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'EU parliament vote will determine heart and soul of Europe for years to come'

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Have your fish and eat it: Can British fishing fleets net a Brexit bonus?

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'Must never happen again': Australia apologises to victims of state sex abuse

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Italy determined to stick to budget plan despite EU warnings

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Journalist Sofia Amara on meeting IS group leader's ex-wife and daughter

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Inside the mind of Bashar al-Assad: Author explores brutal dictatorship

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Dancing nuns, skateboarding in Nepal, and more

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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 : 2014-11-07

François Hollande reaches half-way mark

This week, François Hollande is half-way through his term in office and is polling as the most unpopular president ever. We take a look at just what Hollande has done to turn voters away. Next, in the south of the country, police say they can no longer deal with the number of migrants flowing in. Finally, Lydie Salvayre wins France's most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt, for her fourth novel, entitled "Pas Pleurer" ("Don't cry"). It focuses on the Spanish Civil War.

By Eve IRVINE , Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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2018-09-28 FRANCE IN FOCUS

Stability or monarchy? France's Fifth Republic turns 60

As France marks the 60th anniversary of its Fifth Republic, we're looking at the inception and endurance of this political regime and its Constitution. Despite a number of...

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2018-09-14 FRANCE IN FOCUS

From crowdfunding to lottery tickets: How to save French heritage?

This week, we're at the Hôtel Dieu de Château Thierry, an ancient hospital, to talk about French heritage and its ailments! While France is famed for its grand old monuments,...

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2018-09-07 FRANCE IN FOCUS

The search for France's second-hand treasures

France is famous for its luxury boutiques and designer brands, but it's also one of the top destinations for second-hand shopping. We head to Lille for the annual flea market...

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