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Earthquake in Italy, French Burkini Ruling (part 2)

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The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

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Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

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Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

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Getting away with murder in DR Congo

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'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

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"The burkini trap"

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Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time. We'll be back in September with a new series.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2011-12-08

Germanophobia on the rise

First, as the euro lurches from crisis to crisis, we consider the place it is occupying in the presidential campaign here in France. Next, we take a look at the country's hospitals - too few staff and deteriorating working conditions affect not just staff but patients too. Finally, we discover an exhibition which looks back on France's colonial past.

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2016-08-26 Paris

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

This week, we take you behind the scenes of one of Paris' most monuments: the Hotel des Invalides. Built a stone's-throw away from the river Seine, this military hospital,...

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2016-07-29 architecture

La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

This week, we take you above the fray to discover one of the most emblematic and inspiring features of the French capital: its famous rooftops. Paris' zinc horizon is as much of...

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2016-07-08 2016 Olympics

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

This week we're looking ahead to the world's biggest sporting event, the Olympic Games. We take you on a tour of INSEP, France's elite training centre, to see how French athletes...

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux, the French wine capital

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a city famous not just for its beauty but above all for its wines, which have been produced here for more than ten centuries. Bordeaux is now home...

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2016-06-24 tourism

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

In this edition we look at France's hotel industry, specifically at the top end of the market here in Paris. During the past decade, the arrival of a number of new hotels has...

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