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Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

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Paris rediscovers Picasso

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Daniele Balice, Co-founder of the gallery Balice Hertling

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Tunisia: Religious education claims bigger role in curriculum

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Latest update : 2011-09-21

Chirac Trial: too unwell to attend

Jacques Chirac can skip his corruption trial. Proceedings will go ahead without the former French leader due to his poor health. Also, Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to France hoping to restore his reputation after a sex scandal in the United States. Finally, a team of scientists working just outside Paris has successfully injected a patient with synthetic blood.

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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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2014-09-19 Hurricanes & storms

Travel chaos: Air France pilots take industrial action

This week, pilots go on strike at Air France-KLM as they fear their jobs are going to be outsourced. Over 70% of flights are cancelled in some cities. Also, former mayors and...

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