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Latest update : 2014-04-04

Politics: Challenges ahead for new PM

This week, President François Hollande reshuffles his government following the Socialist Party’s poor showing at local elections. Manuel Valls becomes the new Prime Minister. Hollande’s ex-partner and former presidential candidate Ségolène Royal also returns to the political scene. Also, thousands of cash-strapped tenants face eviction after the end of a winter grace period. Finally, we meet an artist who is spending a fortnight living as a bear.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Kalvin NG

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2017-03-24 France

French presidential election: Over 40% remain undecided

This week, FRANCE 24 are talking to French voters: with less than a month to go before the presidential election, over 40% still don't know who to vote for. This year's campaign...

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2017-03-17 France

The numbers game: Breaking down France's ageing population

This week, we look at life for French senior citizens. Like many western countries, France is getting older. In 2050, one person in three will be aged 60 or over, compared to one...

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2017-03-03 France

2017 French elections: The race to get on the ballot

Only two months remain until people across France head to the polls to elect a new president. We head to the French Constitutional Council, which is currently counting and...

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2017-02-23 France

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

This week, we're taking you for a stroll along Paris's most famous thoroughfare, the Champs-Elysées. Considered by many as the most beautiful avenue in the world and well-known...

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2017-02-17 organic

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

This week, we explore France's organic food industry. French agriculture may be in trouble, but the organic sector is booming. Faced with a number of health scandals and fears...

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