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Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Giving a voice to the homeless in France

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'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

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Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

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How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

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Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

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Is France's new immigration bill 'firm but fair'?

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-03-18

Backstreet's back, alright!

Today we have a pop-tastic music show. The boy band that defined the genre, Backstreet Boys, are on their biggest world tour in a decade. As they hit France with their latest album "In a World Like This", Jade Barker and France 24 music critic Mariam Saab take a look back at their 20 years of record-making hits.

Plus, gagging over Gaga. American singer Lady Gaga is known for her flamboyant outfits and shocking antics but she outdid herself during her performance at the SXSW festival. We analyse how fans and musicians are reacting to her use of "vomit" art in her show.

Finally, no pop profile would be complete without the princess of pop herself. As Kylie Minogue releases a new album, “Kiss Me Once”, we ask how she has managed to stay at the top of her game after more than 25 years of making music. 

By Nicola HEBDEN , Jade BARKER

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2018-02-23 culture

Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

Paris might have a monopoly on romance when it comes to the public imagination, but the French capital now has some competition from a southern contender. Marseille is hosting...

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2018-02-22 cinema

Oscars sneak peek: 'Call Me By Your Name', 'I, Tonya' and 'Darkest Hour'

We look at one of this year’s Oscar contenders for best picture. "Call Me By Your Name" tells the story of a teenager who comes of age one summer in Italy, when he meets an older...

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2018-02-21 culture

Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

The #MeToo movement is alive and well at the Berlin Film Festival, after the Golden Globes and the Baftas. In today’s Encore! show, film critic Emma Jones gives us the highlights...

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2018-02-20 Paris

100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

Residents of the French capital might not be known for their wide smiles but one stand-up comedian is teaching them to laugh at themselves. Julie Collas’s one-woman show "Oh My...

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2018-02-19 music

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

Duck Duck Grey Duck are from Switzerland – a country not often associated with psychedelic surf-rock grooves. Yet their catchy, upbeat pop-rock jams are making waves beyond Lake...

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