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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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2017-11-17 wine

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

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2017-10-27 France

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The French capital may be known as the city of lights, but for many who live here it’s also the city of "embouteillages", or traffic jams. And that's nothing new. Cars first...

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