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"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.
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"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.
(Credit pics: Matthew Kay)
"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.
"14.09.2016 08:30:23" en.rfi.fr France's first de-radicalisation centre to tackle Islamist threat opens The country's first centre aimed at de-radicalising would-be jihadists was unveiled on Tuesday, as part of government measures to counter a wave of terrorist attacks on French soil.
"13.09.2016 15:41:15" en.rfi.fr Hungary spat shows divisions ahead of EU summit - Europe - RFI Luxembourg's foreign minister said on Tuesday Hungary should be suspended from the European Union for its treatment of refugees. The comments come ahead of an EU summit in Bratislava on Friday, where leaders will seek a common path...
"13.09.2016 14:06:12" en.rfi.fr Towards a conservation model working with indigenous peoples In our weekly magazine this week #SpotlightonAfrica
Conservationists are pleading for new policies that will engage with the indigenous peoples living in protected areas instead of excluding them.
"13.09.2016 13:34:38" en.rfi.fr French left celebrates difference at Fête de l'Humanité The French left is battered and divided. President François Hollande is being challenged on both the right and left of his Socialist party, and on the far left new and old movements are threatening to further splinter an already disenchanted... In Spotlight on France this week:
"13.09.2016 12:03:12" en.rfi.fr Accident on cruise ship docked in Marseille kills one - France - RFI One person was killed and two were seriously injured on Tuesday when a lifeboat became detached from the world's biggest cruise liner, which was docked in the southern French port of Marseille.
"13.09.2016 10:59:34" en.rfi.fr Pope to honour slain French priest with Vatican mass - France - RFI Pope Francis will celebrate mass on Wednesday in honour of Jacques Hamel, the French priest who died in July after having his throat slit by Islamist militants.
"13.09.2016 10:58:38" en.rfi.fr French government intervenes to save TGV train factory - Economy - RFI The French government said Monday it had intervened to save the Alstom factory that assembled the country's first high-speed TGV train. The action follows Alstom's announcement last week that it would halt production at the locomotive factory in
"13.09.2016 10:58:09" en.rfi.fr Three French women charged over terror plots - France - RFI Three women arrested after a foiled plot to blow up a car packed with gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris were charged with terror offences on Monday. The women were detained last week after the discovery of the vehicle near Notre...
"13.09.2016 10:57:33" en.rfi.fr Italian town sues French publication over quake cartoons - France - RFI Amatrice, the Italian town devastated by last month's deadly earthquake, is suing French weekly Charlie Hebdo for defamation over a series of cartoons about the disaster.
"12.09.2016 11:51:42" en.rfi.fr Top Chinese director in deal with French arthouse cinema - Culture - RFI Acclaimed Chinese film director Jia Zhangke said Monday he had struck a deal with French arthouse producers mk2 to distribute the "best of Asian cinema" worldwide.
"12.09.2016 11:51:09" en.rfi.fr Tibetan spritiual leader, Dalai Lama visits France - France - RFI The Dalai Lama arrives in France this Monday for a six-day visit that will take him to the European Parliament and Paris.
"12.09.2016 09:44:09" en.rfi.fr Electric-motored boat to voyage round the world - France - RFI Two Frenchmen have diclosed plans to launch a water-borne answer to the Solar Impulse, the plane that completed its round-the-globe trip using only solar energy in July.
"12.09.2016 09:42:05" en.rfi.fr French police arrest 15-year-old suspected of planning attack - France - RFI French police arrested a 15-year-old boy on Saturday suspected of planning an attack, investigators said on Sunday. The teenager was arrested in eastern Paris and had been under house arrest since April for suspected links to Islamic extremists.
"11.09.2016 14:45:51" en.rfi.fr 'There will be new attacks, there will be innocent victims' - Valls - France - RFI French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday there would be new attacks in France but proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security was not the right way to deal with threats.
"11.09.2016 12:16:28" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy wants special courts, jails for terrorism suspects - France - RFI France needs to get tough on militants by creating special courts and detention facilities to boost security, the country's former President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a interview published in Sunday newspaper Le...
"11.09.2016 12:14:52" en.rfi.fr Many French think truth about September 11 is buried - Visiting France - RFI Two thirds of French people believe the truth about what happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States, has been deliberately hidden.
"11.09.2016 09:39:18" en.rfi.fr Woman charged over Paris gas canister find - France - RFI French anti-terror judges charged a woman yesterday,Saturday, over a failed attack near Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, where a car containing gas canisters was found last weekend.
"10.09.2016 13:50:42" en.rfi.fr France, Germany draw-up EU defence policy post-Brexit - France - RFI France and Germany are preparing joint proposals for a "more active and more useful" European defence policy, the French defence ministry told reporters yesterday, Friday.
"10.09.2016 13:48:31" en.rfi.fr Post-Brexit UK must 'buy' EU trading rights - France - RFI Tweeter France Brexit Emmanuel Macron Post-Brexit UK must 'buy' EU trading rights By RFI Issued on 10-09-2016 Modified 10-09-2016 to 15:28 Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron photographed recently LOIC VENANCE / AFP Macron, who resigned as France's economy
"10.09.2016 09:05:20" en.rfi.fr 3 arrested In Paris for fatal mugging of Chinese businessman - France - RFI Three men who are suspected of involvement in the attack on a Chinese businessman in the Seine –Saint Denis suburb of Paris have been arrested and detained.
"10.09.2016 09:04:35" en.rfi.fr France to slash household, business taxes – minister - France - RFI France's government unveiled Friday plans to lower taxes on households and companies, as the ruling Socialists lined up their budget for the 2017 election year.
"10.09.2016 09:03:46" en.rfi.fr Possible Paris train station attack foiled - France - RFI A 19-year-old woman arrested in a probe into a car found laden with gas cylinders in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and was preparing an imminent attack, officials said Friday.Police A police say security services had issued...
"10.09.2016 09:02:36" en.rfi.fr 'Gas cylinder' woman 'promised' to cops, priest killers - France - RFI One of three women arrested over a failed Islamist attack in Paris had been "promised as a bride" to two men behind attacks on police officers and a priest earlier this year, the Paris prosecutor said on Friday.
"09.09.2016 08:46:50" en.rfi.fr Police shoot IS Paris gas car suspect French police investigating a car containing six gas cylinders in Paris have arrested three female suspects said to have been planning fresh attacks, shooting one of them in the process.
"09.09.2016 08:42:59" en.rfi.fr Tourists trapped in French Alps cable cars rescued 110 people became trapped when the cable cars ground to a halt shortly before 4:00 pm Thursday at an altitude of 3,800 metres in the #MontBlanc region.
"08.09.2016 19:01:07" en.rfi.fr Gabon crisis underscores Africa's democratic challenge - Africa - RFI Gabon's election stalemate rolled on on Thursday, as the opposition mulled plans to lodge an appeal to the constitutional court over last month's presidential polls. The disputed reelection of president Ali Bongo has sparked violent riots that... #Gabon electoral crisis replicated across #Africa where #democracy in central African region still has long way to go, explains RFI's Christina Okello in this report:
"08.09.2016 17:10:52" en.rfi.fr UN, NGOs to help flood-ravaged North Korea - Asia-Pacific - RFI More than 44,000 people have been displaced by flooding that ravaged northeastern parts of North Korea earlier this week. Representatives of international aid organisations and UN agencies are currently taking part in a mission led by the North Korean...
"08.09.2016 17:08:24" en.rfi.fr Gabon crisis underscores Africa's democratic challenge - Africa - RFI Gabon's election stalemate rolled on on Thursday, as the opposition mulled plans to lodge an appeal to the constitutional court over last month's presidential polls. The disputed reelection of president Ali Bongo has sparked violent riots that...
"08.09.2016 17:07:27" en.rfi.fr Second couple held over gas bottles found near Notre Dame - France - RFI French police investigating a car containing six gas canisters discovered near the Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris detained a second couple overnight.
"08.09.2016 17:06:54" en.rfi.fr France's securlar laws can accomadate Islam - Hollande - France - RFI President Francois Hollande insisted Thursday that France's strict laws separating church and state do not prevent the country's large Muslim minority from practising their religion.
"08.09.2016 16:47:59" Photos from RFI English's post Shivendu Paul is the president of the RFI Metali Listeners Club in Murshidibad, India. He is also a teacher, and sent these photos in for Teachers' Day in India. This is what he wrote:
"As a mark of respect and to recognize teachers' contribution
"08.09.2016 15:39:23" soundcloud.com Live on Live with UNESCO's David Atchoarena Today is International Literacy Day - programmes and events around the world, designed to highlight the problem of illiteracy. Our guest is David Atchoarena, expert in Lifelong Learning programmes at On Paris Live PM today:
"08.09.2016 14:09:58" en.rfi.fr Training the next generation of Malian musicians during conflict Mali's famous festival in the desert was cancelled this year in the north of the country, another casualty of the country's continuing unrest. But in Bamako the world-famous kora player Toumani Diabaté helped to organize another... RFI's correspondent Katarina Höije has this report from Bamako, Mali.
"08.09.2016 08:35:24" en.rfi.fr Hanging out with Steve Shehan The Hang was created by a Swiss couple - Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer - in the late 90s. As such it's one of the newest and most exciting of musical instruments and has gained a near-cult following around the world, not least in Russia. #WorldMusicMatters
"07.09.2016 13:19:15" en.rfi.fr Hollande would be hammered in presidential election - poll - France - RFI French President Francois Hollande would be crushed if he stood for re-election next year, according to a new opinion poll published on Tuesday.
