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Latest update : 2010-11-11

40 years on, France remembers Charles De Gaulle

The "voice of resistance" during the Second World War, he's also credited with changing the face of French politics. The country commemorates the 40th anniversary of Charles De Gaulle's passing. A satirical weekly accuses President Sarkozy of spying on journalists investigating too close to his Elysee home. And France's most prestigious literary award goes to a flamboyant and controversial author - Michel Houellebecq, who in his winning novel describes his own, grizzly death!

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2015-03-27 unemployment

France's chronic unemployment problem

This week France in Focus is dedicated to the problem of unemployment here in the eurozone's second-largest economy. We find out how for people over 50, finding a job can be that...

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2015-03-19 Manuel Valls

French PM sets out plans for new spying rules

In a bid to better tackle the terrorist threat, the French government unveils plans to empower the intelligence services and also provide them with more resources to help them do...

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2015-03-13 France

Helicopter disaster: France mourns sports stars killed in Argentina crash

This week, we look at the reality TV show that ended in tragedy. Three sporting heroes are among the dead as France is shaken by a fatal helicopter crash in Argentina. Also,...

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2015-03-06 Islam

Inside a school for imams

This week, French PM Manuel Valls unveils plans aimed at countering the influence of foreign-trained imams. Next, Europe’s human rights watchdog rebukes France for its vague laws...

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2015-02-27 technology

The future of agriculture

With the 52nd edition of the Salon de l'Agriculture in full swing in Paris this week, we're dedicating this entire edition to French agriculture. It's a sector of the country's...

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