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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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Latest update : 2012-11-28

UMP party: Who benefits from the infighting?

France's main opposition edges towards collapse as political heavyweights François Fillon and Jean-François Copé continue to battle it out for control of the party, more than a week after the leadership vote. Next, we meet relatives of two French citizens who have now been held hostage for a full year in northern Mali. Finally, we go to a boarding school big on discipline: a sloppy tie knot means you're punished.

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