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Hollande draws criticism on third anniversary of his presidency

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

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'French Patriot Act' criticised online

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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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2015-05-01 Central African Republic

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

This week, French troops are accused of sexually abusing minors during their peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The defence ministry says an official...

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2015-04-24 health

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

This week, we focus on the French healthcare system, considered to be the best on the planet. First, we look at the controversial new healthcare bill. Next, we take you to one of...

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2015-04-17 Manuel Valls

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

This week, three months after the Paris terror attacks, the French prime minister unveils plans to stamp out racism and anti-Semitism. Next, why the party of former president...

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2015-04-10 architecture

Paris' cityscape throughout the ages

This week we're talking about architecture in the French capital, the most visited city on earth. We look at how the Paris skyline has changed over the centuries. Next, we head...

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2015-04-03 Alps

A320 plane crash: a complicated search and recovery operation

We begin in the Alps, where a massive salvage operation is still taking place following the Germanwings plane crash. Next, we look at the fallout out from regional elections as...

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