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Liberia's president slams Boko Haram's use of female bombers

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Managing expectations: China cuts growth targets as slowdown continues

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Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

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Story of handicapped motorcycle rider inspires web users

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How French women wash

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Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

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Latest update : 2012-04-04

France cracks down on radical Islamists

France has expelled of group of radical Islamists. It's all part of a crackdown on extremists following last month's attacks in Toulouse and Montauban. Meanwhile, it looks like many people may not even bother to vote in the presidential elections - a poll says the abstention rate in the first round could reach 32%. Finally, the auction of torture instruments that belonged to a French executioner gets the chop after complaints.

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2015-02-27 technology

The future of agriculture

With the 52nd edition of the Salon de l'Agriculture in full swing in Paris this week, we're dedicating this entire edition to French agriculture. It's a sector of the country's...

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2015-02-20 Socialist Party (France)

Socialist party: The reasons behind the backbench revolt

This week, the French government forces a raft of economic reforms through parliament, after it became clear that rebels on the left didn't support them. Also, fresh details...

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2015-02-13 Skiing

Backstage pass to the Alps

In this week's special edition of France in Focus, we head to the slopes of val d'Isère, where the ski season is in full swing. Also, we check out the latest ski gadgets, from...

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2015-02-06 Paris shootings

Terrorism: France remains on high alert

This week, a month after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government says it is keeping the terror alert at its highest level as a series of arrests have been made in the...

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2015-01-30 Liliane Bettencourt

A who's who of the 'Bettencourt trial'

This week, we look at the key defendants on trial accused of exploiting Liliane Bettencourt, the 92-year-old heiress of the L'Oreal cosmetics group. Next, we learn more about a...

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