language RFI Listeners Club in the same city, the RFI Kampala Club. They are at the Alliance
"23.02.2017 21:24:08" Photos from RFI English's post Here are some of the winners of the Republic Day quiz, an event sponsored by the RFI Listeners Club of Jorhat in Assam, India. Prithwiraj Purkayastha serves as president.
"23.02.2017 20:48:21" Photos from RFI English's post This is Puspo Maitra, the president of the Women's Listener Club in Mushidabad, India, with one of her best friends, a radio. Ms Maitra's club recently co-hosted a sports competition for girls.
"23.02.2017 20:39:05" Timeline Photos More World Radio Day celebrations - this time from the RFI International Radio Listeners Club in Murshidibad, India, Mr Najimuddin, president.
"23.02.2017 19:31:27" Photos from RFI English's post These photos in from the new RFI Club, the RFI Students Club in Mushidibad, India. They are celebrating World Radio Day - and the arrival of their Welcome Package, which we send to all new Clubs. I like the bubbles!
"23.02.2017 19:18:26" Timeline Photos Muhammad Shamim S, the president of the RFI Golden Eagles Club in Keralam State, India, presenting a radio as a gift on World Radio Day.
"23.02.2017 19:16:15" Timeline Photos Sourodeep Sarkar, a member of the RFI GOLDEN DX CLUB in Jiaganj, India went to BHUTAN by motorcycle, to promote RFI. He arrived there last night. We are not talking an across town trip - according to Dr Siddhartha Sarkar, the president of the club, it
"23.02.2017 19:15:24" Timeline Photos Here are loyal RFI English listeners Nikki and Abdulai Saiko Bai with their brand new baby boy, Gabriel. Welcome to the world Gabriel, and congratulations to the proud parents.
"23.02.2017 15:35:21" en.rfi.fr French, US astronauts complete space grab US astronaut Shane Kimbrough said on Thursday that his French colleague Thomas Pesquet "did an awesome job" operating an 18-metre robotic arm to successfully grab an unmanned cargo ship containing food and supplies.
"23.02.2017 14:54:25" en.rfi.fr French Prime Minister in central China to promote 'Made in France' French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is in Wuhan, China this Thursday, in part to promote French business. The visit marks the end of Cazeneuve's first overseas trip in his role as French prime minster.
"23.02.2017 13:14:23" en.rfi.fr International report - Cape Town Art Fair showcases artists from Africa Some 400 artists from Africa and 60 galleries from across the continent and Europe were showcased at the...
"23.02.2017 12:47:13" en.rfi.fr Russians robbed of €100K on French motorway A Russian couple has been robbed of jewelry and luxury goods worth some 100,000 euros on a stretch of Parisian motorway notorious for the robberies of wealthy tourists.
"23.02.2017 12:32:56" en.rfi.fr French high school students protest against police brutality French high school students blockaded lycées on Thursday and took to the streets of Paris to show their support for a young man who was allegedly raped by a police officer while in police custody.
"23.02.2017 11:49:38" en.rfi.fr French press review 23 February 2017 Today's French papers delve into the country's presidential election campaign.
"23.02.2017 11:18:41" youtube.com Live on Live with Nick Norbrook, managing editor of The Africa Report Who runs South Africa? That's the 64 thousand dollar question being asked in this month's Africa Report mag. With Jacob Zuma set to hand over the ANC leaders... On Paris Live PM this Thursday:
"23.02.2017 10:12:50" en.rfi.fr Hong Kong politics: between British law and Beijing's preference A court in Hong Kong sentenced former Chief Executive Donald Tsang to 20 months in prison after finding him guilty of what was called “misconduct” involving real estate during his time at the helm of the city. Tsang, who was Hong Kong's...
"23.02.2017 09:35:57" en.rfi.fr Macron accepts centrist Bayrou's backing in 'turning point' French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told the AFP news agency on Wednesday he accepted the offer of an "alliance" with veteran centrist François Bayrou and said it was a "turning point" in the campaign.
"22.02.2017 15:33:49" youtube.com Amnesty International Annual Report - The State of the World's Human Rights "Disproportionate response to security threats has absolutely the opposite effect": RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to Amnesty International senior researcher Ann... On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"22.02.2017 12:51:16" en.rfi.fr Will he, won't he? Bayrou to clarify presidential plans Francois Bayrou, a centrist candidate in three past French presidential elections, is set to announce on Wednesday if he will run in this year's race for the Elysee, a move that could erode support for independent Emmanuel Macron. .
"22.02.2017 11:56:10" en.rfi.fr French anti-graft cops quiz Le Pen's aides French anti-graft police on Wednesday questioned two aides to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen over suspicions her party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros.
"22.02.2017 10:57:59" en.rfi.fr Vermeer masterpieces gathered for rare French exhibition A major exhibition of works by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is opening in the Louvre Wednesday. It is the first such exhibition in Paris in over 50 years. The last time was in 1966, in the much smaller Musée de l'Orangerie. This show... A major exhibition of works by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is opening in the Louvre today.
"22.02.2017 10:24:27" en.rfi.fr French press review 22 February 2017 Aside from blanket coverage on the race for the Elysée Palace - the main stories in this morning's French papers are about French Jihadists, health care and worries about what are called "no-go zones" in some French suburbs.
"22.02.2017 09:25:10" en.rfi.fr French king's burial artefacts to go to auction A sculpture of two lions carved for the tomb of French king Charles V that was thought lost in the French Revolution will soon go under the hammer in London, auction house Christie's said Tuesday.
"22.02.2017 09:23:54" en.rfi.fr Macron warns Britain not to expect any favors post-Brexit French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday not to expect any favors from the European Union during Brexit talks, and drew big cheers for his pro-EU message from French nationals in London.
"21.02.2017 16:43:01" soundcloud.com Sentencing of Israeli soldier a smokescreen for Israel Occupation: NGO A military court in Israel has sentenced soldier Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison for killing a wounded Palestinian man. This comes after his conviction last month for manslaughter. In a case that 'Unless we address #IsraelOccupation there will be more cases like #ElorAzaria', the organization Breaking the Silence tells @RFI after an Israeli court sentences soldier Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison for the killing of a wounded Palestinian man.
"21.02.2017 16:42:14" soundcloud.com Bad risk planning and not Brexit or Trump to blame for HSBC profit slump: Analyst Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank reported a profit slump of 62 percent in 2016 - its worst tumble for 18 months. The lender blamed the fall on a string of one-off charges, including the sale 'Forget #Trump & #Brexit concerns, bad risk planning to blame for #HSBC 62% profit slump', analyst tells @RFI:
"21.02.2017 16:41:00" soundcloud.com Fifth term in doubt for Algeria's Bouteflika after new health scare Concerns have increased over the health of Algeria's president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On Monday, he was forced to call off a visit from German chancellor Angela Merkel, due to bronchitis. Bouteflika #Bouteflika ill health casts doubt on potential 5th term & on #Merkel North Africa migration policy, after Algerian leader cancels state visit:
"21.02.2017 16:14:20" soundcloud.com On the 100th anniversary of the SS Mendi sinking, remembering 607 South African black soldiers In South Africa-- Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi. The World War I ship was carrying black soldiers from the Native Labor Corps when the Darro, a British ship, hit
"21.02.2017 15:42:47" en.rfi.fr What does McMaster's appointment telll us about Trump's administration? US President Donald Trump has named Lieutenant-General HR McMaster as his national security advisor after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the post. But what does McMaster means for the Trump administration? Donald Trump's adminstration is a potentially volatile mix of right-wing ideologues and pragmatic military men, analyst says
"21.02.2017 15:30:42" youtube.com France 24 chief foreign editor Robert Parsons on phase 2 of the Iraqi offensive on Mosul "Once they lose their caliphate, the appeal of IS will disintegrate" RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to France 24 chief foreign editor Robert Parsons on phase 2 o... On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"21.02.2017 15:27:46" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen refuses headscarf, backs Assad on Lebanon visit French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen received a mixed reception on a visit to Lebanon on Monday and Tuesday. The far-right leader pulled out of a meeting with the Grand Mufti because she refused to wear a headscarf and told Prime Minister Saad... The National Front received a mixed reception in Lebanon
"21.02.2017 14:59:33" en.rfi.fr French police arrest 3 men suspected of planning terror attack French police arrested three men on Tuesday in separate raids in the Paris region, in Marseille and in the central city of Clermont-Ferrand.
"21.02.2017 13:26:43" en.rfi.fr Paris region tourism falls 1.5m in 2016 Paris and its region have lost an estimated 1.3 billion euros in tourist income since the 2015-2016 terror attacks on France, regional officials say. The number of tourists fell 1.5 million in 2016, with the steepest decline in Chinese and...
"21.02.2017 12:54:20" en.rfi.fr International report - How has demonetisation affected India's rural poor? part 1 In November 2016 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500 and 1,000 Rupee banknotes would no longer be legal currency, aiming to combat tax cheating, counterfeit and corruption. But the move has hit India's rural poor who...
"21.02.2017 12:01:34" en.rfi.fr Bodyboarder dies after shark attack off Réunion island A 26-year-old man has died after being bitten by a shark while bodyboarding off the French Indian ocean island of Réunion. There have been 20 shark attacks off Réunion since 2011, eight of them fatal
"21.02.2017 10:25:01" en.rfi.fr France to slaughter 600,000 more ducks in bird flu fight The French government has ordered a cull of all 600,000 surviving ducks in the south-western Landes region, where 25 percent of France's foie gras is produced - the latest move in the fight against a bird flu epidemic that has hit farmers as they France, the world's biggest foie gras producer, is struggling to end a bird flu epidemic
"21.02.2017 09:54:38" en.rfi.fr Police raid Le Pen party HQ in European fake jobs inquiry French investigators probing an alleged fake jobs scam by the National Front raided the far-right party's headquarters near Paris on Monday. The raid is the second in a year.
"20.02.2017 15:45:50" en.rfi.fr 'Spiderman' thief jailed for eight years for €109m Paris art heist A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years. A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from Paris Musée d'Art moderne in 2010, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
"20.02.2017 15:28:57" youtube.com Marc Antoine Pérouse de Montclos on the history of Jihad in Sub Saharan Africa "Just because jihadi groups copy each other, it doesn't mean they're coordinated" : RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to Chatham House associate fellow, Marc Antoin... On Paris Live PM this Monday...
"20.02.2017 14:44:05" en.rfi.fr New French police baton rape case sent to assizes court A court near Paris has ruled that a second police officer could face trial for rape for allegedly introducing his baton into the anus of a young man he was arresting in 2015. The case is receiving renewed attention today in the light of protests over... A new case of police brutality in France has come to light with a court's ruling today
"20.02.2017 14:32:53" en.rfi.fr French firms net China ski deals as 2022 Winter Olympics approach French winter sports companies announced deals last week with firms in China, where skiing is becoming popular ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
"20.02.2017 13:18:42" en.rfi.fr French king's remains to remain in Slovenian monastery The remains of Charles X, the second-to-last French king, will not be brought to France, Prince Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, a pretender to the French throne, said on Sunday. The announcement, made on a visit to the Slovenian monastery where Charles... Pretender to French throne says bringing Charles X's remains back would end hopes of restoring the monarchy
"20.02.2017 13:16:58" en.rfi.fr Boost public spending, tax the rich - French left-winger Mélenchon's presidential pledges Left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon promised a 273-billion-euro recovery package for the French economy and a 90 percent top tax rate if he is elected president in a five-hour broadcast on his economic programme on Sunday. Meanwhile, prospects of... Hard-left presidential candidate sets out his economic stall
"20.02.2017 10:54:54" en.rfi.fr International report - Catalonia to scrap siesta Spain's famous afternoon siesta could be consigned to history if the government gets its way. Just before Christmas the country's labour minister called for a "national pact" to change Spain's system of split shifts – where workers...
