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Latest update : 2011-09-14

Robert Bourgi and the "dirty cash" scandal

A lawyer says former French leaders Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin accepted under the table payments from African heads of state. Also, French banks take a hammering on fears the Greek debt crisis could bring them down. Finally, cycling star Jeannie Longo could face a ban as it is thought she may have broken anti-doping rules.

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2014-09-12 France

French MP's financial woes dampen ruling party's credibility

This week, a trade minister fired for tax irregularities is now said to have forgotten to pay his rent for the last three years. It's an omission that is likely to further damage...

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2014-09-05 François Hollande

Valérie Trierweiler releases explosive new book

This week, France’s former first lady spills the beans on her ex, President François Hollande, in an explosive memoir. Next, the country’s Labour Minister wants more checks on...

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2014-08-29 French economy

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

This week, France's Socialist government has a reshuffle and brings in a former banker who is seen as a free-market social democrat to take over the economy ministry. We also...

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2014-08-22 music

Calais immigrants desperate to cross the Channel

We focus on Calais, where illegal immigrants are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to cross the English Channel. Next, 70 years ago this week, Parisians rose up...

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2014-08-14 France

France remains top tourism hotspot

France has kept its tourism crown, once again coming out on top as the world's most visited country. Next, hospitals and airports in France have gone on the alert as fears rise...

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