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'The End of German Stability'

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'Bad news for Merkel is bad news for Europe'

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Zimbabwean MPs set to start impeachment proceedings against Mugabe

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US government sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Manson: Murder, mythology and mistaken identity

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Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

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Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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2017-10-27 France

The story behind social housing in France

In France, some 10 million people live in HLMs or "habitations à loyer modéré": subsidised homes for those whose income is below a certain level. By law, at least 20% of housing...

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2017-10-13 traffic

Paris, the city of love, lights and... traffic jams

The French capital may be known as the city of lights, but for many who live here it’s also the city of "embouteillages", or traffic jams. And that's nothing new. Cars first...

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