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Latest update : 2013-12-12

France's foreign policy towards Africa

The leaders of 40 African nations gather in Paris to discuss trade, security and how to respond to the brewing crisis in the Central African Republic. Next, there's disappointment as the international PISA survey on education points to glaring inadequacies in the French system. Finally, we look at the success of the Louvre's sister museum in the northern town of Lens.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Joanna COCKERELL

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2015-07-31 Paris

The River Seine, the lifeblood of the French capital

This week our show is entirely dedicated to the River Seine in Paris. We'll meet those who are lucky enough to call the river home and introduce you to the police force dedicated...

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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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