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Latest update : 2009-12-09

French national identity, a sensitive issue

A nationwide debate on what it means to be French has become tense since a majority of Swiss people voted against the building of new minarets. With French regional elections not far away and far-right votes up for grabs, is a healthy debate - without Muslims feeling singled out - still possible?

Today's Focus guest is Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent at British daily The Guardian.

 

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2015-05-04 Argentina

The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

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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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2015-04-29 Germany

Germany faces housing conundrum for asylum seekers

Germany receives the biggest number of asylum applications in Europe, and finding accommodation for all of these people is proving difficult. With state reception centres full,...

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2015-04-28 Ebola

Video: Experimental Ebola vaccine gives hope to Guinea

The Ebola outbreak has killed close to 11,000 people in West Africa. Although the infection rate has fallen sharply, the disease is still active, particularly in Guinea, where...

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