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"Custody", a film about domestic violence and a divorced couple's battle over their son, was the big winner at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- on Friday, where veteran US actor and director Robert Redford was presented with an honorary award.
Posted: February 23, 2019, 4:13 am
The Sakura art gallery in Paris has cancelled an upcoming exhibit by local artist Guillaume Verda, who has been accused of copying Jean-Michel Basquiat. The controversy has once again raised the question: when does inspiration become plagiarism?
Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:01 pm
Parents, health professionals and advocacy groups met in Paris for a first time on Thursday as part of a new committee to discuss mysteriously high rates of congenital birth defects in three areas of France.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:36 pm
French jihadist Fabien Clain was killed Wednesday in a coalition air strike on an Islamic State group holdout in Syria, French news site France Info reported on Thursday.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 4:30 pm
A group of French lawmakers proposed a bill on Monday that would make anti-Zionism a criminal offence in the same way that anti-Semitism is illegal in France. But many argue that opposition to Israel is not comparable to anti-Semitism.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:41 pm
French police have arrested a man suspected of taunting prominent essayist Alain Finkielkraut during a “Yellow Vest” protest on Saturday, one of several high-profile anti-Semitic incidents to have shocked the nation.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 8:57 am
A French Senate commission demanded Wednesday an investigation into three close aides to President Emmanuel Macron after finding "major flaws" in the government's handling of a scandal involving security aide Alexandre Benalla.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 6:44 am
The ugly anti-Semitic invective levied Saturday against French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut by yellow vest-clad demonstrators in Paris left a new stain on a movement that has already seen its popular support undercut by outbreaks of violence.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 7:08 pm
Thousands of people took to the streets of Paris Tuesday evening to protest a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks, including the vandalism of nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 5:34 pm
Vandals have daubed swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on around 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said on Tuesday, shortly before planned marches nationwide against a surge in anti-Semitic attacks.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 11:31 am
A high-profile French trial over the evocatively named Air Cocaine drug smuggling scandal began Monday in Aix-en-Provence after six years in the making.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 4:39 pm
A French court on Monday rejected an attempt to block the release of a film by acclaimed director François Ozon based on real-life victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, two days after it picked up a prize at the Berlin Film Festival.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 7:46 am
French officials on Sunday strongly condemned anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks by some "yellow vest" demonstrators as up to 2,000 of them gathered in central Paris to embark on a third month of the anti-government protests.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 3:48 pm
This year's Carnival festivities in the southern French city of Nice poked fun at world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 10:46 am
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned anti-Semitic abuse of a leading intellectual by "yellow vest" protestors and said it would not be tolerated.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 4:15 am