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Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

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Giving a voice to the homeless in France

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'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

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Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

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How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

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Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

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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2018-02-23 homelessness

Giving a voice to the homeless in France

In this edition we're looking into the issue of homelessness. While the plight of homeless people is by no means new or limited to France, authorities here are struggling to meet...

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2018-02-16 Skiing

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

In this edition we're in the French Alps, the Trois Vallées to be precise. It's the largest skiing area in the world, where you have an incredible 600 kilometres of slopes to...

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2018-02-09 France

Saving France's city centres: How to lure back locals?

This week, we're in the northern French city of Dreux, famed for its rich history, royal chapel and... boarded-up shops. Like a number of cities in France, Dreux has fallen prey...

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2018-02-02 science

France's Louis Pasteur, a revolutionary scientist

He's known as the "father of microbiology". Louis Pasteur's discoveries provided the foundations of modern medicine and continue to fascinate today. The French scientist's...

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2018-01-19 France

Aiding migrants in France: What are the legal implications?

In 2017, France received a record number of asylum applications: 100,000 in all. And when arriving in a new country, information is key. We meet the team of infomigrants.net,...

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