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Government forces close to recapturing Libyan IS group stronghold of Sirte

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Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?

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Italy's rural south welcomes refugees with open arms

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French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

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Ukraine’s ex-prime minister: ‘We need reforms’

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Italy's referendum: ‘Confronted with a wave of 'NO' votes, Renzi resigns’

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Extremist populist parties: What's the reason behind their rise?

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Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

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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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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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2016-08-26 Paris

Secrets of Les Invalides: Home to war veterans and Napoleon

This week, we take you behind the scenes of one of Paris' most famous monuments: the Hotel des Invalides. Built a stone's-throw away from the river Seine, this military...

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2015-06-18 Napoleon

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall of a military genius

FRANCE 24 brings you a special programme devoted to the myth and legends surrouding Napoleon Bonaparte.

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux: French wine capital and 'best city to visit'

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a stunning city that has just topped Lonely Planet's guide of top ten cities to visit in 2017. It is of course world famous for its wine and we...

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