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'Donald Trump is a great friend of Israel'

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Davos 2017: World Economic Forum wary of post-Brexit future

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'Great Brexpectations'

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Trump's anti-European 'attack'

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Davos 2017: Business leaders confident despite 2016 turmoil

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Gambian citizens flee ahead of Barrow inauguration

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

Latest update : 2016-12-23

The year in review: The highs and lows of 2016

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This week we take look at the key events that marked France in 2016 and look ahead to what’s to come in 2017. The 12-month review covers both highs and lows, including the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice which was followed by a period of national mourning. Then, we take a look at what’s in the cards for 2017, a year during which the presidential election could very well become an historic event. Finally, we go through the cultural events to watch out for as the new year rolls around.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Camille FEVRIER , Georges YAZBECK

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2017-01-13 gastronomy

French gastronomy: How cooking can break down barriers

This week, we explore the social wonders of cooking. Good food is good for the body, and making it can be good for the soul. Cuisine can connect generations, break down barriers,...

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2016-12-16 France

Perfume, a French savoir-flair

This week, we introduce you to the French art of fragrance design. Starting at Paris's brand-new Perfume Museum, we take you on an historical, sensory and scientific journey into...

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2016-12-02 FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 turns 10: A look behind the scenes

This week we bring you a special edition of France in Focus. To mark FRANCE 24’s 10th anniversary on December 6, we're taking you behind the scenes of our 24-hour news channel...

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2016-11-25 France

Terrorism: France on charm offensive to lure back tourists

With 84 million tourists each year, France is the most visited country in the world. But the numbers have dropped sharply as the country's tourist industry faces the threat of...

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