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Latest update : 2014-02-21

Hollande seeks to woo foreign investors

This week, President Hollande unveils measures to show the world that France is open for business. Also, the National Assembly debates a bill addressing the forced migration of hundreds of children from the French island of Reunion. And finally we take you to a vast exhibition on the edge of Paris dedicated entirely to the cult film franchise Star Wars.

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

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2016-02-05 migrants

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

This week we report from the northern city of Calais, where thousands of migrants and refugees have been forced to set up camp in the past year as they flee war and poverty in...

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2016-01-22 Louvre

Backstage at the Louvre museum

This week we have an exceptional treat for you: a visit behind the scenes of the Louvre museum! So forget the crowds and umbrella-wielding tour guides, we're taking you on a...

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2016-01-15 French politics

François Mitterrand's legacy

This week, we’re looking at the life and legacy of the first Socialist president of France's Fifth Republic. François Mitterrand was born a century ago this year, and passed away...

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2016-01-08 secularism

French secularism: More than 100 years of 'laïcité'

In this edition, we're turning our eye to the French Republic's secular laws which separate the involvement of any religion from governmental affairs. The word for "secular" in...

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2015-12-11 French military

Life under a state of emergency

This week we join the French army at the Fort of Vincennes where we take a look at France's security response amid the threat of further terror attacks. We will introduce you to...

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