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'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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Maverick Mélenchon: French far-left launches its own web TV

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Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

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Superjumbo travel: Discussing the future of the A380

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Fighting unemployment: Millions of Indians face layoffs amid shrinking job market

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Deneuve vs. #MeToo: Exploring feminism 'à la française'

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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 : 2012-04-11

French election campaign officially kicks off

Campaigning for the French Presidential election officially kicks off but candidates are not allowed to insult each other and they must each have equal air time under French law. Next, France's top court may overturn a verdict against oil giant Total for a devastating spill off the coast of Brittany. Finally, move over Mona Lisa… Cinderella steals the limelight as Disneyland Paris becomes Europe's top tourist destination.

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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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