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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-01-06

Greece plans wall on Turkish border to keep out illegal immigrants

Greece is attracting criticism from the EU after it announced a plan to build a wall on its border with Turkey. It hopes to stem the flow of illegal immigrants that enter Europe across the Evros river, which last year came to 128,000 people. But with fears that it could deepen its rift with Turkey, which has led to a 30-year division between the north and south of Cyprus, other EU member states might prefer to help Athens with the cost of its Frontex border controls instead.

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2018-04-20 Asia-pacific

Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

Some 30 million Pashtuns live in Pakistan - that's around 15% of the country's population. Partly because most Taliban members are Pashtun, the word "Pashtun" has, for many...

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2018-04-19 Middle East

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal...

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2018-04-18 Americas

Video: A look back at the Castro years in Cuba

A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Andalusia, the gateway to Europe for cannabis

More than 70% of cannabis in circulation in Europe transits through Andalusia, in southern Spain. The drug is transported from Morocco on speedboats across the Strait of...

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2018-04-16 Africa

Video: Embedded with French troops in eastern Mali

Just this weekend, seven French troops in Mali were injured and one UN peacekeeper killed in a four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack on their camp at Timbuktu airport....

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