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"06.12.2016 16:59:07" en.rfi.fr Let's finish the journey we've started, urges Ghana's incumbent in final election campaign rally Calling on his supporters to give him another four years in office, incumbent President John Dramani Mahama said he needed to finish what he started and “complete the journey”. Mahama, who is up against main opposition challenger Nana Akufo-Addo,...
"06.12.2016 15:58:04" en.rfi.fr Rail line to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport stops as road traffic restricted The rail link between Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport was cut all day Tuesday as road traffic in the region was restricted because of high pollution levels. Restrictions on vehicle use in the French capital were renewed for Wednesday as On a day Paris commuters were told to take the train, one line stopped working
"06.12.2016 15:57:15" en.rfi.fr West African countries ban 'dirty European fuel' Five west African countries have banned some European fuel imports, because they say they are too dirty. Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire are introducing stricter standards to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality in cities. European companies send fuel banned here to Africa ... but five countries are refusing to take it
"06.12.2016 15:55:57" en.rfi.fr French foreign minister calls for RFI Cameroon correspondent's release French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has appealed to Cameroon to release RFI's Hausa-language correspondent Ahmed Abba, who has been in prison there for more than 16 months without being convicted. Abba was to appear before judges for... Free Amhmad Abba! Says RFI management as journalist faces 9th day in court for doing his job
"06.12.2016 13:23:01" en.rfi.fr Bernard Cazeneuve - from tackling terror to stopgap French prime minister French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been named prime minister, replacing Manuel Valls who has resigned to pursue his presidential ambitions. Cazeneuve, who is expected to head the government until the May 2017 presidential election, will... As interior minister Cazeneuve has faced terror attacks, migrant crisis and demonstrating police. He's set to be France's shortest-serving PM
"06.12.2016 10:07:51" en.rfi.fr Paris restricts traffic as pollution soars Public transport was free and cars with odd registration numbers were banned in Paris Tuesday because of a rise in pollution levels linked to cold weather and clear skies. Major towns in the Rhône valley and the Alps also suffered from high levels... Public transport is free in Paris today ... the bad news is that it's because of high pollution levels
"05.12.2016 15:37:53" en.rfi.fr Court challenge to South African ICC withdrawal could go either way A case challenging the South African government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) went before a court on Monday. The challenge was lodged by the country's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA). SA opposition tries to block withdrawal from ICC ... but will it work?
"05.12.2016 15:36:21" en.rfi.fr Vote for change, says Ghana opposition leader at final election campaign rally The main opposition candidate in Ghana's elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, held his final campaign rally in the capital Accra on Sunday telling thousands of his supporters that real change is coming. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader is taking on... RFI's Daniel Finnan reports from the final rally of Ghana opposition candidate
"05.12.2016 15:20:37" en.rfi.fr French government ordered to enact suspended ecotax France's highest administrative body, the Council of State, has ordered the government to name the date for the implementation of the ecotax, a charge on heavy goods vehicles that was suspended after stormy protests in Brittany. A tax that sparked violent protests and was suspended must be enacted, the Council of State has ruled
"05.12.2016 14:48:09" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls to join Socialist presidential race French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce a bid to be Socialist candidate in next year's presidential campaign on Monday evening, meaning he is also expected to resign from the premiership. So what chance does he stand of being As France awaits Valls's declaration that he will try to become president, a look at his life, record in government and prospects of winning
"05.12.2016 10:05:57" en.rfi.fr Gambia's new president promises justice for all The president-elect of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, has said that during his term in office the Gambia's economy and legal system will have to be reformed. Barrow told RFI in an exclusive interview that what was needed was “an overhaul of... Gambia's new president speaks to RFI
"05.12.2016 10:05:07" en.rfi.fr French leaders react to Italian, Austria vote results French President François Hollande declared his "respect" on Monday for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to resign. Earlier he and Prime Minister Manuel Valls welcomed the defeat of the far-right candidate for Austria's... Hollande is sorry to see Renzi go but there's a sigh of relief over the Austrian presidential result, except for from Marine Le Pen
"04.12.2016 13:16:06" en.rfi.fr Ghana's economic woes front and centre in election campaign The economy is at the forefront of Ghanaians' minds as they prepare to go to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December. Economic growth has halved since the last election in 2012 and incumbent President John Dramani...
"03.12.2016 09:06:49" en.rfi.fr What you need to know about Ghana's elections Ghana goes to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December for its seventh multi-party ballot since the end of military rule in 1992. The presidential race is expected to be a closely fought contest between incumbent President...
"02.12.2016 16:21:09" en.rfi.fr Presidential elections in Somalia postponed... again! Presidential elections in Somalia, which were due on Wednesday November 30th, have been postponed for the third time. The federal government says the elections will now be held by the end of December. Presidential elections in Somalia do not conform... Presidential elections in #Somalia, which were due on Wednesday November 30th, have been postponed for the third time.
"02.12.2016 15:38:36" en.rfi.fr International report - Young Italians key to referendum vote Italians vote on 4 December in a referendum on reforming their Senate.
"02.12.2016 15:19:12" en.rfi.fr Nico Rosberg retires from Formula 1 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg on Friday announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday when he finished second in the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi.
"02.12.2016 11:13:49" en.rfi.fr French press review 2 December 2016 No surprises on this morning's French front pages. How the French press reacted to Hollande's announcement
"02.12.2016 11:03:32" en.rfi.fr French Left starts search for new leader French President Francois Hollande's dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the leftwing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable.
"01.12.2016 22:23:08" en.rfi.fr France's Hollande rules-out re-election bid French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, a surprise move that clears the way for an alternative left-wing candidate.
"01.12.2016 12:46:33" en.rfi.fr France leads drive to protect world's cultural heritage Experts and government delegates from around the world will gather in the Gulf on Friday, seeking to build a global alliance to protect cultural heritage threatened by extremism and conflict.
"01.12.2016 11:08:37" en.rfi.fr Gun used to shoot Rimbaud sold for €435k The most famous gun in French literary history, the revolver with which Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, sold for 434,500 euros at auction in Paris on Wednesday.
"01.12.2016 10:25:44" en.rfi.fr Merkel on a toilet? Try the new German Charlie Hebdo Some put Chancellor Angela Merkel on a pedestal, but French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo placed her on a toilet seat in seeking to conquer Germany with its provocative brand of humour.
"30.11.2016 15:23:24" en.rfi.fr Gun that shot poet Rimbaud to be auctioned The most famous gun in French literature, the revolver with which Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, is going under the hammer on Wednesday.
"30.11.2016 10:26:09" en.rfi.fr Three found guilty in Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial Three former Air France employees on trial for ripping company executives' shirts during a dispute over lay-offs were found guilty on Wednesday in a case that highlighted the country's sometimes violent labour relations.
"30.11.2016 10:20:19" en.rfi.fr International report - Prague's astronomical clock still ticking after 600 years Prague is normally associated with music and architectural beauty. However, the Czech capital has a strong link with astronomy too, as RFI's Dhananjay Khadilkar found out.
"30.11.2016 09:48:02" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - Paris Photo celebrates its 20th anniversary Paris Photo, Paris' annual photography fair at the Grand Palais, is the world's largest international forum dedicated to photography. With close to 200 galleries and book... #ParisPhoto2016
"29.11.2016 16:04:59" en.rfi.fr French UN inititiative unlikely to end Aleppo fighting France has called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. But the diplomatic battle may not be much help to civilains fleeing a government offensive on armed rebels, experts warn. France's proposal of a Security Council debate on Aleppo may lead to criticism of Russia and the Assad government but will it help Syrian civilians? Experts don't seem convinced.
"29.11.2016 15:41:21" en.rfi.fr International report - Postcard business delivers new life to Timbuktu post office Tourists no longer visit Timbuktu, the ancient city in northern Mali. But a small postcard business there has been growing. Out-of-work tourguides now earn money via a website called postcardsfromtimbuktu.com.... #Mali
RFI's correspondent Katarina Hoije has this report from Timbuktu.
"29.11.2016 15:16:02" en.rfi.fr French Ligue to observe minute's silence for Brazil plane crash French football teams and fans will observe a minute of silence in homage to victims of Monday night's crash of the plane carrying members of Brazilian club Chapecoense, the French Ligue announced on Tuesday. French football authorities have sent condolences to the familes of victims of the Chapecoense tragedy
"29.11.2016 13:45:48" en.rfi.fr France's National Front to fight Fillon on economic programme France's National Front (FN) slammed François Fillon's economic programme after his election as mainstream right presidential candidate on Sunday. Faced with a candidate whose conservative views on social issues echo those of many of its supporters,... Marine Le Pen's far-right party fears being outflanked on "traditional French values" so will tackle Fillon's economic policies in the name of French social security
"29.11.2016 10:30:48" en.rfi.fr Hollande not to attend Castro funeral French President François Hollande's office announced on Monday that he would not attend the funeral of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro, who died on Friday night at the age of 90. He was among several heads of state to send representatives... Western leaders loth to go to Castro funeral, Hollande goes to UAE instead
"29.11.2016 10:09:49" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Animal rights make headway in French politics For this week's Spotlight on France, RFI's Claire Rush looked at the launch of the country's first animal rights political party called Parti animaliste. Here is her report.
"29.11.2016 09:39:30" en.rfi.fr France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo France has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the siege of Aleppo as thousands of civilians flee bombing by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. As thousands flee east Aleppo France calls for an emergency UN meeting
"29.11.2016 09:07:29" en.rfi.fr Valls rules out standing against Hollande in French left presidential primary French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday promised not to stand in primaries against President François Hollande for the Socialist candidate in next year's presidential election amid speculation that he might resign and announce his candidacy. Discord in France's ruling party as the mainstream right picks its presidential candidate
"28.11.2016 14:03:44" en.rfi.fr Who is François Fillon? In one of those surprise results the world should be getting used to by now, François Fillon has won the primary to become the French mainstream right's candidate in next year's presidential election. Despite having been France's prime minister... After last night's right-wing primaries, we profile the winner, who's set to fight the 2017 presidential elex for the French mainstream right
"28.11.2016 13:29:29" en.rfi.fr Gambian presidential election must be free and fair, says opposition candidate The main opposition contender in Gambia's forthcoming presidential polls has called on the African Union to help ensure a free and fair election.
"27.11.2016 21:00:36" en.rfi.fr Juppé concedes defeat to Fillon in centre-right primary Former Prime Minister Alain Juppé conceded defeat in the second round of the centre-right presidential primary after trailing by a huge margin in early results. Juppé congratulated Fillon on his win and wished his opponent good luck in... http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161127-juppe-concedes-defeat-fillon-centre-right-primary
"27.11.2016 19:42:43" en.rfi.fr Fillon takes big lead against Juppé in second round of centre-right primary Former prime minister François Fillon has taken a strong lead in the second round of the French centre-right primary for the 2017 presidential elections. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161127-fillon-takes-big-lead-against-juppe-second-round-centre-right-primary
"27.11.2016 15:07:34" en.rfi.fr Fillon favourite to win French centre-right primary Polling for the second round of the centre-right primary began early Sunday morning. Voters will choose between former Prime Minister François Fillon and former foreign minister Alain Juppé as the candidate of the centre-right for the... http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161127-fillon-favourite-win-french-centre-right-primary
"25.11.2016 15:17:14" en.rfi.fr France foiled terror attack organised by IS members in Syria, Iraq The five men arrested last weekend in France for preparing an attack in the Paris area had received orders from the Islamic State armed group in the Iraqi-Syrian region, Paris Prosecutor François Molins said on Friday.
"25.11.2016 15:14:38" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Post - Revolution Tunisia - Jalila Hedlhi RFI's Angely Diffley speaks to Jalila Hedlhi, president of Think Ahead for Tunisia, about the political changes in the country since the 2011 revolution and what remains to be done. On Paris Live PM today:
"25.11.2016 15:08:58" en.rfi.fr Israel objects to French labelling of settlement goods France angered Israel after it announced new guidelines on Thursday for the labelling of goods from settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
"25.11.2016 14:50:45" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Nawal's Afro Sufi music makes space for silence Nawal hails from the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean. She's built on her ancestral Afro Sufi roots to create a unique sound, beyond both music and the material world. The first woman to play guitar in public in Comores, and beaten as a result,...
"25.11.2016 13:43:24" en.rfi.fr International report - NGO organises workshops for Tunisian women entering politics The Tunisian NGO Aswat Nissa (Women's Voices) aims to give women the tools and knowledge they need to be successful in politics. #Tunisia
RFI's correspondent Don Duncan has this report from Tunis.
"25.11.2016 11:03:12" en.rfi.fr French police hunt suspect after deadly attack at missionary retirement home French police were hunting Friday for a man who burst into a retirement home for Christian missionaries in southern France and stabbed a 54-year-old worker to death, security sources said.
"25.11.2016 10:27:21" en.rfi.fr Juppé calls out Fillon's 'brutal' downsizing proposal in final primary debate Alain Juppé and François Fillon faced off in France's final rightwing primary debate on Thursday night. Voters decide on Sunday 27 November which candidate will be on the presidential ticket next May.
"25.11.2016 09:05:23" en.rfi.fr Visa free travel for Ukraine not a done deal yet Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko was in Brussels Wednesday looking for assurances on trade and visa-free travel. His visit is the first to the European capital after the election of Donald Trump as the new US president.
"25.11.2016 09:04:51" en.rfi.fr Jacqueline Sauvage to remain in jail Jacqueline Sauvage, sentenced to ten years in prison for murdering her violent husband, has had her appeal for conditional release rejected by a Paris appeals court.
"24.11.2016 18:14:57" en.rfi.fr The highlights of COP22 climate talks The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22), which ended on November 18, was overshadowed by Donald Trump's threat to withdraw the US from the landmark Paris agreement. RFI looks back at the highlights of this year's COP through sounds and pictures. Relive the highlights of the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh with RFI's Christina Okello.
"24.11.2016 15:50:27" youtube.com 'Putin needs an enemy abroad to appear strong at home' In Live on Live, Amanda Morrow chats with Elena Servettaz, from RFI's Russian service, about how President Vladmir Putin stands to extend his influence as Mo... On Paris Live PM today:
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"24.11.2016 12:38:46" en.rfi.fr Fillon confident ahead of French final primary debate French right-wing presidential favourite François Fillon struck a confident tone ahead of a final televised debate today, Thursday, with his rival for Les Républicains party nomination, Alain Juppé.
"24.11.2016 11:11:05" en.rfi.fr Big Wheel Paris protest kicks off Christmas season Paris fairground stallholders on Thursday used trucks to block Place de la Concorde, in Paris, in protest over the state's demand that the famous Ferris wheel lording over the square be taken down. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161124-big-wheel-paris-protest-kicks-christmas-season
"24.11.2016 11:09:59" en.rfi.fr Terror group was planning December attacks - report The terrorist group that was broken up last weekend by police with the arrest of seven people in in Strasbourg and Marseille, were planning attacks in Paris on December 1.
"24.11.2016 10:25:29" en.rfi.fr International report - Colombian government and Farc to sign new peace deal Colombia's government and Farc guerrillas will sign a new peace deal on 24 November after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum last month. RFI's correspondent Emily Wright has this report from Uribe, southeast #Colombia.
"23.11.2016 15:48:09" en.rfi.fr Cambodia top court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders Cambodia's Supreme Court upheld two life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge on Wednesday. The judgement comes four decades after a genocide that claimed up to two million lives. Observers say the country still...
"23.11.2016 15:22:39" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - France explores the Art of Peace France is involved in conflicts in Syria and Iraq, its forces are in northern Mali and it is under a state of emergency at home. But the Art of Peace exhibition hopes to get people thinking about the ideal, if not the reality, of peace that France...
"23.11.2016 14:05:34" youtube.com Live On Live - The 'Trump effect' on the Syria war - Political analyst Oleg Koptzeff RFI's David Coffey speaks to Paris-based historian, author and political analyst Oleg Koptzeff about the "Trump Effect" on the current situation with the war... On Paris Live PM today:
"23.11.2016 12:52:02" en.rfi.fr Fragment of Eiffel Tower stairs sells for €524k A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for more than half a million euros, auctioneers said Wednesday -- more than 10 times the pre-sale estimate.
"23.11.2016 11:13:50" en.rfi.fr Former French Legionnaire named as Paris attacks planner The United States named a French veteran of the Foreign Legion as a suspect in the planning of bloody attacks in Paris and Brussels.
"23.11.2016 11:11:32" en.rfi.fr French heir finds 100 kilos of gold stashed in new home A Frenchman who inherited a big house from a dead relative got more than he bargained for when he discovered a glittering treasure trove of gold coins and bars worth millions stashed around the place. "There were 5,000 gold pieces, two bars of 12 kilos and 37 ingots of 1 kilo ... extremely well hidden".
"23.11.2016 08:26:46" en.rfi.fr Protest against child abuse law in Turkey will continue Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on 22 November the government was withdrawing a controversial bill that could overturn men's convictions for child-sex assault. His remarks came after a weekend of angry protests by demonstrators who said...
"22.11.2016 20:15:59" en.rfi.fr Cameroon: Clashes between protesters & security forces as Anglophone tensions rise The Cameroonian city of Bamenda was calm on Tuesday morning, a day after skirmishes broke out between protesters and security forces. Demonstrators took to the streets on Monday following the start of a teachers' strike against a perceived lack...
"22.11.2016 15:47:28" en.rfi.fr Africa: Stories in the 55 - Two Nigerian authors hit bookstores with tales of Lagosian living and a poignant, humorous memoir For this month's Africa: Stories in the 55, we have the special treat of two accomplished Nigerian authors, Okey Ndibe, whose poignant, yet humorous memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye, is out now with Soho Press, and Anietie Isong's satirical... If you missed Africa: Stories in the 55 this morning, tune in here, where we feature 2 Nigerian authors with a lot of humour (click the arrow in the right-hand corner):
"22.11.2016 14:10:43" en.rfi.fr Qatari women robbed of €5 million in motorway heist Two Qatari women were held up with their driver on a Paris motorway and robbed of valuables worth "at least five million euros,” police said Tuesday.
