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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-10-03

Industry: Florange furnaces closure, the end of an era?

This week saw bad news for French industry after steelmaker ArcelorMittal confirmed it is closing part of a plant in eastern France. Next, players for French handball champion Montpellier are accused of match-fixing. Finally, a new play criticising the lack of transparency at the UN hits the stage in Paris.

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2015-02-20 Socialist Party (France)

Socialist party: The reasons behind the backbench revolt

This week, the French government forces a raft of economic reforms through parliament, after it became clear that rebels on the left didn't support them. Also, fresh details...

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2015-02-13 Skiing

Backstage pass to the Alps

In this week's special edition of France in Focus, we head to the slopes of val d'Isère, where the ski season is in full swing. Also, we check out the latest ski gadgets, from...

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2015-02-06 Paris shootings

Terrorism: France remains on high alert

This week, a month after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government says it is keeping the terror alert at its highest level as a series of arrests have been made in the...

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2015-01-30 Liliane Bettencourt

A who's who of the 'Bettencourt trial'

This week, we look at the key defendants on trial accused of exploiting Liliane Bettencourt, the 92-year-old heiress of the L'Oreal cosmetics group. Next, we learn more about a...

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2015-01-23 terrorism

France tackles terror

This week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces "exceptional measures" to strengthen the intelligence services and prevent radicalisation with a multi-million euro plan.

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