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Readying the eurozone for future storms: EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis

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Russian influence, reforms, corruption: Challenges for Europe's Eastern partners

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Kidnapped and sold in Libya: Our Observer's story

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Exclusive: Niger's president warns Malian state 'could collapse'

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Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

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WTO meets in Buenos Aires under cloud of US protectionism

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Macron Presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem

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French papers: 'Where is the right going' with Wauquiez as its new leader?

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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 : 2013-03-20

Aviation: Airbus flying after record-breaking deal

This week, the French government hails a record order for European plane maker Airbus that will create thousands of jobs. Next, we look at the battle to be the next mayor of Paris, which is shaping up to be an exclusively female affair. Finally, the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris portrays Marc Chagall as a historian whose work chronicles much of the 20th century.

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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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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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