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

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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 Next, the government says ready-made meals, withdrawn from shops because they contain horse meat, could be given to charities to feed the poor.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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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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