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Interview with Lenou: Daughter of Nana Mouskouri Special

Singer-songwriter Lenou is the daughter of best-selling female recording artist Nana Mouskouri, and she is a gifted musician in her own right.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 4 comments

Director Alan Resnais has died

Celebrated French movie director Alan Resnais has died aged 91. Resnais movie career spanned more than 60 years. His death was announced on Saturday, the day after the Césars French cinema awards and on the eve of the Oscars.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

French crook continues the con from behind bars

Lannemezan - A criminal, locked up in a prison cell in the south-western French town of Lannemezan, managed to continue his life of crime, despite being behind bars. However, once he was found out, he had literally nowhere to go.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Review: Marville's Paris On View At The Met Special

New York - A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Marville strips away the romance of Paris, but offers a challenging commentary on the nature of transformation.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

SocGen compensates some employee shareholders over Kerviel affair

Paris - French bank Society General has compensated about a dozen employee shareholders who demanded reparations following the scandal over rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, sources told AFP on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Hospital patient kicked out when requesting service in English

Montreal - A patient entered Verdun General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in an ambulance because of chest pains, but says she was kicked out when requesting that hospital staff speak to her in English, rather than French.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Miley Cyrus & Britney Spears banned from daytime French TV

A media watchdog group in France has declared the two pop stars' recent videos for "Wrecking Ball" and "Work Bitch" to be unsuitable for daytime television.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 4 comments

Child films security guards assaulting parents in Spain (video)

Torrevieja - A French family were on a Christmas holiday in Torrevieja in the Valencian Community of Spain when they visited a supermarket. When passing the shop's till, an alarm went off in the security barrier and they were badly assaulted by security guards.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Unemployed French man advertises CV on giant billboard

With the unemployment rate in Europe reaching new highs, a French man has found an ingenious way to find a job. Laurent Le Bret put his CV on a giant billboard next to a busy road.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

French actress Rachel Kylian has many talents Special

Los Angeles - “Une très belle femme francaise” - a very beautiful French woman, Rachel Kylian, has fixed her sights on Hollywood stardom and appears to be on the right trajectory.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Writer Gerard de Villiers dies at 83

French writer Gerard de Villiers, whose spy thrillers have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, has died aged 83.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New find: The British ate frogs' legs before the French

Salisbury - For many years, the British have teased the French about their penchant for eating frogs' legs. Now the humor turns, as we find out that the British were actually the first to eat the "delicacy."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

The Met's Balthus Show Offers Meditations on Power And Sex Special

New York - There’s a special sort of power in the new Balthus exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one combining the whimsy and fearlessness of youth with the tension of the male gaze.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

France Senate approves gay marriage legislation

The French Senate has passed legislation that will allow for same-sex marriage, with a vote of 179 to 159. The vote solidifes one of the main campaign promises made by the French Socialist President François Hollande,
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly

France: First ever Brit appointed as guardian of French language

Paris - The historic body charged with preserving the French language against the invasion of the linguistic hordes of Anglo-americanisms, this week made history itself as the Académie Française elected its first British born member.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

Review: Haneke's latest masterpiece delivers a bleak love drama Special

At first, “Amour” may seem like a departure for Austrian director Michael Haneke, whose oeuvre includes disturbing, violent dramas “Caché” and “The White Ribbon”. But as the film unfolds, you realize no other filmmaker could have created it.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

French town offers refuge to Mayan apocalypse believers

Bugarach - Bugarach, one of the least populated areas of France, is becoming a popular destination among people who believe that the end of the world is near.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Missing French girl found in trunk after routine traffic stop

A 15-year-old French girl who went missing was found tied up in the trunk of a car in Germany after a routine traffic stop.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

Video: French media blackout of protest against radical Islam

Paris - France’s politically correct media failed to cover a patriotic march (in favour of French values and culture and against radical Islam) that took place in Paris last weekend.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 8 comments

