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Latest update : 2012-07-11

Unemployment and competitivity top social summit agenda

This week President Hollande tries to juggle the demands of the unions and fix the French economy. Next, a lethal shooter outside a French nightclub raises questions about security. Finally, France's football team has a new coach. But will Didier Deschamps be able to whip the team back into shape in time for the Brazilian World Cup in 2014?

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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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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