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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

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The Tour de France, a PR machine

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Coverage of the third plane crash in one week - from France, Algeria and Burkina Faso

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Coverage of the plane crash that took 116 lives - almost half of them French

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Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

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Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

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Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

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Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

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Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

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Latest update : 2011-11-02

Debt crisis key issue in presidential campaign

The two frontrunners in next year's French presidential election have one issue on which to convince voters: the economic crisis. Also, we take a look at a protest by Christian fundamentalists against a play they say is blasphemous. Finally, we pay tribute to one of France’s most celebrated singers with a look back at George Brassens’ career, 30 years after his death.

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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2014-06-20 strike

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their...

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