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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2010-05-13

Austerity measures, what austerity measures?

In this edition: the government tiptoes around the word "austerity"; speculation swirls around whether popular socialist Dominique Strauss-Kahn will stand in the country's 2012 presidential elections; Sandrine Skinner, the French anti-death penalty campaigner, talks about a life in limbo - her husband Hank was given a reprieve just 35 minutes before his execution; and a touch of magic at Cannes, as fantastical film director Tim Burton takes the reins of this year's jury.

Programme prepared by Laure Manent and Gregory White

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2015-03-19 Manuel Valls

French PM sets out plans for new spying rules

In a bid to better tackle the terrorist threat, the French government unveils plans to empower the intelligence services and also provide them with more resources to help them do...

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2015-03-13 France

Helicopter disaster: France mourns sports stars killed in Argentina crash

This week, we look at the reality TV show that ended in tragedy. Three sporting heroes are among the dead as France is shaken by a fatal helicopter crash in Argentina. Also,...

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2015-03-06 Islam

Inside a school for imams

This week, French PM Manuel Valls unveils plans aimed at countering the influence of foreign-trained imams. Next, Europe’s human rights watchdog rebukes France for its vague laws...

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2015-02-27 technology

The future of agriculture

With the 52nd edition of the Salon de l'Agriculture in full swing in Paris this week, we're dedicating this entire edition to French agriculture. It's a sector of the country's...

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2015-02-20 Socialist Party (France)

Socialist party: The reasons behind the backbench revolt

This week, the French government forces a raft of economic reforms through parliament, after it became clear that rebels on the left didn't support them. Also, fresh details...

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