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Latest update : 2012-06-06

French Socialists aim for 'pink wave' in parliament

A month after clinching the presidency, the French Socialist party aims to extend its winning streak in parliament. Next, François Hollande poses for the cameras; his presidential photograph will be displayed in public administrations across France. Finally, the French film industry faces accusations of promoting tobacco and encouraging smoking habits.

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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2014-06-20 strike

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their...

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2014-06-13 UMP

French rail workers strike over proposed reforms

This week, employees of France's rail network down tools as train strikes cause misery for commuters. Also, the moral quandary of euthanasia is back on the agenda: a French medic...

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2014-06-06 Mehdi Nemmouche

Curbing islamic extremism behind bars

This week, we focus on radicalisation in prisons. Authorities try to establish how and why a French petty criminal could have masterminded last month's deadly shooting at the...

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