Mar 20, 2013 13:14 EDT
A French-language biopic of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will be distributed in the US by the Weinstein Company, it said on Wednesday.
Mar 18, 2013 13:38 EDT
Qatar's Al-Jazeera television network said Monday it was preparing to launch a news channel in Britain while studies are at an advanced stage for a French-language channel.
Mar 16, 2013 15:17 EDT
Belgium's main Flemish separatist party New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) warned Saturday that it wanted complete autonomy for the Flanders region if it wins legislative elections slated for May 2014.
Mar 04, 2013 15:48 EST
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced Monday he will travel this month to "Canada and Quebec", singling out the French-speaking province whose status within Canada has been a source of friction between the two countries.
Feb 03, 2013 14:58 EST
US Vice President Joe Biden has warned the Iranian government to approach nuclear talks "in good faith", the French daily Le Figaro reported Sunday.
Jan 27, 2013 18:04 EST
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of French-speaking Montreal and Quebec City on Sunday in support of gay marriage and adoption in parallel with a mass demonstration in Paris.
Jan 11, 2013 10:25 EST
French-language Belgian newspapers were back on Google Friday after a six-year absence sparked by a bitter dispute over copywright with the US Internet search giant.
Dec 22, 2012 10:33 EST
More than 100,000 homes and businesses were without power Saturday in Quebec after a powerful winter storm battered the French-speaking Canadian province, the local utility company said.
Dec 13, 2012 14:25 EST
French-language Belgian newspapers Thursday hailed a compromise deal reached with Google to end a six-year legal dispute over copyright as "the most reasonable choice".
Nov 16, 2012 17:56 EST
Montreal, the world's second-largest francophone metropolis after Paris, elected an anglophone mayor Friday for the first time in a century.
Oct 25, 2012 15:05 EDT
Australian centre Matt Giteau on Thursday signed a two-year extension to his contract with big-spending French Top 14 side Toulon, a club spokesman said.
Oct 25, 2012 13:24 EDT
The French translation of the sado-masochistic romance "Fifty Shades of Grey" has shot to the top of the bestseller list, shifting 100,000 copies in just a few days despite getting abysmal reviews.
Oct 19, 2012 07:18 EDT
Twitter has agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages that have flooded the micro-blogging site in recent days, after threats of legal action, a Jewish student union said Friday.
Oct 14, 2012 18:42 EDT
Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever scored a breakthrough election win Sunday and immediately urged Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to radically re-shape the federal state.
Oct 14, 2012 15:05 EDT
Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever scored a breakthrough win in local elections Sunday and immediately called on Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo to radically re-shape the federal state.
Oct 14, 2012 14:58 EDT
Canadian Premier Stephen Harper defended his attendance at the Francophonie summit in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday while slamming the country's failure to abide by "democratic standards."
Oct 14, 2012 14:00 EDT
Leaders of French-speaking nations ended a summit Sunday by calling for an overhaul of the UN Security Council to give Africa better representation, while host country Democratic Republic of Congo was forced to defend its rights record.
Oct 14, 2012 13:17 EDT
Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever appeared set for a breakthrough win in Belgian local elections on Sunday, moving well ahead in the key northern city of Antwerp, the country's economic heart.
Oct 14, 2012 11:48 EDT
Leaders of French-speaking nations called Sunday for an overhaul of the UN Security Council that would give African nations some form of permanent representation.
Oct 13, 2012 18:09 EDT
France's President Francois Hollande denounced the Democratic Republic of Congo's rights record, calling for an end to the conflict in the east as leaders of French-speaking nations met Saturday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Spoken in||29 countries (officially) plus eight where commonly used but not official|
|Region||Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania|
|Total speakers||about 110 million (native), more than 500 million (2007)(total)|
|Ranking||9 (native), 4 (total)|
|Writing system||Latin alphabet (French variant)|
|Official language in||
Numerous international organisations
|Regulated by||Académie française (French Academy)|
|ISO 639-2||fre (B)||fra (T)|
States where it is mother tongue States where it is official language States where it is second language Regions where it is a minority language
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