New Beatles bio offers a graphic look at the Fab Four Special

A new, comic-book style book offers a new, creative take on the history of The Beatles. Combining history with comics, creator Herve Bourhis has fashioned a fascinatingly visual take on the story of the Fab Four.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Magazine ordered to surrender topless photos of Kate Middleton

A French judge has ordered Closer magazine to stop re-publishing or distributing photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless. It also has 24 hours to hand over the original photos or face a daily fine of 10,000 euros.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 10 comments

Headless torsos found in French forest

On Monday, French police said that a couple are being held for questioning about the killing and dismemberment of another couple.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: French ships keep busy in Antarctic, Indian Oceans Special

Cape Town - A scientist on a remote island of the Crozet Archipelago, one of France’s far-flung Scattered Island groups, which lies about half-way between South Africa and Antarctica, has been rescued by a frigate of the French Navy.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Gaddafi sponsored Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential bid with 50M euro?

Paris - In a report released by Mediapart, they state that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sponsored by Muammar Gaddafi to the tune of 50 million euros.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Keep an eye on your cat if you plan to visit Angers, France

Angers - The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Angers, France warns all citizens to hold on to their furry little friends.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly

Toulouse shooter killed in raid - 3 police officers wounded

Toulouse - French police confirm that the Toulouse shooter, responsible for killing several Jews outside a synagogue, is now dead. Three officers were wounded, one badly, in the assault on his apartment.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Will the French ever stop worshiping Napoleon?

The French are planning to build a “Napoleonland” theme park, in the south of Paris, with daily re-enactments of some of the Napoleonic Wars battles to which visitors will be able to take part, with battlefields filled with bodies of soldiers...
In the Media by J.N. Paquet

'Compelling evidence' suggests Adolf Hitler fathered a French son

Adolf Hitler may be one of the most hated men in history, but one French woman is said to have loved the man, allegedly giving birth to the future Führer's lovechild.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 7 comments

Survey: Americans coolest people, Canadians among least cool

According to a survey conducted by social networking site Badoo among 30,000 people in 15 countries, Americans are the coolest people on Earth, while Belgians are the least cool. The World said Charlie Waffles (video), not Belgian Waffles.
In the Media by Steffan Ileman - 4 comments

Air Canada fined $12,000 for not speaking French to passenger

Ottawa - A federal court in Ottawa ruled that Air Canada must apologize to two Ottawa passengers and pay $12,000 after failing to provide the couple services in French. The judge ruled that the airline failed to follow the Official Languages Act.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 5 comments
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An example of  Franglais  - the use of English words and phrases in French - in a Parisian restauran...
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An example of 'Franglais' - the use of English words and phrases in French - in a Parisian restaurant
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FS Floréal alongside at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in the evening
FS Floréal alongside at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in the evening
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Alain Roberts  French  Spiderman  scales highest steel tower in China.
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Alain Roberts, French "Spiderman" scales highest steel tower in China.
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French police
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A boarding party from the FS Tonnerre (French for  Thunder .)
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A boarding party from the FS Tonnerre (French for 'Thunder'.)
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Illustration showing Boko Haram soldiers in Nigeria
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Illustration showing Boko Haram soldiers in Nigeria
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The French frigate FS Surcouf  ironically named after a pirate
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The French frigate FS Surcouf, ironically named after a pirate
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The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band...
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The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band's former members and their offspring; Bourhis here depicts Sean Lennon's recreation of father John Lennon's famous Annie Liebowitz shot of he and Yoko Ono, with his own girlfriend.
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French prisoners made a video dancing the Harlem Shake
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French prisoners made a video dancing the Harlem Shake
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Two French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets ready for takeoff
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Two French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets ready for takeoff
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French troops in Indochina.
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French troops in Indochina.
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The amphibious support ship  FS Tonnerre
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The amphibious support ship, FS Tonnerre
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French prisoner  dressed as a prison guard  lighting a joint.
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French prisoner, dressed as a prison guard, lighting a joint.
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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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