"20.02.2017 10:02:52" en.rfi.fr Amazon to create 1,500 jobs in France, 5,000 in UK US tech and retail giant Amazon on Monday said it will create 1,500 jobs in France, where it already has more than 4,000 employees, this year.
"20.02.2017 08:32:48" en.rfi.fr Veolia wins 156-million-euro water contract in Sri Lanka French water and waste-disposal giant Veolia has won a 156-million-euro contract to provide water to more than 350,00 people in central Sri Lanka. French company says it's bringing drinking-quality water to thousands
"19.02.2017 16:20:36" en.rfi.fr Cazeneuve visits China spooked by Trump protectionism French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was to start a three-day visit to China on Monday as France head for a presidential election and Beijing takes stock of Donald Trump's victory in the US. An analyst says the Chinese want to know what's happening in France's presidential election campaign, as well as seeking allies against Trump's protectionism
"19.02.2017 14:56:27" en.rfi.fr Le Pen has first meeting with head of state on Lebanon visit French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen arrived in Lebanon on Sunday evening for a two-day visit during which she was to have her first public meeting with a foreign head of state, President Michel Aoun. She was also set to meet Prime... Le Pen to meet Lebanese President Aoun, PM Hariri, FN has longstanding links with Christian right wince civil war
"19.02.2017 11:58:29" en.rfi.fr French FM Ayrault accuses Russia of election cyberattacks French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has slammed Russia's "unacceptable interference" in the French presidential election after cenrist candidate Emmanuel Macron complained about hacking of his website. As controversy over Moscow's... Socialist minister defends Macron, says Russia backing Le Pen, Fillon
"19.02.2017 10:31:48" en.rfi.fr Thousands protest in France over alleged police baton rape Several thousand people demonstrated across France on Saturday in continuing fallout from the alleged baton rape of a young black man two seeks ago. Demonstrations across France on Saturday but none over 5,000
"18.02.2017 16:25:52" en.rfi.fr Paris migrants' centre faces crisis, mayor warns Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has warned of a crisis at the capital's newly opened migrants' centre and called on the government to "live up to its responsibilities" in providing places for asylum-seekers elsewhere in France. An influx of migrants coming via Germany and Sweden and holiday centres reverting to function has out pressure on places for asylum-seekers in France
"18.02.2017 15:18:18" en.rfi.fr Socialist presidential candidate Hamon touts French left unity on Portugal visit French Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon visited Portugal on Friday and Saturday, citing the hard left's support for Socialist Antonio Costa's government as an example for France. He was reluctant to comment on his discussions with... Socialist presidential candidate sees Portugal as an example the French left should follow
"18.02.2017 13:43:32" en.rfi.fr Paris protests at alleged police rape after arrests in Rouen clashes Protests at the alleged police truncheon rape of a 22-year-old black man were to take place in Paris and other French cities on Saturday after eight arrests after clashes at a demonstration in Rouen on Friday evening. Anti-racist groups and unions have organised a demonstration against police brutality in Paris today, Marine Le pen wants it banned
"18.02.2017 11:02:39" en.rfi.fr May, Cazeneuve discuss migrants, post-Brexit relations in London British Prime Minister Theresa May promised close cooperation with France on security and defence after Brexit when she met France's Bernard Cazeneuve on Friday. But not on migration, apparently, as Westminster declares it will only accept 350 of the... Theresa May promised good relations with France when she met Bernard Cazeneuve ... but the French aren't happy with the Brits' reluctance to take refugee minors
"18.02.2017 09:53:16" en.rfi.fr Michelin guide gives restaurant star by mistake A mistake by the foodies' Bible, the Michelin guide, has meant a sudden leap in fortune for a cheap and cheerful restaurant in central France, which received on of its stars by mistake. A small unpretentious restaurant has been overwhelmed after being given someone else's Michelin star
"17.02.2017 16:20:38" en.rfi.fr French presidential candidate Macron slams critics of Algeria remarks French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Friday slammed opponents for "exploiting" his declaration that French colonialism was a "crime against humanity" for electoral ends. He also claimed that Ukraine-based hackers were... Centrist accuses the right of exploiting Algeria-France history for electoral ends
"17.02.2017 15:32:16" en.rfi.fr Sports Insight - Today the Champions League but what about tomorrow? This week's Sports Insight looks at two surprise results in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League and ... neurologist and neuroscientist Dr Helen Ling talks about research into possible links between playing top level football and a form of dementia.
"17.02.2017 14:06:32" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen denies reports of fake job confession French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Friday denied reports that she has admitted giving her bodyguard a fake job at the European parliament. She denied ever having met investigators from the body's fraud office (Olaf). The National Front calls reports a "shameless lite" but website reproduces fraud office report sections
"17.02.2017 13:59:31" soundcloud.com Live On Live with Indian filmmaker Gitanjali Rao In today's Live on Live , RFI's Rosslyn Hyams talks to Gitanjali Rao, a filmmaker from Mumbai, best known for her creative animation films. She was recently a special guest at the Indian Express event On Paris Live PM:
"17.02.2017 13:35:14" soundcloud.com Founder Of Afriff Film Festival, Lagos speaks to RFI English Today's Live-on-Live guest is Chioma Ude. She founded and now runs Afriff, the Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria. She speaks to RFI's Rosslyn Hyams. On Paris Live PM:
"17.02.2017 10:56:48" en.rfi.fr Polanski launches legal bid to return to US Roman Polanski has "no intention" of attending a hearing on the rape case against him in the US next week, his French lawyer said Thursday. But the 83-year-old film-maker has said he wishes to return to the US to try to lay to rest a scandal... Testimony to be opened nextweek but filmmaker won't be there for fear of arrest
"17.02.2017 09:59:37" en.rfi.fr Trump Israel-Palestine stance confusing and worrying - French FM French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dubbed the Trump administration's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "confused and worrying" after meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday. Ayrault also expressed concern... Jean-Marc Ayrault seemed unhappy after meeting #DonaldTrump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in Bonn
"17.02.2017 09:01:06" en.rfi.fr French press review 17 February 2017 A new fictive employment scandal gathers head in the ranks of French presidential contenders. This time, the spotlight falls on far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Yesterday, François Fillon had lunch with former president Nicolas Sarkozy,...
"17.02.2017 08:43:01" en.rfi.fr Kim killing fits pattern of state sponsored assassinations Malaysia will return the body of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Nam. Kim was killed on Monday at the airport of Kuala Lumpur, and three suspects have been detained. The suspects, all women, were carrying Indonesian and Vietnamese...
"16.02.2017 13:35:30" en.rfi.fr France's Tessa Worley wins women's world giant slalom France's Tessa Worley produced two classy runs to claim gold in the women's giant slalom at the World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland.
"16.02.2017 11:46:22" en.rfi.fr Prosecutor to continue Fillon 'fake jobs' probe France's financial prosecutor said Thursday its investigations into fake work allegations surrounding presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife would continue.
"16.02.2017 10:56:11" en.rfi.fr Ancient film clip may be the only moving image of Proust An oval face with a thin black moustache, descending the steps of a Paris church: Is this the only known footage showing the French literary giant Marcel Proust?
"16.02.2017 10:20:23" en.rfi.fr Macron calls colonisation a 'crime against humanity' in Algeria interview French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron drew a storm of criticism on Wednesday after calling France's colonisation a "crime against humanity" in an interview with an Algerian privately owned TV station.
"15.02.2017 16:10:08" en.rfi.fr How does Gambia get back into the Commonwealth club? UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Gambia on Wednesday and said that the country's bid to re-join the Commonwealth group of ex-British colonies would happen in the “coming months”. However, applying for membership of the club...
"15.02.2017 15:46:18" en.rfi.fr Eurostar implements facial recognition for Paris passengers Eurostar has installed electronic passport gates with facial recognition technology for passengers travelling from Paris a year after the same technology was introduced at the London end. Eurostar has installed electronic passport gates with facial recognition technology for passengers travelling from Paris Gare du Nord.
"15.02.2017 15:41:25" en.rfi.fr Is the era of major trade deals over despite CETA agreement? Europe is like to increase business with Canada after the EU parliament gave the green light to the controversial free trade deal CETA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to address the parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday, after seven...
"15.02.2017 15:03:33" en.rfi.fr '500M800M' wins Cyclo d'Or prize at Asian film festival in France The International Festival of Asian Film (FICA) in France closed on Tuesday, February 14. The Cyclo d'or, or Golden Cycle-Rickshaw prize, has been awarded to Chinese director Yao Tian for his film 500M800M.
"15.02.2017 11:00:45" en.rfi.fr PSG savours 4-0 win over lacklsutre Barça Paris Saint Germain secured a stunning 4-0 win against Barcelona in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday. The defeat means the Catalans now need a miracle to make it into the quarter-finals.
"15.02.2017 10:49:15" en.rfi.fr French pedestrians see green light, even when it's red - study French pedestrians have the reputation of being a law unto themselves -- but an unusual study has provided some scientific backing for the stereotype.
"15.02.2017 09:52:05" en.rfi.fr French press review 15 February 2017 Many headlines this morning find a common thread with a topic that has been shaking France for several days, nay, weeks now, the fate of Théo, the young man allegedly raped by police officers in the North of Paris, and the consequences.
"15.02.2017 09:51:58" soundcloud.com Live On Live with Sri Lankan Film Director Prasanna Vithanage Director of a 2016 Documentary which has been banned from cinema halls pending a court case brought by one of the subjects of the film, Prasanna Vithanage is this year's chair of the Guimet Jury at FI On Paris Live PM #FICA #Vesoul
"15.02.2017 09:22:22" en.rfi.fr Three charged in new French terror plot Two men and a 16-year-old girl were charged in southern France on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terror attack that the authorities believe was imminent.
"15.02.2017 08:41:47" en.rfi.fr Jakarta election will gauge political influence of Islam In Indonesia, some seven million people are eligible to vote Wednesday in elections for governorship of the capital Jakarta. Against the backdrop of a blasphemy trial against the current governor, the vote is seen as a test for religion's role... .
"14.02.2017 15:43:26" en.rfi.fr Fillon quashes rebels, but party unease remains Francois Fillon faced down a rebellion by lawmakers in his center-right party on Tuesday, but the revolt exposed a shaky confidence inside his camp as he tries to draw a line under a scandal that could derail his bid to win power. .
"14.02.2017 12:07:28" en.rfi.fr Fillon insists he is the only conservative option for presidency A group of deputies from the conservative Les Républicains party have withdrawn a letter requesting a meeting of the party executive to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding presidential candidate Francois Fillon. .
"14.02.2017 11:47:28" en.rfi.fr Kremlin describes Macron cyber allegations as 'absurd' Allegations that the Kremlin carried out media and cyber attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. .
