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Latest update : 2013-08-27

Marseille: the long battle against crime

The French government promises a "zero tolerance" approach to tackle the scourge of crime in Marseille, where there have been 13 gang-related murders so far this year. Also, a new ferry service between France and Britain celebrates a year in business, but it hasn't all been plain sailing. Finally, we delve into the past in Nice and discover the history of the resort town’s famed "Promenade des Anglais".

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Kalvin NG , Joanna COCKERELL

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2017-06-16 cyber crime

At the heart of France's war on cyberattacks

It's a war that's being waged without weapons, tanks or rocket launchers. The battleground is virtual and digital because this war is taking place in cyberspace. Every week,...

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2017-06-09 nuclear power

Nuclear energy: When France faces a new era

The nuclear industry remain central to France. The country has 19 power plants and 58 reactors. Yet the vision for the sector's future continues to evolve. Around a third of...

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2017-06-02 French Legislative Elections 2017

Why the legislative elections really matter

This week, Tom Burges Watson takes you to the French parliament, the Assemblée Nationale, as the first round of the French legislative vote is now just days away. Since Emmanuel...

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2017-05-19 France

The monumental battle to save France’s historic sites

FRANCE 24's Tom Burges Watson heads to France's stunning Richelieu National Library. He’s given a special tour of the magnificent Salle Labrouste, which has only just been...

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2017-05-12 France

The upper crust of French baking

This week, we're looking at that quintessential French staple: bread. It's a cliché but true: France could not be more serious about biting into the perfect loaf. The country's...

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