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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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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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2014-06-20 strike

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their...

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2014-06-13 UMP

French rail workers strike over proposed reforms

This week, employees of France's rail network down tools as train strikes cause misery for commuters. Also, the moral quandary of euthanasia is back on the agenda: a French medic...

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2014-06-06 Mehdi Nemmouche

Curbing islamic extremism behind bars

This week, we focus on radicalisation in prisons. Authorities try to establish how and why a French petty criminal could have masterminded last month's deadly shooting at the...

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