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Manuel Valls and the 'art of putting one's foot in one's mouth'

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Paris rediscovers Picasso

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'Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame'

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Media response to Ottawa shooting

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Daniele Balice, Co-founder of the gallery Balice Hertling

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Tunisia: Religious education claims bigger role in curriculum

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Budget tensions heat up in Brussels as EU leaders meet for second day

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Canada's jihadists: Country in shock after spate of attacks (part 2)

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Canada's jihadists: Country in shock after spate of attacks

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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2011-12-21

France slips into recession

It's not looking good for the French economy as national statistics indicate that France is now in a full blown recession. Paris could even lose its Triple-A debt rating. Meanwhile, philosophy is back in fashion. Michel Onfray’s free classes at the ‘Université popularie’ in Caen are proving a massive success. Finally, French film The Artist is taking over Hollywood’s awards scene. The movie is heading for the Golden Globes with six nominations.

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2014-10-17 immigration

Calais crisis reaches boiling point

This week, we bring you a special report from Calais, where tensions are nearing boiling point between desperate migrants and exasperated locals. Also, as France seeks to...

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2014-10-10 French politics

French politics: It’s all about the money

This week, another potential scandal looms for Nicolas Sarkozy. His name is being brought up in a case of alleged kickbacks from Kazakhstan to the tune of two billion euros....

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2014-10-03 vineyard

The story behind the largest vineyard in the Paris region

This week we bring you a special edition of the programme. We focus on wine, which is more than just a drink here in France. Wine is a product of national pride and is part of...

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2014-09-26 François Hollande

Terrorism threat: France singled out by islamists

Coming up this week in France in Focus: French hiker Hervé Gourdel was murdered in eastern Algeria, by the Algerian Islamic State-linked jihadist group Jund al-Khalifa. Also,...

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2014-09-19 Hurricanes & storms

Travel chaos: Air France pilots take industrial action

This week, pilots go on strike at Air France-KLM as they fear their jobs are going to be outsourced. Over 70% of flights are cancelled in some cities. Also, former mayors and...

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