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Auschwitz commemorations: 'We must never forget'

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'Tsipras’s cumbersome ally'

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Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

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Greece takes on Europe: Historic elections rock status quo (part 1)

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Greece takes on Europe: Historic elections rock status quo (part 2)

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Fighting terrorism: Does Europe have a plan?

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Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2011-10-07

2012 presidential election: is there an alternative to Sarkozy?

The French president's popularity ratings are at an all time low. Some have even started to ask if Alain Juppé, the foreign minister, could be a viable alternative. Also, it has emerged that one of France’s top policemen may have been fraternising with the very crooks and Mafiosi he was supposed to have been investigating. Finally, a French explorer tells his story of solitude after spending six months in silence in Serbia.

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2015-01-23 terrorism

France tackles terror

This week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces "exceptional measures" to strengthen the intelligence services and prevent radicalisation with a multi-million euro plan.

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2015-01-16 Charlie Hebdo

To be or not to be Charlie?

This edition is entirely dedicated to last week’s terrorist attacks in and around Paris. One thing is for sure: the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will live on and will not give...

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2014-12-26 France

France: 2014 in review

As 2014 wraps up we explore which stories made the headlines here in France this year. We then look at what is set to make waves here in 2015, and more particularly some of the...

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2014-12-19 Christmas

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

This week in this Christmas special, we examine the yuletide debate about where France's secular principles begin & end. Also, we browse the colourful markets where customers...

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2014-12-12 French economy

The story behind Serge Lazarevic's release

This week, three years after being kidnapped in Mali, Serge Lazarevic receives a presidential welcome as he touches down at an airport on the edge of Paris. Also, France's...

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