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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

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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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2014-07-25 WWI centenary

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

The battle of Verdun was one the deadliest of the First World War – some 300,000 French and German soldiers lost their lives, during months of fierce fighting. One hundred years...

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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