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How ethical is your smartphone?

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Chief Palestinian negotiator: 'Trump is burying two-state solution'

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'Boris Johnson wants to build a giant bridge from England to France'

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Cape Town drought: Mayor says residents 'callously' using too much water

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Why are some US firms announcing losses from Trump's tax reforms?

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THE DEBATE

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

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Bye-EU Tapestry is not to all tastes

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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 : 2012-03-08

EU leaders deny anti-Hollande pact

German weekly Der Spiegel is reporting that some conservative European leaders have made a pact not to meet up with François Hollande before the elections. Meanwhile, Ikea France has been accused of spying on its staff and on disgruntled customers. Finally, girls in France are being damaged by the over-sexualisation of society. This is according to a report by a French senator from the ruling conservative party.

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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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2017-12-22 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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