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Making a splash: We dive into David Hockney’s body of work

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Fighting terrorism: What can the UN do?

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Is French health care the best in the world?

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Iraqi snipers battle the IS group in Mosul

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Party polizei: German cops expelled for pre-G20 summit debauchery

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IN THE PAPERS

Power play? Emmanuel Macron one-ups his prime minister

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EYE ON AFRICA

South African court bars schools from promoting one religion over another

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THE DEBATE

Wannacry more: How vulnerable are we to cyberattacks?

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MEDIAWATCH

Time to remove fake Trump 'Time' covers from display!

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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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2017-06-16 cyber crime

At the heart of France's war on cyberattacks

It's a war that's being waged without weapons, tanks or rocket launchers. The battleground is virtual and digital because this war is taking place in cyberspace. Every week,...

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2017-06-09 nuclear power

Nuclear energy: When France faces a new era

The nuclear industry remain central to France. The country has 19 power plants and 58 reactors. Yet the vision for the sector's future continues to evolve. Around a third of...

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2017-06-02 French Legislative Elections 2017

Why the legislative elections really matter

This week, Tom Burges Watson takes you to the French parliament, the Assemblée Nationale, as the first round of the French legislative vote is now just days away. Since Emmanuel...

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2017-05-19 France

The monumental battle to save France’s historic sites

FRANCE 24's Tom Burges Watson heads to France's stunning Richelieu National Library. He’s given a special tour of the magnificent Salle Labrouste, which has only just been...

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2017-05-12 France

The upper crust of French baking

This week, we're looking at that quintessential French staple: bread. It's a cliché but true: France could not be more serious about biting into the perfect loaf. The country's...

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