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

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Latest update : 2012-12-12

The end of Strauss-Kahn's legal saga

This week marks the end of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal saga. The former head of the IMF has paid an undisclosed amount to the hotel maid accusing him of attempted rape. Meanwhile, another French celebrity escapes the country's punitive taxes - actor Gérard Depardieu has set up residence in Belgium. Finally, we celebrate Notre Dame's 850th anniversary, as the Parisian cathedral gets a new set of bells for the occasion.

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2014-10-17 immigration

Calais crisis reaches boiling point

This week, we bring you a special report from Calais, where tensions are nearing boiling point between desperate migrants and exasperated locals. Also, as France seeks to...

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2014-10-10 French politics

French politics: It’s all about the money

This week, another potential scandal looms for Nicolas Sarkozy. His name is being brought up in a case of alleged kickbacks from Kazakhstan to the tune of two billion euros....

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2014-10-03 vineyard

The story behind the largest vineyard in the Paris region

This week we bring you a special edition of the programme. We focus on wine, which is more than just a drink here in France. Wine is a product of national pride and is part of...

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2014-09-26 François Hollande

Terrorism threat: France singled out by islamists

Coming up this week in France in Focus: French hiker Hervé Gourdel was murdered in eastern Algeria, by the Algerian Islamic State-linked jihadist group Jund al-Khalifa. Also,...

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2014-09-19 Hurricanes & storms

Travel chaos: Air France pilots take industrial action

This week, pilots go on strike at Air France-KLM as they fear their jobs are going to be outsourced. Over 70% of flights are cancelled in some cities. Also, former mayors and...

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