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Kevin Costner makes comeback with 'Criminal'

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'No weddings, no funerals in North Korea so Kim Jong-un can party'

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Hollande, the lucky president

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South African demonstrators set 17 schools ablaze in Limpopo

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Latest update : 2012-04-25

National Front: the far-right's surprise surge

She didn't make it through to the second round, but the far-right's Marine Le Pen has emerged as the French poll's surprise winner. François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy now have two weeks to seduce those voters who didn't choose them in the first round.

Meanwhile, Twitter gets creative as users circumvent the ban on announcing early election results.
 

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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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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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