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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 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.

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2014-07-25 WWI centenary

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

The battle of Verdun was one the deadliest of the First World War – some 300,000 French and German soldiers lost their lives, during months of fierce fighting. One hundred years...

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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