"07.09.2016 12:16:00" en.rfi.fr Hollande presses Vietnam to release jailed dissidents - France - RFI France asked Vietnam to release four jailed dissidents during President Francois Hollande's visit to the authoritarian country, a French source said Wednesday.
"07.09.2016 12:15:03" en.rfi.fr Britain To Build Anti-Migrant Wall… In Calais - France - RFI Britain is to start building a wall in the northern French port of Calais to stop migrants jumping on trucks, under a deal agreed earlier this year, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.
"07.09.2016 12:14:28" en.rfi.fr Owner of car loaded with gas cylinders near Notre Dame arrested - France - RFI A car containing several gas cylinders was discovered close to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris over the weekend. Its owner, who is now in custody, is on an intelligence services watchlist, police said Wednesday.
"07.09.2016 10:58:05" en.rfi.fr First Paris refugee camp to open by mid-October Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Tuesday, unveiling plans to take hundreds of people off the streets as France struggles to accommodate migrants.
"07.09.2016 09:01:37" en.rfi.fr French burkini ban maintained in Corsican village An administrative court on the French island of Corsica refused Tuesday to lift a burkini ban that was introduced following a mass brawl on a beach, saying it was justified on public order grounds.
"06.09.2016 16:27:46" en.rfi.fr From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising" – analysing the changing role of reporting on Africa This week's African Media speaks to the editors of Africa's Media Image in the...
"06.09.2016 14:19:02" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls 'disgusted' by ex-minister's secret account defence - France - RFI French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday slammed claims by former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac that one of his secret Swiss bank accounts was opened to provide finance for the political ambitions of former prime minister Michel... Disgraced former budget minister claims he set up an account to help late Soclaist Rocard become president
"06.09.2016 11:35:06" en.rfi.fr Hollande clinches Airbus deals, dodges human rights on Vietnam visit - Asia-Pacific - RFI Vietnamese airlines bought 40 jets worth six billion euros from France-based Airbus during as President François Hollande arrived in Hanoi for a 48-hour visit to the country. French-based planemaker signed deals worth six billion euros as french president flew into Hanoi
"06.09.2016 09:34:44" Ex-minister caused this governement's biggest scandal by concealing Swiss bank account http://en.rfi.fr/general/20160905-prosecutor-accuses-defendants-guerilla-action-obstructing-cahuzacs-trial
"06.09.2016 09:29:13" en.rfi.fr French Prime Minister Valls calls for Gabon presidential recount - Africa - RFI French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called for a recount of Gabon's presidential election result and called for clarification on the whereabouts of 15 French nationals missing since violent protests against incumbent Ali Bongo was declared the Valls goes further than before on Gabon's presidential poll, as France wants to know where 15 of its citizens are
"05.09.2016 16:31:08" en.rfi.fr Behind the scenes of a Syria-UN scoop International media headlines this week have again been dominated by the Syrian conflict, with notably a damning report by the Guardian about the role of UN aid in Damascus. In this magazine, RFI's Christina Okello goes behind the scenes to... The UN is under pressure to set up an inquiry into its Syria aid programme, following a damning investigation by the Guardian. RFI's Christina Okello goes behind the scenes to see how the report came together.
"05.09.2016 16:18:54" en.rfi.fr Welcome to Germany Part 1 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under pressure to change course on refugees with the rise of anti-immigrant party AfD. But in the capital, Berlin, tolerance towards refugees remains unchanged, as an array of initiatives to welcome migrants spring... As the debate on migrants rages on in Germany, RFI's Christina Okello went to meet associations in Berlin who are working to welcome them.
"05.09.2016 15:28:08" en.rfi.fr Merkel under pressure after far-right gains in state election - Europe - RFI German Chancellor Angela Merkel this Monday vowed to "win back trust" of voters over the handling of the migrant crisis after her party lost votes to the Action for Germany (AfD) party in a state election. The far-right party... Angela Merkel still has strong pesonal support, despite the blow to her party and her immigration policy in Sunday's state election
"05.09.2016 14:58:29" en.rfi.fr What the Burkini row says about France's attitude towards religion Burkini might be a simple word, but it was on everybody's lips in France during the month of August. The body-covering swimsuit became the subject of a huge controversy that had France - and its politicians - arguing for weeks, especially after... #SpotlightonFrance
"05.09.2016 13:50:19" en.rfi.fr French truckers, farmers, protest at Calais Jungle - Europe - RFI Farmers, truckers and shopkeepers staged a go-slow protest on roads leading to Calais on Monday to protest at disruption caused by the Jungle migrants' camp. Apart from wanting the camp closed soon, they called for the the French Channel port to be... Shopkeepers, lorry drivers, farmers protest at effects of Jungle camp in Calais. Demo is not anti-migrant, organiser tells RFI
"05.09.2016 12:51:53" en.rfi.fr Zambia ploughs on with inauguration, as opposition question constitutional court ruling - Africa - RFI Zambian authorities are pushing ahead on Monday with preparations for the inauguration of president-elect Edgar Lungu following a constitutional court ruling on a legal challenge to the country's elections. However, the opposition says Zambia's...
"05.09.2016 12:04:41" soundcloud.com Live on Live with American photographer David Guttenfelder David Guttenfelder began taking photos of what he calls everyday life and small things on a smartphone in North Korea in 2013, after visiting the country on and off for a decade. Returning to the US #Visapourlimage2016 On Paris Live PM today:
"05.09.2016 10:44:07" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy could face campaign finance trial, derailing presidential reelection bid - France - RFI Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's bid for reelection could be derailed by a prosecutors' recommendation that he face trial over illegal funding of his 2012 campaign. If an investigating judge accepts the proposal, it could torpedo his intention... Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of becoming president again have run into legal problems ... again
"05.09.2016 08:51:12" soundcloud.com Live on Live with Greek photojournalist Yannis Behrakis Today's guest on Paris Live PM is the multiple award-winning Greek photojournalist, Yannis Behrakis. You could almost call him a war veteran as he's been risking his life for 25 years in war zones, to #Visapourlimage2016 On Paris Live PM:
"04.09.2016 14:42:47" en.rfi.fr Thousands of French Chinese protest in Paris against racist attacks - France - RFI Several thousand Chinese living in France demonstrated in Paris on Sunday, demanding more security after a rise in attacks on the community, including the murder of a 49-year-old father of two last month. Organisers of Chinese protest in Paris want recognition of anti-Asian racism and security for their community
"04.09.2016 13:31:00" en.rfi.fr Paris considers launch of local currency - Economy - RFI Paris may have its own currency by the end of next year. The city council has launched a feasibility study to examine whether to launch the currency, which could be used locally but would not replace the euro. As from autumn 2017 Pärisians may be able to trade in a local currency, possibly called the Seine
"04.09.2016 11:52:53" en.rfi.fr Deported Moroccans plotted major terror attacks in France, report - Africa - RFI Two Moroccan nationals deported by France last month were planning major terror attacks in the eastern French city of Metz, according to a Moroccan paper. They were in contact with the Islamic State (IS) armed group and planned to attack a restaurant... Pair planned Orlano-style gay nightclub massacre and other attacks in eastern French city of Metz, according to Moroccan paper
"04.09.2016 10:16:15" en.rfi.fr Paris suspends breast milk deliveries after two babies' deaths - France - RFI Supplies of breast milk for premature babies from Paris's central milk bank have been suspended following the deaths of two babies. Tests are under way to establish the origin of the bacteria that caused the deaths. Tests are being carried out to find if milk sent to mothers of premature babies was contaminated
"04.09.2016 09:26:18" en.rfi.fr Italian minister tells Charlie Hebdo to 'stick it' after earthquake cartoons - Europe - RFI Italy's interior minister has told French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo "where to stick their pencil" after a cartoon showing Italian earthquake victims as lasagne sparked outrage and a disclaimer from the French embassy in Rome. #Charlie Hebdo was unrepentant on Sunday after Italian ministers, social media slammed a cartoon on the #Amatrice earthquake
"04.09.2016 08:34:47" en.rfi.fr British mother arrested after baby found dead in France - Europe - RFI A British woman has been arrested in south-west France after her five-month-old baby was found dead during a family holiday. British family were about to end week-long holiday
"03.09.2016 15:31:44" en.rfi.fr Hollande welcomes US, China climate change deal ratification - Environment - RFI French President François Hollande on Saturdya welcomed the ratification of the Cop21 climate change agreement by the US and China at the G20 summit in Hangzhou. US President Barack Obama declared that future generations remember "the moment... French president heading for Huangzhou with climate change message
"03.09.2016 15:29:36" en.rfi.fr Marine Le Pen slams Sarkozy as presidential race approaches - France - RFI French far-right leader Marine Le Pen set out the themes of her campaign in next year's presidential election on Saturday, attacking former president Nicolas Sarkozy for his contacts with the Saudi royal family, calling all her prospective rivals National Front leader jumps back into media spotlight, talks #Brexit #burkini in speech preparing 2017 presidential election campaign
"03.09.2016 12:33:58" en.rfi.fr South Sudan's war, ivory poaching, LGBT in Africa on show at photo festival - Culture - RFI The painful birth of South Sudan, ivory poached to finance war and rebellion and African gays' struggle to live despite discriminatory laws and prejudice are the subjects of three photographers' work on show at the Visa... Life in a country born into conflict, poaching to finance conflict and African gays living with presecution are the subjects of work at the Visa pour l'Image festival in the south of France, Rosslyn Hyams reports
"03.09.2016 11:03:43" en.rfi.fr Gabon opposition leaders free as Ping following Frenc, UN appeals - Africa - RFI Gabonese opposition leaders were able to leave their headquarters on Friday evening, following calls for their release by France and the UN. Jean Ping, the challenger to incumbent Ali Bongo, declared himself the "elected president" at a late-night... France, UN called for Jean Ping supporters to be allowed out of stormed HQ
"03.09.2016 10:10:51" en.rfi.fr More Syrians leave besieged rebel towns - Middle East - RFI Hundreds of Syrians living in a besieged rebel town near Damascus were moved on Friday to government-controlled areas. It's part of a new deal between the government and rebels whereby the latter cedes control to Assad forces in return for the safe... Read why #Assad's forced #evacuation of besieged towns in #Syria a strategy to hang on to power by RFI's Christina Okello
"03.09.2016 09:03:46" en.rfi.fr China ratifies Paris climate deal, US expected to follow at G20 summit - Environment - RFI China on Saturday ratified the Paris agreement on climate change, shortly before the arrival of Barack Obama in the city of Huangzhou for a G20 summit. The US President was expected to announce his country's endorsement of the Cop21 accord, meaing... The world's biggest polluter has signed Cop21 deal and Us, the 2nd, is expected to follow, but over 150 still not signed
"02.09.2016 15:12:09" en.rfi.fr 'World first' as driverless buses take passengers in France - France - RFI Driverless minibuses will begin taking passengers in the eastern French city of Lyon at the weekend in a year-long experiment that officials are calling a "world first".
