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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

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Latest update : 2011-11-23

How to handle repeat offenders

How should child murderers be punished? Many are soul searching in France following the brutal killing of a 13-year-old girl. We also look at whether Nicolas Sarkozy is making a comeback - the French president is gaining ground on his Socialist rival in the polls. Finally, we explore the extraordinary life of Danielle Mitterrand. The widow of France’s first Socialist president passed away on Tuesday at the age of 87.

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