"22.11.2016 11:30:15" en.rfi.fr Court jails 'fake' Paris attack victim A French court yesterday (Monday) jailed a woman who falsely claimed to have been wounded in last year's Paris attacks in order to claim compensation.
"22.11.2016 11:27:32" en.rfi.fr Fillon under attack as final leg of presidential primary looms The surprise winner of the first round of France's rightwing presidential primary immediately came under attack Monday, with Francois Fillon's rivals slamming his radical reform agenda as "ultra-conservative" and "unworkable".
"22.11.2016 10:18:05" en.rfi.fr Koons offers 'Bouquet of Tulips' to Paris American artist Jeff Koons announced on November 21 he would give Paris a "Bouquet of Tulips" sculpture as an offering of remembrance for the victims of the November 2015 jihadist attacks, city hall said. American artist Jeff Koons gives Paris a "Bouquet of Tulips" sculpture to honour the victims of the November 2015 attacks.
"21.11.2016 17:37:36" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - France adds African perspective to colonial period archives France's National Archives have invited people in some 100 cities nationwide to donate memorabilia - such as letters, photos and notebooks - linked to France's role in west Africa in the 19th and 20th century. The operation, known as La Grande...
"21.11.2016 17:16:06" en.rfi.fr French right decides to do without Nicolas Sarkozy Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his bid for another term after coming in third in the primaries of his centre-right party Les Républicains. More than any proposals, it was Sarkozy's track record and style that...
"21.11.2016 17:10:02" en.rfi.fr "Africans can build Africa” says Morocco's Environment Champion For two weeks, Hakima El Haite was under the spotlight at global climate talks in Marrakesh. As Climate Champion and environment minister of host country Morocco, cameras followed her everywhere. The ex-business woman come minister, oozes glamour....
"21.11.2016 17:02:47" en.rfi.fr French police break up new terror group Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven individuals in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.
"21.11.2016 15:42:23" en.rfi.fr International report - Education in the crosshairs in southeastern Turkey Educators in Turkey are one of the groups that are being targeted in a government crackdown in south-eastern region of Turkey. More than 12,000 teachershave been suspended for alleged links to the Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, already. In...
"21.11.2016 15:23:28" soundcloud.com 'Juppé will never recover from this': analyst Bruno Cautrès weighs in on French Republican primary Bruno Cautrès, a political analyst with SciencePo, talks to Amanda Morrow about François Fillon's surprise win in round 1 of the Republican Party presidential primary. On Paris Live PM today
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"21.11.2016 12:48:55" en.rfi.fr International media - Why did US media fail to see Trump's victory coming? This week's International Media looks at how the media coverage of the US campaign failed to foresee Donald Trump's victory and asks if this should be a wake-up call to change the way journalists report, inform and deliver the news.
"21.11.2016 11:29:02" en.rfi.fr French celebrities rally to support Hollande Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and French cinema queen Catherine Deneuve have joined dozens of celebrities in rallying to the defence of the nation's deeply unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande.
"21.11.2016 11:22:58" en.rfi.fr Former French prime minster Fillon tops conservative primaries Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161121-former-french-prime-minster-francois-fillon-tops-conservative-primaries
"21.11.2016 11:21:18" en.rfi.fr French police break up new terror group Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven individuals in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.
"21.11.2016 08:52:51" soundcloud.com Live on Live - UNDP's Climate Change Advisor Cassie Flynn UN climate talks in Marrakesh are winding up today, after two weeks of intense negotiations. RFI's Christina Okello talks to Cassie Flynn, the UNDP's Climate Change Advisor, to discuss the main highli On Paris Live PM:
"20.11.2016 13:13:05" en.rfi.fr Leaves on the line delay French trains British rail travellers who have snorted in exasperation on being told that "leaves on the line" have caused their train to be late will feel a pang of sympathy with passengers in the French region of Normandy who have been tweeting angrily... The excuse is a standing joke in Britain but it's a real technical challenge every autumn, according to French rail officials
"20.11.2016 11:01:45" en.rfi.fr 70,000 homes without electricity as high winds hit France Central and north-east France were on storm alert Sunday after high winds had cut off electriticy to about 70,000 homes in Brittany and the Channel coast overnight. Winds that lashed Brittany and Normandy heading east and south on Sunday
"20.11.2016 09:48:58" en.rfi.fr Marrakesh Cop22 talks back bold climate action but will they deliver? World leaders gathered in Marrakesh this week have pledged to raise their ambitions on climate action to meet the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. But, as the Cop22 UN climate talks wind down, campaigners continue to press for clearer funding... Less developed countries say they're not getting the funding they need while they suffer most from climate change. RFI Christian Okello's last report from Marrakesh Cop22 talks
"19.11.2016 16:52:22" en.rfi.fr Who's who in France's right-wing presidential primaries? The first-ever primary to choose the mainstream right candidate to be France's president takes place on Sunday with opinion polls showing former prime minister François Fillon in a last-minute surge to catch up with another ex-premier, Alain... France's mainsream right-wingers vote for their candidate in a primary tomorrow (Sunday). How is it different from the US ones it's modelled on? Who's standing? What do they differ on? Your questions answered:
"19.11.2016 12:55:13" en.rfi.fr French man jailed for life for rape and murder of British pensioner A Frenchman has been jailed for life for the rape and murder of an 80-year-old British woman in south-west France. Madi Mahaboudi, 32, cut up Violet Price's body into pieces and disposed of it in a field. Murderer was "addicted to cannabis and pornography"
"19.11.2016 12:07:15" A man has been charged with helping a plot to attack a church and a teenager detained for links to jihadist http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161119-man-linked-failed-french-church-attack-charged
"19.11.2016 10:41:00" en.rfi.fr Arms cache found in mall near Paris An arsenal of weapons was discovered early Friday in an unlocked garage in a shopping centre in Evry near Paris. France and Serbia are cooperating in clamping down on arms trafficking
"19.11.2016 09:25:04" en.rfi.fr Tintin strips expected to fetch record prices in Paris auction Two original Tintin comic strips are expected to break records when they go to auction in Paris today. Two Paris auction houses are selling Hergé works on the same day ... and they expect to do very well out of it
"18.11.2016 20:33:47" soundcloud.com Air raids in eastern Aleppo "haven't stopped" for four days Air strikes and artillery continue to pound rebel-held east Aleppo city today (friday), as the Syrian regime remains determined to take full control of the city. According to AFP's correspondent on t Since air raids have resumed in eastern Aleppo, they have been "non-stop for the past four days" says Syrian activist and White Helmet member Ismail Alabdullah
"18.11.2016 19:52:08" Timeline Photos "In Paris, we decided we were going to build an engine to drive a new carbon-low economy, in Marrakesh we decided the parts to that engine," the UNDP's Cassie Flynn tells RFI's Christina Okello @COP22. Full interview coming soon...
"18.11.2016 16:12:42" Timeline Photos "A new economy has been built at #COP22" Morocco's Environment Minister Hakima El Haite tells RFI's Christina Okello, as world leaders vow to step up action on #ClimateChange
"18.11.2016 16:10:52" en.rfi.fr 'Lock-her-up' Flynn accepts Trump offer of national security adviser post A retired general sho says Islam is not a religion but a political ideology is to be Donald Trump's National Security Adviser
"18.11.2016 15:27:36" en.rfi.fr Israeli planes train on French island of Corsica Israeli air force fighter planes carried out training exercises on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica this month, the French air force has revealed. Nato air forces are frequent visitors to Solenzara air base, Israel not so much
"18.11.2016 14:00:02" en.rfi.fr France unveils new anti-jihad plan, departures for Syria decline French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a new campaign to stop young people joining jihadi terror groups on Friday, as the government claimed there had been a significant drop in the number of people going to fight in Syria and Iraq. There's been a drastic fall in French residents going to fight in Syria/Iraq, according to govt figure but the campaign against radicalisation (and the state of emergency) goes on
"18.11.2016 11:07:26" The economy growing 0.1 percent less than hoped won't affect unemployment, economy minister says
"18.11.2016 10:40:03" en.rfi.fr International report - Can recent fuel hike benefit Zambian economy? A decision back in October by Zambia's government to get rid of subsidies on fuel has increased the cost of fuel by two thirds. Although people are complaining, the government says removing the subsidy will allow it to spend that money elsewhere.... #Zambia Kathy Short has this report from Lusaka.
"18.11.2016 09:57:28" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, purveyors of Vôdun-afrobeat Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou are one of West Africa's oldest and most successful bands, masters of Vôdun-inspired afrobeat. Singer and co-founder Vincent Ahehehinnou talks to RFI about their new album Madjafalao and why their... Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou are one of West Africa's oldest and most successful bands.
"18.11.2016 09:43:23" en.rfi.fr Trump, Libya cash claims dominate French right-wing presidential primary debate Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy refused to answer a question on alleged Libyan funding of his 2007 election campaign during the third and final debate ahead of primary elections to pick the mainstream right's candidate in next year's The first round of voting to pick the mainstream right's candidate in next year's French presidential election takes place on Sunday ... a televised debate last night got lively when Sarkozy was asked about accusations of receiving money from Kadhafi
"17.11.2016 14:03:25" en.rfi.fr Court okays Jean-Marie Le Pen's expulsion from National Front but he remains hon president A French court has validated the expulsion of far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front (FN), the party he helped found that is now led by his daughter, Marine. But there was a sting in a related judgement. The FN can expel its founder, a court ruled, but there's sting in the judgement's tail
"17.11.2016 12:58:18" en.rfi.fr France investigates 560 suspected tax dodgers after Panama Papers revelations French tax authorities are investigating nearly 600 cases of possible fraud in the light of this year's Panama Papers revelations of offshore companies used by wealthy people across the globe to dodge their fiscal responsibilities. 560 wealthy French citizens suspected of tax fraud via Panama firm
"17.11.2016 11:46:46" en.rfi.fr Monet Haystack sold for record price in New York auction One of Claude Monet's Haystack paintings sold 81.4 million dollars ( 76 million euros) - a record for the impressionist master - at auction in New York on Wednesday. Haystack is one of several painted to follow the change of light and its effect on the subject, a recurring Monet theme
"17.11.2016 09:43:32" en.rfi.fr French unemployment rises again France's unemployment rate rose slightly in the third quarter of 2016 - bad news for the young jobseekers who accounted for most of the rise but also for President François Hollande who promised not to stand for reelection if he had not made... After good news in the 2nd quarter, joblessness in France rose in the 3rd quarter ... but not by very much
"17.11.2016 08:55:38" en.rfi.fr African leaders unite against climate change on Cop22 sidelines African leaders on Wednesday agreed to work together to fight global warming at their first ever Africa Action summit, spearheaded by Morocco's King Mohamed VI. The summit marks a diplomatic coup for Rabat as it seeks to reassert its influence... Thirty-six of the 50 countries most affected by global warming are African and African leaders reached agreement on fighting it in Marrakesh. Read RFI's Christibna Okello's report here.
"16.11.2016 23:51:30" Photos from RFI English's post African leaders unite to fight #ClimateChange at first Africa Action Summit by King of Morocco Mohamed VI. Read RFI's Christina Okello's article on English website tomorrow.
"16.11.2016 18:13:05" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Africa - Rwandan woman secures funding for Kigali's first craft brewery A Rwandan woman has raised almost 70,000 euros to fund Kigali's first craft brewery using local ingredients to create a “fresh, new, made in Rwanda” beer. Entrepreneur Fina Uwineza, who is partnering with a Canadian brewery, surpassed... Rwandan raises €70,000 to start Kigali's first female-owned craft brewery producing beer made from local ingredients...
"16.11.2016 15:50:35" en.rfi.fr Rise in asylum applications to France slows The number of asylum applications to France has risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year but the rise is slowing down, official figures showed Wednesday. 70,500 asylum applications to France so far this year ... it's going up but not as fast as it was
"16.11.2016 15:47:42" en.rfi.fr Confusion in UK as Brexit strategy questioned in Westminster, Scotland and Brussels Does the British government have a Brexit strategy? The Labour opposition has seized on a leaked memo to claim it does not, while Scottish leaders have pitched for a special arrengement that would allow them to stay in the single market. Meanwhile,... Not quite anarchy in the UK but plenty of controversy over how to exit the EU. Does anybody have a plan?
"16.11.2016 13:34:07" en.rfi.fr French TV journalists call off ethics strike after 31 days Employees of French TV channel iTélé have called off their strike over journalistic ethics after 31 days without winning their initial demand that a presenter accused of corruption of minors leave the channel. Journalists at 24-hour news channel went on strike after presenter accused of corruption of minors was taken on
"16.11.2016 12:35:14" en.rfi.fr France to extend state of emergency until presidential election France's state of emergency is to be extended until next year's presidential election, President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have announced. Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connnection with a planned attack on a... Fance's post-Paris attacks state of emergency is to last until May 2017, Hollande tells RFI
"16.11.2016 11:15:22" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - Paris celebrates Oscar Wilde, the 'first rock star' Irish novelist, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a Francophile, wrote in French, spent time here and died here in 1900. He's buried in Père Lachaise cemetery, now a place of pilgrimage. But France had never honoured him with an exhibition....
"16.11.2016 11:00:21" Timeline Photos Leading the fight against deforestation, Hassimi Fadimatou of Horizon Project, which uses biomass in place of firewood, one of the prize winners of Climate Initiative @cop22ma with RFI's Christina Okello
"16.11.2016 10:48:27" en.rfi.fr French former economy minister Macron declares candidacy for presidential election France's former economy minister Emmanuel Macron has announced he will stand in next year's presidential election. He linked France's fate to the future of Europe in the statement declaring his candidacy. Former economy minister presents himself as opponent of France's status quo in presidential bid
"16.11.2016 10:27:41" en.rfi.fr International report - Tony Elumelu Foundation hosts Africa's largest gathering of entrepreneurs One of Nigeria's most successful businessmen, Tony Elumelu made his money in banking but today spends a lot of time giving it away. #Nigeria
RFI's correspondent Rebecca Rosman has this report from Lagos.
"16.11.2016 09:52:50" en.rfi.fr Women push for recognition in Morocco climate talks Negotiators at international climate talks in Marrakesh on Tuesday adopted a new treaty recognising the role of grassroots women in the fight against global warming. Local actors argue African women have more concerns than just climate change. Negotiators in Marrakesh have recognised the vital role of women in fighting climate change ... but African campaigners warn it may not have the desired effect on the continent
"16.11.2016 09:31:08" en.rfi.fr French tourists die snorkelling at Great Barrier Reef A French couple in their 70s died Wednesday while snorkelling on Australia's Great barrier Reef. Police have sent a team to investigate. A couple in their 70s were spotted floating in the water during a snorkelling outing
"16.11.2016 09:27:38" en.rfi.fr Paris climate change treaty "irreversible" - François Hollande The US "must respect" the commitments made under President Barack Obama, French president François Hollande said on 15 November at the COP22 climate summit.
"16.11.2016 00:30:57" Timeline Photos African women call for recognition in Morocco #COP22 conference. Read RFI's Christina Okello on Wednesday & listen out for her audio report on our airwaves
"15.11.2016 17:50:11" Timeline Photos #ClimateJustice still a foreign concept in #Africa says civil society, wants #security included in #gender deal @COP22. Follow RFI's Christina Okello report from Marrakesh @vivalid
"15.11.2016 16:49:15" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy hit by new claims of Gaddhafi campaign funding Nicolas Sarkozy's links with the late Moamer Gaddafi came under new scrutiny on Tuesday after a businessman said he delivered three cash-stuffed suitcases from the Libyan leader toward the Frenchman's first presidential bid.
"15.11.2016 16:39:44" en.rfi.fr Facebook fake news crisis heats up Facebook and Google are moving to control the spread of bogus news on their sites. This follows revelations that infactual reports spread on Facebook, Twitter and Google helped US President-elect Donald Trump win last week's vote.
"15.11.2016 16:22:12" Timeline Photos 'What we missed in Paris, we're getting now' says UN Women's Lakshmi Puri as #COP22 recognizes #Gender in #ClimateChange talks, RFI's Christina Okello reports from Marrakesh.
"15.11.2016 16:14:49" Timeline Photos #Gender blindness ´over' says #ClimateJustice President Mary Robinson @COP22. Follow RFI's Christina Okello report from Marrakesh @vivalid.
"15.11.2016 15:54:22" en.rfi.fr International report - Plus-size model Kim Geeyang challenges South Korea's beauty norm Based on population size, South Koreans undergo more plastic surgery than in any other country. That's according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. #SouthKorea
RFI's correspondent Jason Strother has this report from Seoul.
"15.11.2016 15:26:39" en.rfi.fr French company Lafarge sued over alleged ties to terror group The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the French anti-corruption NGO Sherpa, and a group of Syrians who used to work for Lafarge launched a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging the company financed the so-called Islamic State armed...
"15.11.2016 12:39:58" en.rfi.fr UN chief urges 'responsibility' as Trump threatens climate deal United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Tuesday urged political leaders to show responsibility in addressing the threat of global warming. Ban was speaking at the UN's 22nd conference on climate change in Marrakesh, Morocco which has...
"15.11.2016 11:17:54" en.rfi.fr Far-left Greek group claims French embassy attack A far-left Greek group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week's grenade attack on the French embassy in Athens which slightly wounded a police officer on duty.
"15.11.2016 10:51:45" en.rfi.fr Unpublished Van Gogh drawings to be unveiled in Paris An unpublished sketchbook of Vincent Van Gogh's will be presented in Paris on Tuesday, ahead of the release in several countries of a new book displaying the works.
