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Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

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'Vinyl': Jagger and Scorsese's TV drama on sex, drugs and rock'n'roll

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"The trial of a Liar"

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Bert Koenders: ‘We cannot solve the refugee crisis by closing borders’

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UK in the EU: are proposed reforms enough?

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"Identity Crisis for New Hampshire?"

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'European countries should do more to resettle refugees'

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UN to Julian Assange's rescue? (Part 1)

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Syria: Assad on the offensive while peace talks stall (Part 2)

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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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2016-02-05 migrants

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

This week we report from the northern city of Calais, where thousands of migrants and refugees have been forced to set up camp in the past year as they flee war and poverty in...

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2016-01-22 Louvre

Backstage at the Louvre museum

This week we have an exceptional treat for you: a visit behind the scenes of the Louvre museum! So forget the crowds and umbrella-wielding tour guides, we're taking you on a...

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2016-01-15 French politics

François Mitterrand's legacy

This week, we’re looking at the life and legacy of the first Socialist president of France's Fifth Republic. François Mitterrand was born a century ago this year, and passed away...

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2016-01-08 secularism

French secularism: More than 100 years of 'laïcité'

In this edition, we're turning our eye to the French Republic's secular laws which separate the involvement of any religion from governmental affairs. The word for "secular" in...

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2015-12-11 French military

Life under a state of emergency

This week we join the French army at the Fort of Vincennes where we take a look at France's security response amid the threat of further terror attacks. We will introduce you to...

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