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

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-03-07

French politics: UMP party sees red over Buisson scandal

This week, a series of secret recordings sends shockwaves through the party of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Next, the first patient to be fitted with an artificial heart dies 75 days after receiving the pioneering device at a Paris hospital. Finally, we take you to the Pompidou Centre for an exhibition of some of Henri Cartier-Bresson's most defining works.

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

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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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2015-07-03 France

Guadeloupe: The story behind France’s butterfly island

With Antigua to the north and Barbados to the south, we've been following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus to explore the French department of Guadeloupe. We tell you...

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2015-06-26 Olympic Games

FranceLeaks: A new diplomatic bug

This week, new WikiLeaks revelations indicate that US intelligence kept close tabs on France's leaders. Next, road rage spreads as Uber-incensed taxi drivers take matters into...

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