France in focus

French rail workers strike over proposed reforms

This week, employees of France's rail network down tools as train strikes cause misery for commuters. Also, the moral quandary of euthanasia is back on the agenda: a French medic is in the dock for what some have called "mercy killings". And Victor Hugo’s "Lucrezia Borgia" graces the stage at the Comedy Française with a familiar face, making for a cross-dressing leading lady.