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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 : 2013-01-16

Mali intervention: France goes it alone

France expands its military operation in Mali, while Islamist fighters vow revenge. We look at why France is involved and the various ways in which its allies are helping. Next, the French government says it won’t back down on legalising same-sex marriage, despite a massive protest against the bill at the weekend. Finally, all eyes are on Marseille, as the southern French city kicks off a marathon of cultural events, hoping to improve its reputation.

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2014-08-14 France

France remains top tourism hotspot

France has kept its tourism crown, once again coming out on top as the world's most visited country. Next, hospitals and airports in France have gone on the alert as fears rise...

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2014-08-08 transport

The story behind Deauville's transformation

This week, we’re looking at France’s summer holiday season. We head to Deauville, one of the most prestigious seaside resorts on the Normandy coast. Deauville is just two hours...

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2014-08-01 Ségolène Royal

Ségolène Royal goes for green

This week, a new energy bill would see the French government set aside 10 billion euros worth of tax cuts and low-cost loans in a bid to boost investment in renewable energy....

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2014-07-25 WWI centenary

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

The battle of Verdun was one the deadliest of the First World War – some 300,000 French and German soldiers lost their lives, during months of fierce fighting. One hundred years...

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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