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Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 1)

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Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (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.

Latest update : 2010-07-16

Sarkozy tries to dodge the storm

Nicolas Sarkozy is in choppy waters as the second half of his mandate is bogged down by a series of scandals, electoral defeats and an unpopular reform drive. From a family saga to a political scandal, the Bettencourt controversy has grown with every new publication of a relatively unknown media outlet: Mediapart. So who's behind the online daily? And as temperatures reach record highs, we take a look at the woman who epitomizes summer: film, fashion and music icon Brigitte Bardot.

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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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2016-08-26 Paris

Secrets of Les Invalides: Home to war veterans and Napoleon

This week, we take you behind the scenes of one of Paris' most famous monuments: the Hotel des Invalides. Built a stone's-throw away from the river Seine, this military...

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2015-06-18 Napoleon

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall of a military genius

FRANCE 24 brings you a special programme devoted to the myth and legends surrouding Napoleon Bonaparte.

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux: French wine capital and 'best city to visit'

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a stunning city that has just topped Lonely Planet's guide of top ten cities to visit in 2017. It is of course world famous for its wine and we...

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