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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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2016-09-30 Paris Fashion Week

Backstage at Paris Fashion Week

In this week’s edition, the focus will be on fashion – a subject that has become more or less synonymous with France. Although fashion is now a global and multifaceted industry,...

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2016-09-23 France

Rural France: Challenges and opportunities

This week, we take a look at rural France and its development through the ages. Like in many other European nations, France saw a massive exodus towards its urban centres during...

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2016-09-09 Internet

French Tech: A new generation in the making

This week we're exploring France's thriving tech scene, a sector which now accounts for around 6% of the country’s GDP. We introduce you to some of this new generation of French...

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2016-09-02 France

Disability: Still fighting for equal rights

This week, we're taking a look at the issue of disability. While public awareness is growing, and disability rights have made some headway in France, equal opportunity is still a...

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2016-08-26 Paris

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

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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