"14.02.2017 11:47:28" en.rfi.fr Kremlin describes Macron cyber allegations as 'absurd' Allegations that the Kremlin carried out media and cyber attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. .
"14.02.2017 11:47:28" en.rfi.fr Kremlin describes Macron cyber allegations as 'absurd' Allegations that the Kremlin carried out media and cyber attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. .
"14.02.2017 11:40:03" en.rfi.fr New arrests as protests over alleged police rape continue At least 25 people were arrested overnight Monday during riots in suburbs around Paris as protests continue over the alleged rape of a local community worker known simply as Theo.
"13.02.2017 16:56:11" en.rfi.fr Cameroon: Anglophone activists plead not guilty to terrorism Three Cameroonian activists pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism at a military tribunal in Yaoundé on Monday. Human rights lawyer Felix Agbor Balla, university lecturer Fontem Neba and radio host Mancho Bibixy were involved in organising...
"13.02.2017 16:18:07" en.rfi.fr North Korea watching US and Chinese reactions to new missile test North Korea's latest test of a nuclear-capable missile has brought rebukes from both the United States and China. Pyongyang will be watching both countries to see where it stands and what it can get away with.
"13.02.2017 15:02:52" en.rfi.fr Prince William and Kate for French visit Prince William and his wife Kate will visit France on 17-18 March. A trip that will likely coincide with the start of Britain's Brexit process - voted in a June 2016 referendum.
"13.02.2017 13:59:27" en.rfi.fr Asian film festival in France honours women filmmakers from Iran and Sri Lanka Ninety feature films from 20 countries across the full breadth of the Asian continent, from Turkey to Japan via the Caucuses, are on the line-up for this year's International Festival of Asian Film (FICA) in France, which opened on Tuesday. The
"13.02.2017 13:11:17" en.rfi.fr Avalanche kills at least four in French Alps At least four people died in the French Alps on Monday when an avalanche engulfed nine people who were in an off-piste area near the ski resort of Tignes, rescue services said.
"13.02.2017 12:38:58" en.rfi.fr New poll shows Le Pen gaining ground in second round voting The number of people that intend to vote for embattled Les Républicain leader Francois Fillon in the second round of voting in the presidential elections in May has fallen by two per cent, in favour of National Front leader Marine Le Pen.
"13.02.2017 10:56:09" en.rfi.fr France rejects US claims of ECB rate manipulation The European Central Bank never tries to manipulate the euro exchange rate for trade or competitive policy reasons, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview published on Monday, echoing other politicians rejection of US claims. http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20170213-france-rejects-us-claims-ecb-rate-manipulation
"13.02.2017 10:29:09" en.rfi.fr Violent clashes continue in Paris suburbs over alleged police rape At least 11 people, including eight minors, were arrested in the northwestern Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Sunday, in the latest of a string of violent protests over the alleged police rape of a 22-year-old black man identified as Théo.
"13.02.2017 10:20:00" en.rfi.fr Violent clashes continue in Paris suburbs over alleged police rape At least 11 people, including eight minors, were arrested in the northwestern Paris suburb of Argenteuil on Sunday, in the latest of a string of violent protests over the alleged police rape of a 22-year-old black man identified as Théo.
"12.02.2017 14:58:25" en.rfi.fr French terror suspects' detention prolonged The period of detention of three terror suspects arrested in France on Friday has been prolonged for 48 hours and they have been moved to the headquarters of anti-terror police near Paris. They may have been planning to attack the Eiffel Tower, sources... Suspects planned to marry and leave for IS-controlled territory, sources say
"12.02.2017 13:11:51" en.rfi.fr France condemns North Korea missile launch France has condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launch, as South Korea dubbed the move a "show of force" to new US President Donald Trump. France calls for common action to prevent Pyongyang advancing on the nuclear arms front
"12.02.2017 12:21:33" en.rfi.fr France's Peugeot buy's India's historic Ambassador car France's Peugeot carmaker has bought India's Ambassador car from Hindustan Motors for 800 million rupees (11 million euros). What plans does PSA Peugeot-Citroën have for the stately Ambassador?
"12.02.2017 10:44:23" en.rfi.fr Violence after police rape demonstration near Paris Violence erupted on Saturday afternoon after a demonstration over the alleged baton rape of a young black man in a town near Paris. Protests in several other parts of the country were for the most part peaceful. Local authorities and police were pelted and cars set on fire in Bobigny, despite organisers' appeal for calm. Other protests mostly peaceful
"12.02.2017 09:19:18" en.rfi.fr Keep Smiling - Georgia's bid for French film festival's Golden Rickshaw Nine films are vying for the Golden Rickshaw award at the International Festival of Asian Cinema in Vesoul. Film maker Rusudan Chkonia is one of the jury members. Her satirical film, Keep Smiling is one of the 11 films, old and new, which... A Georgian filmmaker talks about her film, in competition for the top prize in France's Asian cinema festival
"11.02.2017 16:49:41" en.rfi.fr Fillon party mayor of Aix-en-Provence to face corruption trial The mayor of the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, a member of presidential candidate François Fillon's Republicans party, is to face corruption charges relating to the promotion of her chauffeur to a senior council post and the appointment... A mayor from François Fillon's party is accused of creating a fake job and pushing her chauffeur's promotion
"11.02.2017 15:30:41" en.rfi.fr Kurds march for PKK leader's release in Strasbourg About 15,000 people marched to demand the release of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday. The annual demonstration also called for more rights for Turkish Kurds amid intensified... Despite Turkey's effort to get the annual demonstration banned, thousands of Kurds called for Ocalan's release in the French city today
"11.02.2017 14:35:00" en.rfi.fr Pentagon confirms air strike on French IS member The Pentagon has confirmed that an airstrike targeted French jihadist Rachid Kassim but has yet to establish whether the Islamic State (IS) armed group member was killed. Meanwhile, four people accused of planning a terror attack in France were still... Latest terror plot news from France + teacher charged with fake attack claim acquitted
"11.02.2017 10:51:48" en.rfi.fr Frenchman sues Uber for tipping off wife about affair A now-divorced French businessman is suing Uber for up to 45 million euros for accidentally tipping his wife off that he was having an affair. A cheating husband blames Uber for his divorce
"10.02.2017 16:29:34" en.rfi.fr France stays top of world tourism league, despite fall in 2016 The number of foreign tourists to France fell from by about two million last year but it remained the world's most popular destination with 82.5 million people visiting, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Friday. Attacks, floods, strikes ... French tourism suffered in 2016. But recovery seems to be underway
"10.02.2017 16:26:56" en.rfi.fr French heavy metal band Gojira nominated for Grammys After two decades growling about the planet's impending environmental collapse, French heavy metal band Gojira has been an unexpected success story ahead of the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
"10.02.2017 15:47:27" en.rfi.fr Poetry-quoting ministers aim to bridge Mediterranean divide Culture ministers from 10 Mediterranean countries convened Friday in Tunis to discuss building cultural bridges between European and north African countries. Organisers said that this dialogue is particularly important at a time when the region is...
"10.02.2017 15:13:00" soundcloud.com Trump used Taiwan as a bargaining chip over China: Analyst Upholding a cornerstone of US-Sino relations, US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour Beijing's "One China" policy in his first phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Under the policy, the #Taiwan was used by #Trump to advance #US interests over #China, says analyst, as Trump u-turns on #OneChinaPolicy:
"10.02.2017 14:42:24" soundcloud.com Iran revolution anniversary turns into anti-Trump march Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Friday to celebrate 38 years since the 1979 revolution. Rallies across the country have taken on a distinctive anti-American flavour, with mar 'Iran's war of words with US could escalate into action' critics warn as revolution anniversary turns anti-American:
"10.02.2017 14:32:58" en.rfi.fr Nice carnival parade changes route following Bastille Day massacre Carnival revellers will not parade down Nice's Promenade des Anglais this year, seven months after the Bastille Day truck massacre that left 86 people dead. Nice carnival (11-25 February) won't parade down Promenade des Anglais this year.
"10.02.2017 14:24:23" soundcloud.com Chaos over funeral for Congo opposition head sparks fears of unrest Funeral preparations for longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi remain on hold, almost 10 days after he died in Brussels, at age 84. Tshisekedi's body was expected to be returned to Delay in organizing funeral of historic opposition leader Etienne #Tshisekedi sparks fears of unrest, NGO warns, as exiled opponent Moise #Katumbi announces return:
"10.02.2017 14:06:47" en.rfi.fr French police to film ID checks after truncheon rape case French police will be obliged to film identity checks on body cameras as from next month, Interior Minister Bruno le Roux announced on Friday in the wake of the alleged truncheon rape of a young black man that has sparked sporadic rioting near Paris. Complaints of racial harassment and an apparent assault on a youth near Paris have led to order to use body cameras during ID checks
"10.02.2017 11:16:27" en.rfi.fr Teenager among four detained in alleged French terror plot A 16-year-old was among four people arrested for allegedly preparing a terror attack in southern French city of Montpellier on Friday morning. 16-year-old girl spotted on social media and led police to supposed terror plot
"10.02.2017 09:16:38" en.rfi.fr French farmer punished for helping migrants enter France from Italy A French farmer who helped migrants dodge police to cross the French-italian border has been given a 3,000-euro suspended sentence. Cédric Herrou has become a cause célèbre for rights campaingers ... a court found him guilty but passed a light sentence
"10.02.2017 09:03:39" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Violons Barbares: riding high with Mongolia's horse head fiddle Violons Barbares (Barbaric violins) is a wild and rather wonderful trio from Mongolia, Bulgaria and France. RFI met the two fiddlers and a percussionist at a recent performance at the Musée Guimet in Paris to talk about Balkan melodies, throat...
"09.02.2017 16:51:19" youtube.com How African gold gave rise to capitalism Exchanges within Africa, and outside its borders, began thousands of years ago ... well before colonisation and the arrival of the first Portuguese ships. A ... On Paris Live PM today:
"09.02.2017 16:22:33" soundcloud.com Trump's greenlight to Dakota Access pipeline is a conflict of interest, says NGO The company building the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline in the United States says it plans to resume work immediately, after getting permission from the US Army. Energy Transfer Partners sa 'Instead of protecting Americans, Trump is protecting big oil companies', NGOs tell RFI after Dakota Access pipeline given the greenlight:
"09.02.2017 16:09:19" en.rfi.fr French chef Yannick Alléno celebrates sixth Michelin star French chef Yannick Alléno has recieved a third Michelin star for his restaurant 1947 in the French Alps. The feared and respsected Michelin Guide awards were announced on Thursday. Top French chef tells RFI he's honoured by "cuisine's Holy Grail"
"09.02.2017 15:17:27" en.rfi.fr EU naval operation fails to stop Mediterranean migrant traffickers - French MPs French lawmakers are calling into question a European naval operation that was put in place in 2015 as a response to the global migration crisis. A parliamentary report on the state of the French navy in the Mediterranean says that Operation Sophia... A European operation in the Mediterranean has saved lives but failed to stop the people-traffickers, a French parliamentary report has found
"09.02.2017 15:13:56" en.rfi.fr The Dark Wind - A love story that shows Iraq's Yazidi women's suffering An Iraqi-Kurdish film about the effects of the attacks on the Yazidi community by the Islamic State Group in 2014 in Sinjar screens on Thursday at the International Festival of Asian Cinema,... A love story throws light on IS's reign of terror over Iraq's Yazidis, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams reports from the Vesoul film festival
"09.02.2017 15:10:25" soundcloud.com NGOs welcome global response to counter Trump's 'gag rule', but not enough Eight countries have joined an initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls caused by Donald Trump's ban on US-funded groups providing information on abortion. Sweden, Denmark, Belgi 'Trump #globalgag on abortion will cause 200 unwanted births per hour, 68 unsafe abortions per hour and 20 additional preventable maternal deaths per day' says the International Planned Parenthood Federation, as it welcomes EU response to counter Trump's
"09.02.2017 14:05:34" en.rfi.fr Louvre attacker visited museum before attack Louvre attacker Abdallah El-Hamahmy visited the Paris museum five days before his assault on soldiers patrolling the commercial centre attached to the Paris landmark. He has told investigators that he acted alone and was not under orders from the A tour guide at the Louvre is mystified after recocnising good-humoured tourists as man who attacked police with machetes
"09.02.2017 13:29:18" en.rfi.fr 'No radiation risk' after explosion at French nuclear plant An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's north-west coast caused minor injuries on Thursday. But officials say the blast took place outside the plant's nuclear zone.
