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Latest update : 2013-04-05

Toulouse gunman case: intelligence failings brought to light

Almost a year after gunman Mohamed Merah went on a killing spree in south-western France, the Interior Minister admits the intelligence services could have done more to prevent the violence. Next, the government says ready-made meals, withdrawn from shops because they contain horse meat, could be given to charities to feed the poor. Finally, we bring you a report on a French designer who is a huge hit with celebrities: Roland Mouret.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Claire PRYDE , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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