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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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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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2017-02-23 France

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

This week, we're taking you for a stroll along Paris's most famous thoroughfare, the Champs-Elysées. Considered by many as the most beautiful avenue in the world and well-known...

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2017-02-17 organic

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

This week, we explore France's organic food industry. French agriculture may be in trouble, but the organic sector is booming. Faced with a number of health scandals and fears...

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2017-02-09 France

Outsourcing industry: Should it be 'France first'?

Whether it's cars, textiles, food processing or nuclear technology, French products and know-how are known the world over. Supporting national industry is something many French...

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2017-01-27 museums

How France uses its cultural assets as a diplomatic and political tool

On the Pompidou Centre's 40th birthday we look at how France uses its cultural assets as a political tool. French presidents, and before them France's kings, have used art to...

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2017-01-20 France

French education: Reinventing the idea of school

This week, we're looking at the French education system. But instead of focusing on traditional approaches, we've decided to find out more about what's new to both teaching and...

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