"02.09.2016 15:11:28" en.rfi.fr French customs find record 51kg of crystal meth at Paris airport - France - RFI French customs on Friday announced the seizure of a record 51 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of breakfast cereal.
"02.09.2016 12:25:23" en.rfi.fr EU commissioner calls for renewed US-EU trade talks - Europe - RFI European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici called on Friday for negotiators to up the ante in stalled talks with Washington on an ambitious EU-US trade deal.
"02.09.2016 10:13:42" en.rfi.fr Migrant camp in Calais to be dismantled: French minister - France - RFI France's so-called Jungle camp will be gradually dismantled, the country's interior minister said on Thursday. The camp, located in the northern French town of Calais, is home to thousands of migrants hoping to reach Britain.
"02.09.2016 09:58:25" en.rfi.fr Bongo 'must respect the ballot box' - opposition Chaos continues in Gabon after President Ali Bongo was re-elected in polls that the oppositions says were fraudulent. On Thursday, Gabonese national police announced that they had arrested 1,000 people since the start to the violence. #Gabon
"02.09.2016 09:42:13" en.rfi.fr Photo-reporting at Visa pour l'Image describes refugee sorrow Reflecting the headline news stories of the past year, migrant issues are prominent again at the annual international photojournalists' meet in France. RFI's Rosslyn Hyams reports from the host city of Visa pour L'Image, Perpignan. RFI's Rosslyn Hyams has this report from international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.
"01.09.2016 17:31:44" Photos from RFI English's post Here is the winning team in the RFI Football Tournament organized by Dr Siddhartha Sarkar and the RFI Golden DX Club in Murshidabad, India. The final match was played between the Bhattapara Sports Association (the BSA) and the Red Bulls club ... the BSA
"01.09.2016 15:09:01" en.rfi.fr Security tightened as French students return to school More than 12 million students began a new school year this morning amid tightened security following terrorist attacks in Paris, Nice and Brussels over the past 18 months.
"01.09.2016 14:22:52" en.rfi.fr 2,000 bottles of French vintage wine to be sold at auction The French wine producer Bouchard Père & Fils is set to unveil a collection of vintage wines - from Burgundy region - at an auction in Hong Kong on 3 September.
"01.09.2016 09:29:24" en.rfi.fr Far-right Le Pen backs 'Everything but Hilary' French National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, voiced support for Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying his rival Hillary Clinton 'would bring war and hardship to the world'.
"01.09.2016 09:23:29" en.rfi.fr Myanmar ethnic peace talks open marred by distrust Myanmar's government launched a five-day conference with seventeen ethnic rebel groups in Naypyitaw on Wednesday. While de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi hailed an opportunity to end decades of ethnic rebellions, deep-seated suspicion in the country...
"01.09.2016 08:35:41" en.rfi.fr French Coca Cola workers discover 370kg of cocaine Employees of at a Coca-Cola factory in the south of France discovered 370kgs of cocaine when they opened a shipment of orange juice from Costa Rica.
"31.08.2016 17:24:09" en.rfi.fr Premier League in transfer deadline looms - Sports - RFI Clubs in the the British Premier League scrambled to make last-minute signings to secure the best players, before a transfer window deadline came to a close at 23:00 BST on Wednesday. Critics argue the costly wheelings and dealings defy the purpose... 'Record spending on #PremierLeague Transfer #DeadlineDay goes against raison d'être of why transfer windows were set up' football consultant Pat Nevin tells RFI's Christina Okello.
"31.08.2016 12:49:41" en.rfi.fr Macron vows to 'transform' France - France - RFI France's Emmanuel Macron vowed after stepping down as economy minister Tuesday to "transform" an ailing country but stopped short of declaring a presidential run.
"31.08.2016 12:48:40" en.rfi.fr France, Britain Agree To Cooperate On Migrants - France - RFI British and French interior ministers agreed to develop cooperation "now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU" to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union.
"31.08.2016 12:36:55" en.rfi.fr French photographer Marc Riboud dies aged 93 One of France's most famous photojournalists, Marc Riboud, whose 1967 snap of a protester confronting US soldiers with a flower captured the movement against the Vietnam war, has died aged 93. One of France's most famous photojournalists, Marc Riboud, whose 1967 snap of a protester confronting US soldiers with a flower captured the movement against the Vietnam war, has died.
"31.08.2016 08:23:28" en.rfi.fr Indian NGO provides meal to 1.6 million children What does it take to prepare food for hundreds of thousands of people every day? Is it state-of-the-art machinery or a lot of workers? Akshaya Patra is the world's largest NGO-run... RFI's correspondent Murali Krishnan has this report from Bengalore, India.
"30.08.2016 18:28:34" en.rfi.fr Maverick economy minister Macron resigns French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigned on Tuesday, clearing the way for a presidential bid that will further unsettle an already wide-open race.
"30.08.2016 18:26:22" en.rfi.fr Israel accuses NGO representative of helping Hamas The Middle East representative of the humanitarian organization World Vision faced a secret pre-trial hearing over allegations of stealing funds and giving them to Hamas.
"30.08.2016 18:25:40" en.rfi.fr UN hails suspension of France's burkini ban The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France's highest administrative court to suspend a controversial ban on burkini swimwear, warning that the ban had fuelled religious intolerance and stigmatisation.
"30.08.2016 17:54:51" en.rfi.fr Probe on South African finance minister splits ANC - Africa - RFI Leading officials of the African National Congress (ANC) party, have called on finance minister Pravin Gordhan to hand himself in for questioning over allegations of corruption. #Corruption probe on South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan draws battle lines between #ANC factions for #Zuma's succession. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"30.08.2016 10:26:20" en.rfi.fr US businessman to buy Olympique de Marseille - France - RFI Frank McCourt, the former owner of U.S. baseball team L.A. Dodgers, said on Monday he had agreed to buy French Ligue 1 soccer club Olympique de Marseille (OM), vowing to restore the team to its former glory.
"30.08.2016 10:17:49" en.rfi.fr France looks to halt EU-US trade deal talks France said Tuesday it will call on the European Commission to suspend negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States, which it complained are unfairly weighted in favour of the Americans.
"30.08.2016 10:16:56" en.rfi.fr British triathlete dies after trying to swim the Channel A British man died in a French hospital early on 28 August after falling ill while swimming across the Channel from Dover in southern England, police said.
"29.08.2016 21:32:48" en.rfi.fr Gabon government dismisses Ping victory claim as 'dangerous' - Africa - RFI As Gabon awaits Tuesday's official announcement of Saturday's presidential election, incumbent Ali Bongo and his chief rival Jean Ping both claim victory. Ping says he declared himself the winner early to prevent Bongo manipulating the results. On... Suspense high in Gabon after Presidential election as both #Ping & #Bongo claim victory, RFI's Christina Okello looks at why France could be real loser:
"29.08.2016 16:03:31" en.rfi.fr Burundi activists call French language boycott to protest UN police force - Africa - RFI Burundians are being urged to shun the French language on Monday to protest against the planned deployment of a UN police force to the country. Civil society groups have called for the boycott because France moved a UN Security Council resolution that...
"29.08.2016 14:21:37" en.rfi.fr French government prepares new Islam Foundation as burkini row rumbles on - France - RFI A law to ban the burkini throughout France would be unconstitutional, according to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve who met Muslim leaders on Monday to discuss the creation of a national body to further integrate Islam in France. Proposed body will oversee financing of mosque construction and encourage education in "Islamology" for imams
"29.08.2016 13:00:53" en.rfi.fr In Belleville neighborhood, North African Jews struggle to hold onto their history Prior to the creation of Israel in 1948, there were up to 800,000 Jews living across lands that now make up the Arabic-speaking world. The majority have since left, mostly for Israel, North America, or Europe. Those that immigrated to France mainly... RFI's Rebecca Rosman recently visited Paris's Belleville neighborhood.
"29.08.2016 10:07:37" en.rfi.fr Mouse stops Air France flight taking off for three days - Africa - RFI Passengers on an Air France from Mali's capital Bamako to Paris arrived three days late ... thanks to a mouse in the cabin. Rodent stops plane ... for three days!
