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Cubic poop: Scientists crack mystery of wombats' square-shaped faeces

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Truth is the first casualty: The war on journalism and facts

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EU elections: Green MEP Bas Eickhout on energy policy, populism and more

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EU elections: EPP lead candidate Manfred Weber on Trump, Brexit and more

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'830,000 people are dying every year because of unsafe sanitation'

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Suspected gas cylinder blast kills 42 on Zimbabwe bus

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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 : 2010-10-13

Pension reform: 60% of French nationals back further strikes

Stepping up the pressure on president Sarkozy, a recent poll indicates 60% of the population supports the union's plans to continue protesting against pension reform. With a cabinet reshuffle coming up, we take a look at what Jean-Louis Borloo has going for him, since many people are predicting he'll replace François Fillon as Prime Minister. And the work of American photographer Larry Clark continues to spark controversy, this time in Paris. Stay tuned to find out why.

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2018-11-05 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Armistice: The signature that ended World War I

One century ago, on November 11, 1918, the armistice that ended World War I was signed in the French forest of Compiègne. The conflict had lasted for more than four years, during...

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2018-11-02 FRANCE IN FOCUS

France marks four decades of legendary Route du Rhum sailing race

On November 4, skippers will set sail from the French port of Saint-Malo for the legendary transatlantic Route du Rhum competition, 40 years after the first race. We ask 2002...

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2018-10-26 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Talking death in Paris’ star-studded cemetery

All Saints Day is a chance for the French to honour their dead, but not all do so in the same way. With a multicultural and multi-faith population, the country blends a variety...

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2018-10-12 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Animal welfare: France at the bottom of the class

In France, there is no legal framework to truly protect animals. In fact, until 2015, animals had the same legal status as "moveable property" - in other words, furniture! In...

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2018-10-05 FRANCE IN FOCUS

The changing face of French parenthood

When it comes to having babies, France is Europe's most fertile country. Last year, a total of 767,000 babies were born here. But even so, that number was 2% lower than the...

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