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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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2016-05-20 housing

Housing in France: From a lack of accommodation to luxury properties

This week we take you to the north-west of Paris to look into the topic of housing. In accordance with French legislation, some of the flats being built here will be used as...

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2016-05-13 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

France's fight against radicalisation

Six months have now passed since the November 13 Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives. For the most part, life has returned to normal but the issues of religious...

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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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