"09.02.2017 12:04:39" en.rfi.fr Two jailed as riots follow alleged police rape A French court has jailed two young men for six months for their part in riots that have broken out in response to the alleged police rape of a young black man. The violence continued on Wednesday night. Riots continue despite alleged police violence victim's appeal for calm
"09.02.2017 09:54:24" en.rfi.fr Hollande praises Xi's anit-Trump stance, plans Asia tour French President François Hollande praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping for opposing Donald Trump-style protectionism and announced a tour of three Asian countries on Wednesday. French president hits out at Trump again, plans to go to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia in March
"08.02.2017 16:28:46" en.rfi.fr Art exhibitions in Paris, February - September 2017 Paris pays ample tribute to Auguste Rodin 100 years after his death, Vermeer and the genre painters throw light on Dutch interiors, Watteau and Fragonard cohabit with ecclesiatical Baroque, Karel Appel is still wild and Eli Lotar is still weird in... Thinking of visiting Paris? Interested in art - Here's how to spend your time if you're coming this spring or summer
"07.02.2017 17:24:38" Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze on Live On Live On Live on Live today:
Georgia's Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, on a two-day official visit to France, explains to RFI's Daniel Singleton what the visa-free travel decision approved by the European Parliament last week will mean for Georgian
"07.02.2017 15:24:52" soundcloud.com "Our ultimate aim is full membership of the EU" Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze Georgia has taken a step further towards becoming a fully-fledged member of the European Union, though the process is still many years away. RFI's Daniel Singleton speaks to Georgia's foreign minister On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"07.02.2017 11:07:28" en.rfi.fr French press review 7 February 2017 No surprise here this morning - right wing candidate Francois Fillon makes the front page almost everywhere after his speech Monday afternoon during which he apologised but refused to give up on the presidency .
"07.02.2017 09:36:07" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy to stand trial over campaign funding - reports Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial over allegations of illegally financing his failed 2012 re-election bid, a according to reports carried by Reuters news agency Tuesday. .
"07.02.2017 09:29:29" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Can urban farming make Paris greener? In this week's Spotlight on France, Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a… .
"07.02.2017 09:15:43" en.rfi.fr New protests after French police accused of baton rape Hundreds of people took to the streets of a Paris suburb on Monday to denounce police brutality, after a 22-year-old black man was allegedly sodomised with a baton during an arrest last week. .
"06.02.2017 18:13:33" en.rfi.fr France's Fillon apologises for 'error' of hiring wife French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Monday apologised for the "error" he made in hiring his wife as a parliamentary aide while denying she was paid for a fake job.
"06.02.2017 15:25:22" youtube.com "Trump Presidency a gamechanger for Europe" Yves Bertoncini, Director of Jacques Delors Institute On Paris Live PM, RFI's Amanda Morrow speaks to the man in charge of the Jacques Delors Institute to discuss the problems plaguing Europe ahead of tomorrow's... On Paris Live PM this Monday...
"06.02.2017 14:09:17" en.rfi.fr French cop charged with rape over baton assault A French police officer was charged late Sunday with the rape of a youth in a high-rise Paris suburb who was severely injured after allegedly being sodomized with a baton.
"06.02.2017 10:27:24" en.rfi.fr Fillon under pressure to quit as 'fake job' row rages on France faces a week of political uncertainty with Francois Fillon, the rightwing presidential candidate, under mounting pressure to quit the race because of a fake-jobs-for-the-family scandal and divisions over whether, and how, to replace him. .
"05.02.2017 18:06:11" soundcloud.com Gambia's Barrow has difficult task ahead balancing political parties & assigning portfolios: analyst In Gambia-- it the first 20 days of President Adama Barrow's three-year term, and he has began to create his coalition cabinet-- some 11 members have been picked so far, with seven critical ministries
"05.02.2017 17:37:17" en.rfi.fr African Media - Combatting 'fake' news in Africa Although the aftermath of the US elections and the rise of 'fake' news on American social media and the press have caused a stir around the world, African news consumers have had to deal with 'fake' news for some time. RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto We take a look at distinguishing between real and 'fake' news with experts in South Africa and Malawi.
"05.02.2017 16:35:21" en.rfi.fr Police quiz Louvre attacker French investigators began questioning Sunday a suspect in the attack on soldiers at the Louvre Museum in Paris, but the man refused to speak, a judicial source said.
"05.02.2017 14:31:03" en.rfi.fr Rimbaud's drawings, poem up for auction The first known drawings by French poet Arthur Rimbaud and handwritten poem given to his lover Paul Verlaine will go under the hammer in Paris on February 8.
"05.02.2017 12:36:01" en.rfi.fr International media - Are chatbots now talking for the French media? Is your computer talking to you? If so, fear not. Its likely you are talking to a chatbot. Chatbots are computer programs that talk, but which sound like humans. Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel has been...well talking to one that has been been created by...
"05.02.2017 11:00:08" en.rfi.fr Louvre attacker put under formal detention The knife-wielding attacker who was shot by a French soldier outside the Louvre museum has been declared fit to be interviewed after his condition improved and placed in formal detention, the Paris prosecutor's office said late Saturday.
"05.02.2017 10:21:01" en.rfi.fr Macron attacks opponents as star continues to rise French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron launched an attack on far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday, saying she was betraying France's ideals, as the two frontrunners held rallies in the city of Lyon for a weekend of campaigning. .
"05.02.2017 08:17:55" en.rfi.fr Le Pen promises to 'free' France if elected French far-right leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with a promise to shield voters from globalization and make their country "free", hoping to profit from political turmoil to score a Donald Trump-style...
"04.02.2017 15:38:30" en.rfi.fr Air France reopens U.S. flights to passengers hit by travel ban Air France said on Saturday it had reopened U.S.-bound flights to passengers affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, after the executive order was temporarily suspended by a federal court.
"04.02.2017 12:20:32" en.rfi.fr 250,000 homes without power as storm hits SW France Gale-force winds battered France's southwestern Atlantic coast on Saturday, leaving more than quarter of million homes without power, the national electricity grid Enedis said.
"04.02.2017 12:05:31" en.rfi.fr Fillon will not reach presidential second round - poll French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, embroiled in a scandal involving salaries paid to his wife for work she may not have done, would not get through to the runoff vote for the presidency, a poll showed on Saturday.
"04.02.2017 11:58:17" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Watatu and the radicalisation of Mombasa's muslims In this week's Global Focus, RFI's Zeenat Hansrod explores the issue of radicalisation among young muslims in Mombasa through a movie called Watatu. In #GlobalFocus this Saturday:
"04.02.2017 11:56:25" en.rfi.fr Air France reopens U.S. flights to passengers hit by travel ban Air France said on Saturday it had reopened U.S.-bound flights to passengers affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, after the executive order was temporarily suspended by a federal court.
"04.02.2017 08:35:57" en.rfi.fr Lourvre attacker identified as Egyptian tourist The man who launched a machete attack outside the Louvre in Paris Friday is believed have been an Egyptian who entered the country on a tourist visa at the end of January.
"03.02.2017 17:19:49" en.rfi.fr Paris Olympic bid goes ahead despite Louvre attack The Paris bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics suffered an untimely setback on Friday when a man armed with a machete was shot and wounded by a French soldier at the Louvre Museum.
"03.02.2017 16:49:56" en.rfi.fr Launch of Paris 2024 bid at Dora Maar school Paris is competing against Los Angeles and Budapest to host the 2024 Olympic games. Today it got down to the serious business of promoting it and chose to kick off at a school in the town of Saint Denis just north of Paris: home to the stade de France... .
"03.02.2017 13:16:40" en.rfi.fr French press review 3 February 2017 There's plenty of variety on the French front pages - but "Penelopegate" is still the hottest story. .
"03.02.2017 13:01:08" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 20 Here we are at the business end of the biennial football fest and would you know it? Franceville stadium – capacity 22,000 - was just about half full. Are there really that many better things to do in Franceville on a Thursday night?
"03.02.2017 11:21:08" en.rfi.fr France's Le Pen to slap 10 percent tax on all foreign workers French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will make employers who hire foreigners pay a tax worth 10 percent of the salary paid to those people, her second-in-command said on Friday. .
"03.02.2017 10:58:11" en.rfi.fr George Clooney to get honorary César France's film academy said on Thursday it will confer a top honorary César award on US actor George Clooney on 24 February.
"03.02.2017 10:47:37" en.rfi.fr Louvre attack 'terrorist in nature' - French PM A French soldier on Friday opened fire on and wounded a man armed with a knife after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in central Paris carrying a suitcase, police sources said. .
"03.02.2017 09:46:28" en.rfi.fr Wife interview deepens woes for France's Fillon French presidential candidate François Fillon warned on Thursday of a plot to "steal" his voters as a scandal over payments to his wife rumbled on, fuelled by new footage from an interview.
