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2018-07-13 21:47 EYE ON AFRICA

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World Cup Grand finale; Donald Trump blindsides Theresa May; Erdogan's family business

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Ooh la la: Love and dating in France

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Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

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Portugal: Eucalyptus trees under fire

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Central African Republic: The way of the warlord

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Is the future of film interactive?

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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 : 2016-08-11

Understanding France’s complex law enforcement

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 11.08.16: This week, we give you the low down on France’s complex law enforcement. There are two police agencies at the national level as well as local forces. In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, many things have changed for the French police. The government has vowed to beef up exhausted forces stretched thin by the ongoing state of emergency. Meanwhile, public opinion has also changed with respect to the so-called “guardians of the peace".

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-07-12 Florence VILLEMINOT

Tour de France: More than a cycling race, a celebration!

The Tour de France is the biggest free sporting spectacle in the world. First organized in 1903, the so-called "Grande Boucle" is held primarily during the month of July and...

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2018-07-05 Florence VILLEMINOT

Are the French really bad drivers?

French people have the reputation of being pretty reckless behind the wheel, but how true is that stereotype? Despite regular traffic violations, the number of deaths on French...

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2018-06-29 Florence VILLEMINOT

Parlez-vous français? The ins and outs of the French language

In this episode of French Connections Plus, we explore the ins and outs of the French language. Once the language of diplomacy, French is still influential around the world,...

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2018-06-21 Florence VILLEMINOT

Allez les Bleus! Exploring France's love of football

With the World Cup in full swing, we explore France's love of football, the so-called national sport. Many people hope Team France (known as "Les Bleus") will repeat history and...

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2018-06-07 Florence VILLEMINOT

No smoking: Is a major cultural change underway in France?

When you think about a stereotypical French person, you often imagine them with a glass of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other - but how true is that cliché? The idea...

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