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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.



Latest update : 2011-11-16

François Hollande battles a barrage of criticism

First, France’s political rivals poke fun at Socialist candidate François Hollande. Next, a new bout of sexual allegations spells more trouble for Dominique Strauss Kahn. Finally, France tells foreign students that unemployment is too high and they have to leave.



2014-11-28 French culture

Learning the language of love

This week, France in Focus is all about French, the fifth language in the world. French is thriving abroad with the majority of speakers in Africa, and the total number could...

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2014-11-21 football

Football scandals: The ugly side of the beautiful game

This week, French police rounded up 12 football officials accused of foul play. Three were detained for questioning over the 2010 transfer of a player from Toulouse to Marseille...

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2014-11-14 industry

Does 'Made in France' make sense?

This week, as Paris plays host to a fair celebrating all things home-grown, we take an in-depth look at the challenges of making and consuming "Made in France". We visit one...

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2014-11-07 François Hollande

François Hollande reaches half-way mark

This week, François Hollande is half-way through his term in office and is polling as the most unpopular president ever. We take a look at just what Hollande has done to turn...

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2014-10-31 environment

Anger at death of young environmental protester

This week in France, anger boils over after a young activist is killed amid violent clashes with security forces at the site of a controversial dam. We look at the environmental...

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