"15.11.2016 10:26:52" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Asia - What Donald Trump's election could mean for Asia This week's Spotlight on Asia takes a look at the potential impacts newly elected US president Donald Trump could have on countries in Asia. What Donald Trump's election could mean for Asia
"15.11.2016 10:22:23" en.rfi.fr French court green-lights controversial Nantes airport A court in western France on Monday cleared the way for work to begin on an airport vehemently opposed by local residents and environmentalists defending precious moors and woodland.
"14.11.2016 15:45:55" en.rfi.fr EU gauges Nato relations after Trump victory European Union foreign and defence ministers gathered in Brussels on Monday for a routine two-day security and defence review suddenly overshadowed by the prospect of a reduced role of the US, following the election of Donald Trump.
"14.11.2016 15:29:47" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Christina Lamb - Journalist & Author Of Nujeen (SoundCloud Edit) RFI's David Coffey talks to award winning journalist and author, Christina Lamb about her latest book, "Nujeen". It recounts the true story of a 16year old girl with cerebral palsey who fled the war Listen to Live on Live today ▼
"14.11.2016 14:44:59" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy proposes carbon tax on US goods if Trump scraps Paris climate pact Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed that Europe should impose a carbon tax on American imports if Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate pact.
"14.11.2016 13:28:02" en.rfi.fr International report - Igor Dodon wins Moldova presidential election Pro-Russia candidate Igor Dodon has been elected as the new President of Moldova. He takes over from President Timoftai who has supported European Union sanctions on Russia, and he defeated the pro-Europe candidate, Maia Sandu. #Moldova
"14.11.2016 10:52:22" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Opera singer Dame Felicity Lott Today's guest on Paris Live PM is the English opera soprano Dame Felicity Lott, whose book "Il nous faut de l'amour", or We must have love, will be in bookstores on Monday. RFI's Susan Owensby talked On Paris Live PM ▼
"14.11.2016 10:48:37" en.rfi.fr Cop22 tests global resolve on climate action #COP22
Diplomats from 196 nations are meeting in Marrakesh for the second week of the UN's 22nd Climate Change Conference.
"14.11.2016 10:47:15" en.rfi.fr Testimonies give fuller picture of Paris attacks A year ago today, 130 people were shot dead in a series of coordinated jihadist attacks in Paris and in St Denis north of the capital. Far from the media spotlight a team of historians and researchers at the state-funded Institut d'histoire du temps...
"14.11.2016 09:41:41" en.rfi.fr Paris solemnly marks first anniversary of deadly attacks 'Life for Paris", an organisation for victims families, held a sober memorial ceremony at the town hall of Paris' 11th arrondissement - the district where most of the attacks took place, to mark the first year anniversary of the deadly attacks.
"13.11.2016 10:34:49" soundcloud.com Paris Attacks Remembered In November 2015, 130 people were killed in Paris in a series of coordinated attacks. Since then, far from the media spotlight a team of historians and researchers at France's Institute of Contemporar https://soundcloud.com/radiofranceinternationale/attacks-memory
"11.11.2016 19:57:15" soundcloud.com Carbon-free future won't be compromised by Trump victory Policy makers gathered in Morocco on Friday for the sixth day of climate change talks. But the COP22 conference in Marrakesh has been overshadowed by the shock victory of Donald Trump in the US presi Leaders @Cop22 say investments in fight against #climatechange won't be compromised by a #DonaldTrump victory.
"11.11.2016 18:41:56" soundcloud.com Reflections on the impact of musician and poet Leonard Cohen This year has been marked by the passing of many great musicians from the english-speaking world, including David Bowie, Prince, and as of late Thursday night, Leonard Cohen. Cohen was known as both To hear more about the legacy left by musician/poet Leonard Cohen, rfi spoke to his cousin, Andrew Cohen:
"11.11.2016 16:30:18" en.rfi.fr Trump's tax policy bad news for Europe? US President-elect Donald Trump's plan to reduce the country's corporate tax rate has some European countries, especially Ireland, wondering how their economy will be affected.
"11.11.2016 14:54:28" youtube.com Opera singer Felicity Lott on Paris Live PM Today's guest on Paris Live PM is the English opera soprano Dame Felicity Lott, whose book "Il nous faut de l'amour", or We must have love, will be in bookst... On Paris Live PM today:
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"11.11.2016 14:15:35" en.rfi.fr World music matters - France gets New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band vibe The Hot 8 Brass Band are from New Orleans. In the true black music tradition they mix the best of brass with funk, hip hop, heart-on-sleeve sentiment and loads of soul. RFI caught up with them at the Villes des musiques du monde festival north... #Worldmusicmatters
"11.11.2016 12:44:31" en.rfi.fr Hollande will 'clarify positions' with Trump in call Speaking on the sidelines of France's Armistice commemorations, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he would "clarify positions" with US president-elect Donald Trump during "frank" telephone discussions later in the...
"11.11.2016 11:46:04" en.rfi.fr Trump President: what does it mean for Africa? Since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States earlier this week, analysts have been scrambling to figure out what that might mean in terms of American foreign policy. Since Donald #Trump was elected president of the United States earlier this week, analysts have been scrambling to figure out what that might mean in terms of American foreign policy.
"11.11.2016 11:26:12" en.rfi.fr Record losses for Disneyland Paris after attacks Euro Disney, which owns Disneyland Paris, has posted record annual losses in the wake of the jihadist attacks on Paris which weighed heavily on tourist bookings.
"11.11.2016 10:45:53" en.rfi.fr International report - Moldova presidential election goes to second round Moldova's first direct presidential elections in 20 years saw Maia Sandu, the pro-European anti-corruption candidate win nearly 40 percent of the vote with Igor Dodon, leader of the Socialist party and pro-Moscow candidate, taking nearly 50... #Moldova
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"11.11.2016 10:36:41" en.rfi.fr Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at 82 Leonard Cohen's publicist announced Cohen's death late on Thursday. The artist's record label called him an "unparalleled artist" and his son, Adam said Cohen was writing up until the last moments of his life.
"10.11.2016 17:55:01" Timeline Photos Here's a photo from Saleem al-Sari, a teacher in Wari, Iraq. Thanks to generous listener Hans Verner Lollike, who sent in a big package of stamps and postcards, we were able to share with Mr al-Sari's students. He used them as rewards for hard-working
"10.11.2016 17:47:20" Timeline Photos This photo was sent to us by Shivendu Paul, the president of the RFI Metali Listeners Club in Metali, India, who has introduced his students to stamp collecting. Thanks to a generous gift of stamps from listener Hans Verner Lollike from Denmark, we can
"10.11.2016 16:40:14" en.rfi.fr Paris opens migrants' centre after clearing street camp Paris opened its first reception centre for migrants and refugees in Thursday, a month later than expected. Temporary shelter and basic services will be provided. Only men can stay in the centre for migrants opened in north Paris this morning. Another for women and families will be opened later
"10.11.2016 15:08:13" en.rfi.fr French right quarrel over Trump election lessons Donald Trump's election as US president has cast a shadow over the French mainstream right's selection of its candidate for next year's presidential election. With primaries at the end of this month, would-be candidates claim the US resullt shows they... "Who's Trump here?" Alain Juppé wanted to know, as the French mainstream right look at the US election ahead of their own primary
"10.11.2016 12:38:22" en.rfi.fr Brussels, Paris attacks ordered buy IS high-ups - Belgian prosecutor Belgium's federal prosecutor said Wednesday that the jihadist cell that launched deadly attacks on Paris and Brussels received its orders from "very high" in the Islamic State (IS) armed group command. Belgian investigators believe the orders to attack Paris and Brussels came from very high up in IS
"10.11.2016 12:36:48" en.rfi.fr Hollande, EU invite Trump to visit as soon as possible French President François Hollande and European Union leaders have invited Donald Trump to discuss with them as soon as possible, following his victory in the US presidential election. Hollande welcomed the Republican's "message of appeasement"... Anxious European leaders want to meet Donald trump as soon as possible after his campaign statements on global warming, Russia and protectionism
"10.11.2016 12:25:44" youtube.com US elections - What can we expect over the next 4 years from Donald Trump? (Second round table) For the second round table discussion of our 2-hour US election special, RFI's David Coffey is joined by Ron Soffer, lawyer and US political expert and Willi... Watch our #USElection special on Paris Live PM - Second round table ▼
"10.11.2016 09:43:23" en.rfi.fr France's Athens embassy in grenade attack Two men on a motorbike threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens early on Thursday morning, slighly injuring a police officer. Police believe the attack could be the work of local anarchists. Police officer injured in grenade attack on France's embassy in Greece
"10.11.2016 09:08:24" en.rfi.fr [Infographic] State by state map of US election results A state by state map of election results as they happen. Check out our map of the #USelection results, state by state ▼
"09.11.2016 18:02:30" en.rfi.fr Trump victory casts doubt on fight against climate change Donald Trump has questioned the science of climate change and vowed to withdraw from the Cop21 Paris climate change agreement. Countries most affected by global warming fear a dramatic shift in US's climate policy following his election as US president. Green campaigners fear Donald Trump victory could deal heavy blow to fight against climate change, explains RFI's Christina Okello:
"09.11.2016 16:26:08" en.rfi.fr Shock and confusion in Paris over Trump victory People on the streets of Paris expressed shock and surprise at Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. The US and Europe will no longer be on the same wavelength, an analyst warns. An analyst warns that Europe-US relations could face a big change after Trump's election and there's shock and surprise on the Paris streets
"09.11.2016 15:53:03" youtube.com Live on Live US election special - What can we expect over the next 4 years? For the 1st round table discussion of our 2-hour US election special, RFI's David Coffey is joined by Axel Krause, correspondent for TransAtlantic Magazine a... #USelection special
"09.11.2016 15:41:01" en.rfi.fr Cleveland in shock after Ohio swings to Trump Donald Trump won the US presidential election with a massive 52.1 percent of the votes against Clinton's 43.5 percent in swing state Ohio. Trump supporters celebrated statewide, but in Cleveland, a Democratic stronghold, people woke up to an... RFI's Jan van der Made has this report from Cleveland, Ohio after #Trump's victory.
"09.11.2016 15:17:03" en.rfi.fr French media stunned by Trump victory France's big three papers were shocked by Donald Trump's victory, seeing it as a symptom of anger and disarray that has also hit Europe and could mean a far-right victory in next year's French presidential election. The anger that has taken Trump to the White House exists in Europe as well and could be heard in next year's French presidential election, French newspapers warn
"09.11.2016 11:25:46" en.rfi.fr Hollande congratulates Trump reluctantly, French politicians look to 2017 poll French President François Hollande congratulated Donald Trump on his election as US president on Wednesday morning but warned that the result "opens a period of uncertainty". French politicians from right and left reacted to Trump's... It took a bit of time but the French president has congratulated Donald Trump. French politicians look at what this means for next year's presidential election
"09.11.2016 10:58:30" #Trump's victory "opens a period of uncertainty", French President François #Hollande has just declared.
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"09.11.2016 09:51:54" en.rfi.fr French far-right leader Le Pen hails Trump victory French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has congratulated Donald Trump on winning the US presidential election. With an eye of next year's presidential election in France, leaders of her National Front (FN) hailed a victory against 'the system". French far-right leader #MarineLePen has congratulated #DonaldTrump on winning the #USpresidentialelection.
"09.11.2016 09:46:23" en.rfi.fr LIVE - Trump wins US presidential election Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. Many regions saw long lines, despite exit polls suggesting... #USElection
"09.11.2016 07:42:12" en.rfi.fr Clinton or Trump: America decides Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. Many regions saw long lines, despite exit polls suggesting... Associated Press has declared that Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. See our live feed for their dispatch:
"09.11.2016 07:13:04" en.rfi.fr In Paris, Harry's Bar buzzes with US election fever US election fever infected Harry's New York Bar on Tuesday as punters at the legendary Paris watering hole knocked back the night's specially-concocted cocktails: the Hillaryous and the Trumpet. "Every four years we get this buzz," the owner,... #USElections
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"09.11.2016 06:32:29" en.rfi.fr LIVE - Clinton or Trump: America decides Millions of Americans turned out Tuesday to decide whether to send Hillary Clinton to the White House as their first woman president or to put their trust in maverick populist Donald Trump. Many regions saw long lines, despite exit polls suggesting... #USElections - Trump still leads with 244 against 215 for Clinton.
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"08.11.2016 17:09:54" FRANCE 24 English Join us NOW LIVE from Washington D.C. on FRANCE 24 English for our special debate and coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election #USElections #ElectionNight Join us and FRANCE 24 English for our complete live coverage of the 2016 #USElection
"08.11.2016 16:45:27" en.rfi.fr US presidential election - Ohio voters go to polls bureaucracy and doubts US voters chose their president on Tuesday 8 November with limited help from technology. But with the main contenders being Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump - both controversial in their own way - not everybody was happy... US election ➡ RFI's Jan van der Made has this report from Ohio.
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"08.11.2016 15:46:11" en.rfi.fr As US chooses new president, Africa looks at Obama's legacy Barack Hussein Obama made headlines in 2008 when he became the first black president - or the first Kenyan-American president - of the United States. As the son of a Kenyan father, his election was widely celebrated across Africa. Eight years... #Obama victory raised high expectations, eight years on Obamania remains strong on continent. But critics say #US considerations undermined role in #Africa. Listen to RFI's Christina Okello's story here.
"08.11.2016 15:19:31" en.rfi.fr Syria-based Paris attacks organiser identified One of the long-distance coordinators of the attacks on Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in 2016 has been identified. French and Belgian investigators say that the man known by the pseudonym "Abou Ahmad" in jihadi communications is Osama... Osama Atar recruited Stade de Fance suicide bombers and got them to France, police believe, also involved in planning Brussels attacks
"08.11.2016 13:43:18" en.rfi.fr Hollande calls on US voters to choose candidate who reflects their values French President François Hollande expressed his "confidence in the American people" to choose a president "reflecting their values", in an implicit declaration of support for Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday shortly after polls... Hollande gives apparent support for Hillary Clinton in US election
"08.11.2016 13:23:57" youtube.com US Election 2016 Republicans & Democrats Abroad - Marc Porter & Penny Schantz As polling gets underway for the US presidential election, RFI's David Coffey speaks with Republicans Abroad chairman Marc Porter and Democrats Abroad's Penn... #USelection
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"08.11.2016 12:53:55" en.rfi.fr Afghan interpreters for French army sue for visas A group of Afghan interpreters is suing the French state for refusing them visas despite the allged risk to their lives because they worked with France's army in the war against the Taliban. Afghan interpreters for the French army fear for their lives but France seems reluctant to grant many of them visas
"08.11.2016 12:39:21" en.rfi.fr Liberia calls for international assistance after crippling cyberattack Authorities in Liberia are seeking the assistance of the US and UK governments to help them secure their internet infrastructure following a crippling cyberattack that brought down 60 percent of the country's network. The size of the attack against...
"08.11.2016 10:28:30" en.rfi.fr Marks and Spencer to close 100+ shops worldwide, 7 in France British retailer Marks and Spencer is to close more than 100 shops worldwide, including seven in France. The M&S store on Paris's Champs Elysées is scheduled for the chop, hardly five years after opening as part of a return of the company... Just five years after returning to France, M&S is closing 7 shops in the Paris region
"08.11.2016 09:41:36" en.rfi.fr Embattled French Greens select presidential candidate France's Green Party, EELV, on Monday elected MEP and former Greenpeace activist Yannick Jadot as its candidate for next year's presidential election. After the shock failure of former party leader to get to énd round of primary, an MEP has won the #EELV nomination for the 2017 presidential race
"08.11.2016 09:20:14" en.rfi.fr Israel says no to French-brokered peace talks Israel has refused to take part in French-brokered talks to restart the Israeli-palestinian peace process. Israel calls on France to stop organising initiative that does not align with its policy
"08.11.2016 08:16:52" en.rfi.fr US elects a president - Homeless' votes may tip balance in Ohio As voting began in the most controversial US presidential election in decades, hundreds of people queued at the Cuyahoga Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, to cast their ballots. One organisation helped hundreds of unregistered homeless people... Clinton and Trump supporters, as well as campaigners to get the vote out, speak to Jan van der Made in Cleveland, Ohio
"07.11.2016 16:07:39" en.rfi.fr Good will, hope and doubt at new UN Cyprus talks Reunification of Cyprus is within the grasp of leaders meeting in Switzerland this week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. Leaders have already negotiated on many points but the question of land and territory comes with no easy... UN chief Ban Ki-moon thinks Cyprus could be reunified. The good will is there, commentators say, but maybe there are more problems than he can see
"07.11.2016 15:18:23" en.rfi.fr French bishops fast for day for paedophilia victims French bishops on Monday held a day of prayers and fasting for victims of sex abuse within the Catholic Church, as they gathered in the city of Lourdes for their autumn assembly. Following a call from Pope Francis for prayer and penitence over paedophilia in the Catholic church, French bishops fasted in Lourdes today
"07.11.2016 14:09:31" en.rfi.fr French women follow Iceland in fighting gender pay gap French women will be working for nothing from 4.34pm on Monday until the end of the year, according to feminist campaigners who have calculated the difference in pay between the sexes, following a historic women's walkout in Iceland earlier this year. From 4.34pm today to the end of the year, French women workers are giving their labour for free, feminists say, after calculating gender pay gap
"07.11.2016 10:25:16" en.rfi.fr France calls on Mali to act for peace as UN troops killed French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday called on Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to take political action to establish peace in the north of the country, as a UN soldier and two civilians were killed in an attack on a convoy.... Togolese soldier, 2 civilians killed Sunday, French soldier killed Friday, Malian president called emergency meeting
"07.11.2016 08:34:16" en.rfi.fr Paris erotic museum cleans up at closing-down sale France's only erotic museum on Sunday held a closing-down auction that brought in almost half a million euros,three times more than the pre-sale estimate. Sexy museum forced to close by rising rents but pieces fetched far more than estimated at a closing-down auction
"07.11.2016 07:42:53" en.rfi.fr How does the Electoral College affect political strategy today? Presidential candidates have to take the Electoral College into consideration when mapping out campaign strategy. Received political wisdom has it that candidates cannot ignore the small states once the campaign begins in earnest after the primaries,... What effect does the US's method of selecting its president have on campaigning. From our 2012 coverage Barbara Giudice explains:
"07.11.2016 07:41:10" en.rfi.fr What is the Electoral College? The popular vote in the US presidential and vice-presidential elections has no legal basis. When Americans go to the polls, they are participating in an indirect election, voting not for the president and vice-president, but for electors in their The US votes tomorrow ... then it goes to the electoral college. What's that? Barbara Giudice explains from our 2012 election coverage:
"06.11.2016 19:05:17" en.rfi.fr Clinton related to President Francois Hollande – claims US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is distantly related to French President Francois Hollande, according to a new book that claims they share royal blood from doomed kings of the 14th century.