"29.08.2016 09:42:05" en.rfi.fr French restaurant bars veiled women because 'Muslims are terrorists' - France - RFI French police have opened an inquiry into a chef who threw two veiled Muslim women out of his restaurant, telling them "all Muslims are terrorists". As France's burkini row rumbles on, the man has apologised but anti-racist campaigners and... Restaurant owner has apologised over throwing Muslim women out, declaring "racists don't pose bombs"
"28.08.2016 14:44:30" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy, Juppé spar on migration, Islam, burkini in right's presidential race - France - RFI The two leading candidates to become the mainstream right-wing candidate for French president next year both set out their stalls this weekend - both calling for unity and both issuing jibes against their principal rival. Former prime minister Alain... The leading candidates to be mainstream right presidential candidate next year both called for unity in speeches this weekend ... but that didn't stop them taking digs at each other ahead of the primary
"28.08.2016 13:12:11" en.rfi.fr French housing minister judges burkini row 'ridiculous' - France - RFI French Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse has called the burkini row a "ridiculous question", explaining that she has "not had the opportunity" to discuss it with Prime Minister Manuel Valls , who declared that the debate is not... A third female French minister appears to disagree with PM Valls on the burkini
"28.08.2016 11:52:36" en.rfi.fr France's heatwave ends, arsonists arrested in Corsica - Environment - RFI France's summer heatwave is over, with temperatures falling to under 30°C for the first time for five days in many areas. The dry period has made the main ascent up Mont Blanc dangerous and seen forest fires in Corsica, with two men arrested for... As temperatures in France drop, firebugs arrested in Corsica - one declared a pyromaniac, the other was supposed to fight fires
"28.08.2016 10:07:39" en.rfi.fr French Environment Minister Royal announces joint projects on Iran visit - Economy - RFI French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced plans for joint projects with Iran on energy, water shortages and pollution at the start of a three-day visit to the Islamic Republic on Sunday. Royal was wearing the headscarf obligatory... Ségolène Royal announced joint projects with post-sanctions Iran, didn't seem keen on talking about burkinis
"28.08.2016 08:39:13" en.rfi.fr Charlie Hebdo attacker's brother-in-law charged with terror offences - France - RFI The brother-in-law of Charlie Hebdo attacker Chérif Kouachi was charged with terror-related offences in Paris on Saturday after being caught allegedly heading to fight in Syria. Mourad Hamyd, a 20-year-old student, was briefly suspected... Prosecutors believe Mourad Hamyd was heading for Syria when he was caught at the Bulgaria-Turkey border
"27.08.2016 14:54:27" en.rfi.fr Rights groups to challenge more French burkini bans - France - RFI Rights groups vowed to challenge more of France's local burkini bans after the country's highest judicial body ruled that one resort's bylaw was a "violation of fundamental freedoms". But Prime Minister Manuel Valls insisted that the Council... The Council of State ruling on one town's burkini ban doesn't seem to have ended the controversy. Several mayors say they won't scrap theirs and rights groups say they'll go to court
"27.08.2016 10:16:02" en.rfi.fr Traffic jams forecast as France swelters in five-day heatwave - France - RFI Almost half of France was on heatwave high alert on Saturday, as thousands of holidaymakers headed home on the country's motorways and Paris took emergency measures to fight soaring pollution. Keep cool, stay off the roads as France's heatwave simmers on
"27.08.2016 09:18:00" en.rfi.fr France's Alstom wins massive Amtrak high-speed train contract - Americas - RFI French engineering giant Alstom has won a two-billion-dollar (1.8-billion-euro) contract to supply new trains for US operator Amtrak's Acela service between Washington, New York and Boston. Alstom, which makes France's famous TGV high-speed trains,... Engineering gainst claims trains will be "most advanced, reliable and safe" trains in the world, will serve home to 1/7 US citizens
"25.08.2016 17:14:53" Photos from RFI English's post Listener Mohamed Elsayed Abd Elraheim sent in his photos from Alexandria, Egypt, with this note:
"Summer .. sea .. the beach and the sounds of the waves ... I sit on the sand and stare at the distant horizon, at the seagulls near the fishing boats hunting
"25.08.2016 17:08:43" Photos from RFI English's post Here are some photos sent in by Dr Siddhartha Sarkar, the president of the RFI Golden DX Club in Jiaganj, India, of the football tournament the club organized with RFI's Listener Relations Department. Dr Sarkar wrote: "Four local football clubs – BSA
"25.08.2016 16:53:43" Timeline Photos Raksha Bandhan festivities ... the Indian festival which celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The sister (here, Dr Hemalatha) ties a red cord on her brother's wrist (here, Nomula Srinivas Rao). The brother then pledges devotion and protection
"25.08.2016 16:49:58" Photos from RFI English's post Here are some Eiffel Tower photos taken by Nomula Srinivas Rao from India when he was visiting our fair city. Lovely, no?
"25.08.2016 14:53:19" en.rfi.fr Burkini ban splits French government as London mayor criticises it - France - RFI London mayor Sadiq Khan spoke out against the burkini ban imposed by 31 French towns before visiting Paris Thursday. As the country's top court considers the legality of the decisions, the row has reached the ranks of the government with Prime Minister... France's burkini row goes to the Council of State, ministers fall out, Sadiq Khan comments ahead of Paris visit
"25.08.2016 11:29:13" en.rfi.fr Queen of Knitwear Sonia Rykiel dies, aged 86 - Culture - RFI Fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, known as the "Queen of Knits", has died from Parkinson's disease in Paris at the age of 86, her daughter, Nathalie, announced on Thursday. French President François Hollande hailed her as a "free... An American magazine called her the Queen of Knits, François Holladned called her a pioneer, Audrey Hepburn bought 14 of her pullovers on a trip to Paris, Sonia Rykiel died this morning. Includes her life in dates
"25.08.2016 09:02:17" en.rfi.fr French leaders welcome fall in unemployment - France - RFI French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls both welcomed a drop in unemployment in July, claiming that it showed that the government's economic policies were beginning to bear fruit. Trade unions sounded a note of scepticism,... Valls, Hollande claim 0.3 percent fall in joblessness shows govt policies are working
"24.08.2016 14:14:46" en.rfi.fr French submarine-maker fears 'economic warfare' behind Indian Scorpene leak - Asia-Pacific - RFI French defence contractor DCNS fears that "economic warfare" is behind the massive leak of data about submarines it has sold to India, Malaysia and Chile and that Brazil is set to deploy. But Australian ministers have pointed out that the... Several countries are concerned by the leak about Scorpene submarines but Australia's huge order, announced earlier this year, is not for the same type
"24.08.2016 14:12:47" en.rfi.fr Paris to close Seine right bank to traffic despite unfavourable report - Environment - RFI Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo's plan to close the right bank of the Seine to traffic has stirred up a row in the French capital. An inquiry refused to back the idea but Hidalgo has sworn to press on, angering the right-wing opposition and councillors of... The roads on the river bank are the centre of a political row on Paris city council
"24.08.2016 09:44:33" en.rfi.fr France heatwave to last until Friday at least - France - RFI France has been hit by a heatwave that will last until Friday at least, weather forecasters said as temperatures soared into the high 30°Cs and authorities warned the elderly to stay indoors during the middle of the day. We're having a heatwave ... and it will last the rest of the week, at least
"24.08.2016 08:47:25" en.rfi.fr French man murders British woman, injures others in Australian hostel - Asia-Pacific - RFI A 29-year-old Frenchman has been arrested in Australia for allegedly stabbing three people - one of them fatally - in a backpackers' hostel. He is reported to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" but police say they are treating the attack as a criminal,... Man reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he attacked three people in backpackers' hostal
"23.08.2016 07:46:41" en.rfi.fr Sarkozy announces his candidacy for 2017 presidential election - France - RFI Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy announced on Monday that he will seek his party's nomination to run for the presidential office in next year's election. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160822-sarkozy-announces-his-candidacy-2017-presidential-election
"22.08.2016 10:57:23" en.rfi.fr Montebourg joins French Presidency race - France - RFI Former French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg on Sunday joined the race to become French president in next May's election. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160822-montebourg-joins-french-presidency-race
"22.08.2016 10:56:37" en.rfi.fr Jacqueline Sauvage to appeal rejection of her parole - France - RFI Jacqueline Sauvage, sentenced to ten years in prison for murdering her violent husband, finally filed an appeal against the rejection of her application for parole. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160821-jacqueline-sauvage-appeal-rejection-her-parole
"22.08.2016 10:55:48" en.rfi.fr Normandy museum closure puts WW2 tanks up for sale - France - RFI On September 18, history buffs will be able to get their hands on World War 2 items including tanks and other military vehicles. Around 130 items from a war museum will be put up for sale in the town of Catz in Normandy. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160821-normandy-museum-closure-puts-ww2-tanks-sale
"19.08.2016 12:13:25" en.rfi.fr South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar still 'not in the hands' of the Congolese authorities - Africa - RFI The Congolese government once again on Friday denied any knowledge of South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar being in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A UN official had said on Thursday that Machar had escaped from South Sudan to the...