"02.02.2017 16:31:46" en.rfi.fr French industrialist Dassault fined two million euros for tax evasion French millionaire and politician Serge Dassault has been fined two million euros and banned from public office for five years for money-laundering and tax evasion. The senator and boss of Dassault Aviation and Le Figaro newspaper was found to have... The 91-year-old would have been jailed but for his age, judges said
"02.02.2017 15:27:54" soundcloud.com You Shouldn't Think That The Sky Has Fallen - William Jordan - Ex - US State Department On Trump In Live on Live on Paris Live PM, RFI's David Coffey is joined in the studio by former US State Department official William Jordan to discuss Donald Trump's roller-coaster ride since taking office 2 w On Paris Live PM this Thursday
"02.02.2017 15:18:23" youtube.com Should we be afraid? Ex US diplomat weighs in on Trump's first fortnight Following violent protests against the appearance of a far-right commentator at Berkeley University in California, David Coffey asks former US State Departme... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZtwAjYY7eU&feature=youtu.be
"02.02.2017 14:45:41" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 19 Defensive Egypt scored some beauties, El Hadary showed the value of experience, Ghana prepared to face Cameroon and Broos backed his boys on bonuses on Day 19 of CAN 2017. Egypt beat Burkina without glamour but with method, Paul Myers blogs from CAN 2017
"02.02.2017 14:44:43" en.rfi.fr Curse talk clouds Ghana's Cup of Nations showdown Six consecutive semi-finals. Two finals. No trophy. That's the impressive but galling resume of Ghana's national football team since 2008. It's the history the current constellation of Black Stars are fighting as they take on Cameroon... Paul Myers report from CAN 2017
"02.02.2017 14:44:01" en.rfi.fr French right in trouble as Fillon wife interview aired French presidential candidate François Fillon suffered yet another embarrassing revelation on Thursday as a TV station promised to broadcast video shot in 2007 in which his wife denied ever having been his parliamentary assistant. Fillon's campaign... As a TV channel prepares to air Penelope Fillon's apparent declaration she has not worked for her husband, the Republicans' candidates supporters try to fight back ... the public seems unconvinced
"02.02.2017 13:09:03" en.rfi.fr Two to be charged for fatal stabbing of Paris school student Two teenagers were to appear in a Paris court Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old outside his school in Paris. A Paris school student was stabbed to death because he was in the wrong plac ein hte wrong time, his friends say
"02.02.2017 12:47:59" soundcloud.com Berkeley Anti - Breitbart Protests - Rob Rooke (Soundcloud Edit) In the United States, a protest against the appearance of a far-right commentator at Berkeley University in California turned violent on Wednesday night, when the crowd hurled smoke bombs, broke windo On Paris Live PM this Thursday...
"02.02.2017 10:44:08" en.rfi.fr France's EDF power company to slash thousands more jobs France's electricity provider EDF is to slash thousands more jobs by 2019, proloning its redundancies programe for another year. Despite major construction and maintenance plans, EDF aims to cut more jobs than previously planned
"02.02.2017 09:48:05" en.rfi.fr Hollande tells Trump to have 'sense of responsibility' French President François Hollande has called on US leader Donald Trump to have a "sense of responsibility", citing his Muslims travel ban and "America First" economic policies as causes for international concern. Trump's travel ban and protectionism are an international cause for concern, French president says
"01.02.2017 17:00:23" en.rfi.fr Artist cleared of indecent exposure for semi-naked Barbie performance An artist who appeared partially naked in performances in several Paris galleries was acquitted on charges of indecent exposure on Wednesday. A French court accepted that a semi-nude appearance at two art shows was itself art
"01.02.2017 15:40:40" en.rfi.fr Franco-Moroccan author France's most read in 2016 Franco-Moroccan author Leila Slimani was the most-read French-speaking author in 2016, thanks to a book about infanticide and poverty. A chilling tale of a killer nanny was France's most popular book last year
"01.02.2017 14:55:34" soundcloud.com The Gambia's New Vice President - Fatoumata Jallow - Speaks To Anne Marie Bissada Live On Live RFI's Anne-Marie Bissada speaks to The Gambia's newly-appointed Vice President Fatoumata Jallow at the closure of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. On Paris Live PM this Wednesday...
"01.02.2017 14:01:12" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen cries foul as European parliament takes back assistant's salary As the European parliament prepared to deduct 300,000 euros from her salary and expenses, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen claimed Wednesday that her former assistant had proved she had the right to be paid from EU funds. Catherine Griset told... National Front leader's former assistant says she slept on a sofabed while staying in Brussels in leaked testimony
"01.02.2017 10:36:16" en.rfi.fr France seeks more home-care workers as elderly numbers rise The French governement has launched a campaign to boost recruitment to home help for the elderly, predicting that there will be 300,000 jobs in the "silver economy" by 2030. There are likely to be 20 million people over 60 in France by 2030 and they'll need caring for, France's government says
"31.01.2017 17:03:31" en.rfi.fr New 'fake' job revelations rock Fillon's presidential bid French presidential candidate François Fillon's wife was paid nearly a million euros for allegedly fake jobs, according to media reports that also say two of his chidren were paid from the public purse. Penelope Fillon had no security pass or... Penelope Fillon netted nearly a million in jobs a paper claims were fake and two of the couple's children also worked as parliamentary assitants for their father, according to French media http://en.rfi.fr
"31.01.2017 16:55:26" en.rfi.fr French growth lower than government prediction in 2016 France's economy grew by only 1.1 percent in 2016, lower than the government had prediction for the last full year of François Hollande's term as president. The French economy underperformed in 2016, number-crunchers say
"31.01.2017 16:18:59" en.rfi.fr Aleppo soap finds refuge in France The Syrian town of Aleppo is famous for its laurel soap. The war has destroyed most of the city's 50 factories but the product has found a new home 4,000 kilometres away on the outskirts of Paris.
"31.01.2017 15:35:00" en.rfi.fr Teenager detained over school student's killing A teenager implicated in the fatal stabbing of a Paris school student was in detention Tuesday after giving himself up to police on Monday night. On the same day two people were injured when youths tried to force entry into another school in the same... Two violent incidents, one of them fatal, in Paris schools near Monday
"31.01.2017 14:27:19" en.rfi.fr France bans glamorous cigarette names France has banned the sale of cigarettes with "glamorous" names, following the introduction of neutral packets as part of the government's efforts to reduce smoking, a habit that costs more than two million lives a year, according to a study... No more ciggies called Slim, halth minister announces http://en.rfi.fr/france/20170131-france-bans-sexy-cigarette-names
"31.01.2017 13:41:28" en.rfi.fr Homelessness in France still on rise as Hollande's mandate ends The number of homeless in France has risen during François Hollande's term as president, housing campaigners reported on Tuesday.
"31.01.2017 13:02:19" How Aleppo soap is made in France VIDEO - How Aleppo soap is made in France
The Syrian town of Aleppo is famous for its laurel soap. But since the war reduced the city to ruins, the vast majority of its 50 factories have closed. Now the soap is being manufactured 4,000 kms away ... on
"31.01.2017 12:16:08" soundcloud.com Paul Romner - World Bank Chief Economist on World Develpment Report 2017 - Live on Live According to former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown "In establishing the rule of law, the first five centuries are always the hardest". RFI's David Coffey speaks with Paul Romer, the World Bank's newly On Paris Live PM this Tuesday...
"31.01.2017 11:02:12" en.rfi.fr Spain's Almodovar to head Cannes film festival Pedro Almodovar will chair the jury at the 70th Cannes film festival this year. He is the first Spanish film director to preside over the world's top film event.
"31.01.2017 10:21:10" en.rfi.fr ANC accused of spreading fake news in South African local elections South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been accused of a dirty tricks campaign to win votes during municipal elections held in August last year. South Africa's ruling party is accused of dirty tricks in local council elections
"31.01.2017 10:18:56" en.rfi.fr French FM calls for Trump to scrap travel ban US President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with fighting terrorism and should be scrapped, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday on a visit to Iran. "Nothing to do with fighting terrorism," on a trip to Iran French FM Ayrault slammed Trump's order
"31.01.2017 09:58:05" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 17 An airport gets a lick of paint, Gyan met Mboma, Oyem's residents failed to turn out en masse for the Ghana-DRC quarter-final and they missed a belter on Day 17 of CAN 2017.
"30.01.2017 16:32:47" en.rfi.fr 69 injured, one dead in grim day on French roads Sixty-five people were injured in a pile-up on a French motorway on Monday. And there was more grim news when a 16-year-old girl was killed and five injured when a car hit a coach. Two traffic accidents have caused nearly 70 injuries and cost one girl's life
"30.01.2017 15:22:22" soundcloud.com Are French Pollsters Getting The Figures Right? Hamon Wins Socialist Primaries - Live On Live RFI's David Coffey is joined by Bruno Jeanbart, the Director of Polling and Political Analysis at Opinion Way in Paris to discuss the surprise victory of Benoit Hamon over former Prime Minister Manue On Paris Live PM this Monday
"30.01.2017 15:11:01" en.rfi.fr What now for French Socialist presidential candidate Benoït Hamon? Socialist presidential candidate Benoît Hamon faces the challenge of uniting a divided party and reaching out to the rest of the left after his surprise win in the current ruling party's primary on Sunday. After a surprise win in the Socialist primary, #BenoîtHamon may have problems with party MPs and the hard left
"30.01.2017 14:58:50" en.rfi.fr Iran hits back at Trump's 'insult to Islamic world' Several world leaders have hit out at the immigration restrictions on nationals of some Muslim-majority countries imposed by US President Donald Trump. The UK, the EU and Canada said they will continue to take in refugees who are fleeing war, The Middle EAst reacts to Trump's immigration ban
"30.01.2017 13:50:06" en.rfi.fr France questions Paris, Brussels attacks suspect Abrini for a day Key Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was handed over to the French investigators for a period of one day on Monday. Abrini was the "man in the hat" caught on camera during last year's Brussels airport attack. Key Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was handed over to the French investigators for a period of one day on Monday.
"30.01.2017 12:09:54" en.rfi.fr France's handball team wins sixth world title France's handball team became world champions for the sixth time on Sunday.
"30.01.2017 11:46:52" en.rfi.fr France wins Miss Universe for first time in 64 years France won the Miss Universe beauty pageant for the first time for 64 years on Monday. Dental surgery student Iris Mittenaere, a 24-year-old from Lille in northern France, said she was "very surprised" to have won the crown.
"30.01.2017 11:10:52" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 16 DRC's Ibenge kept his cool after losing to Ghana, El Hadary shone for the Pharoahs and Ghana's Grant was proud of his boys on day 16 of CAN 2017.
"30.01.2017 10:32:40" en.rfi.fr Socialist left celebrates Hamon victory France's Socialist Party supporters chose left-winger Benoît Hamon as their presidential candidate. Results from the runoff in the primary of Socialists and their allies Sunday showed Hamon beating his centrist rival Manuel Valls, a former prime... Delight at Benoït Hamon's base camp on Sunday, Jan van der Made reports
"30.01.2017 10:31:03" en.rfi.fr Hollande condemns 'odious' Quebec mosque attack French President François Holande on Monday condemned the "odious attack" on a mosque in Quebec, as Canadian Prime Minister Justic Trudeau dubbed it a terrorist act. Hollande joins international condemnation of Canadian mosque attack, Trudea says it's "terrorist"
"29.01.2017 20:58:20" en.rfi.fr French Socialists pick leftwing Hamon to run for president French leftwinger Benoit Hamon has won the Socialist nomination for president in this year's election, easily defeating centrist ex-premier Manuel Valls in a runoff, partial results showed on Sunday.
"29.01.2017 14:42:20" en.rfi.fr Turnout up in French Socialist primaries runoff More than half a million voters took part by midday in the runoff vote organized by French Socialists to pick their candidate for the presidential election a higher turnout than at the same time in last Sunday's first round, organizers said.
"29.01.2017 13:50:38" en.rfi.fr Cameroon beat Senegal to reach Cup of Nations semi-final Senegal coach Aliou Cissé guided star striker Sadio Mané off the pitch on Saturday night following their side's penalty shoot-out defeat to Cameroon on the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.
"29.01.2017 13:48:39" en.rfi.fr Burkina Faso overcome Tunisia to reach last four at Cup of Nations Burkina Faso beat Tunisia 2-0 to reach the semi-final of the Cup of Nations for the second time in four years. Late strikes from Aristide Bancé and Préjuce Nakoulma sealed the win for Paulo Duarte's men.
