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4 Aug
In a video posted on Tik Tok and Instagram, French President Emmanuel Macron answers a question about the health pass and says it allows businesses and places of culture to remain "open" in the face of the Delta variant, which he says is "even more formidable".
2 Aug
Huan Huan, a giant panda on loan to France, gives birth to twin cubs in a zoo. Panda reproduction, both in captivity and the wild, is known for being a difficult task.
29 Jul
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz discussed the spying allegations concerning Pegasus, a software developed by Israeli cyber-surveillance company NSO, during a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris.
27 Jul
Thousands of protesters across France have rebelled against plans for COVID-19 passes to enter restaurants and mandatory vaccinations for health workers. However, three-quarters of the population support the idea.
22 Jul
French President Emmanuel Macron is being accused of using a heavy-handed approach to curb the spread of coronavirus infections.
14 Jul
The French Competition Authority imposed a fine of 500 million euros on Google on Tuesday for not having negotiated in good faith compensation for the media for the use of its news content, something a national law requires.
13 Jul
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the withdrawal of more than 2,000 troops and the closure of military bases in Mali.
10 Jul
The COVID-19 crisis seems to have accelerated the France's efforts to return industrial production capacities to France. That could create thousands of new jobs — but not all production can be brought home.
3 Jul
Critic Lisa Nesselson joins us to discuss the importance of France's annual "Fête du Cinéma". We also talk about "Charlatan", the latest feature from Polish director Agnieszka Holland. In her fact-inspired drama, a Czech man who has devoted his life to diagnosing and healing people with plants faces the wrath of the Czech government.
1 Jul
After two years of parliamentary debate, France will widen access to medically assisted reproduction, which was previously reserved for infertile heterosexual couples.
30 Jun
Cannabis itself remains illegal in France, but in recent months its "wellness" derivative, CBD, has become something of a green Eldorado. So where exactly is the line between therapeutic, medical and recreational use? We take a closer look. And to find out more about the use of cannabis for medical purposes, we speak to hospital psychiatrist Nicolas Authier. In March 2021, with the health minister by his side, he signed the country's first ever cannabis prescription as part of a limited, nationwide trial.
29 Jun
France supporters in Bucharest express shock and disbelief after Switzerland defeated the world champions 5-4 on penalties in the last 16 of Euro 2020.

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We head to northern Mali, where French forces are preparing to close a base used by the Barkhane force as France decides to reduce its presence in the country. Also, Botswana's court of appeal starts hearing a government attempt to overturn a landmark ruling that decriminalised homosexuality in 2019. And Cape Verde gears up for elections, with the revival of the tourism industry a key campaign issue.