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May in France: A month to 'build bridges' and say 'good luck' with a flower

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Protesters and police clash violently: Who is to blame?

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Nigeria land conflict: Government condemns attacks, vows crackdown

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Venezuela's two-day week

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A closer look at France's 'Up All Night' movement

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Barbie: What a doll!

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Coping with cheap oil: Gulf countries cut spending as oil revenue drops

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Brazil's bumpy countdown to the Rio Olympics

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-04-20

Election day tweeting is a risky business

Is a Tweet a private message or a public posting? If it's the latter, social media users could face huge fines if they break the 8 pm embargo law on predicting the French election results this Sunday. Next, a year after 63 refugees from Africa died in a stranded boat off the Libyan coast, four survivors are accusing the French army of having abandoned them. Finally, an exhibit of Doisneau's iconic photographs offers a glimpse into the capital's past.

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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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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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2016-03-25 transport

Taxing times for cab drivers

Uber, LeCab or Chauffeur privé... They all do more or less the same thing: getting you from A to B in a car with the help of your smartphone. And in a spirit of competition,...

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2016-03-18 immigration

Bon voyage! Where and why do French expats live abroad?

This week we're at Paris's main Charles de Gaulle Airport, as we examine the issue of emigration. Every year, thousands of French nationals decide to up sticks and bid "au...

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