"06.11.2016 15:16:41" en.rfi.fr Anti Ku Klux Klan legislation used to restrain Donald Trump A federal judge in swing state Ohio slammed a temporary restraining order on the Donald Trump campaign advising them not to resort to practices used by the Ku Klux Klan. But Trump supporters see it as a plot to cover up Democratic vote rigging. Jan...
"06.11.2016 13:13:57" en.rfi.fr After the biggest steel mills in the world left Pennsylvania Beaver County, Pennsylvania, was once home to the largest steel mills in the world, feeding US industry through transport arteries such as the Ohio River and a mighty railroad network. When the steel barons decided to pack their bags, they left the...
"06.11.2016 12:26:21" en.rfi.fr Clinton holds onto slim lead in latest Washington Post-ABC Poll Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC Tracking Poll released early on Sunday.
"05.11.2016 16:40:02" en.rfi.fr The Sound Kitchen - Rastas and strong women: yah man! This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the question about Rastafari. There are stories about women's empowerment, great music, and of course, the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!
"05.11.2016 15:47:50" en.rfi.fr Result of US election may hurt Pittsburgh's new image Pittsburgh was hit hard by the decline of the steel industry in the '70s and '80s and suburbs still didn't fully recover. But the city is making progress in transforming from the US's steel capital to one of the world's...
"05.11.2016 14:57:09" en.rfi.fr Clinton and Trump hit the Keystone State With only three days to go before voting, Hillary Clinton took her campaign to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and spoke at a campaign event at the Great Hall at Heinz Field. Donald Trump was also in the Keystone State addressing an audience in Hershey....
"05.11.2016 14:55:18" en.rfi.fr Basque separatist ETA leader arrested in France Spain said security forces had arrested the head of Basque militant separatist group ETA in south-western France on Saturday in a joint operation between the French domestic intelligence service and Spanish police.
"05.11.2016 11:10:34" en.rfi.fr French soldier killed in northern Mali A French soldier was killed in a mine attack in Mali overnight Friday. The soldier died from extensive wounds after a mine blew up near an armoured vehicle he was in while on patrol in the north of the country.
"05.11.2016 09:56:22" en.rfi.fr Brexit will go ahead, May tells Hollande British Prime Minister Theresa May has told French President Francois Hollande and European Council President Donald Tusk that the British government is sticking to its Brexit plans
"04.11.2016 19:14:11" en.rfi.fr Africa wants results as climate pact goes live The Paris deal on climate change entered into force on Friday, one month after the EU ratified the pact reached last December. France hailed November 4th as a historic day in the fight against climate change, while the UN said it was a cause... #ParisAgreement enters into force, why #Africa will only celebrate when it see results @UN #COP22. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"04.11.2016 13:09:45" en.rfi.fr International report - Will the US election be marred by voter fraud? During the campaign for the US presidential election, the Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed that voter fraud would take place. Our correspondent Philip Crowther travelled to Illinois as early voting began, to investigate the claim.
"04.11.2016 10:59:51" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Sihasin bring hope to Native American youth through music Sihasin means 'hope' in the Dine'/Navajo language and the sister and brother duo Jeneda and Clayson Benally do their name proud. Currently in Europe with their Sacred Horse tour, we caught up with them in Paris sharing their blend of Dine' culture...
"04.11.2016 10:42:30" en.rfi.fr Forgotten German roots in America still visible in Pennsylvania Unknown to many, the largest group of immigrants in the US are not the Irish, nor the Hispanics. It is the Germans. Americans like Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger, Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Heinz and Miller families can claim German heritage, but...
"04.11.2016 10:39:12" en.rfi.fr France's only erotic museum to close, auction exhibits France's only erotic museum is closing its doors, its owners said Thursday, after passions flagged in the "city of love" for its titillating though surprisingly tasteful collection of artefacts.
"04.11.2016 10:01:03" en.rfi.fr French authorities clear migrant camp in north east of Paris Paris authorities began an operation early Friday to clear more than 3,000 migrants from a camp in the northeast of the French capital.
"04.11.2016 09:28:59" en.rfi.fr Sting will re-open Paris' Bataclan one year after attacks Sting will re-open Paris' Bataclan concert hall on November 12, a day before the anniversary of the jihadist attacks that left 90 people dead there, the British rock star said Friday.
"04.11.2016 08:48:42" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Naturism 'comes out of the closet' in France Following similar decisions taken by the city administrations of Berlin, Munich and Barcelona, Paris city hall plans to open an area for naturists in a park in Paris next summer. The move comes after a recent controversy in France over the right of... Naturism 'comes out of the closet' in France.
"03.11.2016 16:56:01" youtube.com 'Many IS jihadists are from Mosul, and they know how to defend the city' As the Mosul offensive moves from the desert to an urban landscape, we asked General Dominique Trinquand, a former head of the French military mission to the... On #LiveonLive today:
"03.11.2016 14:46:54" en.rfi.fr 'Killer nanny' thrillers wins France's top literary prize Moroccan-born Leila Slimani won France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, on Thursday with a novel guaranteed to "scare the wits out of parents".
"03.11.2016 13:38:19" Moroccan-born Leila Slimani wins Goncourt Prize, France's top literary award.
"03.11.2016 11:30:24" en.rfi.fr HSBC should be tried for fraud – French prosecutor A French prosecutor has called for British banking giant HSBC to stand trial for aiding large-scale tax fraud in France, a source close to the investigation said Thursday.
"03.11.2016 10:23:44" en.rfi.fr International report - Illinois' coal country votes for Trump In this final stretch of the US presidential election campaign, Hillary Clinton is still the current favourite to win the race to the White House. Donald Trump has alienated many voters over recent weeks. But his core supporters aren't abandoning... #USelection
RFI's correspondent Philip Crowther has this report from Harrisburg, southern Illinois.
"03.11.2016 10:21:41" en.rfi.fr France to probe nuclei with new particle accelerator Long thought to be the smallest building blocks of all matter, we now know atoms are themselves composed of electrons spinning around a nucleus made of protons and neutrons.
"03.11.2016 09:21:57" en.rfi.fr French right prepares for second TV debate As Francois Hollande kept France guessing over whether he will seek re-election as president, the resurgent opposition was set to return to the debate stage on Thursday. #PresidentialElection2017
"02.11.2016 20:46:38" en.rfi.fr RFI's Dupont and Verlon Prize awarded to Benin media workers Three years after the murder of RFI journalist Ghislaine Dupont, and RFI technician Claude Verlon in Kidal in the north of Mali, RFI awarded the third annual scholarship created to commemorate them to journalist Cécile Goudou and technician...
"02.11.2016 16:49:33" soundcloud.com Moldovans hit the polls after 20 years Moldovans hit the polls on Sunday for the first time in 20 years to participate in the country's presidential elections. Out of nine candidates' the two favourites had made it into the second round: For those following Moldova's elections:
"02.11.2016 15:40:41" soundcloud.com War on terror is 'helping governments target journalists' Today, on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, RFI's Amanda Morrow spoke with Clea Kahn-Sriber, head of the Africa Desk at Reporters Without Borders, about the situati On #LiveonLive today, Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head of the Africa Desk at Reporters Without Borders.
"02.11.2016 14:03:47" en.rfi.fr Impunity for crimes against journalists 'takes society back to the dark ages' Tuesday marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, a day which aims to draw attention to the importance of investigating and prosecuting the killing of journalists. The awareness day was established three years ago...
"02.11.2016 13:56:40" en.rfi.fr Philadelphia - Pennsylvania's Democrat bastion against Trump "Pennsylvania is Philadelphia and Pittsburg surrounded by rural Alabama," is how one-time Clinton campaign staffer James Carville described the Keystone State. In the Democratic stronghold of Philadelphia it is hard to find traces of Trump,... #USElection In the Democratic stronghold of #Philadelphia it is hard to find traces of #Trump, but you can find them if you look. RFI's Jan van der Made has this report.
"02.11.2016 12:15:17" en.rfi.fr France starts moving out remaining 'Jungle' camp children French authorities on Wednesday started moving out the remaining 1,500 unaccompanied children living near the razed "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais to reception centres around the country.
"02.11.2016 09:33:43" youtube.com Wilders no-show 'just another publicity stunt': Famke Krumbmüller The trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has opened in the Netherlands. The self-styled 'Dutch Trump' is not attending. Judges will rule on whether com... On #ParisLivePM Famke Krumbmüller - OpenCitiz: Geert Wilders no-show 'just another publicity stunt'. #Netherlands
"02.11.2016 09:30:43" en.rfi.fr Africa: Stories in the 55 - Writing for Black Sparkle millennials from a Nigerian perspective; and Botswana trans poetess brings individuality to the fore This month, Africa: Stories in the 55 discusses millennial romance and short story mastery with Nigerian writer Amara Okolo, and we speak with a Matswana transgender poetess and activist who is changing the way we think of diversity and difference. In our monthly programme #AfricaStoriesinthe55:
"01.11.2016 15:32:10" en.rfi.fr Who is 'Korea's Rasputin' and why can she damage President Park? In South Korea the woman at the centre of a growing political scandal surrounding President Park Guen-hye has been detained after prosecutors said she was "unstable" and could pose a flight risk. So who is "Korea's Rasputin" and... Confused by South Korea's latest scandal? RFI answers your questions
"01.11.2016 15:03:26" en.rfi.fr Moroccan king to pay singer Lamjarred's expenses in Paris rape case Morocco's King Mohammed VI is to pay the legal expenses of singer Saad Lamjarred, who was arrested and charged with rape on Friday in Paris. A popular Moroccan singer is accused of rape in Paris ... King Mohammed VI is paying for the defence
"01.11.2016 13:52:37" en.rfi.fr EU wants 390,000 euros from National Front's Marine Le Pen The European Union wants France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to pay back 390,000 euros paid in salaries to parliamentary assistants it claims were working for her National Front (FN). The far-right party says the accusations are evidence of France's far-right party doesn't think much of the EU. But it's done well out of finance for MEPs
"01.11.2016 10:30:00" en.rfi.fr Wire in coq au vin costs French chef Boulud's restaurant $1.3mn A Michelin-starred French chef has been fined over a million dollars by a New York court because a customer swallowed a piece of wire in his coq au vin. Lawyer haild $1mn damages as warning not to keep wire brushes near food, appeal planned ...
"01.11.2016 09:38:37" en.rfi.fr France has dropped 1,600 bombs on IS in Iraq and Syria France has dropped more than 1,600 bombs and missiles on positions of the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq and Syria, most of them in the area around Mossul, which Iraqi forces are currently fighting to recapture. As Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, the French air force reveals its contribution to fighting IS
"01.11.2016 08:30:02" en.rfi.fr Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial A retired electrician who kept nearly 300 Pablo Picasso artworks in his garage in France for almost four decades has claimed the artist's widow may have wanted to keep the works from other members of the family. Electrician said he lied at first trial because feared being accused of stealing 15-17 bags full of #Picasso works
"31.10.2016 15:51:38" en.rfi.fr Turkey detains opposition journalists as press crackdown continues Turkish police have detained the editor of opposition newspaper Cumhurriyet in the latest move in a crackdown on the media which has seen dozens of journalists held. Journalists, rights campaigners comment on Turkey's latest media crackdown
"31.10.2016 14:17:53" en.rfi.fr France's ruling Socialists in shambles ahead of 2017 presidential race France's ruling Socialist Party is in disarray ahead of primaries to pick its candidate for next year's presidential election. Prime Minister Manuel Valls felt obliged to swear loyalty to President François Hollande in an interview with RFI... PM Valls told RFI he remains loyal to Hollande after speaking of shock and anger over president's book ... Polls bad for all PS, worst for Hollande
"31.10.2016 10:56:35" en.rfi.fr Valls promises not to abandon CAR as violence erupts with Sangaris end Violence hit the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, on Sunday eveing as France's Sangaris peacekeeping operation wound up. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told RFI that France will not abandon the CAR. Valls told RFI that France won't abandon CAR, although violence has already broken out as Operation Sangaris ends
"31.10.2016 09:32:48" en.rfi.fr British ex-commando, ex-restaurateur, papraazzi charged with Nice kidnapping An Italian restaurateur, a former British special forces soldier and an ex-press phtographer are among six people charged with the kidnapping of a millionaire French hotel owner in the French Riviera city of Nice. Investigators believe grudge was behind bungled kidnapping on the Riviera ... a fascinating cast for this drama
"30.10.2016 13:15:14" en.rfi.fr Threat of violence looms in Central African Republic as France's Sangaris op ends Armed militias were reported to be gathering in the Central African Republic (CAR) ahead of Monday's withdrawal of French troops of Operation Sangaris, which started three years ago to halt bloodletting that followed a sectarian civil war. Mission not accomplished ... militias remain armed as France pulls out all but 350 troops from CAR
"30.10.2016 11:08:43" en.rfi.fr French police keep up protests despite 250-million-euro package French police protests continued at the weekend, despite the government's announcement that 250 million euros extra would be made available to the force to buy equipment and spruce up police stations. Demonstrations in Toulon, Marseille on Saturday night
"30.10.2016 10:29:52" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls rules out slavery reparations on west Africa tour French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has ruled our reparations for slavery in an article published as he toursthree west African countries. Valls called instead for a students' exchange programme between Europe and Africa and a "memory that is shared... France's prime minister opposes competition between crimes against humanity and called for Euro-African students' exchange as his visit Ghana
"29.10.2016 15:00:04" en.rfi.fr Hollande vows to clear Paris migrant camps after Jungle closure French President François Hollande says migrant lving on the streets of Paris will soon be removed, following the closure of the Jungle in Calais. And he backed up a call from more than 100 French MPs for Britain to immediately take in unaccompanied... French leaders deny migrants have fled to Paris from Calais, say they'll clear new camp there + video-reporter banned from Calais charged with theft
"29.10.2016 12:13:07" en.rfi.fr Hollande acknowledges France's role in WWII Roma internment French President François Hollande on Saturday acknowledged France's responsibility for the internment of thousands of Roma under the World War II Vichy regime and immediately after the war - a historic first for a French head of state. Roma internment was product of ancestral fears and prejudice, Hollande declared on site of WWII-era camp. He said an unpopular pass law may be scrapped
"29.10.2016 09:46:43" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls tours 'neglected' Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire French Prime Minister Manuel Valls congratulated Togo on "changing in the right direction" at the start of a four-day tour of west African states that his advisors say France has neglected in recent years. Faced with growing competition from... Valls congratulated Gnassingbé's Togo on "progress" and has an eye on Chinese competition for trade in west Africa
"28.10.2016 14:17:12" en.rfi.fr France reports growth in third quarter ... but not enough France is on a "path of growth", President François Hollande said on Friday after economists annouced that third quarter growth was 0.2 percent. Although weaker than hoped, the trend was at least upwards after a 0.1 percent fall in... France's government will be happy to see growth in the 3rd quarter ... but not by the fact that it is so weak
"28.10.2016 14:15:32" en.rfi.fr Former Riviera restaurant manager arrested over owner's kindapping The former manager of a gourmet restaurant on the French Riviera has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the millionairess who owned his restaurant and a luxury hotel in Cannes. Eight associates, including a paparazzo and a former member... Kidnapping believed to be vendetta after manager lost restaurant on Nice seafront
"28.10.2016 13:25:46" en.rfi.fr A history of the Jungle in Calais 1999 - 2016 [In pictures] In 1999, the Red Cross opened the first migrants camp in Sangatte, close to the northern city of Calais. In 2002, this camp was closed and a new one called 'the Jungle' was opened in Calais. After months of debate and controversy, the camp was finally... In 1999, the Red Cross opened the first migrants camp in Sangatte, close to the northern city of #Calais. 17 years on, the #Jungle is demolished ...
"28.10.2016 10:39:14" en.rfi.fr Campaigners want French government to tell all about RFI reporters' murder An NGO campaigning to find the whole truth about the murders of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon suspects the French government of knowing more than it admits about their deaths in Mali three years ago. And a line in a book of interviews with... What did the president mean when he referred to RFI reporters' murder? Why are parts of declassified redacted? Questions about Ghislaine Dupont's and Claude Verlon's killed have yet to be answered three years later
"28.10.2016 08:53:25" en.rfi.fr French court gives record fine to sanitary products manufacturers A French court has slammed a billion-euro fine on top multinationals, including Unilever, Procter & Gamble and L'Oréal, for price-fixing. The Paris appeal court confirmed a 2014 conviction of 13 sanitary product manufacturers, reducing the... Big comanies face a record fine for price-fixing in France
"27.10.2016 20:05:42" Photos from RFI English's post Here are some photos sent in by Amir Manzoor, the president of the RFI Fans Web Visitors Club in Khanpur Pakistan, on his recent trip to Multan. Amir wrote:
"Multan is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is Pakistan's 5th most populous city and has an area
"27.10.2016 18:01:09" Photos from RFI English's post Here are some photos sent to us by Kanchan KR Chatterjee, the president of the RFI Notun Radio Listeners Club in Murshidibad, West Bengal, India. They were taken during the Durga Puja Festival, an annual Hindu festival celebrating the goddess Durga. The
"27.10.2016 17:52:19" Photos from RFI English's post Aren't these great photos? FINALLY the football package arrived in Tanzania - several months late, but after a big mess with customs etc etc etc, it DID get there. A Happy Ending! And a Happy Beginning, as now the RFI Kemogemba Homeboys Club in Tarime can
"27.10.2016 09:59:06" en.rfi.fr International report - Living in Optyne - on the Ukrainian frontline About five million people live in the parts of eastern Ukraine where the Ukrainian army has been fighting pro-Russia separatists for the past two years. Some of these people are living in towns and villages that are close to the no-man's land... Living in Opytne - on the Ukrainian frontline.
