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Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

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Security stepped up in Italy amid terror threat

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Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

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Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

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30 years of Erasmus: Financing fun or funding employment?

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US policy towards Putin's Russia: A new era?

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Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

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Donald Trump's busy weekend

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IN THE PAPERS

France's electricity grid under pressure amid cold snap

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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 : 2012-05-11

François Hollande: portrait of a president

France has elected a left-wing president. It's goodbye to "bling bling" and hello to "Mr. Normal". The Socialist François Hollande promises to boost growth instead of making more cuts. Nicolas Sarkozy, meanwhile, will pack his bags and make way for Hollande at the Elysée Palace next week.

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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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2016-12-23 France

The year in review: The highs and lows of 2016

This week we take look at the key events that marked France in 2016 and look ahead to what’s to come in 2017. The 12-month review covers both highs and lows, including the deadly...

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2016-12-16 France

Perfume, a French savoir-flair

This week, we introduce you to the French art of fragrance design. Starting at Paris's brand-new Perfume Museum, we take you on an historical, sensory and scientific journey into...

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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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