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French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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Nigeria's Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence

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What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

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Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

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Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn: how the IMF boss ended up in prison

He had topped the polls to become the next president of France, but now finds himself in a New York prison cell. This special programme looks at the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal - who he is, what he is accused of and why the French are so disgusted at his treatment by the authorities in New York.

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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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