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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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2016-02-05 migrants

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

This week we report from the northern city of Calais, where thousands of migrants and refugees have been forced to set up camp in the past year as they flee war and poverty in...

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2016-01-22 Louvre

Backstage at the Louvre museum

This week we have an exceptional treat for you: a visit behind the scenes of the Louvre museum! So forget the crowds and umbrella-wielding tour guides, we're taking you on a...

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2016-01-15 French politics

François Mitterrand's legacy

This week, we’re looking at the life and legacy of the first Socialist president of France's Fifth Republic. François Mitterrand was born a century ago this year, and passed away...

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2016-01-08 secularism

French secularism: More than 100 years of 'laïcité'

In this edition, we're turning our eye to the French Republic's secular laws which separate the involvement of any religion from governmental affairs. The word for "secular" in...

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2015-12-11 French military

Life under a state of emergency

This week we join the French army at the Fort of Vincennes where we take a look at France's security response amid the threat of further terror attacks. We will introduce you to...

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