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Bayrou decides to march with Macron

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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THE INTERVIEW

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

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FOCUS

#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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THE OBSERVERS

Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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FACE-OFF

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2012-09-26

François Hollande's popularity plummets

After just four months in power, President Hollande slumps in the polls. The number of people happy with the French President's performance fell in September to just 43%. Next, French scientists question the safety of genetically modified corn, suggesting that it could cause cancer. Finally, France unveils its answer to Hollywood - a "Cinema City" just north of Paris.

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2017-02-17 organic

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

This week, we explore France's organic food industry. French agriculture may be in trouble, but the organic sector is booming. Faced with a number of health scandals and fears...

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2017-02-09 France

Outsourcing industry: Should it be 'France first'?

Whether it's cars, textiles, food processing or nuclear technology, French products and know-how are known the world over. Supporting national industry is something many French...

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2017-01-27 museums

How France uses its cultural assets as a diplomatic and political tool

On the Pompidou Centre's 40th birthday we look at how France uses its cultural assets as a political tool. French presidents, and before them France's kings, have used art to...

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2017-01-20 France

French education: Reinventing the idea of school

This week, we're looking at the French education system. But instead of focusing on traditional approaches, we've decided to find out more about what's new to both teaching and...

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2017-01-13 gastronomy

French gastronomy: How cooking can break down barriers

This week, we explore the social wonders of cooking. Good food is good for the body, and making it can be good for the soul. Cuisine can connect generations, break down barriers,...

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