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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 : 2014-05-30

France's opposition UMP party entangled in fraud scandal

This week, the opposition UMP leader, Jean-François Copé, is forced to quit over an embezzlement scandal, just days after the party floundered in European elections. The big winner from the European vote, though, was the far right National Front; the result sending shockwaves across the EU. Finally, ahead of the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day, we take a look at how the disastrous 1942 raid on Dieppe was a tragic rehearsal for the Allies' Normandy landings.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Luke BROWN , Kalvin NG , Johan BODIN , Charles BOBE

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2015-01-23 terrorism

France tackles terror

This week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces "exceptional measures" to strengthen the intelligence services and prevent radicalisation with a multi-million euro plan.

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2015-01-16 Charlie Hebdo

To be or not to be Charlie?

This edition is entirely dedicated to last week’s terrorist attacks in and around Paris. One thing is for sure: the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will live on and will not give...

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2014-12-26 France

France: 2014 in review

As 2014 wraps up we explore which stories made the headlines here in France this year. We then look at what is set to make waves here in 2015, and more particularly some of the...

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2014-12-19 Christmas

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

This week in this Christmas special, we examine the yuletide debate about where France's secular principles begin & end. Also, we browse the colourful markets where customers...

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2014-12-12 French economy

The story behind Serge Lazarevic's release

This week, three years after being kidnapped in Mali, Serge Lazarevic receives a presidential welcome as he touches down at an airport on the edge of Paris. Also, France's...

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