European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has criticised French moves to protect EU cultural industries as "reactionary" ahead of upcoming talks on a massive EU free trade agreement with the United States.
The far-right National Front has moved on to the second round of a parliamentary by-election to replace disgraced former MP Jérôme Cahuzac. The victory is an embarrassing blow to the Socialist government of President François Hollande.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet US President Barack Obama ahead of the G8 summit on Monday for what could be contentious talks on Syria, with their policies on President Bashar al-Assad appearing to be on a collision course.
Cautiously positive reactions emerged from international governments Saturday following the victory of moderate cleric candidate Hassan Rohani in Iran's presidential election as Rohani supporters welcomed the dawning of a new era.
After US President Barack Obama’s administration said it would supply Syrian rebels with military aid, Syria and Russia dismissed US intelligence claims that President Bashar al-Assad’s troops had used chemical weapons against rebels.
French cinema heavyweights and their European counterparts have mounted an impassioned defence of the “cultural exception” that subsidises filmmakers to protect them from Hollywood domination. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.
Iranians began voted for a new president Friday in an election which will see outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad succeeded after eight fiery years in power. Six candidates remain in the race – one moderate, four conservatives and one hardliner.