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France's Macron criticised for 'living like a king'

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Power restored at world's busiest airport

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DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages in landmark ruling

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

Latest update : 2011-07-21

Aubry and Hollande face off in Socialist primaries

Martine Aubry and François Hollande are still neck-and-neck in the race for the French Socialists' presidential nomination. We take a look at these two front-runners. Also, we meet Thomas Voeckler, France's new cycling hero on the Tour de France. Finally, we head down south for a taste of the annual theatre festival in Avignon.

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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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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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