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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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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2015-05-22 gastronomy

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

This week, we dedicate this special edition to French gastronomy. The 1st ever edition of the "Taste of Paris" is underway at the Grand Palais here in Paris, an event which has...

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2015-05-15 Calais

Calais migrant attacks: French police accused of carrying out beatings

This week, a video released by an NGO caused outrage in France. The footage appears to show policemen in the northern city of Calais violently hitting migrants who were trying to...

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2015-05-01 Central African Republic

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

This week, French troops are accused of sexually abusing minors during their peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The defence ministry says an official...

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2015-04-24 health

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

This week, we focus on the French healthcare system, considered to be the best on the planet. First, we look at the controversial new healthcare bill. Next, we take you to one of...

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2015-04-17 Manuel Valls

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

This week, three months after the Paris terror attacks, the French prime minister unveils plans to stamp out racism and anti-Semitism. Next, why the party of former president...

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