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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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2014-09-19 Hurricanes & storms

Travel chaos: Air France pilots take industrial action

This week, pilots go on strike at Air France-KLM as they fear their jobs are going to be outsourced. Over 70% of flights are cancelled in some cities. Also, former mayors and...

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2014-09-12 France

French MP's financial woes dampen ruling party's credibility

This week, a trade minister fired for tax irregularities is now said to have forgotten to pay his rent for the last three years. It's an omission that is likely to further damage...

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2014-09-05 François Hollande

Valérie Trierweiler releases explosive new book

This week, France’s former first lady spills the beans on her ex, President François Hollande, in an explosive memoir. Next, the country’s Labour Minister wants more checks on...

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2014-08-29 French economy

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

This week, France's Socialist government has a reshuffle and brings in a former banker who is seen as a free-market social democrat to take over the economy ministry. We also...

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2014-08-22 music

Calais immigrants desperate to cross the Channel

We focus on Calais, where illegal immigrants are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to cross the English Channel. Next, 70 years ago this week, Parisians rose up...

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