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Claude Guéant, the man behind the controversy

French Interior minister Claude Guéant has sparked controversy yet again with his recent comment that "not all civilisations are of equal value". Meanwhile, in these times of austerity, French taxpayers want to know where their money is going. Left-wing MP René Dosière has made it his mission to find out. Finally, racy posters for Jean Dujardin’s latest film have just been banned in France. There are fears that the scandal could derail the actor’s Oscar hopes.

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2015-07-03 France

Guadeloupe: The story behind France’s butterfly island

With Antigua to the north and Barbados to the south, we've been following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus to explore the French department of Guadeloupe. We tell you...

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2015-06-26 Olympic Games

FranceLeaks: A new diplomatic bug

This week, new WikiLeaks revelations indicate that US intelligence kept close tabs on France's leaders. Next, road rage spreads as Uber-incensed taxi drivers take matters into...

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2015-06-18 Napoleon

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall

To mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, we bring you a special programme devoted to the myth of Napoleon.

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2015-06-12 Manuel Valls

Valls flies to Berlin: PM criticised for use of government jet

This week, France's Prime minister finds himself in hot water after flying to watch his beloved Barcelona win the Champions League in Berlin. Next, riot police spark anger when...

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2015-06-05 education

The high end of French higher education

This week, we take a look at the high end of French higher education, and ask: isn't it all a bit elitist? Many of France's great and good studied at the Grand Ecoles. We...

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