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Bayrou decides to march with Macron

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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THE INTERVIEW

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

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FOCUS

#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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THE OBSERVERS

Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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FACE-OFF

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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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 : 2012-04-04

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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2017-02-17 organic

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

This week, we explore France's organic food industry. French agriculture may be in trouble, but the organic sector is booming. Faced with a number of health scandals and fears...

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2017-02-09 France

Outsourcing industry: Should it be 'France first'?

Whether it's cars, textiles, food processing or nuclear technology, French products and know-how are known the world over. Supporting national industry is something many French...

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2017-01-27 museums

How France uses its cultural assets as a diplomatic and political tool

On the Pompidou Centre's 40th birthday we look at how France uses its cultural assets as a political tool. French presidents, and before them France's kings, have used art to...

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2017-01-20 France

French education: Reinventing the idea of school

This week, we're looking at the French education system. But instead of focusing on traditional approaches, we've decided to find out more about what's new to both teaching and...

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2017-01-13 gastronomy

French gastronomy: How cooking can break down barriers

This week, we explore the social wonders of cooking. Good food is good for the body, and making it can be good for the soul. Cuisine can connect generations, break down barriers,...

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