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One Planet Summit: The switch to renewable energy - who's going to pay?

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Spain's Tagus river is drying up

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Paris, the capital of street art?

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What is green finance?

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Is This Bear a Victim of Climate Change? Maybe, But Maybe Not

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One Planet Summit: Hop on that green bike, Emmanuel!

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France's Cathar region: Relics of the Middle Ages in the Pyrenees

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AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

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Trump's accusers say #MeToo... again

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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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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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2017-11-16 Gay marriage

Gay rights in France: After marriage equality, what's next?

In 2013, same-sex marriage and adoption became legal in France but key issues remain unresolved. The main sticking point today concerns "medically assisted procreation",...

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2017-11-09 French culture

French Lit 101: Exploring France's vibrant book culture

Literature holds an important place in the French cultural landscape. Many authors have superstar status and the mainstream media often relays literary news, particularly the...

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2017-10-26 pollution

A car-free Paris: Nightmare or dream come true?

For Paris to remain a postcard city, must it become a "post-car" city? That’s what Mayor Anne Hidalgo thinks. She recently outlined her plan to crack down on pollution in the...

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