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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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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 : 2014-06-18

Reforming France: Mission impossible?

Already the most unpopular French president in history, François Hollande is now facing a wave of social discontent. Train drivers but also entertainment industry workers are on strike over proposed reforms. The train strike is now the longest since 2010, when Hollande's conservative predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy was in power. Is reforming France an impossible task?

By Melissa BELL

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Philip Turle

Journalist, RFI

Stefan De Vries

RTL4 Correspondent in Paris

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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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2017-01-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French left-wing primaries: A surprise winner?

A few months ago, France's conservatives held a primary to designate their presidential candidate and an outsider, François Fillon, won handily. This week, the left is voting to...

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