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Latest update : 2013-04-05

A closer look at scandal-rocked Spanghero

Can Spanghero win back the confidence of its consumers? We take a closer look at the company accused of knowingly selling horsemeat labelled as beef. Next, will Nicolas Sarkozy run for president again in 2017? The bets are on after his former foreign minister and close friend Alain Juppé said he is mulling it over. Finally, we look at fathers' rights in France, after a 42-year-old spent four days on a crane in protest at losing custody of his son.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Claire PRYDE

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2014-12-19 Christmas

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

This week in this Christmas special, we examine the yuletide debate about where France's secular principles begin & end. Also, we browse the colourful markets where customers...

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2014-12-12 French economy

The story behind Serge Lazarevic's release

This week, three years after being kidnapped in Mali, Serge Lazarevic receives a presidential welcome as he touches down at an airport on the edge of Paris. Also, France's...

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2014-12-05 French economy

Angry company bosses take to the streets

This week, thousands of company bosses marched through major French cities, calling for an end to what they say is "suffocating" government policy. Next, a justice ministry...

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2014-11-28 French culture

French: Learning the language of love

This week's France in Focus is all about French, the fifth-most-spoken language in the world. French is thriving abroad, with the majority of speakers in Africa, and the total...

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2014-11-21 football

Football scandals: The ugly side of the beautiful game

This week, French police rounded up 12 football officials accused of foul play. Three were detained for questioning over the 2010 transfer of a player from Toulouse to Marseille...

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