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France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

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ENCORE!

Sting and Shaggy on making musical magic together

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The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

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THE INTERVIEW

Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

The future of work: How the gig economy is changing the jobs market

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PERSPECTIVE

'France has underinvested in early childhood education for many years'

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IN THE PRESS

'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

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IN THE PRESS

Emmanuel Macron in Berlin: Will Europe's superhero succeed?

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EYE ON AFRICA

Violence in DR Congo's Ituri Province forces thousands to live in camps

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FOCUS

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

Latest update : 2012-02-09

The war on microblogs

The Chinese government is cracking down on the country's most popular microblogs in an effort to prevent any Facebook or Twitter-inspired revolution spreading to China. As of mid-March, users of Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, will be forced to register their microblogs under their real name. But with 250 million Chinese people logged on, it's unlikely the government can clamp down completely.

By Shannon VAN SANT , Joris ZYLBERMAN

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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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2018-04-13 France

Is Paris ripe for a boom in alternative transportation?

As French rail workers continue their rolling strikes against planned reforms, millions of passengers are looking for other ways to get around. In Paris, several private...

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