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Latest update : 2014-01-17

Hollande unveils new battle plans on economy

"The recovery is here, but it's not strong enough". That's what President Hollande declared at a key press conference this week, as he outlined plans to revive the French economy. Next, is Valérie Trierweiler still the First Lady? One journalist asks President Hollande what the whole world is wondering after a gossip magazine alleges he's having an affair with an actress. Finally, official census figures show the birth rate here in France has fallen to less than two children per woman.

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

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2015-08-28 France

Behind the scenes of France's National Assembly

This week, we're taking you behind the scenes of France's lower house of parliament, where bills are proposed, debated and adopted or rejected. Perched on Paris' left bank and...

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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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