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Latest update : 2011-01-12

Terrorism: fighting Al Qaeda

How do you deal with hostage takers? The question is back in the spotlight following the abduction and killing of two French nationals in Niger. Scores die in food-riots in France's former colony Tunisia. Paris' low key reaction leaves Human rights organisations baffled. After a health scare that kept the country on tenterhooks, rock legend Johnny Halliday is back in the singing game, and possibly at a venue near you!

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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2014-06-20 strike

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their...

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2014-06-13 UMP

French rail workers strike over proposed reforms

This week, employees of France's rail network down tools as train strikes cause misery for commuters. Also, the moral quandary of euthanasia is back on the agenda: a French medic...

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2014-06-06 Mehdi Nemmouche

Curbing islamic extremism behind bars

This week, we focus on radicalisation in prisons. Authorities try to establish how and why a French petty criminal could have masterminded last month's deadly shooting at the...

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