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How traffickers lie to migrants wanting to go to Europe; and the gold rush polluting rivers in Ivory Coast

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French Guiana: 'A powder keg abandoned by the state'

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French presidential election: Over 40% remain undecided

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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 : 2014-05-01

MPs appove austerity package: A Pyrrhic victory for the Socialists?

This week, France's lower house of parliament approved a crucial €50 billion spending cuts package presented by Prime Minister Manuel Valls. On the surface, it was a major victory for Valls and President François Hollande. But a sizeable number of Socialists MPs decided to abstain, illustrating the growing dissatisfaction on the left with the Socialist government's austerity measures.

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Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan De Vries

RTL4 Correspondent in Paris

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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

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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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