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The vicious cycle of student debt in the US

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Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

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French economy grows 0.5% in first quarter

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May in France: A month to 'build bridges' and say 'good luck' with a flower

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Protesters and police clash violently: Who is to blame?

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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

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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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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2016-04-15 women

Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry

In this edition, France in Focus gets up close and personal as we take a look at the country's second biggest export: cosmetics! From the world's most famous brands to the...

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2016-04-01 Eiffel Tower

The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, Paris' iron lady

This week we climb what is perhaps the best-known monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower. Completed in March 1889, it ruled supreme as the world’s tallest man-made structure for...

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2016-03-25 transport

Taxing times for cab drivers

Uber, LeCab or Chauffeur privé... They all do more or less the same thing: getting you from A to B in a car with the help of your smartphone. And in a spirit of competition,...

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2016-03-18 immigration

Bon voyage! Where and why do French expats live abroad?

This week we're at Paris's main Charles de Gaulle Airport, as we examine the issue of emigration. Every year, thousands of French nationals decide to up sticks and bid "au...

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