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Gambian citizens flee ahead of Barrow inauguration

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Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as President

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Population studies: France's 'ethnicity' taboo

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THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 2)

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Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

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Security stepped up in Italy amid terror threat

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Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

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Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

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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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2017-01-13 gastronomy

French gastronomy: How cooking can break down barriers

This week, we explore the social wonders of cooking. Good food is good for the body, and making it can be good for the soul. Cuisine can connect generations, break down barriers,...

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2016-12-23 France

The year in review: The highs and lows of 2016

This week we take look at the key events that marked France in 2016 and look ahead to what’s to come in 2017. The 12-month review covers both highs and lows, including the deadly...

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2016-12-16 France

Perfume, a French savoir-flair

This week, we introduce you to the French art of fragrance design. Starting at Paris's brand-new Perfume Museum, we take you on an historical, sensory and scientific journey into...

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2016-12-02 FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 turns 10: A look behind the scenes

This week we bring you a special edition of France in Focus. To mark FRANCE 24’s 10th anniversary on December 6, we're taking you behind the scenes of our 24-hour news channel...

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2016-11-25 France

Terrorism: France on charm offensive to lure back tourists

With 84 million tourists each year, France is the most visited country in the world. But the numbers have dropped sharply as the country's tourist industry faces the threat of...

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