"29.01.2017 13:31:05" en.rfi.fr Trump is encouraging populism, extremism - Hollande French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday the new US government was encouraging "populism and even extremism", as he and fellow southern European leaders urged unity to face an increasingly uncertain world.
"29.01.2017 12:56:47" en.rfi.fr African states still divided over ICC membership The issue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains a controversial one among the members of the African Union, and across Africa in general. In the run up to this year's 28th African Union Summit, African countries are looking at a...
"29.01.2017 12:36:29" en.rfi.fr Gambians keen to kickstart tourism after crippling crisis Tourism in Gambia has been hit hard by the crisis sparked by ex-President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office as well as the threat of military action by regional bloc Ecowas. But there are high hopes that the return of new President Adama...
"29.01.2017 12:20:16" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 15 Where have all the poster boys gone? Home. They came. They saw. They floundered. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Riyad Mahrez, the 2015 and 2016 African player of the year respectively, couldn't inspire their teams past the group stages and on day 15 Sadio
"29.01.2017 10:46:12" en.rfi.fr Fillon claims 'forces' are trying to silence him Francois Fillon has claimed that there are "forces at work to silence [him]" and vowed to continue fighting.
"29.01.2017 10:16:09" en.rfi.fr French weekly magazine review 29 January 2017 Well left-leaning French weeklies not surprisingly put the spotlight on the personality clash gripping the country's 'gauche' or left-wing politics, ahead of Sunday's final vote for the Socialist Party's presidential primaries. While others...
"29.01.2017 10:14:18" en.rfi.fr French Left picks presidential candidate as Fillon controversy rumbles on French Socialists are voting Sunday for their candidate for this year's presidential election on Sunday in a runoff pitting pro-business ex-premier Manuel Valls against hard-left lawmaker Benoit Hamon.
"28.01.2017 13:13:21" en.rfi.fr France describes Trump's immigration decision as 'worrying' U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to limit immigration and refugees from some Muslim-majority countries is worrying, the French foreign minister said on Saturday.
"28.01.2017 12:45:06" en.rfi.fr Global Focus - Has Egyptian cotton reached the end of the road? It's an industry known worldwide - think about the last time you went into a shop to buy a towel. If you checked the label, the chances are it said Egyptian cotton. But while the product iself is recognized worldwide, the industry is in a state of...
"28.01.2017 11:07:43" en.rfi.fr African press review 28 January 2017 Kenyan dailies report on a major attack by Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab at an African Union Mission military base in Somalia, which has left several dozen dead. And South African president Jacob Zuma considers ministerial sackings of his...
"28.01.2017 11:06:46" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 14 The Egypt defender Ahmed Elmohamady said it after their victory over Ghana in Port-Gentil: travelling is tiring at the Cup of Nations. Ain't that the truth. Ghana came second in Group D following a 1-0 loss to Egypt on day 12 and that defeat meant a trip
"28.01.2017 10:23:31" en.rfi.fr French press review 28 January 2017 Well the French papers have eased up a little from so-called 'Penelope-gate' - the ongoing payments scandal engulfing French conservative presidential frontrunner François Fillon, and his wife, to focus on Donald Trump. Pretty much across the...
"28.01.2017 10:07:56" en.rfi.fr Hollande, Merkel to meet Trump - by telephone French president, François Hollande is to hold a telephone meeting Saturday with US president Donald Trump, along with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. Earlier, Trump will also call Russian president Vladimir Putin.
"28.01.2017 09:45:35" en.rfi.fr Pirate theme animates Paris 'Night of Ideas' event The second edition of the international festival, the Night of Ideas, was held on Thursday in multiple cities across the globe, including Paris. In the Georges Pompidou Centre, home to one of the French capital's most well-known collections of modern...
"27.01.2017 14:22:40" en.rfi.fr Constitutional Council biffs French anti-smacking law out of play A French law condemning the smacking of children has been struck down by the Constitutional Council, dismaying opponents of a practice for which France has been rapped by the UN. .
"27.01.2017 13:34:27" en.rfi.fr French priest convicted of child abuse in CAR A French court sentenced a priest on Thursday to up to five years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing two young boys in the Central African Republic.
"27.01.2017 12:32:30" en.rfi.fr 'Unforgettable' arrival of Gambia's President Barrow back home Gambians took to the streets on Thursday night to celebrate the return of President Adama Barrow, a momentous occasion for the country after 22 years under strongman Yahya Jammeh. Barrow arrived at Banjul International Airport and his convoy made its...
"27.01.2017 11:27:24" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 13 Ghana qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Mali 1-0 back on day eight. Immediately the coach Avram Grant and players were asked whether they would go all out for victory or take it easy in their final game against Egypt. The hinterland to such
"27.01.2017 09:51:57" en.rfi.fr Pirate theme animates Paris 'Night of Ideas' event The second edition of the international festival, the Night of Ideas, was held on Thursday in multiple cities across the globe, including Paris. In the Georges Pompidou Centre, home to one of the French capital's most well-known collections of modern... The second edition of the international festival, the Night of Ideas, was held on Thursday in multiple cities across the globe, including Paris.
"27.01.2017 08:05:16" en.rfi.fr FMM demands action on new evidence in Dupont-Verlon murders France Médias Monde (FMM), the parent company of RFI, has called on French investigators to examine new evidence in the case of the murder of two RFI reporters in 2013. .
"27.01.2017 00:56:18" soundcloud.com Gambians celebrate as President Barrow arrives back in Banjul Gambia's new President Adama Barrow arrived back in Banjul on Thursday. It's a significant moment for the country – ex-President Yahya Jammeh had been in power for some 22 years. The new president had RFI's Daniel Finnan reports on the moment when Gambian President Adama Barrow's plane touched down at Banjul airport...
"26.01.2017 17:43:11" en.rfi.fr Congo to host mini AU summit on Libyan crisis In an effort to find a solution to the on-going crisis in Libya, a mini summit is due to take place on Friday in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. #AfricanUnion
"26.01.2017 16:50:37" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Aurelio, music 'best weapon' to defend Garifuna rights Singer-songwriter Aurelio Martinez is the leading voice of the Garifuna people - a community descended from escaped African slaves and Caribbean natives. As he releases his fourth album Darandi, he talks to RFI about the International Garifuna project... AURELIO is in our weekly programme #WorldMusicMatters
"26.01.2017 15:31:32" en.rfi.fr Le Pen as French president would 'destroy Europe' – Spanish PM Spain's conservative prime minister warned Thursday that an election win by French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen or Germany's anti-immigration party AfD would be "a disaster" that would "destroy Europe". .
"26.01.2017 10:51:00" en.rfi.fr Africa press review 26 January 2017 We start in South Africa where, surprise surprise, Julius Malema, the gadfly leader of the Economic Freedom Party, is reported to have upset more than a few people by calling on "Grandpa Mugabe" to step down. .
"26.01.2017 10:49:50" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 12 The mirth of a nation was well and truly dashed on day nine when Gabon drew 0-0 with Cameroon to leave the Cup of Nations at the first stage. They were only the fourth host country to falter in such a way. Their poster boy uberhope, Pierre-Emerick
"26.01.2017 10:48:18" en.rfi.fr Frenchman sets new round-the-world sailing record Sixty-year-old Frenchman Francis Joyon and his five man crew on Thursday smashed the round-the-world sailing record becoming the first team to circumnavigate the globe without assistance in 40 days. .
"26.01.2017 08:26:05" en.rfi.fr Huppert's 'Elle' tops 'French Oscars' list after Polanski row Rape thriller "Elle" starring Isabelle Huppert topped the nominations list Wednesday for the "French Oscars" - the Cesars - hit by controversy over the decision to ask Roman Polanski to preside at the awards.
"26.01.2017 08:04:17" en.rfi.fr Early polls after TV debate point to Hamon as Socialist winner Hardline French Socialist Benoit Hamon was seen as more convincing in a television debate on Wednesday with ex-Prime Minister Manuel Valls ahead of a runoff vote at the weekend to pick the party's presidential candidate, an Elabe poll showed.
"25.01.2017 16:30:00" en.rfi.fr Corruption in Africa remains high, says watchdog Transparency International said the rise of populist politicians around the world risks undermining the fight against corruption. The NGO published its yearly index on perceived corruption this Wednesday, which ranks 176 countries.
"25.01.2017 16:00:00" en.rfi.fr India - US ties put stress on China relations US president Donald Trump has invited the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to Washington. The Indian leader is the fifth foreign leader to talk on the phone with Trump. The call took place after a war of words between the US and India's...
"25.01.2017 15:41:11" en.rfi.fr France to investigate 'fake job' claim against Fillon's wife French investigators on Wednesday launched a preliminary probe into claims that the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon earned 500,000 euros for a suspected fake job as his parliamentary aide.
"25.01.2017 15:04:04" en.rfi.fr Silent villagers living in the shadow of former Gambian president The asphalt road to Kanilai seems to lead to one place, the residence built by ex-President Yahya Jammeh. The complex contains a palace and zoo which dominate the village where the former president was born in 1965. Following the departure of Jammeh...
"25.01.2017 14:46:26" Timeline Photos #CAN2017 A fan from Côte d'Ivoire
Credit pic: Pierre René-Worms/RFI
"25.01.2017 12:02:23" en.rfi.fr Spirit of Pan Africanism and Unity must remain priorities says Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma In the opening of the 30th Ordinary Session of the executive Council of the AU, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma made a few indirect remarks that seemed to hint at Morocco's possible re-entry into the AU as problematic.
"25.01.2017 10:01:49" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 11 The ground staff were out a couple of hours before the final Group C match between Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo at the Stade Port-Gentil. As the loose grass was scattered to hide the particularly nasty bits of sand, a colleague reminded me that #CAN2017
"25.01.2017 09:14:51" en.rfi.fr Isabelle Huppert nominated for Oscar for rape drama French actress Isabelle Huppert, has been nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars for performance in the film "Elle". It comes after she scooped two gongs at the Golden Globes. .
"25.01.2017 08:59:46" en.rfi.fr Morocco end Cote d'Ivoire's reign as African kings Defending champions Cote d'Ivoire crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations last night following a 1-0 loss to a Morocco side coached by Hervé Renard, the man who led the Ivorians to the title in 2015. #CAN2017 Morocco end Côte d'Ivoire's reign as African kings
"25.01.2017 08:36:00" en.rfi.fr Presidential favourite Fillon under fire over wife's jobs The British-born wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid around 500,000 euros) over nearly a decade out of parliamentary funds, a French satirical weekly reported Wednesday.
"25.01.2017 07:49:53" en.rfi.fr Valls in last-ditch bid to resuscitate French presidential bid Former French prime minister Manuel Valls will seek to rescue his ailing presidential bid on Wednesday in a final TV duel with his leftist rival for the Socialist nomination, Benoit Hamon.
"24.01.2017 16:01:48" en.rfi.fr What British Supreme Court decision means for Brexit The British Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the UK government must get parliament's approval before it can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union. So what impact will this decision have on the Brexit process?
