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'South Sudan has a crisis of leadership'

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Druids protest alcohol ban

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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 : 2012-07-04

Socialist government faces budget headache

The new French government admits it needs to make major budget savings - we take a look. Next, after PSG football club and some major corporate deals, investors from Qatar are linked to some of France's top luxury hotels. Finally, the French wave goodbye to the Minitel, the device they say preceded the Internet.

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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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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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2016-03-25 transport

Taxing times for cab drivers

Uber, LeCab or Chauffeur privé... They all do more or less the same thing: getting you from A to B in a car with the help of your smartphone. And in a spirit of competition,...

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