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Mitt, the Mormons, and a controversial temple in France

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An architectural rendering of what the Mormon temple will look like in Le Chesnay. Photo: Intellectual Reserve Inc

An architectural rendering of what the Mormon temple will look like in Le Chesnay. Photo: Intellectual Reserve Inc

As Mitt Romney continues to work toward his goal of replacing Barack Obama, one aspect of his past is achieving success after a long struggle — in France, not the US. French Mormons are preparing to break ground in construction of the country’s first temple, to be built in the leafy Paris suburb of Le Chesnay, right near the Palace of Versailles, one of the country’s major international tourism draws. The plan, though, is not without controversy.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

5 May 2012 at 18:02

Slideshow: France’s geeks power up at Paris Games Week

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People lined up to enter Paris Games Week

People lined up to enter Paris Games Week

This year’s Paris Games Week powers up on Friday with more than 150,000 gaming geeks expected to pass through the doors of the city’s Parc des expositions. French video game fans will get an exclusive look at the new Playstation Vita handheld console, as well as new titles including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Saint’s Row The Third.

Slideshow: Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

21 October 2011 at 13:23

Tuareg links to AQIM

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Tuaregs with their camels, 2009, CC licence: Marco Bellucci

It has been over two months since the kidnapping of seven people in Niger by the North African wing of Al-Qaeda. The hostages, who worked for French nuclear firm Areva, were snatched in the northern town of Arlit by a group known as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM. But what’s the true face of AQIM? And what should we make of recent reports that members of the Tuareg nomadic people are involved?

Radio Report: AQIM specialist Jeremy Keenan

Radio France Internationale

Skunk Anansie and Cypress Hill at Rock en Seine

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Rock en Seine poster

Rock en Seine poster

With a line-up to die for, Paris’ Rock en Seine festival this weekend gives French fans a last chance to party before the hordes return to the capital. Californian hip hop bad boys Cypress Hill told RFI about collaborating with Blink 182’s drummer, while British rockers Skunk Anansie talk about thievery, preaching to the converted and their new album Wonderlustre.

Radio Feature: Focus on France

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

29 August 2010 at 15:38

Cypress Hill – Love the snails and the dope, but not Arizona’s law

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American Latino hip-hop stars Cypress Hill rocked the stage at the opening night of Paris’s Rock en Seine festival Friday. Before the weed-smoking West Coast bad boys performed to the 35,000-strong French crowd, they talked to RFI about US immigration law, Mexican drug cartels, the possibility of working with Blink 182’s drummer … and eating snails.

Radio France Internationale

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Andre Manoukian talks jazz and philosophy

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Andre Manoukian

Talking at the Paris Saint Germain Des Pres jazz festival

Andre Manoukian is the closest the French have to Simon Cowell. The composer and philosopher, who is a judge on the equivalent to Pop Idol, talked about music, life and why he likes Gilles Deleuze, at the Paris Saint-German-Des-Pres jazz festival, which kicked off last week.

Radio Feature: Culture in France

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

23 May 2010 at 13:13