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Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

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Poland protests for right to abort

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Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

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'Equatorial Guinea's attempted coup began in France,' President Obiang tells FRANCE 24

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Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

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Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

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IOM chief: 'Migrants are the quintessential agents of development'

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Nigerian army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

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Bitcoin takes a tumble over regulation fears

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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.

Programme prepared by Grégory White and Laure Manent

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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2017-12-22 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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