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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-01-10

France's boss-napping 'trend'

This week in France, boss-napping made a comeback: two executives at the tyre company Goodyear were held hostage for 30 hours by workers seeking bigger redundancy packages. Next, officials in the French government lambast a high-profile comedian they find anything but funny. Finally, we check out a new biopic of the king of haute couture, Yves Saint Laurent.

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By Tom BURGES WATSON , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2016-07-08 2016 Olympics

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

This week we're looking ahead to the world's biggest sporting event, the Olympic Games. We take you on a tour of INSEP, France's elite training centre, to see how French athletes...

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2016-07-08 wine

Bordeaux, the French wine capital

This week, we head to Bordeaux, a city famous not just for its beauty but above all for its wines, which have been produced here for more than ten centuries. Bordeaux is now home...

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2016-06-24 tourism

A certified 'palace': How hotels strive for excellence

In this edition we look at France's hotel industry, specifically at the top end of the market here in Paris. During the past decade, the arrival of a number of new hotels has...

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2016-06-17 Islam

The challenges faced by Muslims in France

This edition comes to you from the Grand Mosque of Paris, where we're discussing Islam in France. This as millions of Muslims across the globe observe Ramadan and around five...

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2016-06-10 gastronomy

Food for thought: How eating habits are changing

This week's edition is brought to you from Rungis – the world’s largest wholesale market. Located on the outskirts of Paris, Rungis supplies restaurants, shops and institutions,...

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