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How does IS group finance itself?

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French terror attacks: A 'war of civilization'?

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Film show: 'Tale of Tales', 'Love and Mercy' and 'Terminator Genisys'

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'There is reason to be optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks

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Greece: Austerity vs. Bankruptcy

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'The giant fine wine rip-off'

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

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Latest update : 2012-02-15

Presidential election: former presidents, new candidates

Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to announce his candidacy for a second term as president this week. We look at why it is so important to get the timing and delivery right. Then, we find out more about some of the lesser-known presidential hopefuls. Finally, it was supposed to be the Year of Mexico in France last year but a diplomatic spat meant it was cancelled. One exhibition did make it over though: a rare collection of sacred Mayan masks.

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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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2015-05-29 history

Pantheon: Acknowledging France's great men and women

This week, two women and two men of the French Resistance were inducted into France's famous Pantheon. All four were chosen for having resisted Nazi occupation, a spirit and...

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