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Estonia at 100: President Kaljulaid on risks, opportunities and Europhilia

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Did the WannaCry cyber attack make you... want to cry?

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George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

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Davos 2018: Global risks threaten optimistic outlook

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2018: Business leaders report record-breaking optimism

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IN THE PAPERS

Shark canapés, vodka and Russian models: How Davos parties at night

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IN THE PAPERS

La Grande Crue of the mountains? Winemaker ages his bottles in French Pyrénées

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'Social media influencing' under the spotlight

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2018: IMF raises global growth forecasts

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2013-02-27

Shorter holidays for French school kids?

France's Education Minister targets the sacrosanct two month summer holidays - he wants to make them two weeks shorter. Meanwhile, farmers put their best foot forward at Paris' Agriculture Show, where the horsemeat scandal has worsened the downbeat mood. Finally, as David Beckham makes his debut with Paris Saint-Germain, we compare and contrast him to the club's other huge star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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2018-01-19 France

Aiding migrants in France: What are the legal implications?

In 2017, France received a record number of asylum applications: 100,000 in all. And when arriving in a new country, information is key. We meet the team of infomigrants.net,...

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2018-01-12 fashion

France's love affair with lingerie

This week, we’re looking into the lacy and racy world of lingerie. The word is French, and rightly so: the country boasts a particularly strong and long-standing tradition of...

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2017-12-22 French Presidential Elections 2017

2017: An eventful year marked by electoral surprises, natural disasters and powerful hashtags

As France gets into the holiday spirit, we take a look back at what 2017 held in store. The French presidential election turned out to be quite the nail-biter, taking a number of...

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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