A report by RFI's correspondent Filip Warwick:
"27.10.2016 09:31:36" en.rfi.fr International report - US election debate hits new lows With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Clea Broadhurst takes a look into the results of the third and last TV debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"27.10.2016 09:06:42" en.rfi.fr French astronaut to blast off next month First-time French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said Wednesday he was thrilled to go to space with two veterans from Russia and US, though slightly worried that they wouldn't like his saxophone music.
"27.10.2016 09:05:08" en.rfi.fr Fears for dozens of children after France's 'Jungle' cleared France's infamous "Jungle" was cleared of thousands of migrants in a massive operation that wrapped up Wednesday, but aid groups said dozens of unaccompanied children were not guaranteed a bed for the night.
"27.10.2016 08:29:40" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - Paris' Pompidou Centre celebrates Iranian filmmaker Panahi A retrospective of the works of Iranian filmaker and photographer Jafar Panahi is running at the Pompidou Centre in Paris until November 13. In 2011, a court in... #CultureinFrance
"26.10.2016 16:13:11" soundcloud.com Gambia's Jammeh ICC pullout to deflect attention from difficult December election: analyst In Banjul-- the Gambian government has announced that it will leave the International Criminal Court. This, just one week after South Africa and Burundi announced their decisons to leave the internat Jammeh has announced the Gambia is pulling out of the ICC, but why now? RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto speaks to Gambians who weigh in on this legal issue:
"26.10.2016 16:07:09" youtube.com Live on Live with filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain Rubaiyat Hussain is a film director from Bangladesh whose background in theatre comes to the fore in her feature 'Under Construction'. The film hinges on two... On Paris Live PM today:
"26.10.2016 10:19:56" en.rfi.fr International report - How women are tackling unemployment in Gaza In the Gaza strip, unemployment is high – the World Bank says it's got the highest unemployment rate in the world at times. And among those who do have a job, there have traditionally been very few women. But a women's association... RFI's correspondent Rami Almeghari has this report from Gaza city:
"26.10.2016 09:27:14" en.rfi.fr Australian 'coward' gets life for French student murder An Australian man was Wednesday sentenced to life behind bars for the rape and murder of a young French woman in Brisbane, with a judge blasting his "cowardly" actions.
"26.10.2016 09:26:25" en.rfi.fr Fires sweep through Calais'' Jungle' Fires cut through a swathe of the Calais "Jungle" on Wednesday, sending migrants fleeing as French authorities prepared to ramp up demolition of the notorious camp.
"25.10.2016 21:01:41" en.rfi.fr Tensions rise in Central African Republic over perception of UN favouring militia groups Frustration and lack of communication are fomenting violence in Bangui, Central African Republic, and additionally throughout the country, according to a reconciliation expert. Peaceful protests on the streets of the capital turned violent on Monday...
"25.10.2016 17:30:47" en.rfi.fr MEP's lift parliamentary immunity of J-M Le Pen EU lawmakers on Tuesday lifted the parliamentary immunity of former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, a move sought by French prosecutors who want to try him for allegedly inciting race hate.
"25.10.2016 14:10:57" en.rfi.fr Hollande warns about danger of returning jihadists French President Francois Hollande called Tuesday on the US-led coalition backing the offensive against the Islamic State group in Mosul to prepare for the aftermath of the city's fall, including returning jihadists.
"25.10.2016 12:29:17" en.rfi.fr International report - Sunshine gives life to Senegalese women's collective In one of Senegal's many villages not connected to the electricity grid, a women's collective - tired of waiting for solutions from the government - has started selling solar lamps to improve their living conditions and gain financial... #Senegal #RenewableEnergy
RFI's correspondent Emmanuelle Landais has this report.
"25.10.2016 12:00:48" en.rfi.fr Hotel boss kidnapped in French resort town Cannes The head of a five-star hotel in the French resort town of Cannes was kidnapped on Monday, the local prosecutor said.
"25.10.2016 08:52:52" en.rfi.fr French authorities prepare to demolish the Jungle French authorities were poised on Tuesday to begin demolishing the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp that that has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis.
"24.10.2016 15:34:30" Timeline Photos Migrants start leaving #Calais' 'Jungle' camp.
(Credit pic: Claire Rush)
"24.10.2016 15:14:55" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Hip hop performer asks France to support Standing Rock Pipeline fight Large numbers of indigenous nations are camping out near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in protest over an oil pipeline they say will pollute water and damage sacred sites. #SpotlightonFrance Hip hop performer Nataanii Means asks France to support #StandingRock Pipeline fight.
"24.10.2016 11:53:44" en.rfi.fr 5 French custom officials die in Mediterranean plane crash A French-chartered plane monitoring trafficking activity in the Mediterranean crashed in a ball of flames at Malta's international airport on Monday, killing all five people on board, officials said.
"24.10.2016 11:44:28" en.rfi.fr Scarlett Johansson turns popcorn girl in Paris Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson swapped the red carpet for a turn behind the counter at her new popcorn shop in Paris on Saturday.
"24.10.2016 10:12:16" youtube.com “Boko Haram's infrastructure is totally destroyed now, though they remain a threat”, says UN chief UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel Mohamed Ibn Chambas explains that closer military and political cooperation betwe... RFI's Daniel Singleton met with Mohammed Ibn Chambas #UNSG's Special Representative & Head of the UN Office for West Africa & the Sahel.
"24.10.2016 09:07:14" en.rfi.fr US couple donate massive art collection to Paris A Texan couple who discovered their love for art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s are to donate the multi-million dollar collection they have amassed since to the French capital.
"24.10.2016 09:06:30" en.rfi.fr Migrants start leaving Calais' 'Jungle' camp Migrants carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions began leaving the Calais "Jungle" on Monday ahead of the demolition of the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain.
"24.10.2016 08:23:57" en.rfi.fr International media - French media examine ethics in week of shocks The standing of the French media which suffered several shocks this week. International Media takes a look at uproar caused by a kiss on a breast, a strike over ethics and a website monitoring sexual harrassment in parliament. #InternationalMedia
"24.10.2016 08:20:04" en.rfi.fr Migrants start leaving Calais' 'Jungle' camp Migrants carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions began leaving the Calais "Jungle" on Monday ahead of the demolition of the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain. #Migrants carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions began leaving the #Calais "Jungle" on Monday.
"23.10.2016 17:31:44" en.rfi.fr Sudanese rebel leader slams South Africa's withdrawal from war crimes court The South African government's decision to leave the International Criminal Court is “shameful” and effectively supports the genocide against people in Sudan, according to Abdul Wahid al-Nur of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). In...
"23.10.2016 13:56:10" en.rfi.fr French government scrambles to calm police ahead of more protests French police staged more demonstrations this weekend,as President François Hollande is to meet unions who are struggling to represent a protest movement that appears to have little confidence in them, and none at all in the politicians or the... France's government wants to calm a restive police force. But who can it talk to when protests bypass unions?
"23.10.2016 10:02:24" en.rfi.fr France calls for Syria sanctions over UN chemical weapons report France has called called for UN sanctions over the use of chemical weapons in Syria as experts say the Syrian government and the Islamic State (IS) armed group has used them. Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the UN Security Council... French FM Ayrault steps up pressure on Assad ... and Putin
"23.10.2016 09:18:27" en.rfi.fr Clashes in Calais Jungle ahead of Monday evacuation Clashes between migrants and police erupted at Calais's Jungle camp on Saturday night ahead of the evacuation due to start on Monday. British charities and public figures have urged Frence to ensure the safety of children give clearer information about... British NGOs, politicians call for care with children when Jungle evacuated. Listen to RFI's Monday and Tuesday broadcasts for reports from Calais
"23.10.2016 07:33:26" en.rfi.fr Hollande honours US couple after €350m art donation French President François Hollande has awarded the Commander's grade of the Légion d'Honneur to an American couple who donated 350 million euros worth of artwork to Paris's Musée d'Orsay. They love France and, after a huge art donation, France loves them
"22.10.2016 15:14:23" en.rfi.fr Two shot dead in France's crime capital Marseille Two men were killed in a gangland-style shooting in Marseille on Friday night. There have been 28 fatal shootings in the region around the southern French city this year. Two men found dead, aother injured after being shot from scooter in Marseille
"22.10.2016 14:15:44" en.rfi.fr French national among 60 dead in Cameroon rail crash A French was among the 60 dead in Friday's trian crash in Cameroon, France's Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has revealed. He expressed "sadness" at the "tragic accident in a statement issued Saturday. French FM expresses "solidarity" after Cameroon's "tragic" train crash
"22.10.2016 12:55:39" en.rfi.fr American collectors donate 350-million-euro collection to Paris's Orsay museum Paris's Musée d'Orsay is to receive a massive donation of 600 works of 19th- and 20th-century art, including impressionists, modernists and the Nabis group of painters. The gift by US collectors Spencer and Marlene Hays is worth 350 million... 80-yr-old American couple's 600 artworks to go to Paris's 19th-century art museum. Nabi group (Vuillard, Bonnard ...) their speciality
"22.10.2016 11:22:43" en.rfi.fr Controversy in UK, France as Jungle evacuation to start Monday French authorities are to start clearing the Jungle migrants' camp in Calais on Monday, with the operation expected to be over by the end of the week. Some 200 minors are to leave for Britain over the weekend but the fate of some 800 other Ex-footballer Gary #Lineker is in trouble with the British tabloids, a far-right French mayor is in trouble with the left ... contoversy both sides of the Channel before the #Calais #Jungle is evacuated next week
"22.10.2016 08:38:02" en.rfi.fr French government hails Standard & Poor's 'sign of confidence' France's government has welcomed ratings agency Standard & Poor's decision to raise its outlook for France's long-term sovereign credit rating to "stable" from "negative". Finance Minister Michel Sapin hailed the move as a "sign... Risks identified in 2012 have not materialised, S&P says.
"21.10.2016 15:06:09" en.rfi.fr Hollande to meet unions as French police protests continue As police officers demonstrated for a fourth night in Paris and other French towns, President François Hollande promised to meet their unions at the beginning of next week. The protests are demanding more resources after attacks on police, notably... There'll be more police protesting in France next week, as the government scrambles to calm them
"21.10.2016 13:46:59" en.rfi.fr Prosecutors call for easier access to digital date in anti-terror fight Anti-terror investigators must be allowed easier access to phone and digital messages, top public prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco said on Friday. Ecrypted message services and locked phones, tablets and computers are a major After Apple's tussle with the FBI European investigators want to break codes on digital data in terror cases
"21.10.2016 12:13:19" en.rfi.fr France drops proposed coal-fired power stations tax The French government has scrapped a plan for a levy on electricity from coal-fired power stations, backing down on a symbolic promise less than a month ahead the Cop22 world climate conference in Morocco. Ahead of the Marrakesh Cop22 climate change conference, last year's hosts have put off a symbolic commitment
"21.10.2016 09:41:57" en.rfi.fr DRC ruling party accuses French FM of 'violent antipathy' towads Kabila The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) ruling coalition has accused French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault of "violent antipathy" towards the country's president in an ongoing row over whether Joseph Kabila will stand for a third... DRC rulers are angry with Jean-Marc Ayrault after comments on a deal with part of opposition
"21.10.2016 07:39:36" en.rfi.fr Whaling moratorium success should herald permanent ban, say NGOs As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began its biennial meeting on Thursday, conservationists said its temporary ban on commercial whaling has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of whales. Therefore, they ask, why not make it permanent... As the International Whaling Commission meets, NGOs want a permanent ban on whaling. Japan doesn't.
"20.10.2016 14:16:15" en.rfi.fr Politicians argue as French police protests spread After police officers demonstrated for the third night running in French cities on Wednesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for a dialogue on improving working conditions but accused the right-wing opposition of "political exploitation"... PM Valls accuses the right of exploiting police discontent, Sarkozy accuses Socialists of lying about hit record in office, National Front denies involvement in protests
"20.10.2016 12:19:29" en.rfi.fr French Greens former leader fails to reach primary second round France's Green Party, EELV, suffered a shock on Tuesday evening when former leader and ex-housing minister Cécile Duflot failed to reach the second round of the primary to choose its candidate for next year's presidential election. A shock for France's main green party, EELV, as former leader Cécile Duflot doesn't make it to the deciding round of presidential primaries http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161020-french-greens-former-leader-fails-reach-primary-second-round
"20.10.2016 10:33:27" en.rfi.fr Hollande opens Paris Syria meet after meeting Merkel, Putin French President François Hollande warned Thursday that fighters from the Islamic State (IS) armed group were already fleeing to the Syrian town of Raqa as Iraqi forces close in on the key city of Mosul. Ahead of a high-level meeting in Paris... Hollande, Merkel refused to rule out sanctions on Russia over Syria, altho an EU summit won't be deciding on that this month.
"20.10.2016 07:15:21" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on Africa - US missionaries apologise for 'hurtful' Ugandan dance video An American missionary group has apologised for a “disrespectful” dance video which created a “mockery” of Ugandan culture. The video, produced by Luket Ministries...
"19.10.2016 15:44:24" en.rfi.fr Burundi opposition urges sanctions over war crimes court withdrawal Sanctions should be imposed on Burundi's government following a decision to remove the country from the International Criminal Court, according to an opposition group. The decision will make it difficult for the ICC to proceed with a preliminary...
"19.10.2016 14:21:39" en.rfi.fr Culture in France - US-based IBMF slaps Paris with body beat Body music or body percussion has become a performance genre in the past ten years and it now has its own annual festival which travels the world. For the first time, the International Body Music festival (IBMF) is being held in Paris with a programme... The International Body Music festival (IBMF) is being held in Paris with a programme of shows and classes and other lively add-ons.
"19.10.2016 13:51:39" en.rfi.fr French Goodyear workers appeal against bossnapping prison sentences Trade union activists and left-wingers demonstrated in the north-eastern French town of Amiens on Wednesday as eight former Goodyear employees appealed against prison sentences for a bossnapping when the closure of their factory was announced in 2014. Thousands demonstrated in northern France in support of workers facing jail over 30-hour detention of #Goodyear executives
"19.10.2016 12:50:44" en.rfi.fr French minister meets police unions as anti-violence protests spread French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was to meet police trade union representatives on Wednesday as apparently spontaneous protests against attacks on officers continued. President François Hollande declared his "support" for... Government faces police revolt over attacks on officers
"19.10.2016 11:01:36" en.rfi.fr Channel rail passengers fall 10 percent after Nice attack Eurostar passenger numbers fell 10 percent during the third quarter of 2016 because of the Nice terror attack, Eurotunnel said Wednesday. The company, which manages the rail link under the Channel between France and Britain, remained optimistic, saying... Eurotunnel optimistic despite traffic drop last quarter
"19.10.2016 10:58:27" en.rfi.fr International report - Clinton, Trump prepare to face off in US final presidential debate Ahead of today's final US presidential candidate debate in the United States, Jan van der Made looks at some recent difficulties for the two candidates: the recording of Donald Trump's obscene comments about women and Hillary Clinton's troubles with
"19.10.2016 09:36:28" en.rfi.fr Migrant killed, interpreter raped as court okays Jungle demolition A migrant died on Tuesday night after a fight between Sudanese and Eritreans in a camp near Calais. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that demolition of the Jungle camp in the Channel port will start within the next few days after a court threw... #Calais #Jungle to be cleared in a matter of days after court throws out NGOs' case for postponement. Man dies in different camp
"19.10.2016 08:09:46" en.rfi.fr Philippines president kowtows to China
"18.10.2016 16:06:26" en.rfi.fr Police protest against rising number of attacks against officers The head of the national police force in France is to carry out an investigation into why hundreds of police officers demonstrated on Paris' Champs Elysées on Tuesday night.
"18.10.2016 15:50:21" en.rfi.fr FedEx to invest €1.4 billion at Charles de Gaulle airport Package delivery company FedEX Corp said today, Tuesday, it would invest 1.4 billion euros to double the capacity of its logistics activities at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in the Paris suburb of Roissy.
"18.10.2016 15:48:40" en.rfi.fr Tour de France 2017: Less hills, more thrills? #TourdeFrance organisers on Tuesday unveiled a 2017 course light on mountain climbs that should boost reigning champion Chris Froome's bid for a fourth title.
"18.10.2016 13:07:41" en.rfi.fr International report - India's Nashik attracts wine makers It may come as a surprise, but France imports is wine... from India. Dozens of other countries import Indian wine as well. But India is a country that was barely exporting wine at all until recently. Its domestic market is increasing in size,... India is a country that was barely exporting wine at all until recently. RFI's Dhananjay Khadilkar has this report.
"18.10.2016 10:32:58" en.rfi.fr International media - Closure of Hungary opposition paper a 'black day' for journalism A week after the suspension of Hungary's biggest opposition newspaper, Nepszabadsag, staff are still in limbo. Over 90 colleagues were locked out of the offices of the 60-year-old title on Saturday 8 October, after it was closed without warning. If #Nepszabadsag falls, it's the whole culture of critical journalism in #hungary that falls, say reporters after Opposition paper shut down. Read this week's International Media with RFI's Christina Okello:
"18.10.2016 10:00:19" en.rfi.fr 'Walk for freedom' march highlights human trafficking Campaigners took to the streets in over forty countries this weekend to protest against human trafficking and slavery. Silent marches were staged here in France as part of the global initiative by A21,... #humantrafficking victims must know what they're getting into says the International Labour organization, as poverty driving thousands into hands of traffickers. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"18.10.2016 09:28:47" en.rfi.fr Cazeneuve tells Britain it must fulfil duty to Calais migrants Britain must fulfil its duties towards unaccompanied migrant children in the Calais "Jungle" camp, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an article published Tuesday, just a day after more than a dozen teenagers were transferred...
