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Tens of thousands bid farewell to Morgan Tsvangirai

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Afrin: 'a war without images'

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Syria on the Brink: Can Assad help the Kurds against Turkish forces?

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Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

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Chinese textile wholesalers open Marseille site

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Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Angela Merkel's 'mini-me'

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Major French student union rocked by sexual assault claims

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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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2018-02-16 Skiing

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

In this edition we're in the French Alps, the Trois Vallées to be precise. It's the largest skiing area in the world, where you have an incredible 600 kilometres of slopes to...

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2018-02-09 France

Saving France's city centres: How to lure back locals?

This week, we're in the northern French city of Dreux, famed for its rich history, royal chapel and... boarded-up shops. Like a number of cities in France, Dreux has fallen prey...

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2018-02-02 science

France's Louis Pasteur, a revolutionary scientist

He's known as the "father of microbiology". Louis Pasteur's discoveries provided the foundations of modern medicine and continue to fascinate today. The French scientist's...

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2018-01-19 France

Aiding migrants in France: What are the legal implications?

In 2017, France received a record number of asylum applications: 100,000 in all. And when arriving in a new country, information is key. We meet the team of infomigrants.net,...

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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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