"19.08.2016 09:44:17" en.rfi.fr France's burkini row revives debate on Islam and secularism - France - RFI Women's choice of beachwear has this summer become a national issue in France, with politicians, rights groups and feminists all joining the debate on the full body swimsuit worn by Muslim women. Behind the burkini row -- that constitutes a new This Summer's hottest issue in France is the controversy over the Muslim full-body swimsuit, the burkini. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story to find out why it's causing so many waves:
"18.08.2016 15:32:32" en.rfi.fr Is South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar in the DRC? Congolese authorities told RFI on Thursday that they are not aware of Riek Machar, leader of the SPLM-IO, having travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Earlier reports indicated that Machar, who was recently sacked from the post of vice
"18.08.2016 14:50:13" en.rfi.fr 12 die in mountaineering, extreme sport accidents in 7 days in France - France - RFI A German mountaineering guide and his two clients, women of joint British-Polish and Slovak nationality, died in an avalanche on Mont Blanc in the French Alps on Tuesday, bringing to 12 the death toll in mountaineering or extreme sport accidents in... Interior minister calls for caution after tragedy-filled week
"18.08.2016 13:27:13" en.rfi.fr French unemployment below 10 percent for first time for four years - Economy - RFI France's unemployment rate has fallen below 10 percent for the first time since 2012, according to official figures released on Thursday - good news for those who have found jobs but also for President François Hollande who made a pledge not... Good news on the unemployment front for France ... and, perhaps, for François Hollande
"18.08.2016 13:16:43" en.rfi.fr Five in court over Corsica beach fight as France's burkini row rumbles on - France - RFI Five people were to appear in court over Saturday's fight on a Corsican beach on Thursday, as France's row over the burkini, which allegedly sparked the clash, rumbled on. The mayor of one of the towns that has banned the all-covering beachwear has... There are divergent accounts of the fight on a Corsican beach and a French MP says "Anglo-Saxon" media are being sarcastic and anti-French in coverage of the #burkini controversy
"17.08.2016 13:15:23" en.rfi.fr French woman missing in Nepal - Asia-Pacific - RFI A French woman has been reported missing in Nepal after she failed to return home on 12 August, France's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday. A French woman's family and friends are appealing for news of her after she has gone missing in Nepal
"17.08.2016 12:21:49" en.rfi.fr Convicted IS supporter Choudary was banned from France, had Belgium links - Europe - RFI Radical Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary, who has been convicted of supporting the Islamic State (IS) armed group by a British court, was banned from entering France indefinitely and inspired a fundamentalist group in Belgium, home to several of last... Go away and don't come back was France's message to IS-supporting British preacher when he came to protest at the burka ban in 2011
"17.08.2016 12:20:35" en.rfi.fr France introduces total ban on ivory sale - Environment - RFI The sale of all elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn is now banned in France, Environment Minister Ségolène Royal has decreed before leaving for the Arctic where she will examine the effects of global warming. Sales of all ivory now banned in France as part of global drive against elephant and rhinoceros poeaching
"17.08.2016 09:13:35" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls backs Burkini ban mayors as 3 towns follow suit - France - RFI As three more French seaside resort declared they would ban the burkini, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared his support for mayors who forbid wearing the full-body Islamic swimming costume. PM supports Burkini-banning mayors. "Hasn't he got anything better to do?" asks Communist
"16.08.2016 14:42:01" en.rfi.fr Gangster murdered in Marseille's 19th fatal shooting this year - France - RFI A well-known Marseille gangster was murdered in a deserted street on Monday night, the latest in a series of gangland slayings in a city sometimes labelled France's "capital of crime". Alain Armato shot dead in deserted street, an 'old-school' gangster not involved in the cannabis trade, according to police
"16.08.2016 11:57:27" soundcloud.com Women's Rugby debut at Olympics shows progress of Kenya sport Rugby 7s is featuring in the Rio Olympics for the first time and only one African country is competing in the women's tournament—Kenya. While the Kenya Lionesses may have failed to find themselves in 'Dreams are valid', says Kenya's first female Rugby union member @PaulinaLanco, after Kenyan Lionesses & self-taught javelin thrower @JuliusYegoKE feature in #Olympics2016:
"16.08.2016 11:32:15" en.rfi.fr British boy missing in Channel off French coast - Europe - RFI French rescue workers were searching for a 13-year-old British boy off the Channel town of Boulogne-sur-Mer on Tuesday morning after he was swept away by strong currents while swimming near a lighthouse. Rescue workers are searching for a British teenager who was swept away by the tide off Boulogne-sur-Mer
"16.08.2016 09:22:25" en.rfi.fr Doctors Without Borders slams fourth hospital attack in Yemen - Middle East - RFI Paris-based medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has slammed the fourth air strike on one of its hospitals in Yemen, blaming the coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which is fighting Houthi rebels. Eleven people were killed, including an MSF UN calls to avoid attacking hospitals are being ignored by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, MSF says
"15.08.2016 16:26:48" en.rfi.fr Marikana anniversary tests South African pro-ANC unions' credibility - Africa - RFI Four years after South African police shot dead 34 striking miners in a bitter dispute over pay, critics say there has been little progress in addressing the underlying issues that led to the massacre in the first place and the once-dominant miners'... South Africa ushers in the 4 year anniversary of the Marikana massacre tomorrow. RFI's Christina Okello explains that the underlying issues that led to the massacre have still not been addressed:
"15.08.2016 15:13:46" en.rfi.fr Hong Kong protest leader pledges to fight on after escaping jail sentence - Asia-Pacific - RFI Joshua Wong, one of three leaders of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution who escaped a jail sentence on Monday, told RFI he would fight on for "democracy and self-determination". He, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were accused of climbing into... After escaping a prison sentence, Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution activist Joseph Wong speaks to RFI
"15.08.2016 14:41:35" en.rfi.fr Hollande to meet Pope this week after French priest's murder - Europe - RFI French President François Hollande will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican this week, following the jihadist murder of a French priest. Thousands of Catholics on Monday prayed for peace in the pilgrimage centre of Lourdes, while bishops appealed... As thousands pray for peace at Lourdes, the Elysée announces that President François Hollande is to meet the Pope
"15.08.2016 13:03:45" en.rfi.fr Third French burkini ban after Corsica beach battles - France - RFI A third French mayor has banned the burkini swimming costume after clashes on a Corsican beach this weekendthat left five people injured and three cars burnt. The violence was followed by a demonstration in the city of Bastia, during which some Tension is running high on the Mediterranean island of Corsica after fighting on a beach at the weekend
"15.08.2016 09:24:03" en.rfi.fr en.rfi.fr Chinese in France say racist attacks are on the rise and want protection
"15.08.2016 08:53:38" en.rfi.fr 45 injured in French Riviera 'terror' panic - Europe - RFI Some 45 people are reported injured in a stampede in a French Riviera resort when holiday-makers and locals thought explosions were a terror attack. Café tables were overturned as a panicked crowd rushed to take shelter from what they believed... Panic in Juan-les-Pins as firecrackers mistaken for terror attack
"14.08.2016 12:58:35" en.rfi.fr Ice memory archive project to commence in Mont Blanc massif - France - RFI Starting August 15, a team of ten glaciologists and engineers from France, Italy, Russia and the US will be a part of the mission to extract three ice cores from a glacier on the Col Du Dome which is located just below the summit of Mont Blanc. http://en.rfi.fr/france/20160814-ice-memory-archive-project-commence-mont-blanc-massif
"14.08.2016 12:57:26" en.rfi.fr Frustration over slow vote count for Zambia polls - Africa - RFI Delays in delivering the results of the Zambian presidential election caused tempers to flare after partial results were issued late on Saturday morning, as political parties said they were “tired” of not receiving results, or answers to... http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20160814-frustration-over-slow-vote-count-zambia-polls
"12.08.2016 14:45:45" en.rfi.fr Burundi provides no answers to UN Committee against Torture - Africa - RFI Burundi's government has provided “no substantial answers” to the UN Committee against Torture over concerns about summary executions, political assassinations, arbitrary arrests and torture. The committee is carrying out a special...
"11.08.2016 14:21:59" en.rfi.fr Ethiopia needs speedy deployment of independent observers to investigate killings, says UN human rights - Africa - RFI The UN human rights office is awaiting the response of the Ethiopian government on the deployment of international observers to regions where residents and opposition officials say security forces killed some 90 people. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein,...
"10.08.2016 16:36:33" en.rfi.fr Sudan: Rebels put offer of one-year ceasefire on table as negotiations get underway in Addis Ababa - Africa - RFI Sudanese rebel groups are proposing a one-year ceasefire following the signing of the African Union brokered roadmap to end conflicts in the Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions. The roadmap was inked by several groups in the Ethiopian capital...
