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One Planet Summit: The switch to renewable energy - who's going to pay?

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Spain's Tagus river is drying up

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Paris, the capital of street art?

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What is green finance?

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Is This Bear a Victim of Climate Change? Maybe, But Maybe Not

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One Planet Summit: Hop on that green bike, Emmanuel!

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France's Cathar region: Relics of the Middle Ages in the Pyrenees

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AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

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Trump's accusers say #MeToo... again

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2012-06-13

Parliamentary elections: what do the first round results mean for French politics?

President Hollande's Socialists look set to obtain a majority ahead of the second rond of the parliamentary elections. Next, prostitutes in Paris' Bois de Boulogne fight for the right to stay off the street and in their vans. Finally, after fifty years of photographing celebrities, an exhibition of Daniel Angelis' work opens in Paris.

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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