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Is France's desire to combat terrorism tipping over into hysteria?

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French police question 8-year-old boy for 'justifying terrorism'

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'Why was an 8-year-old boy questioned by police?'

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The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

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35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

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Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

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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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2015-01-23 terrorism

France tackles terror

This week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces "exceptional measures" to strengthen the intelligence services and prevent radicalisation with a multi-million euro plan.

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2015-01-16 Charlie Hebdo

To be or not to be Charlie?

This edition is entirely dedicated to last week’s terrorist attacks in and around Paris. One thing is for sure: the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will live on and will not give...

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2014-12-26 France

France: 2014 in review

As 2014 wraps up we explore which stories made the headlines here in France this year. We then look at what is set to make waves here in 2015, and more particularly some of the...

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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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