"10.08.2016 16:36:25" en.rfi.fr Brazil hopes to defy fate in Denmark clash - Sports - RFI Brazil is facing elimination from its own Olympic tournament after scoreless draws against South Africa and Iraq. If it doesn't beat Denmark in Salvador on Wednesday, the Olympic soccer party will go on without the hosts. They're doing so poorly... Brazil hopes to defy the odds against Denmark tonight. Story here:
"10.08.2016 09:23:38" en.rfi.fr Brazil's favelas pay price of hosting Olympics - Sports - RFI The 2016 Rio Olympics are expected to cost roughly 11 billion euros, with some economists predicting this could escalate... For many; the Olympic Games conjure up tales of sporting values and displays of strength, but for local communities in Rio, the Games hold a darker reality. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"09.08.2016 15:48:55" en.rfi.fr France receives details of 42,000 secret Luxembourg bank accounts - Economy - RFI French tax authorities have received what promises to be their biggest windfall yet. The German state of North Rhine Westphalia has sent the details of over 42,000 Luxembourg bank accounts of suspected French tax dodgers. Tax evaders watch out! Luxembourg accounts revealed
"09.08.2016 15:47:41" en.rfi.fr Locked out, beaten, in hiding, but Zambia Post still printing ahead of elections - Africa - RFI Producing a newspaper while trying to evade arrest has kept news editor and deputy managing editor Joseph Mwenda on his toes since the Zambian government shut the Post newspaper down in June, citing tax fraud. The newspaper still manages to... Zambian paper keeps printing with staff in hiding, Laura Angela Bagnetto reports
"09.08.2016 14:18:42" en.rfi.fr Hinkley Point delay sparks rows at France's EDF - Economy - RFI Britain's decision to put off the decision on building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has sparked off a series of rows in France, whose EDF power company agreed to provide three-quarters of the finance just ahead of the UK government's France's EDF is putting up three-quarters of the finance for the UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor ... deferral of the decision has led to unions and bosses clashing
"09.08.2016 11:26:01" en.rfi.fr 16-year-old girl remanded on terror charges in France - France - RFI A 16-year-old girl accused of planning terror attacks in France has been remanded in custody, as authorities clamp down on jihadist sympathisers. A 31-year-old man was Monday sentenced to two years in prison for consulting pro-terror websites and a... A teenage girl was remanded on terror charges, a man jailed for 2 years for visiting jihadi websites and a Mauritanian deported on Monday
"09.08.2016 08:29:53" en.rfi.fr French leaders condemn Quetta suicide attack - Asia-Pacific - RFI French President François Hollande has condemned Monday's Taliban suicide attack on a hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta, calling it an "abominable act". Prime Minister Manuel Valls dubbed it "squalid" and expressed... Hollande, Valls declare "solidarity against terrorism"
"09.08.2016 08:29:23" en.rfi.fr 105-million-euro Pogo the world's costliest footballer - Sports - RFI Paul Pogba has completed his transfer back to Manchester United from Juventus for a world record fee of 105 million euros. The France midfielder believes "the time is right to go back to Old Trafford" after leaving England for Italy in 2012. The boy from Lagny-sur-Marne is now the world's most expensive footballer
"08.08.2016 18:28:11" en.rfi.fr Turkey's Erdogan warms to Russia after West coup response - General - RFI Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped up efforts to restore ties with Russia with a visit to Moscow on Tuesday, his first since surviving a failed coup last month. This rapprochement is seen by analysts as a way for Ankara to punish the... Turkey moves to defy the West for its lack of support on July 15 coup attempt by cosying up to Russia, read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"08.08.2016 13:58:08" en.rfi.fr Valls promises plan to tackle France's massive prison overcrowding - France - RFI French Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised a plan to relieve the country's overcrowded prisons to be proposed in the autumn. He made the pledge during a visit Monday to a jail in Nîmes, southern France, where 406 inmates are packed into a facility... France's prisons are creaking at the seams but there's no consensus on how to tackle the problem
"08.08.2016 10:08:59" en.rfi.fr Airbus says tipped off UK fraud office over corruption claims - Economy - RFI Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a corruption probe into French-based Europeran aircraft-maker Airbus. The company said it had brought the problem, which relates to consultants, to the authorities' attention itself. Inquiry concerns consultants, company says it alerted authorities
"08.08.2016 09:24:02" en.rfi.fr Thousands protest at China-France nuclear project - Asia-Pacific - RFI Thousands of Chinese demonstrated against a possible Sino-French nuclear project in the eastern city of Lianyungang this weekend, with police denying "rumours" they had beaten protesters and that one had died. French nuclear giant #Areva believed to be planning reprocessing plant. Police deny beating, killing protester
"08.08.2016 07:04:59" en.rfi.fr Zambians face intimidation during election campaign - Africa - RFI The fear of election violence in Zambia this week has many voters on edge, amid attacks and intimidation for showing any affiliation with the main opposition party in the run-up to the polls. Opposition supporters say they've been attacked during Zambia's election campaign, Laura Angela Bagnetto reports
"05.08.2016 18:47:22" en.rfi.fr Turks in France divided on failed coup - General - RFI Turkey's crackdown on the military and on public sector workers following last month's failed coup has divided public opinion, at home and abroad. Of the estimated 275,000 Turks living in France, many are supporters of the ruling Justice and Turks in France remain divided on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's handling of the post-coup purge. Listen to RFI's Christina Okello's report here:
"05.08.2016 14:14:00" en.rfi.fr Security fears prompt cancellation of flea market in Lille Europe's biggest flea market, which runs during the first weekend of September in the northern French city of Lille, has been cancelled this year over security fears.
"05.08.2016 13:57:12" en.rfi.fr Saudi princess says robbed of million-euro watch in Paris A Saudi princess told police she was attacked in central Paris and robbed of a million-euro watch, authorities said on Friday.
"05.08.2016 10:25:33" en.rfi.fr Death toll from Nice attack rises to 85 The death toll from the Bastille Day truck attack in the southern French city of Nice rose to 85 after a man who was wounded in the attack, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.
"05.08.2016 08:37:49" en.rfi.fr François Hollande flies Paris 2024 colours in Rio French President François Hollande flew into Rio de Janeiro for a two-day visit on Thursday, on a jet bearing the logo for the Paris 2024 Olympic bid.
"05.08.2016 07:55:12" en.rfi.fr Behind the dark veil of Boko Haram's leadership Shortly after the Islamic State armed group said they'd appointed a new leader for Boko Haram - Sheikh Abu Musab al-Barnawi, - its former leader, Abubakar Shekau, delivered an audio message claiming he was still in charge of the group despite a
"04.08.2016 09:40:00" en.rfi.fr France's Champagne could be devastated by climate change - France - RFI France's Champagne country has little to celebrate as global warming threatens to wreak havoc on production, forcing winegrowers to take a sober look at their future.
"04.08.2016 09:38:41" en.rfi.fr Danish muslim group offers to bury Normandy attacker - France - RFI A Danish Muslim group has offered to bury one of the jihadists who murdered a French priest, after Muslim leaders in France refused to do so, a newspaper said Wednesday.
"04.08.2016 09:38:12" en.rfi.fr Paris' 'animal church' ready for wrecking ball despite protests - France - RFI A Paris church known for its annual tradition of blessing people's pets was the scene of high drama on Wednesday as police forcibly removed its priest and 30 followers ready for the building's demolition.
"03.08.2016 18:52:29" en.rfi.fr Refugee Olympic Team in selection row - Sports - RFI The Rio Olympics begin on Friday, and as well as competing under national flags, some African countries will also participate in the Refugee Team. It's a group of ten athletes who have had to flee their countries of birth. But there's been some #RefugeeOlympicTeam in #selection row. Read RFI's Christina Okello's story here:
"03.08.2016 14:53:02" en.rfi.fr Latin American trade dispute reveals changing landscape Mercosur, South America's largest trade bloc, has been without a president since Monday, after Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay effectively blocked Venezuela from holding the rotating chair.
"03.08.2016 14:06:29" Paris Plages 2016 Paris Plages – fun and frolicking on the banks of the Seine.
Paris Plages is on for the 15th consecutive year despite the terrorist attacks in Nice and the current state of emergency. A chance for Parisians and tourists to enjoy a much welcome break –
"03.08.2016 12:19:54" en.rfi.fr Police patrol UK – France ferries after jihadist threats France has introduced sea patrols for passenger ferries to and from Britain, after a string of jihadist attacks in recent months that have shaken the country, a marine police spokesman said Tuesday.
"03.08.2016 10:41:19" en.rfi.fr French ministers to stay at home - France - RFI There's just too much going on to risk taking summer holidays this year, at least for French government ministers.
"03.08.2016 10:41:05" en.rfi.fr Trump 'makes you want to retch' - Hollande - France - RFI French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday slammed the "excesses" of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as sickening.
"02.08.2016 14:56:49" en.rfi.fr France buries priest murdered by jihadists - France - RFI France paid its last respects Tuesday to Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old priest murdered by jihadists last week, at an emotional funeral held under tight security at Rouen cathedral in northern France.
"02.08.2016 14:56:16" en.rfi.fr Nigerian con artist 'Mike' arrested for 54m in online scams A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than 54 million euros has been arrested by Interpol in southern oil city of Port Harcourt Monday. His operations involved using malware to take over systems to compromise
"02.08.2016 13:59:39" en.rfi.fr Republique's Marianne washes away 18 months of trauma Paris city workers on Tuesday set to scrubbing a monumental bronze statue which has become a battered rallying point for France's secular republic after a string of terror attacks.
"02.08.2016 12:23:43" en.rfi.fr Chinese tourists attacked and robbed outside Paris hotel Around six assailants sprayed teargas on Chinese tourists outside a hotel near Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday and made off with their luggage, police and rescue services said. Around six assailants sprayed teargas on Chinese tourists outside a hotel near Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport.
"02.08.2016 08:45:29" en.rfi.fr France closed 20 radical mosques since December - France - RFI French authorities have shut down around 20 mosques and prayer halls considered to be preaching radical Islam since December, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.
"02.08.2016 08:45:16" en.rfi.fr Funeral to be held for French priest slain by jihadists - France - RFI French priest Father Jacques Hamel, who was murdered in an attack by two jihadists on his Catholic church in a Normandy town, will be laid to rest on Tuesday.
"02.08.2016 08:40:20" en.rfi.fr Air France staff may strike again next week - France - RFI Air France flights returned to near normal levels on Tuesday as the seven-day strike by air stewards drew to a close; however unions have raise the prospect of further industrial action as early as next week.
"01.08.2016 17:26:26" en.rfi.fr World losing fight against AIDS warns experts The International Aids Conference in South Africa might have ended last week, but activists and experts are warning the international community that the world is losing the fight against Aids.
"01.08.2016 15:02:02" en.rfi.fr Marseille ferry evacuated after suspected explosion A passenger ferry docked in the southern French port of Marseille was evacuated Sunday after an explosion was felt on board, with authorities investigating if it was caused by an old wartime bomb.
