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US media: outraged and outrageous on immigration

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BUSINESS DAILY

How do migrants affect the labour market?

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THE DEBATE

Children in cages: What drives Trump's family separation policy?

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THE INTERVIEW

NATO chief hails strength of transatlantic bond on defence

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FOCUS

Japan rejects 99% of asylum applications

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Sextape', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', 'Looking for Teddy'

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PERSPECTIVE

World Refugee Day: The story of a French mother who took in an Afghan refugee

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

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IN THE PRESS

Australian female comedian's murder sparks soul-searching about women's safety

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2017-04-28

Macron vs Le Pen: The battle for France's top job

On April 23, French people headed to polling stations to cast their ballots in the first round of what was dubbed "the most unpredictable presidential election" in France's modern history. The centrist independent Emmanuel Macron came out on top, followed by the far-right's Marine Le Pen. Both are promising to lead France in a new direction. We take a closer look at these two presidential hopefuls, their respective career paths and their strategy to convince voters ahead of the May 7 run-off.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Max COURT , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tom BURGES WATSON

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2018-06-15 Jeanne LAVENANT

The Jewish community's place in French society

France is home to the largest Jewish community in Europe. But their quest for a place in French society has been a turbulent one. In some towns, the Jewish population has been...

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2018-06-08 Jeanne LAVENANT

Standing the test of time: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

In this week's edition, we're at one of the most visited places in the French capital: Notre Dame de Paris. We show you around this magnificent Gothic cathedral and tell you...

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2018-06-01 Jeanne LAVENANT

Drinking water: What goes down the drain?

This week we’re talking about a mundane yet vital issue: drinking water! Each year, France loses 1.3 trillion liters of water, which is the equivalent of 430,000 Olympic swimming...

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2018-05-18 Jeanne LAVENANT

French and noble in 2018: What remains of France's aristocracy?

This week we're at the Château de Courson, a stunning 17th-century property. It's the perfect backdrop for this week's show because we're talking about the French nobility. It's...

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2018-05-11 Jeanne LAVENANT

May 68: When France took a stand

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of May 68 in France. It started as a student movement, but quickly turned into a full-blown political and generational clash. This period...

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