"24.01.2017 15:52:58" en.rfi.fr Irish men arrested for French tarmac scam Two Irish men have been arrested in the south of France for a tarmac scam on local farmers. A scam that police say is quite common in France involves upping the price and getting rough when farmers refuse to pay
"24.01.2017 15:10:20" en.rfi.fr French FM Ayrault in Saudi Arabia to discuss trade, regional conflicts French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visited Saudi Arabia on Monday and Tuesday to reinforce France's already strong ties with the oil-rich kingdom. Frane is now Saudi Arabia's third biggest trading partner as the country seeks to diversify its economy and counter Iran's influence in the Middle East
"24.01.2017 13:42:38" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 10 The combinations get complicated, Zimbabwe's Nhamoinesu was robust, Algeria were on their way home, Ghana's Grant was candid and complaints about the pitch continued on day 10 of CAN 2017. #CAN2017 Day 10
"24.01.2017 13:06:21" en.rfi.fr France on way to close oldest nuclear power station The executive board of France's power company, EDF, has accepted a government compensation offer that opens the way to the closure of the country's oldest nuclear reactor, at Fessenheim in Alsace. But the decision was taken on the chairman's casting... On chairman's deciding vote, EDF has accepted compensation package that means #Fessenheim should close in 2018
"24.01.2017 11:58:34" en.rfi.fr Gambians return home to breathe 'freedom air' Gambians who fled the political crisis in the country are returning home following the departure Ex-President Yahya Jammeh and deployment of Senegalese troops. Some 45,000 people fled the country, according to the UN refugee agency, as tensions rose...
"24.01.2017 11:40:28" en.rfi.fr Hollande hits out at Trump on climate change denial on Colombia visit French President François Hollande has launched a fresh barb against US President Donald Trump - this time over climate change. On a visit to Colombia on Monday, Hollande said he could not understand how anyone could ignore the "tangible... The departing French president is tilting at his newly inaugurated American counterpart during a Latin American tour
"24.01.2017 11:38:38" en.rfi.fr Paris tries out driverless buses Paris tried out its first driverless buses on Monday, with officials predicting a worldwide "revolution" of self-driving vehicles. Paris officials predict a worldwide transport revolution with driverless vehicles and steps into the vanguard with tests on buses
"24.01.2017 09:21:16" en.rfi.fr Polanski ducks out of 'French Oscars' after rape protests Franco-Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski said Tuesday he would not preside over the "French Oscars", the Césars, after angry women's rights campaigners threatened to protest over the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Protests over director presiding over Césars and an online petion collected over 60,000 signatures
"23.01.2017 16:36:27" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy ally given prison sentence for ministry slush fund A key ally of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been given a jail sentence for misappropriation of public funds. Former interior minister Claude Guéant's appeal against a suspended sentence backfired and the court was tougher on him... Appealing against his suspended sentence turned out to be not such a good idea for Claude Guéant
"23.01.2017 16:34:11" en.rfi.fr Morocco's possible comeback and who will replace Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma as head of AU Commission This year's 28th African Union is gearing up to be one of the most important ones to date. This week the Session of the Permanent Representatives committee and the Executive council will meet, which will then set the agenda for the main summit... This year's African Union meeting may be historic, Anne-Marie Bissada, who will be covering the preparations for RFI, reports
"23.01.2017 15:42:44" soundcloud.com Live on Live at AFCON with Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic Despite becoming the first team to be knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations, Uganda are holding their heads high. The Cranes were playing their first AFCON tournament in 39 years. Coach Milutin Sre On Live on Live today:
"23.01.2017 15:12:27" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Is Pantin the 'new Brooklyn'? In this week's Spotlight on France, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a look at Pantin, a town located in the north east of Paris and dubbed by the New York Times as the 'new Brooklyn'.
"23.01.2017 14:47:55" en.rfi.fr Fillon explains ideas on Russia, Syria, migrants to Merkel inBerlin French right-wing presidential candidate François Fillon visited Germany on Monday, lunching with Chancellor Angela Merkel and meeting the finance and defence ministers. While Merkel shares many of his conservative views, they differ on relations... Right-wing presidential candidate in Germany after saying Russia saved Syria from Islamic State
"23.01.2017 13:44:56" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 9 Gabon's a goner, players weep on the field, Guinea Bissau bow out with credit and Uganda looked to the future on Day 9 of CAN 2017. #CAN2017
"23.01.2017 10:31:08" en.rfi.fr Surfers banned from waves as storms lash French Polynesia French Polynesia was declared to be in a "state of natural catastrophe" on Monday as torrential rain caused rockslides and the flooding of hundreds of homes. Some towns declared swimming bans to deter surfers wishing to ride the waves at... Curb your enthusiasm, was the message from Tahiti's authorities to surfers as torrential rains hit the island. Canoes and paddleboards in the streets, though
"23.01.2017 10:10:39" en.rfi.fr Burkina Faso and Cameroon progress to last eight at expense of hosts Gabon Gabon's catastrophic Africa Cup of Nations campaign unravelled further on Sunday night as coach Jose Antonio Camacho deflected questions about his future and blamed bad luck for his side's humiliating first round exit after three draws.
"23.01.2017 09:31:19" en.rfi.fr Gambia: Senegalese military enters Banjul safeguarding Barrow's expected arrival Senegalese troops took up positions in Gambia on Sunday in an effort to provide security following the departure of Ex-President Yahya Jammeh. The arrival of the soldiers was welcomed by hundreds of Banjul residents who came out on the streets to
"23.01.2017 07:59:07" en.rfi.fr French Socialist primaries down to final two candidates in a "battle for the left" France held the first round of its left-wing presidential primary on Sunday, with former education minister and Socialist "rebel" Benoît Hamon coming in first with roughly 36% of the vote. Former prime minister Manuel Valls came in... The most left-wing candidate won the fist round of the French Socialist Party's primary and stands a good chance of winning the second
"22.01.2017 21:01:08" soundcloud.com Africans skeptical about a Donald Trump administration The election of Barack Obama--the US' first black American president-- inspired great pride on the African continent. The arrival of his successor Donald Trump far from inspiring a new 'Obamania', ha US #Africa relations under #Trump to be less axed on aid but not less interventionist, analyst tells RFI:
"22.01.2017 16:56:46" en.rfi.fr Thousands oppose abortion in Paris demo Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against abortion in Paris on Sunday, calling on candidates in this year's presidential election to scrap the right which has been inscribed in French law since 1975. The day after the Woemn's March, it was the turn of opponents of abortion to take to Paris's street
"22.01.2017 15:45:54" en.rfi.fr Paris test-drives new anti-emissions measures as pollution peaks again Paris will have the chance to try out its new anti-pollution traffic restrictions this week with clear skies and cold weather leading to a heavy presence of fine particles in the capital's air. Pollution soars again in Paris region but at least new anti-emissions measures can be tried out. It's all ill wind that blows no good! (although in this case it's the lack of wind that's the problem)
"22.01.2017 13:30:46" en.rfi.fr France's Hollande slams Trump-style protectionsim on Chile visit French President François Hollande dubbed protectionism the "worst response" on a visit to Latin America this weekend. His comments came after Donald Trump promised to put "America first" at his inauguration as US president. Without naming him, François Hollande criticised Donald Trum over his economic policies while on his last trip to Latin America
"22.01.2017 13:05:03" en.rfi.fr Sredojevic reveals it could be time to leave Uganda Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic hinted on Sunday that he might quit the team he has taken to their first Cup of Nations in 39 years. His players conceded a goal in the dying seconds to lose 1-0 against Egypt on Saturday night in Port-Gentil. Team is "still very far from where we want to take Ugandan football", coach tells RFI's Paul Myers
"22.01.2017 11:30:54" soundcloud.com The moment Gambia's Yahya Jammeh finally left power and flew out of Banjul, radio report Gambia's Ex-President Yahya Jammeh finally left the capital Banjul on Saturday night. He's ruled the country since 1994 and had refused to give way to recently elected President Adama Barrow. A politi #Gambia's Ex-President Yahya #Jammeh finally flew out of #Banjul airport last night after 22 years in power. RFI's Daniel Finnan reports on the moment Jammeh gave up power to a democratically elected leader...
"22.01.2017 10:30:55" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 8 A pockmarked pitch caused anger, Ghana beat Mali but still got flak, Mali's coach got flak too and there was sartorial splendour on the Egypt-Uganda touchline on Day 8 at CAN 2017. Journalists still carped and criticised, despite Ghana's victory over Mali on day 8 of CAN 2017, Paul Myers reports
"22.01.2017 09:40:03" en.rfi.fr Low turnout expected in French Socialist primaries Polling stations opened Sunday morning for the first round of a primary organised by France's ruling Socialist Party to pick a centre-left candidate for this year's presidential election. The Socialists were pioneers in holding primaries in France... The Socialists may have held France's first primaries, back in 2011, their 2nd go, today, seems not to be arousing much enthusiasm among voters
"22.01.2017 09:22:57" en.rfi.fr Gambia's army chief ready to accept his fate following Ex-President Jammeh's departure Gambia's General Ousman Badjie is ready to work with recently sworn in President Adama Barrow, he told RFI shortly after Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flew out of Banjul on Saturday, but he is also equally ready to be replaced. Badjie denied that...
"21.01.2017 16:47:59" en.rfi.fr Le Pen calls on Europe to 'wake up' after Trump victory at German Euroright meeting French far-right leader Marine Le Pen hailed the election of Donald Trump and predicted that 2017 will be the year Europeans "wake up" at a conference of hardline nationalist parties in Germany. Le Pen's presence at the "counter-summit"... Marine Le Pen laid into the EU, Merkel and her other enemies at a European far-right meeting. But some of her hosts suspect her National Front of being socialist
"21.01.2017 15:43:21" en.rfi.fr Uganda aim to show real face in clash against Egypt Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic vowed his players would unleash their true talents in their second Group D match on Saturday against Egypt in Port-Gentil. Uganda, who are playing at the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978, lost their... Uganda will summon all its talents for the match against Egypt, its coach tells Paul Myers at CAN 2017
"21.01.2017 14:59:56" Photos from RFI English's post Demonstators in Paris show solidarity with today's Women's March in the US. Watch the site and listen to tomorrow's broadcast for Alison Hird's report
"21.01.2017 14:54:52" en.rfi.fr Ghana eye place in last eight of Africa Cup of Nations Ghana can become the second team to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday. Avram Grant's side won their opening game on 17 January against Uganda. A similar result... Paul Myers looks at Ghana's form ahead of their match against Egypt at CAN 2017
"21.01.2017 14:47:08" en.rfi.fr Jihadi 'recruiter' to be charged in France after Turkey handover A jihadi recruiter was to be charged in France on Saturday after being handed over by Turkey, where he was arrested after leaving Syria. Kevin Guiavarch wrote to French authorities in 2016, claiming to have renounced Islamist violence. Kevin Guiavarch sent a letter to French authorities renouncing his commitment to Islamist violence but is likely to be jailed on terror charges
"21.01.2017 10:43:29" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 7 Côte d'Ivoire disappoint, Sredojevic puts on his glad rags for Uganda, Ghana's Grant gets ratty and so does Sarri over in Napoli on Day 7 at CAN 2017. Paul Myers looks at Ivorian cunning, sartorial strategy and angry coaches at CAN 2017
"21.01.2017 09:13:09" en.rfi.fr German safety certifier ordered to pay millions to French breast implant victims A French court has ordered a German safety body to pay 60 million euros in compensation to 20,000 women who received faulty breast implants. In the wake of a worldwide scandal over a French breast implant company, a Toulon court has cracked down on a German watchdog
"20.01.2017 16:41:48" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - French chef shares New Year pastry with homeless It is the galette des rois season here in France. This almond pastry is traditionally eaten on 6 January to mark the Christian festival of Epiphany. In practice galettes are consumed throughout the month and a staggering 30 million will be bought...
