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'Never again': Florida school students become new face of US gun reform

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IN THE PRESS

Quel pied! France's Fourcade skis to gold medal victory by 'inch of his foot'

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EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' in state of the nation address

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A controversial Chinese New Year

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

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YOU ARE HERE

The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

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DOWN TO EARTH

Is the aviation industry free-riding on climate change efforts?

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FOCUS

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

A quirky, insider’s guide to understanding France and the French, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Thursday at 1.45 pm.

Latest update : 2016-04-07

National Front: From fringe party to mainstream

FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 07.04.16: The far-right National Front has experienced a stunning breakthrough on the political stage. Over the years it’s become a real challenge to more mainstream parties. A lot of this is thanks to leader Marine Le Pen and her efforts to break away from her father, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, and his controversial image. But has the party really changed?

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-01-18 #MeToo

Deneuve vs. #MeToo: Exploring feminism 'à la française'

The #MeToo movement that emerged in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has had a major following here in France. However the movement's momentum hit a bump in the road with...

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2018-01-04 France

Bonne année!

This week we take a closer look at how French people kick off the New Year. From obsessively wishing each other "Bonne Année" to eating delicious King Cake. Meilleurs voeux to...

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2017-12-14 Corsica

Corsica: Understanding France's complex relationship with its 'island of beauty'

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica is known as the "island of beauty". It's had a tumultuous relationship with the mainland since it became French in the 18th century and...

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2017-12-07 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday: The life and legacy of 'French Elvis'

Johnny Hallyday was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century. Despite selling more than 110 million albums over his nearly 60-year-long career he was virtually...

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2017-11-23 smoking

Is France a chain-smoking nation?

When you think of a stereotypical French person, you often picture them puffing on a cigarette. Is France a chain-smoking nation? While the number of smokers has dropped since...

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