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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 : 2012-09-12

Germans demand referendum on European finances

On Wednesday, the German constitutional court is to give its verdict on the European fiscal pact and crucially on the European stability mechanism, the ESM. Are they compatible with German law or does Germany need to revise its constitution to allow transfer of more power to Brussels? More and more voices are calling for a referendum so that Germans can decide for themselves. This would be the first time a referendum has been held since the 3rd Reich - and a potentially very risky move.

By Anne MAILLIET , Abby D'ARCY HUGHES

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2018-04-26 DR Congo

Goma families terrorised by wave of child abductions

Child abductions have been commonplace in the Democratic Republic of Congo for years. Already in 2007, the charity Save the Children labelled the situation “catastrophic”, yet in...

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2018-04-25 Spain

Catalonia's pro-independence movement tempted by radicalisation

In Spain, Catalonia is still being run by the central government half a year after the autonomous north-eastern region declared independence unilaterally. The leading separatist...

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2018-04-24 Israel

Israel’s migrant crisis: Clear government signals, but unclear decisions

Israel has been trying to find a way to force between 30,000 and 40,000 African migrants to leave the country. Many of them arrived years ago, when they were minors. At the end...

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2018-04-23 Cameroon

Tramadol: Cameroon’s low-budget opioid crisis

Today’s Focus report takes us to Cameroon where we look at a growing addiction to opioids. Readily available on the black market, one of the most abused substances, Tramadol, is...

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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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