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Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

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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 : 2010-08-18

Bettencourt Case: Is the prosecutor too close to the president?

Public prosecutor Philippe Courroye, who oversees the infamous Bettencourt case, makes the headlines this week. Some question his independence, as he does not hide his friendship with President Sarkozy. Also in the news is Lies Hebbadj, who was at the heart of a polygamy row. He is now being charged with rape.

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2017-09-15 Brexit

France vs Brexit Britain: Who will come out on top?

This week, we bring you a special edition on what Brexit means for France. How will it affect the tens of thousands of British people living in France, and the many more French...

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2017-09-08 France

Backstage at France's busiest airports

In this edition we're going behind the scenes of France's biggest air transport hubs. We meet air traffic controllers and police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and chat to...

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2017-09-01 France

Say cheese: The secrets of real French 'fromage'

This week, we're looking at one of France's greatest achievements: cheese! The country boasts more than 1,200 types of cheese and they are at the centre of a huge industry. But...

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2017-08-04 France

Just how happy are the French?

This week, we're asking the question, just how happy are the French people? They have a reputation for being a little bit grumpy, and on the world happiness report, the French...

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2017-07-28 France

All or nothing: Paris dreams of hosting 2024 Olympics

This week, we focus on one of the biggest dreams of the French capital: hosting the next Olympics. In July, the International Olympic Committee awarded hosting rights for the...

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