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Spokesman of US-led coalition against IS group: 'A lot of IS group fighters are underground'

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Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

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'A #MeToo leader made deal with her own accuser'

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Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

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Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’

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Alan Turing's nephew: ‘A Shakespearean tragedy surrounded his life’

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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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 : 2018-02-09

Saving France's city centres: How to lure back locals?

This week, we're in the northern French city of Dreux, famed for its rich history, royal chapel and... boarded-up shops. Like a number of cities in France, Dreux has fallen prey to a worrying trend: urban desertification. As giant retail chains set up shop on the outskirts of towns, consumers are abandoning the city centres, forcing smaller stores out of business. We take a closer look at the issue of urban desertification in France and find out what is being done to combat it.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Nadia CHARBIT , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-07-27 Jeanne LAVENANT

Discovering Nîmes, the French Rome

In this week's edition, we're exploring what remains of the heritage left behind in France by the Romans. This brings us to the southern city of Nîmes, which displays plenty of...

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2018-07-20 Jeanne LAVENANT

A closer look at France's World Cup victory

After France's stunning World Cup victory, we take a closer look at the phenomenon of Les Bleus. Who are the French national team and how did they get to the top of world...

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2018-07-13 Jeanne LAVENANT

Ooh la la: Love and dating in France

This week, we’re getting all loved up! From the sexy language to the pleasure-driven lifestyle, France has a reputation for passion, starting with its capital. Paris is known as...

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2018-06-29 Jeanne LAVENANT

The waste land: Tackling France's illegal dumping

This week, we're shining the spotlight on a surprising form of pollution. As a nation, France is committed to cleaning up its environmental act. But on the ground, local...

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2018-06-22 Jeanne LAVENANT

Let's become French!

In this week's edition of France in Focus, we examine the process of becoming French. We take you to a naturalisation ceremony at the Pantheon in Paris, where we meet some of...

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