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Pitti Uomo in Florence, the world's largest men's fashion showcase

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Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

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Exclusive: On the frontline with Shiite militias in Iraq

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Explaining #MeToo criticism: The French love of freedom and debate

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The bookworms of France's National Library

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DOWN TO EARTH

How ethical is your smartphone?

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THE INTERVIEW

Chief Palestinian negotiator: 'Trump is burying two-state solution'

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IN THE PAPERS

'Boris Johnson wants to build a giant bridge from England to France'

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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 : 2011-05-11

Mitterrand: only French Socialist President in 30 years

It has been 30 years since François Mitterrand came to power. We take a look at modern France's only socialist president. Also, investigators ask whether a man suspected of murdering his family was inspired by a similar case that took place in the United States 40 years ago. Finally, the Cannes film festival kicks off. We offer a sneak peek of the most talked about movies.

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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2017-12-22 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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