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Latest update : 2013-04-05

War in Mali: A rare look inside the French nerve centre

As French-led troops make rapid advances in Mali, we take a look at how and where those crucial decisions are made in Paris. Next, we meet some of the public figures dominating France's gay marriage debate - this as the government’s bill goes before parliament. Finally, we bring you some of the highlights from the Vendée Globe race, which was won this year by 29-year-old Frenchman François Gabart.

By Claire PRYDE , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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