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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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2017-04-21 France

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

This week, we're turning up the heat as we tell you all about France's much-loved fire brigade. They are often first on the scene of a crisis, and firefighting makes up just a...

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2017-04-14 France

Employment: New paths back to work

This week, we’re exploring the issue of employment. In France, the unemployment rate has reached 10 percent and local authorities across the country are seeking new approaches to...

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2017-04-07 France

Backstage at a French police academy

This week, we're at a French police training college. With the presidential election coming up and France still under a state of emergency, security is in the spotlight, and so...

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2017-03-24 France

French presidential election: Over 40% remain undecided

This week, FRANCE 24 are talking to French voters: with less than a month to go before the presidential election, over 40% still don't know who to vote for. This year's campaign...

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2017-03-17 France

The numbers game: Breaking down France's ageing population

This week, we look at life for French senior citizens. Like many western countries, France is getting older. In 2050, one person in three will be aged 60 or over, compared to one...

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