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Finland: Migrants and money (part 1)

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Champions! Leicester City win Premier League title

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The vicious cycle of student debt in the US

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Frustration as Brazil shuts down Whatsapp for 72 hours

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Music show: Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban and Drake

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Remembering Papa Wemba

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Three Earth-like planets discovered in Aquarius

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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 : 2010-05-27

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.

Programme prepared by Grégory White and Laure Manent

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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2016-03-25 transport

Taxing times for cab drivers

Uber, LeCab or Chauffeur privé... They all do more or less the same thing: getting you from A to B in a car with the help of your smartphone. And in a spirit of competition,...

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