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FRANCE: Tight security at Angoulême international comic and cartoon festival after Charlie terrorism

0 The annual Angoulême international cartoon and comic strip festival, which opens on Thursday, will be held under tight security this year, in the wake of the terrorist attacks at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on 7th January. Comic strip books are enjoying a boom in France AFP/Patrick Bernard Standard

FRANCE : France's L'Oréal heiress trial opens amid suicide revelation

0 The trial of ten people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt opened on Monday. The ten are accused of taking advantage of the 92-year-old billionaire. One of them, her former nurse Alain Thurin, attempted suicide Sunday. Liliane Bettencourt, January 2011. Files. Foc Kan/Getty Images Standard

: African press review 26 January 2015

0 There's a lot of confusion in Nigeria, reflected on this morning's front pages... Standard

FRANCE - GREECE: Hollande congratulates Tsipras on Greek election victory

0 French President Francois Hollande congratulated Alexis Tsipras on Monday on his radical left party Syriza's win and recalled "the friendship that unites France and Greece". Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the elections in Athens, 25 January 2015. Reuters/Marko Djurica Standard

: French press review 26 January 2015

0 Greece is the main story on the majority of this morning's French front pages. Standard

FRANCE: Trial to open for 10 accused of exploiting ageing L’Oreal heiress

0 Ten people accused of taking advantage of cosmetics billionaire Liliane Bettencourt will go on trial on Monday in what is slated to be one of the year’s biggest courtroom dramas. L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt photographed in Paris on 12, October 2011. AFP PHOTO PIERRE VERDY Standard

FRANCE: Hollande meets families of victims killed in French terrorist acts

0 French President François Hollande on Sunday met with the families of the 17 victims killed earlier this month during three days of terrorist attacks in Paris. French President François Hollande paid tribute earlier this month to the three police officers killed in the attacks. AFP Standard

FRANCE - ALGERIA: Body of slain French tourist Hervé Gourdel to return home

0 The body of French mountaineer guide Hervé Gourdel is to be flown home to France on Monday, just over four months since jihadists kidnapped and beheaded him in Algeria. Hervé Gourdel. © Facebook/ Capture d'écran Standard

: French weekly magazines review 25 January 2015

0 Forgive me if you've been fed more than enough of this already, but "le plat du jour" - the dish of the day - in most of the French weeklies is again Islamist extremism, Jihadists and France's response to the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris earlier this month in which 20 people died. Standard

FRANCE: Six skiers found dead after avalanche in French Alps

0 The bodies of six experienced skiers have been found in the French Alps, police said after a day-long search in the Queyras mountain range. An avalanche. Standard

FRANCE - CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Freed aid worker in the CAR to return to France

0 The French aid worker who was kidnapped this week in the Central African Republic and freed Friday will arrive at a military airport near Paris on Sunday evening. French humanitarian worker Claudia Priest. AFP PHOTO / EMILIE IOB Standard

CULTURE IN FRANCE: Remembering Rwanda in 'Samedi Détente'

Dorothée Munyaneza How to talk about the Rwandan genocide of 1994 is the theme of a work by survivor Dorothée Munyaneza.

FRANCE: French citizenship, reward or punishment in fight against terror

0 The historic nature of French citizenship, which has been a lodestone to other nations around the world since the Napoleonic civic code, came into the spotlight on Friday after France’s highest court said it is lawful to rescind the citizenship of a French-Moroccan man convicted of terrorism. Lassana Bathily, who was granted French nationality, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. AFP / ERIC FEFERBERG Standard

FRANCE: France pushes for more women’s sports coverage

0 France celebrates on Saturday its second edition of ‘24 hours of Women’s Sport. Supported by most major media distributors, including RFI, the concept was founded by the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) with the aim of better representing women in sports across a range of French media channels.   The French women's national football team Reuters Standard

: French press review 24 January 2015

0 Sunday's general election in Greece excites a lot of coverage in this morning's French newspapers. Standard

France: To be or not to be 'Charlie'?

Paris, France - For many here the massive "marche républicaine" two weeks ago represented what Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called the French "attachment to freedom of expression". As many as four million demonstrators turned out on January 11 to ...

Paris Reassures Tourists Over Safety After Terror Attacks

Security has now been tightened in Paris and cities across France, with armed police and soldiers in bulletproof vests much more visible. Officers brandishing guns patrol the Seine in Zodiac dinghies, alongside the river’s famous Bateaux Mouches.

The Mill of Muslim Radicalism in France

PARIS — The typical trajectory of most French Islamist terrorists ... Muslims account for about 7-10 percent of France’s total population but around half of its prison population of 68,000. Muslims are even more numerous in facilities near large ...

Anti-Muslim acts soar in France since Paris attacks

Paris (AFP) - The number of anti-Muslim incidents in France has soared since the Paris attacks, with 128 such acts registered over two weeks, almost the same amount as all 2014, a watchdog said Friday. The National Observatory Against Islamophobia said 33 ...

France finds bodies of 6 skiers day after avalanche hits French Alps near Italian border

PARIS – France's interior ministry says the bodies of six French skiers have been found a day after they were swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday that the skiers were killed near the town of ...

In Paris, Extreme Youth

PARIS, France — Blame it on the casting, but the Paris men’s shows that ended yesterday had a terribly nostalgic feel. No, it wasn’t a case of decades-past being pillaged, quoted or blatantly copied again in yet another instalment of moving-fast ...

TRAVEL: In Paris everyone has their own favorite sidewalk cafe

But times are changing and in an era of 24-hour TV news, iPhones, and fast food, the number of cafés in Paris has dwindled. In 1960, according to the France Travel Planner, there were 200,000 cafes in the country. By 2008 only one-fifth this number remained.

