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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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2014-10-24 contemporary art

Art rocks and shocks Paris

This week, we take you to the Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, or FIAC. It brings together artists, gallery owners and collectors at Paris's Grand Palais, and at sites...

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2014-10-17 immigration

Calais crisis reaches boiling point

This week, we bring you a special report from Calais, where tensions are nearing boiling point between desperate migrants and exasperated locals. Also, as France seeks to...

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2014-10-10 French politics

French politics: It’s all about the money

This week, another potential scandal looms for Nicolas Sarkozy. His name is being brought up in a case of alleged kickbacks from Kazakhstan to the tune of two billion euros....

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2014-10-03 vineyard

The story behind the largest vineyard in the Paris region

This week we bring you a special edition of the programme. We focus on wine, which is more than just a drink here in France. Wine is a product of national pride and is part of...

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2014-09-26 François Hollande

Terrorism threat: France singled out by islamists

Coming up this week in France in Focus: French hiker Hervé Gourdel was murdered in eastern Algeria, by the Algerian Islamic State-linked jihadist group Jund al-Khalifa. Also,...

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