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Are there other universes like ours?

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US Congress rolls back some crisis-era bank regulation

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Philip Roth: Polarising, prolific, provocative

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Is Zuckerberg's 'apology tour' just a Facebook-sized middle finger to Europe?

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

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Burkina Faso anti-terror raid leaves several dead

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From Foe to Friend? The makeover of Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr

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France's newest political parties go to school

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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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 : 2018-02-02

France's Louis Pasteur, a revolutionary scientist

He's known as the "father of microbiology". Louis Pasteur's discoveries provided the foundations of modern medicine and continue to fascinate today. The French scientist's groundbreaking work on microscopic organisms led him to discover - among other things - a vaccine against rabies, and how to prevent milk from going sour. We take a closer look at Pasteur's professional achievements and find out more about the man himself.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN

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2018-05-18 France

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 France

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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2018-05-04 Emmanuel Macron

Macron, one year on: What's changed in France?

This week we're at the Louvre in Paris, where just one year ago, Emmanuel Macron celebrated his victory in the French presidential election. He not only became the country's...

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2018-04-20 France

Cashing in on local French currencies

Alongside the euro, dozens of local currencies are in circulation across France. They surged in 2010 following the global financial crisis and can only be used in a limited area...

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2018-04-13 television

French TV series enter new era

This week we're on set in the fictional crisis room of French TV thriller "The Bureau". With its spy intrigue, real-world storylines and film-star lead actor Mathieu Kassovitz,...

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