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'Looking for Oum Kulthum': Breaking the glass ceiling in the art world

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"Alabama sent a message to women"

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French MPs learn to meditate

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African leaders meet in Paris ahead of G5 Sahel summit

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USA: Voters speak out ahead of Alabama Senate race

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Facebook to pay taxes where it earns advertising revenue

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Arnie sets green example in Paris

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One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

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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 : 2011-11-02

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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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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