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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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2016-02-12 Paris

Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

This week, we've decided to explore the areas of the French capital which never sleep. With cafés, clubs and cabarets, here's no shortage of nocturnal activity in Paris and it's...

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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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