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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Smog-battling Paris aims to show way at climate summit

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Bodrum, an illegal gateway into Europe

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Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

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'Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit'

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'The NSA’s other business'

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Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 2)

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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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2015-06-26 Olympic Games

FranceLeaks: A new diplomatic bug

This week, new WikiLeaks revelations indicate that US intelligence kept close tabs on France's leaders. Next, road rage spreads as Uber-incensed taxi drivers take matters into...

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2015-06-18 Napoleon

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall

To mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, we bring you a special programme devoted to the myth of Napoleon.

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2015-06-12 Manuel Valls

Valls flies to Berlin: PM criticised for use of government jet

This week, France's Prime minister finds himself in hot water after flying to watch his beloved Barcelona win the Champions League in Berlin. Next, riot police spark anger when...

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2015-06-05 education

The high end of French higher education

This week, we take a look at the high end of French higher education, and ask: isn't it all a bit elitist? Many of France's great and good studied at the Grand Ecoles. We...

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2015-05-29 history

Pantheon: Acknowledging France's great men and women

This week, two women and two men of the French Resistance were inducted into France's famous Pantheon. All four were chosen for having resisted Nazi occupation, a spirit and...

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