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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The French are so rude! Or are they?

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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Latest update : 2018-04-25

Big data: ‘A key democratic issue’

Big data is everywhere. We are constantly producing it and are often ready to give it away for free. But the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which millions of Facebook users saw their personal information misused, has underscored also the danger of Big data. FRANCE 24 speaks to French lawyer Adrien Basdevant, who has authored “The Empire of Information”. According to Basdevant, Big data has become a key democratic issue and there needs to be more public debate on it.

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2018-05-25 abortion

'No woman has ever decided on a whim to get an abortion'

As Ireland holds a landmark referendum on whether to change the country's strict abortion laws, FRANCE 24 speaks to Jennifer Donnelly, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist...

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2018-05-23 space

Are there other universes like ours?

Until recently, popular scientific theory held that the universes around us all had very different laws of physics, that they were constantly expanding and were possibly infinite...

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2018-05-22 Emmanuel Macron

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

This Tuesday sees another day of strikes across France, this time led by civil servants. President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to cull their numbers by 120,000 by 2022. Work...

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2018-05-21 Digital

'The internet is like water, we need to help children understand how to swim'

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on May 25. The idea is to make sure users know what data is being collected from them, plus when and how that...

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2018-05-18 India

Violence against women in India: 'A lot needs to be done to better enforce the law'

India is reeling from a rise in violent attacks on women. From 2012 to 2016, reported rapes of children more than doubled, and in the past month alone there were at least three...

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