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Pope and family planning: Heated debate over pontiff's 'rabbit' comments (part 2)

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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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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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