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Facebook user base now bigger than China’s population

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Searching for a "blizzard buddy"

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'Who will follow in Charlie Hebdo's footsteps ?'

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Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

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New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

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New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

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Mali: Twelve people die in suicide attack against MNLA

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EYE ON AFRICA

Libya violence: At least four foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

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A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-01-18

French credit rating: opposition blames Sarkozy for downgrade

Nicolas Sarkozy shrugs off the loss of France’s triple-A credit rating, but the opposition blames the president for it. Meanwhile, with less than 100 days to go before the presidential elections, we take a look at which way the vote could swing. Finally, French film "The Artist" scoops three prizes at the Golden Globes in the US. We take a closer look at the film's star, Jean Dujardin.

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2015-01-23 terrorism

France tackles terror

This week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces "exceptional measures" to strengthen the intelligence services and prevent radicalisation with a multi-million euro plan.

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2015-01-16 Charlie Hebdo

To be or not to be Charlie?

This edition is entirely dedicated to last week’s terrorist attacks in and around Paris. One thing is for sure: the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will live on and will not give...

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2014-12-26 France

France: 2014 in review

As 2014 wraps up we explore which stories made the headlines here in France this year. We then look at what is set to make waves here in 2015, and more particularly some of the...

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2014-12-19 Christmas

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

This week in this Christmas special, we examine the yuletide debate about where France's secular principles begin & end. Also, we browse the colourful markets where customers...

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2014-12-12 French economy

The story behind Serge Lazarevic's release

This week, three years after being kidnapped in Mali, Serge Lazarevic receives a presidential welcome as he touches down at an airport on the edge of Paris. Also, France's...

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