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#Varoufexit: Greece's Finance Minister Bows Out

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What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 1

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What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 2

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One year after Gaza war, residents still struggling to survive

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Libya in search of unity

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Tina Arena: Love, loss and la langue française

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History’s worst tragedies: Would you have resisted?

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Lithuanian president: 'Greek govt is not willing to take responsibility'

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Violence and chaos await migrants in Libya

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-01-27

Press conferences: the style of French presidents

President Sarkozy presents uneasy New Year greetings to the press. We look back at how his predecessors dealt with and influenced the ritual. We tell you all about the man who's setting out to shake up the left ahead of the 2012 presidential race: Jean-Luc Mélanchon is the new politician to follow. And finally, the state owned Hotel de la Marine could be up for grabs. But government plans to put it up on the market have history buffs and Paris lovers up in arms.

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2015-07-03 France

Guadeloupe: The story behind France’s butterfly island

With Antigua to the north and Barbados to the south, we've been following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus to explore the French department of Guadeloupe. We tell you...

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2015-06-26 Olympic Games

FranceLeaks: A new diplomatic bug

This week, new WikiLeaks revelations indicate that US intelligence kept close tabs on France's leaders. Next, road rage spreads as Uber-incensed taxi drivers take matters into...

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2015-06-18 Napoleon

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall

To mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, we bring you a special programme devoted to the myth of Napoleon.

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2015-06-12 Manuel Valls

Valls flies to Berlin: PM criticised for use of government jet

This week, France's Prime minister finds himself in hot water after flying to watch his beloved Barcelona win the Champions League in Berlin. Next, riot police spark anger when...

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2015-06-05 education

The high end of French higher education

This week, we take a look at the high end of French higher education, and ask: isn't it all a bit elitist? Many of France's great and good studied at the Grand Ecoles. We...

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