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Muslims and Christians clean up Bangui, and violence spirals out of control in Algeria's Gardaia

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Who's next in Paris, an event with international ready-to-wear and fashion accessories collections

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Is there such thing as 'telegenic' victims of war?

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2014-07-22 07:21 IN THE FRENCH PRESS

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Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

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Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

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Online scammers exploit MH17 crash

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Too many graphic images from Gaza ?

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Gaza: online reactions

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-10-10

What drives France's new generation of radical Islamists?

Home-grown terrorism is back in the spotlight after French police carry out a nationwide raid on suspected Islamist militants. Spearheading the crackdown is Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who continues to soar in popularity polls. Also on the programme, we head to a new exhibition in Paris that pays tribute to American realist Edward Hopper.

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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2014-06-20 strike

Culture strikes: French government tries to appease protesters

France is well known for its strikes and protests and now even entertainers have been taking to the streets. They are furious at the government's proposals to shake up their...

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