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Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

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Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisationt (part 2)

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Art on the wire and online: Jean-Hubert Martin on curating in cyberspace

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Inside China's answer to Silicon Valley

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Behind the scenes at China's Harbin snow festival

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'Donald Trump is a great friend of Israel'

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BUSINESS DAILY

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

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'Great Brexpectations'

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IN THE PAPERS

Trump's anti-European 'attack'

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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 : 2017-01-05

Bonne Année 2017! How France kicks off the New Year

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 05.01.17: This week we take a closer look at how French people kick off the New Year, from obsessively wishing each other "Happy New Year" to eating delicious King Cake. Bonne Année et meilleurs voeux to all of you!

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2017-01-12 religion

Population studies: France's 'ethnicity' taboo

France is undeniably a multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multiracial society. But getting to know more about the exact make up of French society is tricky: it's forbidden by law...

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2016-12-08 Christmas

Christmas in France: So. Much. Food!

Join FRANCE 24 as we take a look at how we celebrate "Noël" in France. French people tend to have a big family lunch on Christmas Day, but the big day is in fact on Christmas...

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2016-12-01 France

Baby crazy: Why do French women have so many children?

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 01.12.16: French people have a reputation for being pessimistic about the future and yet they are the baby-making champions of Europe. Two main...

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2016-11-17 secularism

French secularism: Anti-religious or safeguarding freedoms?

This week we take a closer look at France's cherished state secularism. Laïcité [secularism], a product of French history and philosophy, is central to how France defines itself....

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