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Latest update : 2011-08-15

Deadly protests in New Caledonia

New Caledonia is hit by a deadly uprising, as protests over rising airfares turn violent in the French overseas territory. Also, French firemen are up in arms over a new European directive which may be about to change their status. Finally, the Elysée Palace gets a summer facelift, just in time for the return of the president and his cabinet.

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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2016-03-25 transport

Taxing times for cab drivers

Uber, LeCab or Chauffeur privé... They all do more or less the same thing: getting you from A to B in a car with the help of your smartphone. And in a spirit of competition,...

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2016-03-18 immigration

Bon voyage! Where and why do French expats live abroad?

This week we're at Paris's main Charles de Gaulle Airport, as we examine the issue of emigration. Every year, thousands of French nationals decide to up sticks and bid "au...

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