"18.10.2016 09:26:50" en.rfi.fr Sleazy French MPs' actions to be exposed Sleazy French MPs beware. With sexual harassment in parliament in the spotlight after recent scandals, a new website launched Monday that encourages female staffers to recount lewd behaviour or unwanted advances.
"17.10.2016 15:31:43" en.rfi.fr Doubts over IS strategy overshadow Mosul offensive Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Monday a vast military operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) armed group. Abadi promised the Iraqi flag would soon fly in the city, but many groups are looking to maintain...
"17.10.2016 15:23:07" en.rfi.fr Karl Lagerfeld to open six star hotel in Macau Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld announced Monday he planned to launch his own branded hotel chain, with the first property set to open in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau in 2018.
"17.10.2016 15:10:45" en.rfi.fr Paris promotes virtues of frogs over fogs Paris's business district, La Defense, launched Monday a playful advertising campaign to lure away companies based in Britain seeking a new European base of operations following Brexit.
"17.10.2016 15:10:10" en.rfi.fr Unaccompanied 'Jungle' teenagers arrive in Britain Fourteen unaccompanied teenagers who have been living in the Calais "Jungle" were set to be reunited with relatives after being transferred to Britain on Monday, ahead of the demolition of the French migrant camp.
"17.10.2016 13:25:37" en.rfi.fr Spotlight on France - Paris holds first ever Urban Mobility fair In #SpotlightonFrance this week: electric bicycle, driverless bus and more at the #urbanmobility festival in Paris.
"17.10.2016 13:10:34" en.rfi.fr International report - Marathi film industry enjoys resurgence The Indian film industry is famous around the world for what are known as Bollywood films, popular movies in the Hindi language with singing and dancing that often generate hit songs. In #InternationalReport today:
"17.10.2016 12:52:19" en.rfi.fr Mitterrand mistress blames her silence on 'submissive' childhood Former French president Francois Mitterrand's mistress and mother of the daughter he kept hidden for 20 years blamed her "submissive" upbringing for agreeing to "accept the unacceptable", in an interview broadcast Monday.
"17.10.2016 12:42:03" en.rfi.fr Equatorial Guinea takes France to UN's top court The UN's top court Monday opened three days of hearings into a plea by Equatorial Guinea to order France to suspend a corruption case against its vice president.
"17.10.2016 09:46:42" en.rfi.fr Peugeot to cut 2000 jobs in 2017 PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to cut more than 2,000 jobs, around 3 percent of its workforce, in France next year through a combination of early retirements and voluntary buyouts, France Info radio reported on Monday, citing internal documents.
"17.10.2016 09:44:47" en.rfi.fr International report - Queen of Katwe: Ugandan story, African actors Phiona Mutesi is a Ugandan girl who went from being a homeless street child in a slum to chess champion. Her story is being released as a Disney film around the world in October. It's called Queen of Katwe and, unusually for a film from... RFI's correspondent Grainne Harrington has this report from Kampala, Uganda.
"16.10.2016 15:57:58" en.rfi.fr Munster coach Anthony Foley dies in Paris before Racing clash Munster Rugby coach Anthony Foley has died suddenly, aged 42, at the team hotel in Paris, it has been announced.
"16.10.2016 15:11:49" en.rfi.fr Thousands protest same-sex marriage law in Paris Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in Paris this afternoon, Sunday, demanding the repeal of the Taubira law which legalized same-sex marriage.
"16.10.2016 15:03:35" en.rfi.fr Notre-Dame-des-Landes air port project is wasting money - Royale The French Minister for the Environment, Ségolène Royale, has said that the current project to build an airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes in the north of France should be abandoned.
"16.10.2016 12:43:11" en.rfi.fr 'Jungle' children on their way to Britain A first group of unaccompanied migrant children left the Calais "Jungle" camp for Britain on Saturday, days after a French minister said the UK had a "moral duty" to take them in.
"16.10.2016 09:54:56" en.rfi.fr Four die after balcony collapses in western France Four people were killed and 14 injured when a balcony collapsed in western France as young people were attending a housewarming party, local authorities and media said Sunday.
"15.10.2016 16:24:29" en.rfi.fr Thirty player list revealed for African Footballer of the Year Award The Confederation of African Football on Saturday released a 30 player list for the 2016 African Footballer of the Year Award.
"15.10.2016 14:05:31" en.rfi.fr Hollande expresses 'French nation's solidarity' with Nice victims French President François Hollande led tributes on Saturday to those killed in a Bastille Day attack in the southern resort city of Nice. A white rose was placed for each of the 86 victims at the central memorial.
"15.10.2016 12:31:53" en.rfi.fr Deneuve dedicates Lumière achievement award to farmers Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve's star shone again Friday night at the Lumière film festival. Deneuve, whose career spans more than 50 years, was awarded the coveted life-time achievement award. She also surprised the audience...
"15.10.2016 09:07:41" en.rfi.fr 'Jungle' migrant camp to be razed 'soon' - Minister The total dismantling of the "Jungle" migrant camp in northern France will begin soon, a French minister said in comments published yesterday, Friday.
"15.10.2016 08:30:27" en.rfi.fr Hollande to lead Nice attacks tribute French President Francois Hollande will lead tributes on Saturday to the 86 people killed in Nice's Bastille Day truck massacre, three months on from the jihadist atrocity in the southern resort city.
"14.10.2016 20:58:17" en.rfi.fr Hollande apologizes to France's top judges French President Francois Hollande scrambled Friday to contain the damage from a series of embarrassing claims in a tell-all book which gave right-wing rivals ammunition to attack him in a televised debate.
"14.10.2016 20:21:02" en.rfi.fr The world is watching Rwanda's medical drone program Rwanda launched a program Friday that will use drones to deliver blood to hospitals in rural, hard-to-access parts of the country in what has been hailed as the first commercial drone delivery service in the world.
"14.10.2016 20:19:37" en.rfi.fr France scraps sterilization law for transgender people Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization.
"14.10.2016 12:16:37" en.rfi.fr France scraps sterilization law for transgender people Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization.
"14.10.2016 11:55:43" en.rfi.fr 'France has a problem with Islam' - Hollande French President Francois Hollande told the authors of a book just published that "France has a problem with Islam", comments that risk dividing his party before next year's presidential election. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161014-france-has-problem-islam-hollande
"14.10.2016 11:44:04" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy in the crosshairs in first right-wing presidential primary Nicolas Sarkozy was forced onto the defensive Thursday over his legal woes in the first debate of right-wing rivals for the French presidency, including the man tipped to lead the country, Alain Juppe.
"13.10.2016 15:54:57" en.rfi.fr French, Russian leaders talk again ahead of weekend Syria meeting French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Russia's Sergei Lavrov discussed Syria by telephone Thursday, despite a row that led to President Vladimir Putin calling off a visit to Paris. Meetings at the weekend will continue efforts to There seems to be a slight thaw after the cancellation of Putin's Paris visit over Syria UN resolution veto
"13.10.2016 14:16:56" en.rfi.fr World music matters - Natalia M King - jazz, blues and Black Lives Matter American singer-songwriter and guitarist Natalia M King has made France her home but her latest album BlueZzin' T'il Dawn sees her embracing the jazz and blues of her native Brooklyn. She talked to RFI about finding her voice in blues and... French in the US, American in France, singer Natalia M King speaks about her new album and comments on US politics
"13.10.2016 13:20:04" en.rfi.fr France gives one billion euros in tax breaks for wealthy France handed out one billion euros in tax rebates to its richest citizens last year, the head of parliament's finance committee has revealed. Some 3,500 households worth more than 10 million euros received nearly a billion euros in rebates thanks... A rebate on France's wealth tax cost the government over a billion in 2015
"13.10.2016 10:00:10" en.rfi.fr French soldier fighting for life after IS drone attack in Iraq A French soldier is fighting for his life after being wounded in an Islamic State armed group drone attack, which seriously wounded one of his colleagues and killed two Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq, French media report. The deaths mark... In the first deaths from an Islamic State armed group drone attack, 2 peshmergas were killed, several French soldiers injured
"12.10.2016 17:37:52" soundcloud.com Russia cosies up to OPEC, critics say won't impact oil prices Russia has been invited to the next OPEC summit at the end of this month aimed at implementing a deal to cut oil production. The invitation was issued by the cartel's member countries on Wednesday on #Russia invite to next #OPEC summit shows cartel serious about slashing production, market analysts tell RFI's Christina Okello it won't impact price:
"12.10.2016 17:12:16" soundcloud.com Samsung's woes expected to hurt South Korea's economy Samsung has warned its profits will plunge, following its decision to pull its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones off the market. Stocks by the South Korean tech giant plummeted on Tuesday by 8%, wiping about The debacle of #SamsungNote7 spells more serious problems for South Korea's economy, analyst tells RFI's Christina Okello:
"12.10.2016 17:02:18" soundcloud.com UN under scrutiny as fresh cholera hits Haiti Aid agencies in Haiti are scrambling to fend off the threat of cholera after last week's deadly hurricane. Dozens of cases have already been reported, sparking fears of a massive outbreak. The Worl #UN mulls extending mission in #Haiti to tackle new #cholera outbreak 2 months after admitting it caused last one in 2010. RFI's Christina Okello spoke to the doctor behind the investigation that originally linked the cholera outbreak to U.N.
"12.10.2016 13:36:17" en.rfi.fr French court allows export of dead man's sperm A French court has ordered a hospital to send the sperm of a dead man abroad for medically assisted procreation, a practise that is banned in France if the father has died. It recognised "exceptional circumstances" because his wife, who brought... Post-mortem artificial insemination is banned in France but court recognised "exceptional circumstances"
"12.10.2016 12:04:07" en.rfi.fr Paris attack suspect Abdeslam's lawyers give up defence Lawyers representing Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks, have said they will no longer defend him. Abdeslam refusing to talk because of round-the-clock CCTV watch, says lawyer
"12.10.2016 12:02:44" en.rfi.fr Poland to invite tenders for helicopter deal to 'console' Airbus Poland is to launch a new invitation to tender for 50-70 military helicopters to "console" Airbus, a government spokesman announced on Wednesday. President François Hollande cancelled a visit to Warsaw planned for Thursday after the... Ayrault phoned Polish foreign affairs minister last night as helicopter row rumbles on
"12.10.2016 09:26:15" en.rfi.fr DNA found at Kardashian crime scene as French judicial inquiry starts A French judge has started a formal investigation into the robbery of nine-million-euros-worth of jewellery from US reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris this month. Traces of DNA found at the luxury apartment where she was staying are being examined. #KimKardashian official inquiry starts with DNA traces found. Thieves left on bikes, dropped a pendants, sources say. #Paris
"11.10.2016 15:57:39" en.rfi.fr Burundi isolates itself further with rejection of UN rights experts - Africa - RFI Burundi has banned three United Nations rights experts from entering the country. The UN has accused Bujumbura of abuses and warned that escalating violence could lead to genocide. Burundi's neighbours seem loth to apply pressure, analysts say
"11.10.2016 13:36:58" soundcloud.com 'Making art can be a form of resistance': French actor Alexandre Brasseur Our guest today is French actor Alexandre Brasseur. He's currently performing in the new play "Brasseur et les enfants du Paradis" which explores the making of the cult film "Les Enfants du Paradis" b On #ParisLivePM today, our guest is French actor Alexandre Brasseur:
"11.10.2016 10:51:12" en.rfi.fr Putin to put off Paris visit after Syria row, French presidency - France - RFI Russian President Vladimir Putin is to postpone his visit to Paris, following President François Hollande's statement that he was questioning the value of a meeting between the two leaders because of differences over the Syria conflict, the... Hollande's offer of "working meeting" on Syria seems not to be to Putin's liking
"11.10.2016 09:44:30" en.rfi.fr Kagame threatens 'showdown" with France over genocide probe - Africa - RFI Rwandan President Paul Kagame has threatened a "showdown" with France after French investigators said they would reopen a probe into the 1994 assassination of president Juvenal Habyarimana that triggered the genocide of the country's Tutsis. Rwanda and France may be heading for a new diplomatic spat over inquiries into the assassination that sparked the 1994 genocide
"11.10.2016 09:16:00" en.rfi.fr Merkel pleads for Africa's development to stem migrant flow - Europe - RFI German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off the second leg of her African trip in Niger on Monday, pledging more support for the continent. Her three-day tour, which began yesterday in Mali and ends on Tuesday in Ethiopia, is designed to stem the flow... #Merkel eyes increased #aid for #Africa to stem migrant flow, critics want conditions attached to aid in countries like #Ethiopia amid government crackdown. RFI's Christina Okello has the story:
"10.10.2016 15:28:46" youtube.com Live on Live with Polish blogger Mateusz Kijowski Polish blogger and democracy activist Mateusz Kijowski founded the Democracy Defence Committee (KOD), in 2015. He tells Paris Live PM how the ruling Law and ... On Paris Live PM today:
"10.10.2016 15:25:47" en.rfi.fr Turkey-Russia pipeline plan sign of diplomatic shift - Middle East - RFI Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin voiced their support for resurrecting a major gas pipeline project at an energy summit in Istanbul on Monday. The pledges are a sign Ankara and Moscow are improving Turkey and Russia are getting friendlier again and a planned pipeline is a sign of that
"10.10.2016 13:58:11" en.rfi.fr Valls swears French police attackers will be punished as officer fights for life - France - RFI French Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised that the perpetrators of this weekend's arson attack on four police officers that has left one fighting for his life will be hunted down and punished on a visit to the area on Monday. French PM and interior minister visited police stations in area of Saturday's Molotov cocktail attack Monday, right-wing opposition called for Cazeneuve's resignation
"10.10.2016 12:11:28" en.rfi.fr France pays tribute to Polsh film gaint Andrzej Wajda - Culture - RFI French ministers and cultural figures paid tribute Monday to Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, who died on Sunday at the age of 90. Director who chronicled Poland's 20th century history was honoured at Cannes from his énd film onwards
"10.10.2016 10:52:37" en.rfi.fr Hollande may cancel Putin Paris meeting over Syria - Middle East - RFI Russia on Monday insisted that President Vladimir Putin will visit Paris on 19 October, despite President François Hollande's statement that he might refuse to meet the Russian leader because of Moscow's alleged involvement in "war crimes"... The Russian leader is to open a Seineside religious and cultural centre on 19 October but will he be welcome at the Elysée after UN Security Council Aleppo veto?
"10.10.2016 08:56:47" en.rfi.fr Exploring Kampala's "Little Mogadishu" through photography; revisiting RFI Hausa correspondent court case This week's African Media talks to Anne Ackermann, whose evocative photo series, "Behind Veils and Walls" on the Somali community in Kampala, Uganda is being showcased at the Bay St Brieuc International Photo Reporer Festival in France. We... In our weekly programme #AfricanMedia
"10.10.2016 08:55:04" en.rfi.fr France says UK has moral responsibility to take migrant children - Europe - RFI France's interior minister said Britain has a moral duty to take in hundreds of migrant children currently in Calais's Jungle camp ahead of a meeting with the UK's Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Monday. An Eritrean migrant died on Sunday night after... Ahead of meeting British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Cazeneuve steps up pressure on uncaccompanied minors in the Calais #Jungle
"10.10.2016 08:33:09" en.rfi.fr Why the Anna Politkovskaya prize inspires women n this week's look at the International Media Jan van der Made looks at the yearly Anna Politkovskaya prize that is meant to inspire women in warzones around the world. He asks who was Anna anyway, and who are this years prize winners? #InternationalMedia
"09.10.2016 09:47:25" en.rfi.fr 4 police officers injured in fire bomb attack in Paris suburb - France - RFI French President François Hollande has slammed an "unspeakable" attack on French police after four officers were injured in a Paris suburb on Saturday when their vehicles were set ablaze by incendiary bombs. One of them is described...
"09.10.2016 09:27:18" en.rfi.fr French villages protest relocation of 'Jungle' refugees - France - RFI Demonstrators took to the streets yesterday, Saturday, in several towns across France to protest the government's plan to relocate migrants from the squalid Calais "Jungle" camp that is being shut down to their communities.
"09.10.2016 08:22:07" en.rfi.fr Why the Anna Politkovskaya prize inspires women In this week's look at the International Media Jan van der Made looks at the yearly Anna Politkovskaya prize that is meant to inspire women in warzones around the world. He asks who was Anna anyway, and who are this years prize winners?
"08.10.2016 13:52:31" en.rfi.fr Belgium missed 13 chances to unmask Paris attackers - report - France - RFI A French court on Friday ordered Le Monde newspaper to pay damages to US film star John Malkovich over a story falsely claiming he had a hidden Swiss bank account.
"08.10.2016 11:10:14" en.rfi.fr Actor John Malkovich successfully sues Le Monde newspaper - France - RFI A French court on Friday ordered Le Monde newspaper to pay damages to US film star John Malkovich over a story falsely claiming he had a hidden Swiss bank account.
"08.10.2016 10:09:39" en.rfi.fr France starts World Cup campaign by hammering Bulgaria - Sports - RFI Kevin Gameiro marked his first international start in almost five years with a brace as France came from behind to beat Bulgaria 4-1 and kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday.
"08.10.2016 10:09:14" en.rfi.fr France reopens probe into 1994 assassination of Rwandan president - France - RFI French investigators have reopened their probe into the 1994 genocide-triggering assassination of a Rwandan president to question a dissident general who has accused the country's current head of state of orchestrating the killing.
