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Guess who's back, back again... François Hollande

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The battle over posted workers: Macron on tour to convince EU leaders

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A US summer camp brings two sides together

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2011-04-20

Presidential election: can Sarkozy win back the popular vote?

President Sarkozy is back on the campaign trail and has returned to France's industrial north, where swaying disgruntled factory workers may be a tall order. After the interior minister announced his plan to ban praying in the street, we consider the religious and political conundrum facing this secular state. Finally, we dip into the magical world of Oksa Pollock.

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2017-08-04 France

Just how happy are the French?

This week, we're asking the question, just how happy are the French people? They have a reputation for being a little bit grumpy, and on the world happiness report, the French...

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2017-07-28 France

All or nothing: Paris dreams of hosting 2024 Olympics

This week, we focus on one of the biggest dreams of the French capital: hosting the next Olympics. In July, the International Olympic Committee awarded hosting rights for the...

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2017-07-21 France

Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

This week, we're turning our eye to the bistrot, France's answer to the pub. Bistrots have played a central part in French culture for more than a century. But although hundreds...

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2017-07-07 prisons

A rare look inside France's prison system

This week we look into the challenges faced by France's penitentiary system. The subject is a touchy one in a country where overpopulated jails are a longstanding and...

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2017-06-30 France

French port of Le Havre celebrates 500 years of history

This year, the northern French port city of Le Havre is celebrating its 500th birthday. Almost entirely destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II, today it's the busiest...

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