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Latest update : 2010-05-27

Pentecost: what is the 'day of solidarity' for?

Many locals enjoyed the day off work on Monday for Pentecost, a bank holiday cancelled by the government five years ago but which has now been relaxed; it was a good year for French cinema at the Cannes Film Festival; and the French Open is under way here in Paris with one French hope, Richard Gasquet, already eliminated - we look at why French players haven't taken home the trophy in such a long time.

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2015-03-27 unemployment

France's chronic umemployment problem

This week France in Focus is dedicated to the problem of unemployment here in the eurozone's second-largest economy. We find out how for people over 50, finding a job can be that...

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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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