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Deneuve vs. #MeToo: exploring Feminism “à la française”

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Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Trump's presidency, one year in: 365 days of outrageous tweets and blunders

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

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MEDIAWATCH

Poland protests for right to abort

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EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina released from jail

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BUSINESS DAILY

Apple to pay $38 billion in US taxes by moving cash home

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IN THE PAPERS

'And the winner is'... Trump awards Fake News to CNN, New York Times

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IN THE PAPERS

Cop-out or ecological victory? France scraps plans for controversial airport

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-03-17

Regional elections: the Socialist party in the lead

In this edition: the ruling UMP party is reeling after a chastening first round of regional elections puts the Socialists in the lead; French icon Simone Veil enters the Académie Française, thus becoming "immortal"; and an American journalist sheds new light on a 60-year-old mystery or when French bread is wrongfully accused of driving a village mad.

Programme prepared by Mathieu Sarfati and Gregory White

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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2017-12-22 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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