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Simone Gbagbo on trial for war crimes

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Why do the media refer to female personalities by their first name (and not males)?

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THE DEBATE

Disrupted economy: Jobless in the digital age (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Disrupted economy: Jobless in the digital age (part 2)

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THE OBSERVERS

Widespread shortages in Venezuela and the growing industry for African video games

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Unsettling surge in murders of Bangladesh’s activists and freethinkers

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Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in 'American Crime Story'

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'What does the social unrest say about France?'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Railway workers to add to French strike misery

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

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-04-14

Politics: New PM Manuel Valls outlines priorities

This week, France's new prime minister makes a passionate maiden speech, promising to turn the struggling economy around. Also, an Amnesty International report singles out France for failing the thousands of Roma people who live here. Finally, after a multimillion-euro makeover, the main Paris zoo reopens.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Kalvin NG

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2016-05-27 football

Euro 2016: France readies for kick off

This week, we are talking football and the Euro 2016 that will take place here in France. And what better place to do that than at Clairefontaine, home to one of France’s elite...

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2016-05-20 housing

Housing in France: From a lack of accommodation to luxury properties

This week we take you to the north-west of Paris to look into the topic of housing. In accordance with French legislation, some of the flats being built here will be used as...

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2016-05-13 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

France's fight against radicalisation

Six months have now passed since the November 13 Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives. For the most part, life has returned to normal but the issues of religious...

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2015-11-06 history

Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

This week, we take you to the castle of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. It's a perfect setting for this edition of France in Focus, which marks...

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2016-04-28 French cinema

Cinema, a French love affair

This week it's lights, camera, action as we train our eye on the French film industry. To get a real feel for what makes French film an exception, we meet award-winning director...

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