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Film show: My French Film Festival, 'Stalin's Couch' and 'Birth of a Nation'

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Video: Central Africans bid reluctant farewell to makeshift camp

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Iraq: On the ground with French troops in Mosul

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2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2017: WEF considers challenges for Paris Climate Agreement

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Davos 2017: 'Globalisation is biggest challenge'

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Davos 2017: Businesses ready to seize new opportunities

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Davos 2017: Hard Brexit 'a double-edged sword for Ireland'

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French papers: A small slap for Valls, a major PR blow for his campaign

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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 : 2011-12-21

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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2017-01-13 gastronomy

French gastronomy: How cooking can break down barriers

This week, we explore the social wonders of cooking. Good food is good for the body, and making it can be good for the soul. Cuisine can connect generations, break down barriers,...

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2016-12-23 France

The year in review: The highs and lows of 2016

This week we take look at the key events that marked France in 2016 and look ahead to what’s to come in 2017. The 12-month review covers both highs and lows, including the deadly...

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2016-12-16 France

Perfume, a French savoir-flair

This week, we introduce you to the French art of fragrance design. Starting at Paris's brand-new Perfume Museum, we take you on an historical, sensory and scientific journey into...

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2016-12-02 FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 turns 10: A look behind the scenes

This week we bring you a special edition of France in Focus. To mark FRANCE 24’s 10th anniversary on December 6, we're taking you behind the scenes of our 24-hour news channel...

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2016-11-25 France

Terrorism: France on charm offensive to lure back tourists

With 84 million tourists each year, France is the most visited country in the world. But the numbers have dropped sharply as the country's tourist industry faces the threat of...

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