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Latest update : 2014-03-17

French politics: Government rocked by wiretap controversy

This week, more revelations emerge about who knew what and when regarding the surveillance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Also, rising temperatures and pollution levels, as well as the hazardous smog that cloaks a number of regions of France, are prompting some to take drastic action. And medical researchers give us a glimmer of hope as they publish the findings of a promising study into the treatment of children with autism.

By Tom BURGES WATSON , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL

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2014-07-25 WWI centenary

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

The battle of Verdun was one the deadliest of the First World War – some 300,000 French and German soldiers lost their lives, during months of fierce fighting. One hundred years...

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2014-07-18 François Hollande

Health : Fear over Chikungunya virus outbreak

This week the chikungunya virus is spreading at a rapid rate in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. We see also politicians battle over plans to redraw the map of...

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2014-07-11 UMP

Politics: parties under pressure

Both sides of France's political divide are under pressure. President Hollande is under fire from union leaders and the UMP party has just unveiled a 74-million-euro hole in its...

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2014-07-04 culture

Former president Sarkozy hits back at corruption allegations

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy reacts furiously after judges place him under formal investigation for influence peddling. Next, France has long been Europe's number one tourist...

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2014-06-27 French economy

2014 World Cup: What a difference four years make

This week, World Cup fever is well and truly back in France. It's a party atmosphere, very different from four years ago in South Africa when the national team went on strike....

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