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'Equatorial Guinea's attempted coup began in France,' says President Obiang

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Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

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Poland protests for right to abort

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Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

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Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

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Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

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IOM chief: 'Migrants are the quintessential agents of development'

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Nigerian army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

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Bitcoin takes a tumble over regulation fears

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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 : 2012-01-11

Sarkozy speeds up reforms before presidential election

Nicolas Sarkozy passes economic reforms in an attempt to boost his ratings before the April elections. Former footballer Eric Cantona moves from the pitch to politics, rallying support for a presidential bid. But he doesn’t actually want to run the country. Finally, the man at the heart of the breast implant scandal admits using industrial silicon, putting women’s health at risk.

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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2017-12-22 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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