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New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

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Fast fashion: Wearing the world out

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Candidate Hollande hits the campaign trail

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Cameroon's president heads to Nigeria

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Hollande unofficially kicks off his re-election campaign

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2010-09-15

Roma: inside a community's everyday life

As the government's anti-immigration drive continues to grab the spotlight. We go beyond the controversy to show you what daily life is really like for the Roma minority. Prime Minister François Fillon is rumoured to be on his way out. Now it's anyone's guess who'll be picked to become the President's new right-hand man or woman. And the lights go down on a legendary director: cinema great Claude Chabrol will be remembered as much for his love of life as for his biting portrayal of human nature.

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2015-11-06 history

Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

This week, we take you to the castle of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. It's a perfect setting for this edition of France in Focus, which marks...

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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