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Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC leader in close-run vote

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Baywatch star battles for dogs' rights

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The fight for the ANC: South Africa's future in the balance?

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British musician Tricky on legacy, family and death

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Russian businessman says 2018 presidential election a 'democratic process'

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Video: Refugee teachers find work in Germany after training course

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Europe's 'soft power': EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on European identity

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Goodbye to tax havens? New EU blacklist under the microscope

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Triumph for French women's handball team: All hail 'The Fighters'

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-08-01

Ségolène Royal goes for green

This week, a new energy bill would see the French government set aside 10 billion euros worth of tax cuts and low-cost loans in a bid to boost investment in renewable energy. Next, French President François Hollande marks the centenary of the assassination of Jean Jaurès, the founder of his Socialist party. Finally, beware of the rats! Rodents are on the rampage around the Louvre gardens.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Eve IRVINE , Patrick HERMANSEN

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2017-12-08 tourism

Lyon's Fête des Lumières: From candles to extraordinary light shows

This week’s edition of France in Focus is coming to you from the city of Lyon where the world-famous “Festival of Lights”, or la Fête des Lumières, is in full swing. During four...

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2017-12-01 contraception

Fifty years of contraception: Small pill, big change

This week, France marks 50 years since contraception was officially legalised. We see how wide-spread is the use of contraception in France, and what are the methods favoured by...

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2017-11-17 wine

France raises a glass to tourism

As it does every autumn, France is celebrating the arrival of the "Beaujolais nouveau" this week. It's a good excuse for a glass of red wine and a party, although not usually a...

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2017-11-10 university

Studying abroad: Why foreign students choose France

This week we're at the Cité Universitaire on the southern edge of Paris, to learn why France is one of the top destinations for students from around the world. The quality of...

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2017-11-03 physics

Marie Curie's legacy: How her discoveries still apply today

France's Marie Curie is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, for her research on physics and radioactivity. Her work revolutionised everything from medicine to...

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