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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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IN THE PAPERS

93 candles for Robert Mugabe

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IN THE PAPERS

French Senate report: Govt policy to 'de-radicalize' jihadists is not working

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EYE ON AFRICA

Novotel attack trial gets under way in Ivory Coast

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BUSINESS DAILY

Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

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MEDIAWATCH

France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

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THE DEBATE

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 2)

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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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2017-02-17 organic

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

This week, we explore France's organic food industry. French agriculture may be in trouble, but the organic sector is booming. Faced with a number of health scandals and fears...

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2017-02-09 France

Outsourcing industry: Should it be 'France first'?

Whether it's cars, textiles, food processing or nuclear technology, French products and know-how are known the world over. Supporting national industry is something many French...

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2017-01-27 museums

How France uses its cultural assets as a diplomatic and political tool

On the Pompidou Centre's 40th birthday we look at how France uses its cultural assets as a political tool. French presidents, and before them France's kings, have used art to...

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2017-01-20 France

French education: Reinventing the idea of school

This week, we're looking at the French education system. But instead of focusing on traditional approaches, we've decided to find out more about what's new to both teaching and...

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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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