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Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

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Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

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Understanding the burkini ban

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US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

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Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

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British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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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2016-07-29 architecture

La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

This week, we take you above the fray to discover one of the most emblematic and inspiring features of the French capital: its famous rooftops. Paris' zinc horizon is as much of...

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2016-07-08 2016 Olympics

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

This week we're looking ahead to the world's biggest sporting event, the Olympic Games. We take you on a tour of INSEP, France's elite training centre, to see how French athletes...

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux, the French wine capital

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a city famous not just for its beauty but above all for its wines, which have been produced here for more than ten centuries. Bordeaux is now home...

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2016-06-24 tourism

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

In this edition we look at France's hotel industry, specifically at the top end of the market here in Paris. During the past decade, the arrival of a number of new hotels has...

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2016-06-17 Islam

The challenges faced by Muslims in France

This edition comes to you from the Grand Mosque of Paris, where we're discussing Islam in France. This as millions of Muslims across the globe observe Ramadan and around five...

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