"07.10.2016 16:51:44" soundcloud.com War in Syria will not be won until one side wins: Analyst The US has called for Russia to be investigated for war crimes in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday accused Moscow of deliberately targeting hospitals and medical facilities in Aleppo. #France's #diplomatic push in #Syria toothless, victory is what's needed in #Assad's war, @EGIC Director tells @RFI's Christina Okello
"07.10.2016 15:56:30" soundcloud.com Niger camp attack underscores Mali spillover Security forces in Niger have vowed to punish those responsible for Thursday's attack on a refugee camp, that left 22 soldiers dead. Niger's Minister of Defence, Massaoudou Hassoumi, told RFI that ar Jihadists from #Mali attack #Niger camp to replenish their weapons, Analyst Paul Melly tells RFI's Christina Okello they're running out of ammunition:
"07.10.2016 15:17:22" soundcloud.com Live On Live with Ingrid Betancourt on Nobel Peace Prize Juan Manuel Santos Former Farc hostage and Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt tells RFI that she agrees the former rebels should have been somehow associated with President Juan Manuel Santos in the No On Paris Live PM today:
"07.10.2016 13:38:32" en.rfi.fr Slashing infant mortality in Nigeria The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) rates Nigeria as having one of the highest maternal and child mortality rate in the world. Figures show that 2,300 children aged less than five years old die daily in Nigeria. A quarter of these... RFI's correspondent Sam Olukoya has this report from Lagos:
"07.10.2016 09:10:50" en.rfi.fr South African President Jacob Zuma questioned by national corruption watchdog South African President Jacob Zuma was questioned on Thursday by the country's corruption watchdog over allegations he let wealthy business friends influence his political appointment decisions. This is the final questioning conducted by public
"07.10.2016 08:39:00" en.rfi.fr Stolen art sold in 'free ports' is funding terrorism – Sapin - France - RFI French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday called on the Group of 20 to prevent the use of so-called "free ports" in the sale of stolen art to fund terrorism.
"07.10.2016 08:37:51" en.rfi.fr Hollande warns UK that Brexit will have a heavy price - France - RFI French President Francois Hollande has sent one of the strongest warnings yet that Britain will have to pay a heavy price for leaving the European Union, adding to deep concern in financial markets. .
"06.10.2016 16:02:07" soundcloud.com Live on Live with Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson, former journalist, horse-trainer, and native land rights activist, is the author of an extraordinary book which has had a particular impact among people affected by, or just interest On Paris Live PM today:
"06.10.2016 15:33:33" en.rfi.fr Alsarah & The Nubatones Sudanese-born singer songwriter Alsarah heads the band The Nubatones. They sing in Arabic, are inspired by Nubian "songs of return" but have coined their sound East African... #WorldMusicMatters Alsarah - and The Nubatones - talks to RFI about their new album 'Manara', its stories of movement and migration ... and mermaids.
"06.10.2016 13:40:10" en.rfi.fr Putin to visit France on October 19 Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his French counterpart François Hollande during a visit to France on October 19.
"06.10.2016 13:30:00" en.rfi.fr Retired four-star general stripped of military status over anti-migrants protest A retired French general who took part in a protest against migrants in the northern port of Calais has been stripped of his right to wear his uniform, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
"06.10.2016 12:50:06" en.rfi.fr French police to investigate firing on planned migrants' hostel French police launched an investigation after shots were fired on Tuesday night at a building set to host migrants evicted from the 'Jungle' camp in Calais.
"06.10.2016 08:51:10" soundcloud.com Live On Live Shirley Abraham & Amit Madeshya, co-directors 'Cinema Travelers' At the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams met Shirley Abraham and Amit Madeshya, the co-directors of a documentary film showing the beauty and challenges of the young yet already strugg On Paris Live PM:
"06.10.2016 08:41:15" en.rfi.fr US-Philippines alliance won't end because of Duterte's remarks, say analysts The Philippines and the United States are this weekstaging joint military drills in South East Asia, just a few days after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to eject American forces from the Southeast Asian nation. Duterte has sustained...
"05.10.2016 18:30:01" en.rfi.fr Fate of South Sudanese rebels in DR Congo hangs in the balance The future of some 700 South Sudanese rebel fighters loyal to former vice president Riek Machar remains unclear after Congolese authorities said they no longer wanted them in their territory. The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says...
"05.10.2016 16:38:04" soundcloud.com Conservatives face backlash for hard-line stance on immigration The UK Conservative Party is facing criticism over proposals to "flush out" businesses that don't hire enough Britons, and restrict visas for foreign students. Prime Minister Theresa May put a hardli #UK #Conservative plans to clamp down on #immigration are a rehash of #UKIP, analyst tells RFI's Christina Okello after new leader quits.
"05.10.2016 16:18:31" soundcloud.com DRC Presidential Election: Kabila drags out suspense The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has spoken out for the first time about the date of this year's presidential elections, which has become a hot-button issue. During a The idea of a technical delay in #DRC is orchestrated, Analyst @wolterssteph tells RFI's Christina Okello after #Kabila evokes polls for 1st time since September's deadly clashes. France mulling sanctions.
"05.10.2016 14:12:33" en.rfi.fr Choreographer Lucinda Childs is the focus of Paris Autumn Festival In this week's Arts in France, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams meets US dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs. She's one of the Portraits in the Paris Autumn Festival,...
"05.10.2016 13:36:41" en.rfi.fr Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage wins Nobel Chemistry Prize Jean-Pierre Sauvage of France, J. Fraser Stoddart of Britain and Bernard Feringa of the Netherlands were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for the design and production of molecular machines.
"05.10.2016 12:10:47" soundcloud.com Live on Live with Chinese author Qiu Xiaolong Qiu Xiaolong is probably one of the most well-known Chinese authors in the West. His 'Inspector Chen' novels have earned him a loyal following - not just for the mysteries themselves but for the light - Paris Live PM -
Chinese author Qiu Xiaolong is currently visiting Paris and he's been talking to RFI's Stéphane Lagarde.
"05.10.2016 07:59:56" Timeline Photos Sudanese-born singer songwriter Alsarah talks to this week's World Music Matters about her band's special brand of East African retro pop, Nubian songs of return and how mermaids are most probably a Nubian invention.
Tune in tomorrow morning on Paris
"04.10.2016 17:42:27" soundcloud.com Hurricane Matthew is a shock too many for stricken Haiti Life-threatening winds and rains pounded Haiti on Tuesday, as one of the most powerful hurricanes in recent years swept through the southwest of the country. Hurricane Matthew has forced hundreds of After 2010 earthquake, cholera, & El Nino, #HurricaneMatthew is a shock too many for #Haiti, aid agencies tell RFI's Christina Okello:
"04.10.2016 17:30:35" en.rfi.fr Online data means real-time fact-checking for today's journalists Journalists are increasingly using data to improve their coverage of events and get to the truth. Key examples include the recent US presidential debate which was fact-checked in real time and the growing use of satellite imagery to tell Syria's conflict. Making an impact on #journalism, hear how real-time #factchecking & verification are boosting journalists' coverage, in this week's International Media with RFI's Christina Okello
"04.10.2016 14:41:28" en.rfi.fr French state rescues historic Alstom train factory - Economy - RFI French state-owned railways placed a huge order for high-speed trains to save an Alstom factory in eastern France. Up to 400 jobs were under threat at the historic plant, which was built in 1879 and made the first TGV high-speed trains in the 1970s. PM Valls defended the plan to save train production at Alstom's factory at Belfort, a piece of industrial history built in 1879 and the place where the first TGV was built
"04.10.2016 12:52:20" en.rfi.fr Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2016 - February 2017 - Culture - RFI No doubt about which show will pack in the crowds in Paris this season – René Magritte at the Pompidou can count on a large fan base that goes beyond the cognoscenti. As can Oscar Wilde, whose personal effects will be on show at the Petit... René Magritte is being enigmatically Belgian, Rivera, Kahlo, Orozco will be riotously Mexican + Oscar Wilde, Rembrandt and so much more in Paris's art shows this season
"04.10.2016 11:07:08" soundcloud.com PLPM: 'They want money, we want harmony,' Native Americans oppose oil pipeline Opposition is growing to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that cuts through Indian Reservations in north and south Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has mounted a "prayer camp" (Sa On Paris Live PM:
"04.10.2016 09:51:57" en.rfi.fr Why did Colombians reject Farc peace deal? A referendum has rejected the Colombian government peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrilla movement. Why did 50.2 percent vote no? And will the rejection mean a return to the long-running war?
"04.10.2016 09:33:55" en.rfi.fr Calais mayor fails to stop UK-financed wall - Europe - RFI Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart has failed to stop the construction of a British-financed wall designed to stop migrants trying to board lorries hading for the United Kingdom. Natacha Bouchard says Calais residents have had enough of walls and barriers
"04.10.2016 08:57:27" en.rfi.fr France, ICRC thank Muscat for Yemen hostage release - Middle East - RFI Franco-Tunisian Red Cross worker, Nourane Houas, was in Oman on Tuesday morning after being freed from 10 months' captivity in wartorn Yemen. The Red Cross, French President François Hollande and Houas herself thanked the sultanate for its help... Muscat is the only Gulf state to enjoy reasonable relations with both sides in the Yemen conflict, leaving it able to help free hostages
"03.10.2016 14:59:41" en.rfi.fr Sunni-Muslim leaders criticise Saudi-sponsored Wahabbism At an underreported meeting at the end of August in Chechnya, in the Russian Federation, hundreds of Islamic scholars discussed the definition of Sunni Islam and declared Wahabbism, the strict Saud-based school, beyond the pale. But not everybody... In our weekly programme #SpotlightonAsia:
"03.10.2016 14:51:22" en.rfi.fr Paris goes vegan #SpotlightonFrance Paris hosted this September its first ever vegan festival called Smmmile. RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel has this report:
"03.10.2016 13:16:06" Socialist dissident would beat Hollande as party's candidate, according to an opinion poll http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161003-former-economy-minister-montebourg-stand-french-socialist-primaries
"03.10.2016 12:38:06" Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo seems to fear the Kardashian robbery will be a new blow to tourism in the French capital http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161003-kardashian-robbery-does-not-prove-paris-unsafe-mayor
"03.10.2016 10:07:34" France's education minister has invited Pope Francis to check his facts after he claimed gender theory is taught in French schools http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161003-pope-stirs-frances-gender-theory-row-fast-tracks-murdered-priests-beatification
"03.10.2016 08:34:39" en.rfi.fr France's Barnier becomes EU Commission's Brexit boss Former French government minister Michel Barnier officially became the European Commission Brexit negotiator on Saturday. He will start work on Monday and is set to visit all the 27 European Union capitals ... except London.
"03.10.2016 07:56:25" US reality TV star held up at gunpoint and robbed, reports http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161003-kim-kardashian-held-gunpoint-fake-cops-paris-hotel
"02.10.2016 14:05:32" The EU capital is to have a modern art museum at last ... with help from Paris http://en.rfi.fr/culture/20161002-pariss-pompidou-centre-open-brussels-branch
"02.10.2016 11:10:52" People in the Landes rallied to defend their "heritage" with cross-party support http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161002-protests-defends-bullifighting-hunting-small-birds-south-west-france
"02.10.2016 09:10:05" Rouen archbishop will ask God's pardon for the defilement of the church in http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161002-murdered-french-priests-church-reopens-cleansing-ceremony
"01.10.2016 15:17:07" British opponents of Hinkley Point joined French anti-nuclear protesters on Saturday http://en.rfi.fr/environment/20161001-thousands-protest-against-nuclear-power-northern-france
"01.10.2016 14:17:47" "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20161001-frenchwoman-receives-tax-bill-her-grave
"01.10.2016 13:19:53" Some British media don't like him but Michel Barnier says he will be fair in Brexit talks ... and he says he's working on his sense of humour http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20161001-frances-barnier-becomes-eu-commissions-brexit-boss
"01.10.2016 11:39:25" A 15-year-old has been kept in custody and a 29-year-old jailed in the latest French terror cases http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20161001-french-teenager-held-terror-charges-29-year-old-jailed
"01.10.2016 08:48:59" Eurostar was disrupted last night by a death believed to be suicide http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20161001-eurostar-delayed-after-death-tracks
"30.09.2016 15:18:19" soundcloud.com Live On Live - The Africa Report Marshall Van Valen With RFI's David Coffey RFI's David Coffey is joined in studio by The Africa Report's Marshall Van Valen for their monthly meeting on what's hitting the headlines across Africa and a special report on the continent's Millenn On Live on Live this Friday 30th September
"30.09.2016 15:04:55" Wolrd climate change deal should come into effect before Cop22 in November http://en.rfi.fr/environment/20160930-eu-fast-tracks-cop21-climate-change-deal-ratification
"30.09.2016 13:27:50" Bodyguards of foreign dignitaries allegedly receive tips in cash or in kind http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160930-elite-french-police-squad-accused-stashing-thousands-secret-kitty
"30.09.2016 11:41:14" Iran's car market is expected to reach two million vehicles by 2020 and Renault wants its share http://en.rfi.fr/middle-east/20160930-renault-agrees-joint-venture-iran
"30.09.2016 09:31:33" Rafales took off from the Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier today, heading for Iraq's second city http://en.rfi.fr/middle-east/20160930-french-fighter-jets-launch-mission-against-mosul
"29.09.2016 09:51:21" en.rfi.fr International New York Times closes in Paris - France - RFI The editorial production room of the International New York Times, a Parisian fixture for nearly 130 years, closed on Tuesday, staff said. .
"29.09.2016 09:50:17" en.rfi.fr Rihanna takes collection to Paris catwalk - France - RFI "What would Marie Antoinette wear at the gym?" It's a question about the French queen that historians may have missed, but not Rihanna. The singer turned fashion designer said she took the conundrum as the starting point for her debut Paris...
"29.09.2016 09:49:41" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy's spy chief under formal investigation - France - RFI The former head of France's DGSI domestic intelligence agency was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions of influence peddling. Squarcini was a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
"29.09.2016 09:46:33" http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160928-more-french-riviera-attacks-foiled-nice-massacre
"28.09.2016 18:06:36" en.rfi.fr France defends 'serious' budget - France - RFI The French government defended its 2017 budget on Wednesday, seven months ahead of the presidential election, after a top watchdog said it doubted it could hit its fiscal targets. .
"28.09.2016 14:18:20" RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto spoke to South African novelist Henrietta Rose-Innes in our studios in Paris to hear more about her book, Green Lion:
"28.09.2016 10:47:03" en.rfi.fr Hollande to attend funeral of Shimon Peres French President Francois Hollande will attend the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres. His predecessor and presidential hopeful in 2017, Nicolas Sarkozy, will also attend.
"28.09.2016 09:40:45" en.rfi.fr Clinton puts Trump on the defensive during first US presidential debate Now time for this week's look at the US presidential election that is approaching, with Jan van der Made. RFI's Jan van der Made has a look to first #USPresidentialDebate:
"28.09.2016 09:21:20" en.rfi.fr Air France workers say they've been 'convicted in advance' - France - RFI Cheers and jeers marked the start of the trial on Tuesday of 15 people over a confrontation in which Air France workers angry over planned layoffs left two executives with their shirts shredded. .
"28.09.2016 09:13:56" en.rfi.fr Still no answer to Europe's refugee crisis Amnesty International on Tuesday denounced Hungary's right-wing government for what it called "deliberately" mistreating asylum seekers.
"27.09.2016 16:47:13" en.rfi.fr Bahrain overhauls economy as oil prices plummet - Middle East - RFI Bahrain has launched major reforms to diversify its economy away from oil as prices continue to plummet. It comes as world... '#Oil here to stay but new sectors to play a role in #Bahrain's future,' Oil Minister tells RFI's Christina Okello as prices plummet:
"27.09.2016 12:11:11" soundcloud.com Live On Live - Bahreini Oil Minister Mohamed Khalifa Al Khalifa RFI's Christina Okello sits down with Bahrain's oil minister, Mohamed Khalifa Al Khalifa, to talk about the impact the fall in the world's oil prices is having on Gulf State economies. On Paris Live PM:
"27.09.2016 08:35:35" en.rfi.fr Celebrating Ganesh festival in Mumbai The Ganesha festival is celebrated with great fervour in the western India state of Maharashtra. RFI's Dhananjay Khadilkar experienced this year's celebrations in the city of Mumbai. #India In our International report today:
"26.09.2016 15:28:06" en.rfi.fr Paris bans cars along the River Seine - France - RFI Strollers and cyclists can breathe easy on the banks of the Seine after Paris on Monday approved a plan to ban cars on a long stretch of riverside road cutting across the city.
"26.09.2016 12:49:41" en.rfi.fr "Women's House" offers unique holistic approach to victims of sexual violence The "Maison des Femmes" or "Women's house" recently opened in the town of St Denis, just north of Paris, one of France's poorest areas. The brainchild of a feisty... In our programme #SpotlightonFrance this week:
"26.09.2016 10:23:11" en.rfi.fr Camembert can still kick up a stink - France - RFI It's a cheese maker's take on David and Goliath. Camembert, the village that gave its name to France's most famous -- and imitated -- cheese, has only one remaining traditional "fromagerie" still making the speciality.
"26.09.2016 09:43:10" en.rfi.fr France asks Swiss for 45,000 UBS accounts' in tax fraud case - France - RFI French tax authorities have asked Switzerland to hand over client information for some 45,000 bank accounts as part of a probe into alleged tax fraud, Le Parisien daily said Monday.
"26.09.2016 09:09:57" en.rfi.fr Thousands march in Dublin to protest Ireland's abortion laws A global solidarity march in favour of repealing Ireland's strict abortion laws took place in over 20 countries on Saturday. Abortion is outlawed in Ireland under the constitution. A growing campaign for a change to the referendum is putting... #Ireland RFI's correspondent Shona Murray has this report:
"26.09.2016 08:46:38" en.rfi.fr Hollande urges UK to 'play its part' in the 'Jungle' crisis French President Francois Hollande said on a visit to the port of Calais Monday that the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp there would be "completely dismantled".
