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Calais migrants crisis: risking death for a better life

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Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

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Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

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Gold prices: no longer a safe haven?

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Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

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The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

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'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

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Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

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US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2013-08-20

Politics: Ministers lock horns over penal reform

This week, a spat between ministers, and economists are taken by surprise as the French economy pulls out of recession, growing half a percentage point in the April to June quarter. Also, Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli announces her shock retirement, and we take you down a Saint-Etienne coal mine to find out all about what was once a thriving French industry.

By Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Joanna COCKERELL , Jeanne Lavenant

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2015-07-24 immigration

France then and now: The immigration challenge

This week, we begin with a short history lesson to see how centuries of immigration have made France the country it is today. Next, we meet migrants who are camped out in the...

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2015-07-17 Louvre

Holidaymaking in the Internet age

With people across Europe getting in the mood for their summer holidays, we decided to dedicate this edition entirely to tourism in France. We look at how tourists' tastes and...

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2015-07-09 Charlie Hebdo

Paris attacks, six months on

This week our show is dedicated entirely to the Paris attacks which, six months ago, claimed the lives of 17 people in three separate incidents. From Charlie Hebdo to...

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2015-07-03 France

Guadeloupe: The story behind France’s butterfly island

With Antigua to the north and Barbados to the south, we've been following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus to explore the French department of Guadeloupe. We tell you...

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2015-06-26 Olympic Games

FranceLeaks: A new diplomatic bug

This week, new WikiLeaks revelations indicate that US intelligence kept close tabs on France's leaders. Next, road rage spreads as Uber-incensed taxi drivers take matters into...

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