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Latest update : 2013-01-02

Back from the frontline: living with the memory of Afghanistan

French troops are back from the Afghan frontline. But the transition is not always easy for those who bear psychological and physical wounds. Meanwhile, this year French expatriates will be represented by their own MPs. Our correspondents meet one of them in Chile. Finally, modern art hub Le Centre Pompidou has seen a boost to its visitor numbers, thanks to the Spanish master Salvador Dali.

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2016-02-05 migrants

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

This week we report from the northern city of Calais, where thousands of migrants and refugees have been forced to set up camp in the past year as they flee war and poverty in...

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2016-01-22 Louvre

Backstage at the Louvre museum

This week we have an exceptional treat for you: a visit behind the scenes of the Louvre museum! So forget the crowds and umbrella-wielding tour guides, we're taking you on a...

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2016-01-15 French politics

François Mitterrand's legacy

This week, we’re looking at the life and legacy of the first Socialist president of France's Fifth Republic. François Mitterrand was born a century ago this year, and passed away...

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2016-01-08 secularism

French secularism: More than 100 years of 'laïcité'

In this edition, we're turning our eye to the French Republic's secular laws which separate the involvement of any religion from governmental affairs. The word for "secular" in...

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2015-12-11 French military

Life under a state of emergency

This week we join the French army at the Fort of Vincennes where we take a look at France's security response amid the threat of further terror attacks. We will introduce you to...

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