Michelle Rodriguez Puts All Drama Aside to Fly to Paris

Michelle Rodriguez rocks a stylish grey scarf while arriving on a flight at Roissy Airport on Saturday (January 24) in Paris, France. “This thing is still in tacked after all these years, what a symbol, feels good to be in Paris all Drama aside ...

France-Italy train to sponsor France pavilion at Expo

(ANSA) - Paris, January 26 - The TGV France-Italy high speed train that connects Paris and Milan will be an official partner of the France pavilion at Expo Milan 2015, said SNCF, France's national state-owned railway company, on Monday. The partnership ...

Algeria: Repatriation of Herve Gourdel's Body - France Thanks Algerian Authorities

Paris — France thanked the Algerian Authorities for having allowed finding the remains of Herve Gourdel kidnapped and killed last September by a terrorist group, said Sunday a Quai d'Orsay communiqué. "France thanks the Algerian authorities for having ...

France: 10 go on trial in L'Oreal heiress fraud case - The State

France: 10 go on trial in L'Oreal heiress fraud caseThe StatePARIS — Ten people including a famed French photographer are going on trial, accused of swindling millions of euros in cash and artwork from France's richest woman. The trial in Bordeaux is part of the complex politico-financial scandal dubbed the ...and more »

Court Upholds France's Move to Strip Citizenship of Man Jailed on Terror Charge - New York Times

Court Upholds France's Move to Strip Citizenship of Man Jailed on Terror ChargeNew York TimesPARIS — France's top court ruled on Friday that it was legal for the French government to strip a French-Moroccan man of his citizenship, reinforcing the country's right to employ the antiterrorism tool as it tries to tighten its security after deadly ...and more »

France Vows Forceful Measures Against Terrorism - New York Times

New York TimesFrance Vows Forceful Measures Against TerrorismNew York TimesPARIS — The French government promised a sweeping legislative response on Wednesday to this month's terrorist attacks, setting out proposals to monitor potential threats more closely and wading deeper into an emerging debate over balancing security ...Paris attacks: France to recruit more police agentsBBC NewsFrance reinforces security, spy agencies after attacksReutersFrance to get better weapons for fighting terrorUSA TODAYLake Wylie Pilot -FRANCE 24 -KTULall 1,882 news articles »

France finds bodies of 6 skiers buried by avalanche in Alps - Fresno Bee

France finds bodies of 6 skiers buried by avalanche in AlpsFresno BeePARIS — France's interior ministry says the bodies of six French skiers have been found a day after they were swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday that the skiers were killed near the town of ...and more »

Paris Attacks: France Releases Three of 12 Detained in Terror Probe -

The San Luis Obispo TribuneParis Attacks: France Releases Three of 12 Detained in Terror ProbeNBCNews.comJimmy Delliste, head of the Nanterre jail outside Paris and an authority on the French prison system, told Reuters: "Someone in isolation is not necessarily miles away from the rest in detention. If you yell from the windows, you're heard." Coulibably ...Europe remains on edge more than week after Paris attacksUSA TODAYFrance to stop would-be jihadists from travellingThe San Luis Obispo TribuneParis killings leave France troubled by 30 years of failure with immigrantsThe Japan Timesall 622 news articles »

French cartoonists killed in Paris took a profane aim at the world - CNN

CNNFrench cartoonists killed in Paris took a profane aim at the worldCNN(CNN) With pen names Charb, Wolinski, Cabu, Tignous and Honore, they were famous for targeting all forms of authority with the world's sharpest, no-holds-barred political cartoons. But intolerance for that irreverence has cost some of France's most ...and more »

Anti-Muslim acts haved soared in France since Paris attacks, group says - Al Jazeera America

Lexington Herald LeaderAnti-Muslim acts haved soared in France since Paris attacks, group saysAl Jazeera AmericaThe French Council for the Muslim Religion said its recent study found that 128 anti-Muslim actions or threats were recorded in France, not including Paris, from Jan. 7 through Jan. 20, in comparison to 133 in all of France, including Paris, in 2014 ...France quietly buries terrorist gunman who killed 5 in ParisBellingham HeraldFrance sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014Lexington Herald Leaderall 1,572 news articles »

Charlie Hebdo suspect said to surrender; two others at large after Paris ... - Washington Post

Washington PostCharlie Hebdo suspect said to surrender; two others at large after Paris ...Washington PostPARIS — France's deadliest terrorist attack in modern memory unfolded with chilling precision here Wednesday as gunmen speaking fluent French burst into a satirical newspaper's weekly staff meeting and raked the room with bullets, leaving behind what ...12 Killed At Paris Magazine In Terrorist AttackHollywood LifeTerror Attacks in FranceABC NewsCharlie Hebdo attack: Helicopters hunt for suspects in woods of FranceCNNThe Economist -BBC Newsall 22,545 news articles »

Kendall Jenner touches down in France for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week - Daily Mail

Daily MailKendall Jenner touches down in France for Paris Haute Couture Fashion WeekDaily MailAfter solidifying her position in the modelling world, Kendall Jenner has become a fixture at a number of the world's biggest and most glamorous fashion events. And as the French capital gears up for the start of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, the ...Kendall Jenner Stars In New Karl Lagerfeld CampaignJust Jared Jr.all 23 news articles »

France plans civility lessons and 'secularity day' after Paris attacks - The Guardian

The GuardianFrance plans civility lessons and 'secularity day' after Paris attacksThe GuardianGunmen Saïd and Chérif Kouachi were the French children of Algerian immigrant parents, while Amédy Coulibaly was born in France to parents from Mali. Last week the French prime minister, Manuel Valls, said the failure to integrate large populations ...