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Latest update : 2012-08-08

'Staycation': President Hollande tries to lead by example

President François Hollande will be spending his summer vacation on the French Mediterranean coast. It’s a bid to keep up the "Mr Normal" image which helped him win the presidential election in May. Next, France’s Interior Ministry is taking steps to boost security and law enforcement in the country’s crime hot spots. Fifteen of the worst-affected areas will benefit from police reinforcement and extra resources.

Finally, golden boy Tony Estanguet gets a third gold medal at the Olympics. The canoeist expects this to be his last Olympics and is setting his sights on a career with the International Olympic Committee. 

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2014-07-25 WWI centenary

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

The battle of Verdun was one the deadliest of the First World War – some 300,000 French and German soldiers lost their lives, during months of fierce fighting. One hundred years...

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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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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