"01.08.2016 11:53:55" en.rfi.fr Newly opened pizza restaurant offers hope to small business in Mogadishu A new pizza restaurant recently opened in the Somali capital Mogadishu and it's offering a glimmer of hope to the small business sector in a country that has been plagued by civil war, drought and Islamic insurgency. Correspondent Mohamed Sheikh Nor... RFI's correspondent Mohamed Sheikh Nor has this report from Mogadishu, Somalia:
"01.08.2016 09:57:12" en.rfi.fr Brazil's failure to treat pollution in Olympic sailing venue Corpses, rubbish, raw sewage: the pollution in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailors will be competing, is far from being treated. The Game's opening ceremony is in less than a week, on Friday 5 August.
"01.08.2016 09:25:29" en.rfi.fr Cousin of French church attacker charged A cousin of one of the two men believed to have killed a French priest in a church last week, has been placed in preventive detention, the Paris prosecutor's office said Sunday.
"30.07.2016 13:12:10" en.rfi.fr Turkey's military, relations with US to survive failed coup, ruling party vice-president - Middle East - RFI Turkey's military reshuffle, the danger of abuses during the post-coup crackdown, apparently tense relations with the US … the vice-president of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, Mehdi Eker, commented on these questions... The vice-president of Turkey's ruling party talks to RFI's Tony Cross in Ankara
"29.07.2016 15:25:08" soundcloud.com Live on Live with Conflict resolution specialist Paul Rogers Paul Rogers' new book is called 'Irregular Wars : ISIS and the Threat from the Margins'. Published by I.B. Tauris in London, the work identifies three main challenges to present and future global stab On Paris Live PM today:
"29.07.2016 13:26:06" en.rfi.fr French PM Valls in favour of temporary ban on foreign funding for mosques
"29.07.2016 12:40:42" en.rfi.fr 20 per cent flights cancelled as Air France strike enters third day Air France had to scrap 139 long and medium-haul flights on Friday at its Charles de Gaulle airport hub on the third day of a strike by flight crew, airport sources said. Air France had to scrap 139 long and medium-haul flights on Friday at its Charles de Gaulle airport hub on the third day of a strike by flight crew.
"29.07.2016 12:18:36" en.rfi.fr French economy reports zero growth as recession fears loom across Europe French economic growth has ground to a halt in the second quarter of the year reporting zero growth. This is according to the statistics bureau INSEE on Friday.
"29.07.2016 08:17:42" en.rfi.fr EDF backs nuclear plan but UK delays French energy giant EDF on Thursday approved a controversial plan to build Britain's first nuclear power station in decades but the British government said it would wait before taking a final decision.
"28.07.2016 17:53:25" en.rfi.fr Terrorist threat dampens enthusiasm for France The spate of recent terrorist attacks in France is having a significant fallout on tourism according to a number of studies. France again ranked as world No. 1 tourist destination in 2015 – with a record 84.5 million foreign visitors. But terrorism...
"28.07.2016 15:27:09" en.rfi.fr Youth wing of Burundi ruling party accused of gang rape Human Rights Watch has issued a report accusing the youth wing of the ruling party to have gang-raped women and girls whose male relatives are suspected to be opposition activists. HRW said that 323 cases of rape or sexual assault, affecting 264 women...
"28.07.2016 14:05:51" en.rfi.fr EDF faces crunch vote on British nuclear plan The board of energy giant EDF is to vote on Thursday on a hugely controversial project to build a nuclear power station in Britain which critics say could bankrupt the French utility.
"28.07.2016 12:48:37" en.rfi.fr French foreign minister welcomes British counterpart in Paris - France - RFI French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault hosted his British counterpart, Boris Johnson on Thursday in Paris. Prior to their meeting, the French foreign ministry said Johnson and Ayrault were to discuss international issues of concern to the two
"28.07.2016 12:47:19" en.rfi.fr Turkey clamps down on lawyers amid post-coup torture claims - Europe - RFI Two high-level Turkish generals resigned on Thursday ahead of a Supreme Military Council meeting to restructure the armed forces following the 15 July failed coup attempt. At the same time authorities placed more restrictions on lawyers' activities,...
"28.07.2016 10:01:54" en.rfi.fr Turkey's purge becoming witch-hunt, activists warn - Europe - RFI Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned on Wednesday that the country's post-coup crackdown is not over. Thousands of military personnel, journalists and academics have been detained and many more workers suspended from their jobs in what... Turkish education trade unionist Kamuran Karaca says evidence against Eğitim Sen members accused of following US-based imam Fehtullah Gülenis is tenuous.
"28.07.2016 09:30:21" en.rfi.fr French national guard created as second church attacker identified French investigators have formally identified the second of the attackers who took five people hostage and killed a priest in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday.The news came as French President François... French investigators have formally identified the second of the attackers who took five people hostage and killed a priest in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday.
"28.07.2016 09:04:16" en.rfi.fr Malawian 'hyena man' arrested after he claimed having sex with children Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was allegedly paid to have sex with more than 100 teenage girls, some as young as 12, as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.
"28.07.2016 05:36:54" en.rfi.fr Turkey's pro-Kurd party left out of post-coup national unity - Middle East - RFI Turkey's Kurdish-based People's Democratic Party (HDP) is furious that it was not invited to a meeting of party leaders with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the 15 July coup attempt. The move was a sign that the Kurdish rights... Turkish education trade unionist Kamuran Karaca tells RFI that some of his members have been unjustly caught up in the post-coup purge in our broadcasts this morning and on website later today
"28.07.2016 05:35:00" en.rfi.fr Turkey's pro-Kurd party left out of post-coup national unity - Middle East - RFI Turkey's Kurdish-based People's Democratic Party (HDP) is furious that it was not invited to a meeting of party leaders with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the 15 July coup attempt. The move was a sign that the Kurdish rights... A top leader of Turkey's left-wing pro-Kurdish party, the HDP, talked to RFI in Istanbul, saying he feared that, following the failed coup, the other parties would come together in a Turkish nationalist bloc against Kurdish rights
"27.07.2016 16:26:06" soundcloud.com Sacked SABC journalists allowed back to work Seven of eight journalists, who were sacked from the South African Broadcasting Corporation, SABC, because of a censorship row, have now been reinstated. The group were fired earlier this month after "Journalists can report fairly & courts will protect them," Suna Venter, one of seven sacked SABC journalists, tells RFI. Today, she & her colleagues were given their jobs back:
"27.07.2016 15:42:14" soundcloud.com Burnt out Kenyan students set fire to schools Kenya's Education Minister Fred Matiangi has blamed a wave of arson attacks on schools on exam cheats. Over one hundred government secondary schools have been set alight this year. On Tuesday night, 'If students in #Kenya are setting schools on fire, they must have learnt it from society,' analyst @TomMboya tells @RFI:
"27.07.2016 15:10:16" en.rfi.fr Air France strike leads to 13 per cent flights cancellation The week-long strike by Air France flight crews has resulted in the French national carrier cancelling 13 per cent of its flights on Wednesday.
"27.07.2016 14:55:17" soundcloud.com Death penalty will not solve Indonesia's drug crime, says analyst Pressure is mounting on Indonesia to call off the execution of fourteen drug convicts planned for this Friday. Rights groups have said that going ahead with the killings would put Jakarta on the wron 'Harsh drug laws are doing nothing to bring down #Indonesia #drug problem', analyst tells RFI as new executions planned:
"27.07.2016 11:25:48" en.rfi.fr French politician Michel Barnier to lead Brexit talks Former EU commissioner and veteran French politician Michel Barnier has appointed to lead the negotiations with Britain on its exit from the European Union bloc. This was announced by European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.
"27.07.2016 10:51:46" en.rfi.fr Date rape drug Rohypnol appears in East Africa Cases of sexual assault involving the drug known as Rohypnol, have been reported in universities in Tanzania, Nigeria and Uganda. Healthcare professionals are warning the general public to be on the alert when going out to avoid having their drinks... Survivors of war use #rohypnol for insomnia, but rape drug also being used to commit sexual assault in parts of Africa, read here:
"27.07.2016 09:25:44" en.rfi.fr Normandy church attacker identified One of the two jihadists, who attacked a church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen and killed a priest by slitting throat, has been identified as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche.
"26.07.2016 20:23:10" en.rfi.fr South Sudan in suspense as new vice-president sworn in - Africa - RFI Former mining minister Taban Deng Gai was sworn in on Tuesday as a new vice-president for South Sudan. His appointment comes after his predecessor Riek Machar was sacked by President Salva Kiir for failing to honour an ultimatum to return to the country. South Sudan's new vice president could threaten unity government and fragile peace deal explains RFI's Christina Okello
"26.07.2016 10:05:14" Timeline Photos The vice-president of the pro-Kurdish HDP, Saruhan Oluc, talking to RFI's Tony Cross in Istanbul comments on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's refusal to invited the party to post-coup talks and the effects of the coup on the country's future. Listen to
"26.07.2016 09:54:16" en.rfi.fr Priest killed in France church hostage taking - police - France - RFI A priest was killed on Tuesday after a hostage situation at a church near the northern French city of Rouen, a police source said.
"26.07.2016 09:52:47" en.rfi.fr French learn to live with terrorism France is at war, at least according to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls who was speaking after the attack in Nice that killed 84 people. In this week's Spolitght on France, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel looks at how French people are learning to...
