London's Tate Modern art gallery was temporarily closed on Sunday after a work by US expressionist painter Mark Rothko was vandalised by a visitor. The graffiti on the painting appears to claim that it was done as part of an artistic movement.
The world’s international press spent the weekend speculating about the outcome of the Venezuelan election and weighing up the consequences for the country, the region and the global appetite for crude oil.
We look at bad boy rocker Pete Doherty's acting debut in "Confession of a Child of the Century". Meanwhile, Eve Jackson meets the stars of "Ruby Sparks", Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, who talk about love, control and being a couple on and off the screen. Finally, the world celebrates 50 years of the iconic womanising British spy, James Bond.
The "pigeons" protest movement of entrepreneurs has got the government to consider back-tracking on a proposed hike in capital gains taxes for people selling a company. That's seen as a PR blow for Hollande's team. Attention, too, is on Hugo Chavez' bid for re-election in Venezuela. His rival, Henrique Capriles, is forecast to have a brilliant career whatever the outcome. That's the focus for the French papers on Friday 5th October, 2012.
Shanghai unveiled two new art museums on Monday in a bid to compete with art rival capitals such as New York and Paris. The China Art Museum (modern) and the Power Station of Art (contemporary), opened on the former site of the 2010 World Expo.
Thousands flocked to New York City’s Central Park on Saturday to see artists such as the Foo Fighters, the Black Keys and John Legend perform at the Global Citizen Festival, a free concert to highlight world poverty.
As JK Rowling's new book hits the shelves, we ask whether she can she work her magic into the adult world. Also on the show: after blowing us away with his last film, award-winning Romanian director Cristian Mungiu takes us to a remote monastery in a tragic tale of religious and romantic conflict. He joins us along with one of the stars of "Beyond the Hills", Cristina Flutur.
In today's book review, Clément Massé tell us about "The Autobiography of Mark Twain" and why it has just come out here in France, over 100 years after Twain's death. Clément also tells us about two books by the late Italian writer Goliarda Sapienza.
Oliver Stone's brutal drama "Savages", about a Californian trio who get mixed up with a Mexican drug cartel, hits the big screen. Eve Jackson speaks to one of its stars, John Travolta, about marijuana, family life and how he nearly gave up acting.
Excellent weed creates major problems in Oliver Stone's violent and entertaining new film "Savages". Also, Global James Bond Day is coming up during the Dinard Festival of British Cinema. Finally, we discover the late Chris Marker's gift to the 50th Vienna International Film Festival - a glimpse of the ideal film viewer.