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Trump keeps 'em guessing, Italian referendum, Austrian election, Castro's passing (part 2)

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Discovering France's breathtaking Vosges mountains

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Hollande, the one-term French president (part 1)

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Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

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

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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2016-12-02 FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 turns 10: A look behind the scenes

This week we bring you a special edition of France in Focus. To mark FRANCE 24’s 10th anniversary on December 6, we're taking you behind the scenes of our 24-hour news channel...

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2016-11-25 France

Terrorism: France on charm offensive to lure back tourists

With 84 million tourists each year, France is the most visited country in the world. But the numbers have dropped sharply as the country's tourist industry faces the threat of...

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2016-08-26 Paris

Secrets of Les Invalides: Home to war veterans and Napoleon

This week, we take you behind the scenes of one of Paris' most famous monuments: the Hotel des Invalides. Built a stone's-throw away from the river Seine, this military...

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2015-06-18 Napoleon

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall of a military genius

FRANCE 24 brings you a special programme devoted to the myth and legends surrouding Napoleon Bonaparte.

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux: French wine capital and 'best city to visit'

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a stunning city that has just topped Lonely Planet's guide of top ten cities to visit in 2017. It is of course world famous for its wine and we...

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