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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

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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2014-09-26 François Hollande

Terrorism threat: France singled out by islamists

Coming up this week in France in Focus: French hiker Hervé Gourdel was murdered in eastern Algeria, by the Algerian Islamic State-linked jihadist group Jund al-Khalifa. Also,...

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2014-09-19 Hurricanes & storms

Travel chaos: Air France pilots take industrial action

This week, pilots go on strike at Air France-KLM as they fear their jobs are going to be outsourced. Over 70% of flights are cancelled in some cities. Also, former mayors and...

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2014-09-12 France

French MP's financial woes dampen ruling party's credibility

This week, a trade minister fired for tax irregularities is now said to have forgotten to pay his rent for the last three years. It's an omission that is likely to further damage...

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2014-09-05 François Hollande

Valérie Trierweiler releases explosive new book

This week, France’s former first lady spills the beans on her ex, President François Hollande, in an explosive memoir. Next, the country’s Labour Minister wants more checks on...

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2014-08-29 French economy

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

This week, France's Socialist government has a reshuffle and brings in a former banker who is seen as a free-market social democrat to take over the economy ministry. We also...

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