"26.09.2016 08:46:11" en.rfi.fr US elections move up a gear as candidates prep for presidential debates This week, the first of the pre-election presidential debates takes place ahead of the November election. Jan van der Made has been looking at the recent days of the campaign and what is at stake in these debates. #US #PresidentialElections
"23.09.2016 13:03:04" en.rfi.fr Cyber specialists doubt Yahoo claims that massive hack is state-sponsored - General - RFI Yahoo said Thursday a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users. It also said the attack may have been "state-sponsored". The comments come after a report earlier this year quoted a security...
"23.09.2016 12:02:56" en.rfi.fr French appeals court orders former trader pay bank a million euros - France - RFI An appeals court in Versailles ruled on Friday that former trader Jérôme Kerviel must repay Societe Generale one million euros of the 4.9 billion euros that he lost in a series of disastrous trades.
"23.09.2016 09:27:26" en.rfi.fr France's economy contracts in second quarter - France - RFI France's economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the second quarter, France's Insee statistics agency. Friday's reporting revises an initial estimate of zero growth, suggesting both consumers and businesses held back spending from April through June.
"23.09.2016 09:02:25" en.rfi.fr India signs deal to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets - France - RFI India signed a formal agreement on Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault for 7.9 billion euros, one of its biggest defence deals in decades.
"22.09.2016 15:41:18" en.rfi.fr UNCTAD annual report shows mixed bag in African trade - Africa - RFI The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, has released its annual report, which this year looks at issues concerning the export of African raw materials to developed countries.
"22.09.2016 15:21:43" en.rfi.fr Multi-million euro fraud case facing French art dynasty in court - Economy - RFI The tax fraud trial of heirs to the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty resumed in court on Thursday. The high-profile case alleges some members of the billionaire family hid hundreds of millions of euros in inheritance money.
"22.09.2016 13:26:54" en.rfi.fr NGO sounds poaching alarm on World Rhino Day Today is World Rhino Day, an opportunity to celebrate and focus the world's attention on all five rhinoceros species to be found in Africa and Asia: the black, white, greater one-horned, sumatran and javan rhinos. Today is World Rhino Day.
RFI's Zeenat Hansrod spoke to Traffic, a NGO working on wildlife trade:
"22.09.2016 12:33:14" en.rfi.fr Belgian police found with vanload of migrants in France - France - RFI Two Belgian policemen were arrested after being found in a French border town with a vanload of migrants, officials said Thursday, sparking a diplomatic incident. The police van carrying 13 migrants and the two policemen was stopped by...
"22.09.2016 11:37:03" en.rfi.fr Haydar Hamdi: voice of Tunisia's free youth sings of broken dreams After taking an active part in the so-called Jasmine Revolution in 2011, Tunisian musician Haydar Hamdi moved to Paris and formed an oriental dub band... Our weekly programme #WorldMusicMatters is up Haydar Hamdi
"22.09.2016 09:01:55" en.rfi.fr Indian ministers approve Rafale fighter jet deal - France - RFI French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due to arrive in India to finalise the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets.An Indian cabinet committee gave its approval Wednesday to a long-delayed deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France's Dassault,...
"22.09.2016 08:21:31" en.rfi.fr Chirac's wife hospitalised as ex-French leader remains ill The family of Jacques Chirac said Wednesday his wife Bernadette had also been hospitalised "suffering" from exhaustion, and quashed rumours that the 83-year-old former French president had died.
"21.09.2016 15:10:36" en.rfi.fr Obama's Middle East policy disappoints both Israel and Palestine - Middle East - RFI Barack Obama has met for the last time in his capacity as US president with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The meeting came just a week after the US and Israel signed a 38 billion US dollar military agreement, the largest ever. And although...
"21.09.2016 15:06:56" en.rfi.fr Cazeneuve addresses Senate on plans to move migrants - France - RFI French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve went before the Senate on Wednesday to discuss the government's controversial plans to move migrants from the country's northern Calais region to new sites in other parts of the country.
"21.09.2016 15:06:24" en.rfi.fr EU scraps time limits on free mobile roaming plan - Europe - RFI The European Union on Wednesday scrapped a controversial plan to limit its landmark free mobile phone roaming policy to 90 days a year, after an outcry from angry consumer groups. While doing away with time limits for roaming across the currently
"21.09.2016 11:54:53" en.rfi.fr France charges two with suspected jihadist links - France - RFI Two men allegedly linked to a French extremist have been charged with "associating with terrorists", Paris prosecutors said Wednesday.
"21.09.2016 10:36:49" en.rfi.fr France's presidential campaign kicks off with right-wing primaries - France - RFI France's main right-wing party Les Républicains launches its primary campaign on Wednesday to choose its candidate for next year's presidential election.
"21.09.2016 10:00:44" en.rfi.fr Kenya gets 'rap on the knuckles' for non-compliance with war crimes court - Africa - RFI An ICC judge ruled on Monday that Kenya failed to comply with its obligations to cooperate with the International Criminal Court. The court says the matter will be referred to the ICC's oversight body, the Assembly of States Parties. Kenya had fought...
"21.09.2016 08:39:19" en.rfi.fr Hollande tells UN on Syria: 'Enough is enough' French President François Hollande appealed on Tuesday for an end to the carnage in Syria, telling the United Nations: "Enough is enough".
"20.09.2016 16:15:38" en.rfi.fr Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute: Whose sea is it anyway? - Africa - RFI The International Court of Justice in The Hague on Monday began a week of hearings on the long-running dispute between Kenya and Somalia over their maritime border. At stake is a narrow triangle in the Indian Ocean. Determining who owns it may... Where do you draw the line in a long-running border dispute about who owns the Indian Ocean? RFI's Christina Okello looks at Kenya & Somalia's maritime dispute..
"20.09.2016 16:09:05" en.rfi.fr Russia's Putin weighs in on doping hacking scandal - Sports - RFI Russian President Vladimir Putin has blasted the "hypocrisy" of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), after more leaked documents revealed that Olympic athletes had been prescribed treatment otherwise banned.
"20.09.2016 15:19:55" en.rfi.fr Attack on humanitarian convoy marks end of Syria ceasefire An attack on a Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy near the city of Aleppo was universally condemned wity both Russia and Syria dening responsibiliy for the attack. T
"20.09.2016 12:32:49" en.rfi.fr Police arrest 8 over Nice attack - France - RFI French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection with the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that left 86 people dead and over 300 injured, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
"20.09.2016 12:21:28" Busking in the Paris metro: Mali's Pédro Kouyaté This week the Paris metro holds its twice-yearly auditions for musicians who want to perform in the corridors of the metro. Those who make it through are given permission to busk for at least six months.
One of the most successful is Pédro Kouyaté, a
"20.09.2016 11:18:17" en.rfi.fr Nigerian artist Uyi's recounts his epic bid to reach Europe Prince Aghahowa Uyiosa or Uyi, as he likes to be called, is from Edo state in Nigeria. Earlier this summer, he was picked up with 110 other people in an overcrowded rubber boat off the Libyan coast...
RFI's Matthew Kay has this report:
"20.09.2016 10:05:10" en.rfi.fr Will Guantanamo Bay finally close? [Part 2] With only a few months left in his presidency, Barack Obama is running out of time to close the American prison complex at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Opposition to its closure was voiced recently by Republicans in the US Congress. Our US correspondent... RFI's correspondent Philip Crowther has this report from Cuba:
"20.09.2016 09:11:18" en.rfi.fr Police arrest teenager over church hostage hoax - France - RFI French police on Monday arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of hacking the phone line of a church in central Paris and reporting a fake hostage crisis at the weekend.
"20.09.2016 09:10:18" en.rfi.fr Immigrants 'should live like the French' - Sarkozy - Middle East - RFI French Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy said that once immigrants are granted citizenship in France they "should live like the French".
"19.09.2016 12:42:02" en.rfi.fr French Muslim woman pleads for tolerance - France - RFI A young French Muslim woman who lost three family members in the July 14 jihadist attack on Nice made an impassioned plea Monday not to confuse the Islamic faith with terrorism.
"19.09.2016 12:21:25" en.rfi.fr Le Pen says she will take France back from EU - France - RFI French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday vowed to give her country back control over its laws, currency and borders if elected president next year on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform.
"19.09.2016 12:01:28" en.rfi.fr How will Paris adapt to climate change? It's no secret that Paris Mayor Anne Hildalgo has made fighting climate change one of the cornerstone of her two years in office. Amongst other initiatives, the city recently unveiled an exhibition on the Cop 22 climate conference.... In our weekly programme this week, Spotlight on France:
"19.09.2016 11:14:03" Timeline Photos SOS Mediterranee Germany searching for boats off Lybian coast onboard the Aquarius. #refugees #migrants
(Credit pic: RFI/Matthew Kay)
"19.09.2016 10:36:14" en.rfi.fr Hollande announces increased compensation for terrorism victims - France - RFI The French president, François Hollande, has said that the government will reform the way victims of terrorism are compensated, which will result in an increase in what they receive.
"19.09.2016 08:59:42" en.rfi.fr Former French President Jacques Chirac hospitalised Former French president Jacques Chirac was admitted to hospital on Sunday with a lung infection, his son-in-law said.
"19.09.2016 08:38:29" en.rfi.fr Behind some of Paris' closed doors The third weekend in September, since 1984, state-run institutions, political or cultural, as well as some historical private sites, are open to the public, here in France. In 1991 the joy spread and it became a European event. RFI's Rosslyn...
"18.09.2016 13:32:58" en.rfi.fr Appealing to Zimbabwe's 'forgotten' rural areas, Maxwell Shumba makes his ZimFirst party all-inclusive - Africa - RFI In an effort to stand out from the new political parties on the scene, Maxwell Shumba, the founder of ZimFirst party, says he is appealing to all Zimbabweans, but has made a point of launching party intiatives in rural Zimbabwe in order to create an... RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto spoke to ZimFirst leader Maxwell Shumba and his plans for Zimbabwe's 2018 elections
"17.09.2016 13:23:01" en.rfi.fr Third French teenager detained for suspected terrorist plot - France - RFI A 15-year-old French boy has been arrested in Paris and remanded in custody on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack, a source close to the investigation said on Friday.
"17.09.2016 11:51:49" en.rfi.fr France bans plastic cups and plates - France - RFI France has finally banned plastics utensils and decreed that all disposable ware like cups and plates must be made out of materials that are compostable.
"17.09.2016 11:09:57" en.rfi.fr France takes record for longest lightning bolt - France - RFI At a little over seven seconds France's lasts the longest but America's is by far the biggest.
"17.09.2016 11:08:44" en.rfi.fr Bringing hope - and help - to the Mediterranean migrant crisis - Europe - RFI Radio France Journalist Mathew Kay joined the crew on board the MV Aquarius, one of the Mediterranean ships jointly managed by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterannée. The ship is one of a handful of ships whose purpose...
"16.09.2016 17:58:16" en.rfi.fr Hillary Clinton pneumonia coverage misses big picture Hillary Clinton's bout with pneumonia triggered a media and social media frenzy this week, that has led to accusations of sexism and bias. In this report, RFI's Christina Okello looks at why all this talk of Hillary's health is deflecting attention... Media frenzy over #HillarysHealth symptom of challenge facing journalism in digital age, explains RFI's Christina Okello:
"16.09.2016 15:24:13" en.rfi.fr How is Zimbabwe paying for its new bond notes? - Africa - RFI Questions are being raised about the collateral behind the Zimbabwean government's issue of new US dollar denominated bond notes, an initiative which was announced by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe this week. There are fears that issuing bond notes...
"16.09.2016 14:00:00" en.rfi.fr Police dismantle new Paris tent camp Police in Paris on Friday began evacuating a tent camp where some 1,500 migrants were living in unsanitary conditions, the latest operation to dismantle such camps sprouting up around the French capital.
"16.09.2016 13:29:13" Photos from RFI English's post RFI's Matthew Kay is in Sicily to see how the #Aquarius rescues migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.
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"16.09.2016 12:46:56" en.rfi.fr French ex-minister Cahuzac faces 3 years in jail for fraud A French court on Thursday heard closing arguments in the stormy tax fraud trial of ex-budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac, accused of stashing millions abroad while leading a crackdown on tax dodgers at home.
"16.09.2016 09:25:37" en.rfi.fr Colombia's Farc rebels prepare to hold final conference After almost four years of talks in Cuba, Colombia's government and the left-wing Farc rebels, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, agreed last month on a peace accord after half a century of armed conflict. Before it signs the deal,... RFI's correspondent Emily Wright has this report:
"16.09.2016 08:17:51" en.rfi.fr New study reveals gender pay gap in sport isn't closing The huge gulf between how much male and female athletes are paid is not likely to narrow in the foreseeable future and has even grown wider recently, according to a study by advocacy group Women on Boards.
"16.09.2016 08:01:33" en.rfi.fr Doolin' gives traditional Irish music a French twist Doolin' are a six-piece French band from Toulouse and they make Irish traditional music. The Irish Times says they do it "brilliantly". Who are we to argue? They have solid credentials...
"15.09.2016 15:00:45" en.rfi.fr French group uses rabbit cruelty video to urge angora ban A French animal rights group on Thursday demanded a ban on raising angora rabbits for their prized fur, releasing a secretly-recorded video during which the animals squeal while being shorn.
"15.09.2016 14:47:49" en.rfi.fr France calls on US to share details of Syria deal - France - RFI France on Thursday called for Washington to disclose details of the Russian-US brokered Syria deal to its allies bombing jihadists in the war-torn country."It is important that there be good information and I hope we will receive it...
"15.09.2016 11:14:35" en.rfi.fr EU-US trade talks lose support in France An ambitious EU-US free-trade agreement no longer enjoys political support in France, the country's junior trade minister said Wednesday, while conceding that Paris could not block the talks.
"15.09.2016 10:18:01" en.rfi.fr Flights cancelled as French labour reforms spark more demos - France - RFI Protesters took to the streets across France on Thursday for fresh demonstrations against the Socialist government's labour reforms, although opposition to the measures appeared to be weakening.
"15.09.2016 09:40:41" en.rfi.fr French FM to accept World Trade Center seedlings - France - RFI Seedlings from the only tree to survive the September 11th World Trade Center collapse will be given to France, following the recent spate of terror attacks commited on French soil.
"15.09.2016 09:40:05" en.rfi.fr French, German FMs make first visit to war-torn east Ukraine - Europe - RFI The German and French foreign ministers on Thursday made their first visit to Ukraine's war-torn east since the beginning of the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in April 2014.
"15.09.2016 09:39:26" en.rfi.fr UK government approves Hinkley Point nuclear project - France - RFI The British government said Thursday it was giving the green light to a controversial new nuclear project at Hinkley Point after Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review.
"15.09.2016 07:16:37" en.rfi.fr Female farmers rebuilding agriculture in the Central African Republic - Africa - RFI Farmers in the Central African Republic are struggling to bounce back from years of intermittent violence, where smallholder female farmers were unable to tend their fields during the conflict. With support from local non-governmental organisations... RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto spent quality time with female farmers in the Central African Republic to learn more about how they are trying to get the agriculture sector back on track:
"14.09.2016 13:45:01" en.rfi.fr Galeries Lafayette sees drop in foreign shoppers after Paris attacks France's Galeries Lafayette saw a 15-percent drop in foreign shoppers at its flagship Paris store in the first half of 2016 after the November terror attacks, the upscale chain said Wednesday.
"14.09.2016 13:10:06" en.rfi.fr Human error cited as possible cause of Marseille cruise ship death - France - RFI Human error was probably to blame for the death of a Filipino crewman on the world's biggest cruise liner the Harmony of the Seas, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. An update on a story we brought you yesterday:
"14.09.2016 12:50:34" en.rfi.fr European Space Agency unveils new map of the stars - Europe - RFI Of the billions of stars in the Milky Way, the European Space Agency has charted 1142 million of them. On Wednesday they released a new celestial map which is a 1000 times more complete and 10 times more precise than anything else existing today.
"14.09.2016 12:49:34" en.rfi.fr WADA slams Russian hackers fishing for doping scandal - Sports - RFI The World Anti-Doping Agency has slammed Russian hackers who breached its database and published confidential records of US athletes. Russia accuses WADA of "double standards" while the United States calls the hack "cowardly".
"14.09.2016 12:48:55" en.rfi.fr New UEFA president will look at changes to Champions League - Sports - RFI UEFA has elected Aleksander Ceferin as its new president. The 55 UEFA member federations overwhelmingly chose the 48-year-old Slovenian who obtained a 29-vote majority over Dutch rival, Michael van Praag, at a congress meeting in Athens on Wednesday.
"14.09.2016 10:09:00" en.rfi.fr Dalai Lama weighs in on France's migrant debate The Dalai Lama on Tuesday urged Europe to emphasise education for the hundreds of thousands of refugees that have arrived mainly from the Middle East as a means of rebuilding their home countries.
"14.09.2016 10:03:19" en.rfi.fr The peace process between Farc and Colombia, part 1 In Colombia, the violence of the last five decades could be coming to an end as part of a peace deal that both sides have promised to sign: the government and the country's largest guerrilla group, the Farc. Emily Wright was in territory controlled... #Colombia-#Farc final peace agreement will take place on 26 September in Cartagena.
RFI's correspondent Emily Wright went to a guerrilla camp in Southern Colombia. She has this 4-part series report:
"14.09.2016 09:57:16" en.rfi.fr France's Hermes posts record profit margin - France - RFI Hermes said on Wednesday its net profit rose 13 percent in the first half of the year, scoring a record profit margin and defying stagnating sales in much of the luxury sector.
"14.09.2016 09:56:40" en.rfi.fr Pope holds mass for slain French priest - France - RFI Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced killing in God's name as "satanic" as he held a mass to honour Jacques Hamel, the French priest whose throat was slit by jihadists in July.