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New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

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The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

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Is the aviation industry free-riding on climate change efforts?

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The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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Video: Girls in Malawi victims of 'sexual cleansing' ritual

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Video: How the 2014 Winter Olympics transformed Sochi

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

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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2018-02-16 Skiing

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

In this edition we're in the French Alps, the Trois Vallées to be precise. It's the largest skiing area in the world, where you have an incredible 600 kilometres of slopes to...

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2018-02-09 France

Saving France's city centres: How to lure back locals?

This week, we're in the northern French city of Dreux, famed for its rich history, royal chapel and... boarded-up shops. Like a number of cities in France, Dreux has fallen prey...

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2018-02-02 science

France's Louis Pasteur, a revolutionary scientist

He's known as the "father of microbiology". Louis Pasteur's discoveries provided the foundations of modern medicine and continue to fascinate today. The French scientist's...

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2018-01-19 France

Aiding migrants in France: What are the legal implications?

In 2017, France received a record number of asylum applications: 100,000 in all. And when arriving in a new country, information is key. We meet the team of infomigrants.net,...

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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