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US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 1)

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US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 2)

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The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

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Trump has already quit the Paris climate deal - just not publicly

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The Ice Memory Project: A treasure trove for future scientists

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Cannes 2017: Stars dig deep at AIDS gala dinner

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French fashion designer Jacquemus declares his love for Marseille

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A piece of work: New French government braces for labour law reform

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Ridding workplaces of sexism: What companies can do to banish outdated attitudes

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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-04-17

François Hollande: France's most unpopular president

Two weeks after reshuffling his cabinet, President François Hollande's approval ratings have hit a new low of just 18 percent. This contrasts with a 58 percent approval rating for Hollande's new Prime Minister, Manuel Valls - the biggest spread between a president and his prime minister ever in the history of French politics. Why such a gap?

By Melissa BELL

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI

Jean-Marc Gonin

Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine

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2017-02-28 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential race: Is Emmanuel Macron unstoppable?

When Emmanuel Macron decided to run for French president, the consensus among politicians and pundits was that he stood no chance. A 39-year-old former banker who served under...

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2017-02-21 Marine Le Pen

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

Marine Le Pen has finally broken a glass ceiling - not in France, but in Lebanon. For the first time, the French far-right leader was hosted by a foreign sitting president and...

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2017-02-14 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential race: Will Marine Le Pen benefit from 'Penelopegate'?

With just over two months to go before the first round of France's presidential election, conservative candidate François Fillon is mired in a scandal over the hiring of his wife...

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2017-02-07 François Fillon

Can France's conservatives recover from 'Penelopegate'?

With his poll ratings in freefall amid claims he might have created a fake job for his wife, French conservative candidate François Fillon held a defiant press conference this...

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2017-02-01 Benoit Hamon

2017 French presidential election: Conservative candidate Fillon hit by scandal

The stage is finally set. Less than three months before the French presidential election, all the candidates are now known after the Socialists chose Benoit Hamon as their...

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