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6 Feb
French daily Libération headlines on a new survey showing French people are having less sex than ever before – but it's not a bad thing!
6 Feb
It has been nearly 70 years since the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, which lasted from March to May 1954 and ended in victory for Vietnam against the French forces. France is still trying to find the bodies of soldiers who went missing during the First Indochina War.
4 Feb
Haute couture represents the apotheosis of fashion. Thousands of hours of work can go into a single item, destined to be worn just once. Couture offers a window into a multi-billion-euro industry.
3 Feb
The award-winning French photojournalist Maxime Riché captured the town in the aftermath of the fire and returned again in 2021 as the town grappled with a second inferno.
13 Jan
We look at reactions in the French and international press to 34-year-old Gabriel Attal's meteoric rise to the second most powerful position in French politics. We also take a look at why Donald Trump's court appearance in a hearing on whether he should have immunity on charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election perhaps did not go as he would have liked.
24 Dec
France's President Macron wants to reform immigration law with stricter deportation measures. Migrants and refugees protesting against the reform say its severity is unprecedented.
21 Dec
Since the October 7 Hamas attack and Israel's crushing response in the Gaza Strip, more than 1,500 anti-Semitic acts have been recorded in France – three times as many as in the whole of 2022. For many French Jews, this outpouring of hatred has awakened a feeling of vulnerability.
5 Dec
This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
25 Nov
In this edition of arts24, we discover the French version of the global smash hit musical seen by more than 65 million people and based on Abba's catchy tunes, which is on stage in Paris. Also on the programme, we visit the new queer, unapologetic and inclusive Paris exhibition of Austrian artists Jakob Lena Knebl & Ashley Hans Scheirl. Plus we investigate the growing cultural phenomenon of kidulting.
18 Nov
This week on Arts24, Marjorie Hache speaks to up and coming French pop artist Blowsom who has independently released two EPs and garnered millions of streams. We also catch up with American rock band Rival Sons who have released two albums this year and take a look at Queen Of Pop Madonna's opening Paris show and country royalty Dolly Parton's new album Rockstar.
4 Nov
In France, following the recent terror attack that saw a French high school teacher murdered, Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin is asking for the implementation of a so-called "backdoor" to access the phone messages of people suspected of posing a threat to national security. For encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal, this means creating an exception to end-to-end encryption, as our Science and Tech editor explains.
28 Oct
The NBA's next season is set to kick off with the "Michael Jordan" of French basketball, Victor Wembanyama. All eyes are on the 2.24-metre-tall mega talent who joined the San Antonio Spurs in June. He follows in the footsteps of Tony Parker, who was inducted into the NBA’s Hall of Fame in August. France in Focus takes a look at the players who have made it into the American league, past and present.

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