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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 : 2013-04-18

Tug of war over Venezuelan election majority

At least 7 people have died in clashes in Venezuela. Fighting broke out across the country after late leader Hugo Chavez's anointed heir was declared winner of the presidential election. Nicolas Maduro claimed victory with 50.8% of the vote, a tiny margin ahead of his rival Henrique Capriles. The opposition leader has refused to concede defeat, saying that the results are so close that Maduro does not have a majority.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Mounia BEN AÏSSA

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2018-05-25 Europe

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2018-05-24 Asia-pacific

Training future football champions in Vietnam

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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2018-05-22 France

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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