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The dream of supersonic air travel

As a trial opens to establish responsibility for the fatal crash of an Air France Concorde jet outside Paris ten years ago, we take a look back at the crown jewel of Franco-British engineering. Also in this edition: will the media exposure of a second 'Clearstream' trial help put the political career of former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin back on track?

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2017-07-21 France

Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

This week, we're turning our eye to the bistrot, France's answer to the pub. Bistrots have played a central part in French culture for more than a century. But although hundreds...

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2017-07-07 prisons

A rare look inside France's prison system

This week we look into the challenges faced by France's penitentiary system. The subject is a touchy one in a country where overpopulated jails are a longstanding and...

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2017-06-30 France

French port of Le Havre celebrates 500 years of history

This year, the northern French port city of Le Havre is celebrating its 500th birthday. Almost entirely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, today it's the busiest...

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2016-07-29 Paris

The secret views and stories behind Paris’s magical skyline

FRANCE 24’s Nadia Charbit unveils one of the most distinctive and inspirational features of the French capital: its famous rooftops. The grey zinc roofs are almost as much as a...

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2017-06-16 cyber crime

At the heart of France's war on cyberattacks

It's a war that's being waged without weapons, tanks or rocket launchers. The battleground is virtual and digital because this war is taking place in cyberspace. Every week,...

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