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The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

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Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

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Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

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German elections: Top MEP 'concerned' as populists rise in polls

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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 : 2013-08-20

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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2017-09-15 Brexit

France vs Brexit Britain: Who will come out on top?

This week, we bring you a special edition on what Brexit means for France. How will it affect the tens of thousands of British people living in France, and the many more French...

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2017-09-08 France

Backstage at France's busiest airports

In this edition we're going behind the scenes of France's biggest air transport hubs. We meet air traffic controllers and police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and chat to...

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2017-09-01 France

Say cheese: The secrets of real French 'fromage'

This week, we're looking at one of France's greatest achievements: cheese! The country boasts more than 1,200 types of cheese and they are at the centre of a huge industry. But...

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2017-08-04 France

Just how happy are the French?

This week, we're asking the question, just how happy are the French people? They have a reputation for being a little bit grumpy, and on the world happiness report, the French...

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2017-07-28 France

All or nothing: Paris dreams of hosting 2024 Olympics

This week, we focus on one of the biggest dreams of the French capital: hosting the next Olympics. In July, the International Olympic Committee awarded hosting rights for the...

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