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French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

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'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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Nigeria's Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence

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What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

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Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

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Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

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US investigating China's intellectual property policy

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IN THE PAPERS

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during total solar eclipse

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-05-01

Louvre on the move

The Louvre is on the move - by the end of next year, another branch of the iconic museum will open its doors in Abu Dhabi. A selection of the new museum's treasures are making their debut at the original Paris Louvre. We take a look.

Also on today’s show: we take a look at a rap battle that’s gone far beyond a war of words. Top-selling French rapper Rohff is to stand trial for attempted murder, accused of being part of a gang that savagely beat up a shop assistant in a boutique belonging to rival rapper Booba.

Finally, controversial American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe had no hang-ups about letting it all hang out. But two exhibitions here in Paris show that he was above all an artist with an obsessive quest for aesthetic perfection.

By Jade BARKER

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2017-08-21 culture

Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

World-renowned American baritone Thomas Hampson and his son-in-law, Italian bass baritone Luca Pisaroni have sung in some of the world's most prestigious opera houses and concert...

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2017-07-28 culture

France's iconic Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

Chambord is perhaps the most iconic of the castles in the Loire valley, thanks to its renaissance turrets and sweeping grounds. The castle and gardens have had a full overhaul,...

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2017-07-27 culture

Actress Helen Mirren on TV honours and tackling sexism

She's one of a very select club to have won the triple crown of acting. Dame Helen Mirren has an Oscar, a Tony award and four Emmys, TV's top honour. FRANCE 24's Genie Godula sat...

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2017-07-26 culture

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over the week's movie releases - from Luc Besson's budget-busting sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and...

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2017-07-25 culture

Rock icons Midnight Oil on politics, passion and their long-awaited comeback

In a French TV exclusive, Richelle Harrison Plesse sat down with Australian rock legends Midnight Oil, who’ve returned to the spotlight after a 15-year hiatus. The band - famous...

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