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Former WTO head Lamy: 'Brexit is like trying to get an egg out of an omelette'

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2018 begins: A happy new year for Europe?

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Detroit Motor Show kicks off with trucks taking centre stage

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Tunisia's fleeing youth

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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 : 2010-08-18

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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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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