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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 : 2013-07-02

'Fracking' debate arrives in Romania

The process of extracting shale gas known as "fracking" is a divisive subject in Romania. An enormous reserve of the gas is trapped beneath the countryside. The government in Bucharest wants to extract it, and the US company Chevron is now prospecting in Moldavia, a region in the east of the country. But the local population has risen up against the project, which they see as dangerous. At the forefront of the opposition is the Orthodox Archpriest of Barlad, a small town in deepest Romania.

By Julia SIEGER , Mirel BRAN

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2017-10-19 Asia-pacific

'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

It's known as the "Chinese Silicon Valley". Zhongguancun, a tech hub north of Beijing, has become a symbol of growth and prosperity for many young entrepreneurs. Its success has...

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2017-10-19 Europe

Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

As the Catalan crisis continues to rattle Spain, we turn our attention to Italy. On Sunday, 16 million Italians in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions will vote in a...

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2017-10-18 Americas

See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the...

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential...

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2017-10-16 Turkey

Turkey's brain drain: Turning their backs on limited freedom, declining economy

According to a report by Turkey's main opposition party, thousands of Turks chose to leave their country following last year's coup attempt on July 16. Most say they are worried...

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