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'Macron sees high earners as key to getting the French economy moving again'

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'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical stance after female activists arrested

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$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

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Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we export stability, or we import instability'

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From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

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From young apprentices to accomplished craftsmen, from farmers to Michelin-starred chefs... We meet the people who keep French heritage alive. Saturday at 7.20 am. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2018-01-19

The bookworms of France's National Library

France's National Library in Paris is a haven for both readers and researchers, who silently flick through its 14 million books. FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes to meet the library's restorers. These skilled craftspeople perform little miracles to allow future generations to open the antique books. They also work tirelessly to re-condition, strengthen and preserve those works that are simply too damaged to go on display.

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2018-05-18 France

France's Camargue region, a land of marshes, bulls and horses

FRANCE 24 takes you to discover the Camargue region in southern France. We meet Pierre, who breeds horses; and André, who looks after bulls. These two farmers invite us to share...

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2018-05-11 France

On the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage route to Spain

Running deep through the Pyrenees, the Arles way forms one stretch of the Saint Jacques de Compostelle or Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route from France to Galicia...

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2018-05-04 France

The Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany's beautiful bay

Located in France's western Brittany region, the Gulf of Morbihan is one of the world's most beautiful bays. It contains a cluster of 42 islands, most of them private. On some,...

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2018-04-26 aerospace

Toulouse: Welcome to 'Airbusville'!

The southern city of Toulouse's long romance with the aviation industry began back in 1918, when France's famed airborne postal service airlines, Aéropostal, set up its...

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2018-04-19 France

Life on the canals of northern France

Freedom, fresh air, beautiful scenery by the canal... More than just a job, working on a barge is a way of life. On the canals between Dunkirk and the Belgian border, Gino and...

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