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25 years of independence in Eritrea : Thousands continue to flee the repressive regime

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Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

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Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

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Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

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Music show: Judith Owen, Eric Clapton and Ariana Grande

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Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

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'Near miss' for Austria and the EU

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#hugabrit

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-01-06

France in 2014: a look at the year ahead

In this edition we look ahead to what this new year could have in store for France, both politically and culturally. Next, there's relief and joy as the French priest kidnapped by Islamists in Africa is freed and returns home. Finally, we take you inside the world of sculptor Camille Claudel, who was once the assistant and lover of Auguste Rodin.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Catherine NORRIS TRENT , Camille FEVRIER

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2016-05-20 housing

Housing in France: From a lack of accommodation to luxury properties

This week we take you to the north-west of Paris to look into the topic of housing. In accordance with French legislation, some of the flats being built here will be used as...

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2016-05-13 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

France's fight against radicalisation

Six months have now passed since the November 13 Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives. For the most part, life has returned to normal but the issues of religious...

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2015-11-06 history

Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

This week, we take you to the castle of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. It's a perfect setting for this edition of France in Focus, which marks...

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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2016-04-22 prostitution

Prostitution: A long and complicated history

This week we're delving into the difficult issue of prostitution. Since April 2016, France has put the onus on clients by punishing them with a fine. It's a measure that has its...

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