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Latest update : 2009-12-04

Let the games begin?

The countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup has started and the South African hosts now have 188 days to lay down the turf, fit the goalposts and to keep it all within budget. Will the rainbow nation be ready for the opening whistle?

David Zounmenou, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa and FRANCE 24 correspondent in Cape Town, Hayde Fitzpatrick, are the guests of today's Focus. 

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2015-05-06 Wales

UK election: Health system a key issue in Wales

It's election time in the UK and the main parties have all come out with plans and pledges to improve the country's National Health Service. It provides free healthcare to all,...

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2015-05-05 Finland

Will Finland's eurosceptic party enter government?

Finland's recent parliamentary elections ended inconclusively, with no party winning enough seats to form a government. Centrist Prime Minister-elect Juha Sipila will announce...

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2015-05-04 Argentina

The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

Glyphosate, created in the 1970s by Monsanto, is the world's most widely used herbicide. Last month, the World Health Organization classed it as a "probable cause of cancer". Our...

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2015-05-01 Lebanon

Lebanon's Roumieh prison: Iron-fist policy against a jihadist hub

In Lebanon, the number of people locked up for jihadist activities rises every month. They're filling up the cells of the notorious Roumieh prison near Beirut. The overcrowded...

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2015-04-30 environment

The canal project dividing Nicaragua

Nicaragua is planning to build a massive canal, three times as long and twice as deep as the Panama Canal. But the $50 billion project, funded by a Chinese millionaire, has its...

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