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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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TALKING EUROPE

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we import stability, or we export instability'

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TALKING EUROPE

From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

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US-China trade war is 'on hold'

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Is GDPR a good thing for EU tech companies?

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'The internet is like water, we need to help children understand how to swim'

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Horse massacres in Iran, fake news turning deadly in India, and Ivory Coast's drought

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THE OBSERVERS

Iran's violent bird poaching, a Yemeni youth orchestra beneath the bombs, and more

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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 : 2017-11-03

Louvre Museum launches multi-million euro bid for Renaissance masterpiece

The jewel-incrusted prayer book of French king François I offers an insight into the Renaissance world. Currently owned by British collectors, France wants it back, with the Louvre appealing to the public to help fund its return - at a cost of 10 million euros. The perfectly-preserved artefact is currently on display at the Paris museum.

Plus, we meet music maestro Daniel Barenboim, whose West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has become a symbol of peace and reconciliation through art.

We also check out Liam Neeson’s latest film "Mark Felt: The man who brought down the White House", in which he stars as the FBI agent-turned-whistleblower who helped uncover the Watergate scandal of 1974.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

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2018-05-20 Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Best of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Eve Jackson presents all of the highlights from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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2018-05-19 Cannes Film Festival 2018

Cannes 2018: and the Palme d'Or goes to....

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson react to the winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition, starting with Palme d’or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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2018-05-18 culture

Cannes 2018: Lebanese film 'Capharnaum' wows critics

Eve Jackson brings us the latest from the Cannes Film Festival and tells us about two movies competing for the top prize. "Capharnaum", by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki is a...

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2018-05-18 culture

Cannes 2018: John Travolta brings the mob to the red carpet

John Travolta speaks to France 24 about his new film "Gotti", his memories of winning the Palme D'Or and his favourite dance movies. We also hear from Indian actress turned...

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