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Brussels to slap $5 billion fine on Google

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TALKING EUROPE

Eurogroup chief Centeno: 'We need to put an end to what seems to be a trade war in the making'

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ENCORE!

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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EYE ON AFRICA

Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

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Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

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THE DEBATE

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

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Is French oak under threat?

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IN THE PRESS

Street party, not a wake: Croatian football fans welcome home team

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BUSINESS DAILY

UK looks to calm Brexit fears at Farnborough Airshow

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#THE 51%

A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

Latest update : 2018-06-22

Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

Is it really a female-led tech revolution here in Paris, as some are claiming? The reality is the statistics are still pretty bleak with recent figures revealing just 33 percent of the French digital sector's employees being female and with only nine percent of start-ups being led by women. We speak to Roxanne Varza, the head of Station F (the world’s largest start-up incubator campus located here in Paris).

Also we take a look at America's opioid crisis that's leading to a rapid rise in the number of women being jailed across the country. Plus how a group of women in Kenya came up with a novel idea to protect themselves from gender-based violence.

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-13 Annette YOUNG

Parity on the frontline: U.N. seeks to boost number of female peacekeepers

In this special edition, Annette Young heads to Cyprus, an island still divided between its Greek and Turkish communities. Helping to keep the peace in this long-forgotten...

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2018-07-06 Annette YOUNG

Feminism and diplomacy: Putting equality first when drafting foreign policy

With the shift of politics to the right being a global trend, we talk about feminism in the world of diplomacy with Isabelle Hudon, the Canadian ambassador to France. Also while...

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2018-06-29 Annette YOUNG

Danger hotspots: U.S. among top 10 most dangerous countries for women

In this edition, we report on how in the wake of #MeToo allegations, a new poll reveals that America is now one of the world's top 10 most dangerous nations for women. Also is...

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2018-06-15 Annette YOUNG

Turning pain into hope: Rwanda's children of rape

In this edition, Rwanda's children of rape and the mothers who raised them despite social stigma and no financial assistance. Also how the definition of rape is changing in parts...

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