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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 4.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2013-12-19

Parliament debates military intervention in Central African Republic

This week, French lawmakers debate the country's military intervention in Central African Republic. Next, the Philharmonic hall of Paris is causing controversy - and it hasn't even opened its doors yet. Finally, we discover a new museum where we meet the characters of Ratatouille, Toy Story and Cars.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Cyril VANIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2014-04-18 Socialist Party (France)

New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

This week, the French Prime minister announces deep public spending cuts running into tens of billions of euros. Next, the country's defence minister promises to crack down on...

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2014-04-11 television

Politics: New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

This week, France's new prime minister makes a passionate maiden speech, promising to turn the struggling economy around. Also, an Amnesty International report singles out France...

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2014-04-04 wildlife

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This week, President François Hollande reshuffles his government following the Socialist Party’s poor showing at local elections. Manuel Valls becomes the new Prime Minister....

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2014-03-28 art

French politics: Is the cabinet set for a reshuffle?

This week, all eyes are on what action President Hollande will take after his party's dismal showing in nationwide municipal elections. Next, the president of China pays a state...

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2014-03-18 François Hollande

Local elections: The fight for the French capital

This week, we bring you a special programme dedicated to the upcoming local elections here in France. We begin by looking at who's who in the race to be the next Mayor of Paris....

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