"20.01.2017 16:31:56" Timeline Photos #CAN2017
DR Congo player Neeskens Kebano after scoring against Côte d'Ivoire in Oyem stadium, Gabon.
(Credit pic: Pierre René-Worms/RFI)
"20.01.2017 16:15:36" en.rfi.fr Feminists furious as Polanski picked to chair 'French Oscars' France's women's rights minister has joined feminists in expressing shock at the appointment of filmmaker Roman Polanski to chair the French Oscars, the Césars. Campaigners are planning a protest outside the award ceremony in February. The choice of Roman Polanski, who skipped bail on a rape charge in 1977, to chair the Césars has caused an uproar
"20.01.2017 15:31:52" en.rfi.fr Scientists sound alarm over unprecedented rise in sea levels A new study published on Thursday says that a major rise in sea levels could be on the way, sooner rather than later. The team of scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate published the study in Science magazine.
"20.01.2017 14:36:50" en.rfi.fr French court fines Easyjet for stopping disabled passenger boarding A French court has fined British low-cost airline EasyJet 60,000 euros for refusing to allow a disabled passenger to board for "security" reasons. A French court has fined EasyJet 60,000 euros for refusing to allow a disabled passenger to board for "security" reasons.
"20.01.2017 13:09:38" en.rfi.fr Left and right fall out over Paris's Seineside traffic ban Paris's Socialist-run city council and the right-wing-controlled Ile de France regional council are locked in battle over the closure of the banks of the River Seine to traffic. The move is part of the French capital's drive to fight pollution levels... The French captial's pollution, which hit a 10-year peak in December, is the centre of a row between left and right in the Paris region
"20.01.2017 10:51:47" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 6 Here are five things we learned and five things you need to know from Day 6 at CAN 2017. Are Senegal on the road to redemption? Paul Myers asks at CAN 2017
"20.01.2017 09:32:04" en.rfi.fr Sparks fly over universal basic income in French Socialists' primary debate With less than three days to go till the first round of the French centre left's presidential primaries on Sunday, things got heated between the seven would-be candidates squared off on issues ranging from the economy to foreign policy. The debate was more intense in the lat of the Socialist-organised TV primary debate, even though the winner is unlikely to make it to the second round of this year's presidential election
"20.01.2017 08:53:49" youtube.com Live on Live with Nick Norbrook, managing editor of The Africa Report magazine RFI's David Coffey chats to Nick Norbrook about Brexit for Africa, the next potential leader of the ANC and Kenyan politics, which all feature in the Februar... On Paris Live PM... Thursday 19th January...
"19.01.2017 16:55:09" en.rfi.fr French skipper Le Cleac'h wins Vendée Globe race in 74 days French skipper Armel Le Cleac'h won the seventh Vendee Globe solo round the world yacht race on Thursday.
"19.01.2017 15:16:20" soundcloud.com Live On Live - The Africa Report Monthly Meeting - January 2017 Brexit for Africa, the next potential leader of the ANC and Kenyan politics take a local twist ahead of 2017 elections. In Live on Live, RFI's David Coffey is joined by the managing editor of The Afri On Paris Live PM this Thursday
"19.01.2017 14:24:06" en.rfi.fr Grévin museum rustles up a fake Trump in time for inauguration On the eve of his inauguration as US president, Donald Trump was already standing among world leaders at the Grévin wax museum in Paris on Thursday -- though the sculptor admits the hair posed a challenge.
"19.01.2017 12:55:58" en.rfi.fr Frenchmen to circumnavigate the globe on hydrogen powered boat This spring, two Frenchman Victorien Erussard and Jerome Delafosse, will embark on an extraordinary jpourney. They will circumnavigate the globe aboard a high tech boat.
"19.01.2017 12:35:02" en.rfi.fr Gambia: Will swearing in of president-elect at Dakar embassy be legal? Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow is expected to be sworn-in to office on Thursday at the Gambian embassy in the Senegalese capital Dakar, according to a spokesperson. The inauguration had been expected to take place in the Gambian capital...
"19.01.2017 11:08:46" en.rfi.fr Banks bails out of London to Paris on Brexit concerns HSBC bank would likely switch 1,000 jobs to Paris from London, with Britain planning to leave the EU single market under Brexit, chief executive Stuart Gulliver told Bloomberg Television. .
"19.01.2017 10:32:32" en.rfi.fr 70 years of comic strips at Paris' Holocaust Memorial How do cartoons colour the image of the Holocaust, the Nazi, genocide of the Jews in the 1930s and 40s? History and eye-witness accounts mix in pictorial story form to produce sometimes larger than life, sometimes artistic renditions of this dark period.
"19.01.2017 09:46:44" en.rfi.fr Kasdashian's jewelry may have been melted down The jewels stolen from Kim Kardashian when she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris could have been melted down and sold off. .
"19.01.2017 08:46:21" en.rfi.fr 'Customer' robs €15m in jewels from Cannes shop A robber who posed as a customer stole 15 million euros worth of jewelry from a shop in the French riviera resort of Cannes on Wednesday, local police said. .
"19.01.2017 08:18:39" en.rfi.fr France's Le Cleac'h set for Vendee Globe victory Armel Le Cleac'h was on Thursday closing in on a first Vendee Globe triumph and a new record for the solo round-the-world yacht after holding off a late challenge by Alex Thomson.
"19.01.2017 08:12:25" en.rfi.fr Outsiders on the rise ahead of Socialist primaries A French socialist outsider who wants to legalise cannabis and introduce a universal basic income of 750 euros is gaining ground in the left-wing presidential primaries, and looks to be a serious contender ahead of Sunday's first round vote. .
"18.01.2017 16:49:36" en.rfi.fr Pro-independence Anglophone group defies Cameroon government ban The secessionist Southern Cameroons National Council on Wednesday rejected a ban put in place by the Cameroonian authorities with the head of the group saying the ban did not apply to them because they do not recognise the government's authority....
"18.01.2017 15:19:50" en.rfi.fr Iraqi jihadist among Paris bombers: French intelligence An Iraqi jihadist was one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up outside the Stade de France during the November 2015 attacks on Paris, a French intelligence source said on Wednesday.
"18.01.2017 14:18:58" en.rfi.fr France approves extradition of British paedophile suspect A court in southwest France on Wednesday approved the extradition of a suspected paedophile who is one of Britain's most wanted fugitives.
"18.01.2017 12:55:16" en.rfi.fr France weighs UN sanctions regime for Mali France is considering a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of the June 2015 peace deal signed between the Malian government and rebels, the ambassador said on Tuesday.
"18.01.2017 12:37:59" en.rfi.fr Lollapalooza Paris acts announced The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands.
"18.01.2017 12:02:17" en.rfi.fr A football supporter's guide to CAN 2017: Day 4 Here are five things we learned and five things you need to know from Day 4 at CAN 2017.
"18.01.2017 10:49:29" en.rfi.fr Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA The European Space Agency announced a series of "failed" clocks onboard some of the 18 navigation satellites launched for Galileo, Europe's planned rival to America's GPS.
"18.01.2017 10:30:30" en.rfi.fr HSBC likely to switch jobs to France on Brexit: CEO The chief executive of HSBC bank says the company is likely to switch 1,000 jobs to Paris from London, with Britain planning to leave the European Union single market under Brexit.
"18.01.2017 10:18:36" en.rfi.fr May's Brexit strategy raises questions of feasibility British Prime Minister Theresa May promised a clean break from the European Union on Tuesday, in response to pressure to detail her government's negotiation strategy. While high on goals and upbeat in tone, May's speech raises more questions...
"17.01.2017 17:05:00" en.rfi.fr Gambia's president-elect could be sworn-in outside Banjul, says Nigerian foreign minister The inauguration for Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow may take place outside of the capital Banjul as President Yahya Jammeh continues to refuse to leave office, according to Nigeria's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. Barrow is expected...
"17.01.2017 15:49:20" en.rfi.fr Africa: Stories in the 55 - Life lessons shared in Ghanaian writer Ayesha Harruna Attah's novel, Saturday's Shadows In this month's program, Africa: Stories in the 55 speaks to Ghanaian author Ayesha Harrunah Attah, author of Saturday's Shadows about creating tackling issues from infidelity to illness and learning how to read, set against a backdrop of... Africa: Stories in the 55 wants to hear from you! Are you a published African author? Do you want to see what your favorite living African novelist has to say? Or share the best African literature you've read? Let us know! If we pick your letter, we'll
"17.01.2017 13:32:49" en.rfi.fr Facebook launches startup programme in Paris campus Facebook launched its first ever startup support programme in Paris on Tuesday, in a massive tech incubator funded by a French telecoms billionaire.
"17.01.2017 13:10:26" en.rfi.fr France claims Britain is 'improvising' on Brexit The British government is "improvising" its handling of Brexit, France's finance minister said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to give a major speech on the issue.
"17.01.2017 09:51:43" France 24 / RFI - Sports
"17.01.2017 08:53:55" en.rfi.fr After Brexit and Trump, leaders question globalisation This year's World Economic Forum meeting of the global political and business elite in the Swiss city of Davos, which opens on Tuesday, will address public hostility in the West towards the open and liberal trade policies of economic globalisation....
"17.01.2017 08:19:07" en.rfi.fr Russia's 'scrotum protest'artist Pavlensky seeks French asylum Russia's radical protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who last year set fire to the door of the security services headquarters in Moscow, has fled to France where he plans to seek asylum.
"17.01.2017 07:55:32" en.rfi.fr Trump issues 'declaration of war' on Europe - Valls French presidential hopeful and former prime minister Manuel Valls has described the incoming US president's comments in a recent interviews as "declaration of war on Europe.”
"17.01.2017 07:33:09" en.rfi.fr After Brexit and Trump, leaders question globalisation This year's World Economic Forum meeting of the global political and business elite in the Swiss city of Davos, which opens on Tuesday, will address public hostility in the West towards the open and liberal trade policies of economic globalisation.... .
"16.01.2017 20:03:15" en.rfi.fr Côte d'Ivoire vice-president takes office aimd army discontent Daniel Kablan Duncan was sworn in as the new Vice-president of Côte d'Ivoire on Monday-- the first vice president in the history of the country. His appointment comes after changes to the constitution were approved last year in an effort... RFI's @vivalid reports on #CIV's new Vice President & how his appointment might have been interpreted by the #Bouaké mutineers #ci225:
"16.01.2017 18:21:55" soundcloud.com Côte d'Ivoire endorses new Vice-president, but army woes remain Côte d'Ivoire swore in Daniel Kablan Duncan as its new Vice-president on Monday-- the first in its history. His appointment comes after changes to the constitution were approved last year. He take Professional training of army core to new government analyst tells RFI as Côte d'Ivoire endorses first ever vice-president:
"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.