"26.07.2016 09:52:13" en.rfi.fr Online campaign launched to honour Nice heroes - France - RFI A 20-year-old man from the north of France has launched an online petition to award the Legion of Honor, the country's highest award, to the three men who tried to stop the Bastille Day attack in Nice.
"26.07.2016 09:51:42" en.rfi.fr Ethiopian killed in Calais migrant camp - France - RFI An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.
"25.07.2016 15:23:12" en.rfi.fr Turkey's secular opposition rallies for national unity but mistrusts Erdogan Thousands of people packed Istanbul's Taksim Square on Sunday evening to declare their opposition to last week's coup attempt in Turkey. But, unlike the rallies that have taken place every night since the attempted coup, this one was in response to... My report of yesterday's anti-coup rally, called by secular opposition party CHP. Not as much national unity as widely advertised.
"25.07.2016 15:20:42" Photos from RFI English's post Turkish journalists' union leader Ugur Güc and Zafer Aknar, of satirical paper Leman - "Turkey's Charlie Hebdo" - talk about the position of media after the failed coup to RFI's Tony Cross. Listen to his report in tomrrow's broadcasts and read it on the
"25.07.2016 13:21:11" en.rfi.fr Socialists rally around Cazeneuve after Nice allegations - France - RFI French President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.
"25.07.2016 13:20:40" en.rfi.fr Turkey's secular opposition rallies for national unity but mistrusts Erdogan Thousands of people packed Istanbul's Taksim Square on Sunday evening to declare their opposition to last week's coup attempt in Turkey. But, unlike the rallies that have taken place every night since the attempted coup, this one was in response to...
"25.07.2016 12:09:10" en.rfi.fr Air France staff to strike for a week Air France stewards and air hostesses look set to strike again, this time for a week from Wednesday 27 to August 2 at the height of the French holiday season. Air France stewards and air hostesses look set to strike again, this time for a week from Wednesday 27 to August 2.
"25.07.2016 11:23:33" en.rfi.fr French learn to live with terrorism France is at war, at least according to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls who was speaking after the attack in Nice that killed 84 people. In this week's Spolitght on France, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel looks at how French people are learning to... #SpotlightonFrance
"24.07.2016 20:46:55" Photos from RFI English's post People arrive at the unity rally in Istanbul this afternoon, called by te secular CHP but suppported by rulign AKP. Tony Cross reports in our bulletins tomorrow and on the website
"24.07.2016 19:11:48" en.rfi.fr UK's Chris Froome wins his third Tour de France - Sports - RFI Chris Froome won his third Tour de France as German Andre Greipel claimed Sunday's 21st and final stage on the Champs Elysees in Paris. http://en.rfi.fr/sports/20160724-uk-s-chris-froome-wins-his-third-tour-de-france-0
"24.07.2016 17:12:34" en.rfi.fr French Interior Minister to sue over Nice allegations - France - RFI The Minster for the Interior said today, Sunday, that he will take legal action for defamation against the head of the video surveillance for the municipal police in the city of Nice, Sandra Bertin, for defamation
"24.07.2016 12:51:32" en.rfi.fr 15-hour traffic jams hinders Dover – France sailings - France - RFI Summer holidays have begun and with them the traditional traffic jams that block the motorways of France, both north and south. However, the biggest delays this year are not in France at all.
"24.07.2016 11:22:51" en.rfi.fr Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide - Europe - RFI German police said Saturday a gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a busy mall in Munich likely acted alone, and then committed suicide after killing nine people in cold blood.
"24.07.2016 11:21:04" en.rfi.fr Cadets, conscripts caught up in Turkey's post-coup crackdown - Europe - RFI The state of emergency declared after Turkey's failed coup has extended police powers, as a crackdown on those President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says were behind the putsch continues.
"24.07.2016 11:18:06" en.rfi.fr Istanbul mosque honours victilms of Turkey coup attempt - Europe - RFI As a crackdown continues following Turkey's failed coup, friends and relatives of the over 200 people who died in the mass mobilisation that prevented it are remembering the fallen. More than half of the dead were civilians who confronted tanks...
"24.07.2016 11:17:17" en.rfi.fr Froome set to take third Tour de France title - Sports - RFI As Chris Froome prepares to take his third Tour de France later today, thoughts turned to the last rider to establish a Tour dynasty: Miguel Indurain.
"24.07.2016 11:15:43" en.rfi.fr Hollande gains three points in latest poll - France - RFI With only nine months before the next presidential election, President Francois Hollande, who has been struggling in recent polls, gained three points in
"23.07.2016 17:22:53" Timeline Photos Istanbul's imposing Palace of Justice. Listen to Tony Cross's report on the soldiers who have been detained there since Turkey's failed coup in tomorrow's programmes and keep an eye on the website for an article.
"23.07.2016 17:15:32" Photos from RFI English's post Istanbul's Taksim Square on Friday night as Turks gather to celebrate their victory over last week's attempted coup. See report on the website
"23.07.2016 17:06:37" en.rfi.fr Thousands throng Istanbul square week after Turkey's failed coup - Europe - RFI Turkey is under a state of emergency a week after the failed military coup that aimed to topple Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But thousands of people gather in towns and cities every night, encouraged by the government to celebrate the A week after the failed military coup, thousands of people are spending the night in city squares, celebrating the defeat of the military takeover and listening to political speeches, Tony Cross reports from Istanbul
"23.07.2016 06:37:30" en.rfi.fr Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide - Europe - RFI German police said Saturday a gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a busy mall in Munich likely acted alone, and then committed suicide after killing nine people in cold blood.
"22.07.2016 20:29:49" en.rfi.fr Death tolls rises in Munich shooting - Europe - RFI At least six people were believed to have been killed on Friday in a shooting rampage at a Munich shopping centre, with the attackers still believed to be at large.
"22.07.2016 20:28:23" en.rfi.fr Five charged over Nice attack - France - RFI Five suspects have been formally charged over the truck attack in the French Riveria city of Nice that killed 84 people, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday.
"22.07.2016 20:27:30" en.rfi.fr France to arm Iraq to combat Islamic State - France - RFI France will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the country.
"22.07.2016 20:26:46" en.rfi.fr IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial in France - France - RFI IMF chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colourful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.
"21.07.2016 14:22:23" en.rfi.fr Major anti-terror operation near Paris - France - RFI French anti-terror police carried out a major operation near Paris on Thursday afternoon, following an anonymous tip-off of plans to launch violent action, sources said. An anonymous tip-off has led to a "major" anti-terror operation in Argenteuil, near Paris, sources say
"21.07.2016 13:40:34" en.rfi.fr Hollande to tell May to get on with Brexit - Europe - RFI French President François Hollande is to press Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May to explain an apparent lack of urgency in starting negotiations for Brexit when he meets her in Paris on Thursday evening. A joint declaration with Irish... Hurry up and go, seems to be France's message to the Brits after the Brexit vote
"21.07.2016 08:56:46" en.rfi.fr Erdogan tells French foreign minister to mind his own business - Middle East - RFI Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to mind his own business after Ayrault advised him not to use last week's failed coup as a "black cheque" to silence his opponents. Turkey's president didn't appreciate Jean-Marc Ayrault's comments on his reaction to the attempted coup
"20.07.2016 14:00:03" en.rfi.fr French President Hollande hits out at critics of Nice attack response - France - RFI French President François Hollande on Wednesday said that 15,000 police reservists will be mobilised by the end of month, forming a sort of "National Guard" to face up to the threat of further terror attacks. He contrasted the reservists'... French president addreses reserve police, contrasts their "example" to political opponents
"20.07.2016 10:01:48" en.rfi.fr France admits special forces solciers killed in Libya - Africa - RFI Three French soldiers have been killed in Libya, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, for the first time admitting that its special forces are active in the country, where rival militias, including the Islamic State (IS) armed group, are fighting... France has been forced to admit that its special forces are operating in Libya after 3 were killed
"20.07.2016 09:59:32" en.rfi.fr en.rfi.fr PM Valls ruled out detention centres for terror sympathisers, right-wing MPs claims he's made legal and political error on RFI after state of emergency vote
"19.07.2016 15:34:08" en.rfi.fr Britain's Trident upgrade may encourage Scoxit - Europe - RFI On Monday British MPs voted 472-117 to replace the ageing Trident submarines that carry Britain's nuclear arsenal. But most of the MPs voting against were Scottish, opposed to what theysee as dictates from London and that could mean trouble later on. The UK parliament's Trident vote may encourage Scottish nationalist
"19.07.2016 15:33:11" en.rfi.fr African Union fails to elect commission chair after seven ballots - Africa - RFI African leaders ended a two-day African Union (AU) summit in Rwanda on Tuesday with awards for the continent's brightest innovators. But they failed to elect a new leader of the AU Commission after seven ballots. The Kigali African Union summit has closed with awards for gender progress but no new commission chair, RFI's William Niba reports
"19.07.2016 14:11:25" en.rfi.fr French MPs row over extending state of emergency after Nice attack - France - RFI France's right-wing opposition has laid into the Socialist government after the Nice truck attack that killed 84 people and injured 300, in stark contrast to the mood of national unity after last year's Charlie Hebdo and November Paris attacks.... In stark contrast to mood after last year's attack, there's a political slanging match over the handling of the Nice attack
"19.07.2016 14:09:39" en.rfi.fr Pokemon Go to jail - Frenchman nabbed hunting Pokemon on Indonesian military base - Asia-Pacific... A Frenchman caught trespassing on a military base in Indonesia has said he was playing Pokemon Go, the popular smartphone game launched two weeks ago and already blamed for crimes, traffic violations and antisocial behaviour. Playing Pokemon Go? Watch out where it takes you!