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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Latest update : 2014-06-27

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike. Also, General Electric is buying up most of Alstom, but will that be good for business? Finally, there has been heated debate in France over euthanasia, with two high-profile cases coming to a head this week.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Catherine NORRIS TRENT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Laure WAGNER

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2015-05-29 history

Pantheon: Acknowledging France's great men and women

This week, two women and two men of the French Resistance were inducted into France's famous Pantheon. All four were chosen for having resisted Nazi occupation, a spirit and...

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2015-05-22 gastronomy

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

This week, we dedicate this special edition to French gastronomy. The 1st ever edition of the "Taste of Paris" is underway at the Grand Palais here in Paris, an event which has...

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2015-05-15 Calais

Calais migrant attacks: French police accused of carrying out beatings

This week, a video released by an NGO caused outrage in France. The footage appears to show policemen in the northern city of Calais violently hitting migrants who were trying to...

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2015-05-01 Central African Republic

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

This week, French troops are accused of sexually abusing minors during their peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The defence ministry says an official...

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2015-04-24 health

What will the new French healthcare bill change?

This week, we focus on the French healthcare system, considered to be the best on the planet. First, we look at the controversial new healthcare bill. Next, we take you to one of...

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