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Famine as a weapon of war: 20 millon lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 millon lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

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Video: Putin building bridge from annexed Crimea to mainland Russia

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South Korea: K-pop girl band encourage plastic surgery

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Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Master of the literary selfie

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BUSINESS DAILY

Brazil's meat industry gets grilling from EU

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EYE ON AFRICA

Attacks on aid workers threaten humanitarian operations in South Sudan

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'The Russian protest movement reawakens'

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IN THE PAPERS

French Guiana: 'How did we get here?'

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EUROPE NOW

We take you to the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2013-04-29

Bulgaria: Poverty protests rock EU's poorest country

2013 has revealed the hidden face of Bulgaria: a nation worn down by poverty and corruption. As Bulgarians go to the polls on May 12th, our reporters follow the main candidates on the campaign trail and look at a recent wave of tragic suicides by self-immolation. Meanwhile, MEP Ivailo Kalfin takes us to a local hospital to discuss the country's healthcare system and shares the secrets of a new form of solidarity, "suspended bread".

Presenter: Christophe Robeet
Editor in chief: Caroline de Camaret
Producer: Alix Le Bourdon
Reporter: Julie Dungelhoeff
Images: Olivier Molinari, Alix Le Bourdon
Editing: Max Paquereau, Audrey Le Narvor, Delphine Mironenko

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2017-03-25 European Union

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2017-02-25 Netherlands

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2017-02-28 Netherlands

The Netherlands braces for crunch elections (part 1)

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2017-01-28 Bulgaria

Destination Bulgaria: Looking east? (part 2)

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev joins us to speak to young people. We visit a call centre, TELUS International Europe, and Sofia's History Museum (pictured), with the aim of...

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