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Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

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Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

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Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

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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 : 2011-12-07

Saving Carthage's ruins

"Carthage must be destroyed!" These famous words from the Roman statesman Cato the Elder ring with irony in modern day Tunisia. Former President Ben Ali delisted the UNESCO heritage site so that his relatives could build plush properties on the site of the Roman ruins. Tunisia's new government has promised action to preserve them, but reconciling developers and archeologists is proving difficult.

By David THOMSON

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Each year, Asia is weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste every...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

Mexico is dealing with a disturbing trend: mass robberies from pharmacies, hospitals and medical vehicles. The stolen medication is then sold on the black market, along with fake...

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2018-01-12 Europe

How Sweden is turning its waste into gold

When it comes to environmental awareness and waste management, Sweden is one of the world's champions. The country recycles nearly all of its waste and - in the process -...

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2018-01-11 Asia-pacific

Video: Indigenous Filipinos risk their lives to defend their land

The Philippines was the world's deadliest country for land rights and environmental activists last year, according to a report released in December. Rights advocacy group PAN...

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