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Ukraine's finance minister says anti-corruption court should satisfy IMF

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Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

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Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

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'The sky falls in on Froome'

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Could the ECB surprise the markets?

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Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, raises forecast

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Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge €130 million for G5 Sahel joint force

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

Latest update : 2012-12-26

2012: A year in review

We take a look back at a big year for France as the country elected a new President, celebrated at the Oscars and came face-to-face with terrorism. Looking to the future, the government wants to requisition empty buildings to deal with the country's housing crisis and we look at how some French districts are turning to private detectives to put an end to neighborhood nuisances.

By Kethevane GORJESTANI

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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