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Liberia prepares to take full control of its security

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Film show: Cannes re-cap, 'Elle', 'Mr Gaga' and 'Julieta'

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Iraq: The battle to retake Fallujah

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Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

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Philippines: Embedded with Islamic guerrillas

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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

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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2016-05-20 housing

Housing in France: From a lack of accommodation to luxury properties

This week we take you to the north-west of Paris to look into the topic of housing. In accordance with French legislation, some of the flats being built here will be used as...

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2016-05-13 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

France's fight against radicalisation

Six months have now passed since the November 13 Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives. For the most part, life has returned to normal but the issues of religious...

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2015-11-06 history

Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

This week, we take you to the castle of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. It's a perfect setting for this edition of France in Focus, which marks...

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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