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Madrid takes control of Catalan public broadcaster

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Seoul: 'Time running out to prevent a nuclear N. Korea'

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City power: The growing clout of big urban areas

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Was Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered?

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Music show: To 'Joon Moon' and back

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Japan's stocks on record winning streak after Abe's election victory

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The pine cone line: A train ride through rural Provence

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David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

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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 : 2017-09-29

Facing up to the challenges of autism

This week we're looking into France’s attitude to a complex issue: autism. Around 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders in France and the neuro-developmental condition is thought to affect around half a million people in the country. We take you to the NeuroSpin research centre, just outside of Paris, to better understand exactly what autism is and how to help patients.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Nadia CHARBIT

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2017-10-13 traffic

Paris, the city of love, lights and... traffic jams

The French capital may be known as the city of lights, but for many who live here it’s also the city of "embouteillages", or traffic jams. And that's nothing new. Cars first...

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2017-10-06 Vaccine

Vaccinations: Separating fact from fiction

This week we’re examining a new French government initiative, which is set to see the policy of immunisation tightened. France is making it a legal requirement for parents to...

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2017-09-15 Brexit

France vs Brexit Britain: Who will come out on top?

This week, we bring you a special edition on what Brexit means for France. How will it affect the tens of thousands of British people living in France, and the many more French...

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2017-09-08 France

Backstage at France's busiest airports

In this edition we're going behind the scenes of France's biggest air transport hubs. We meet air traffic controllers and police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and chat to...

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