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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 : 2014-02-10

The Italian mafia and its 'collaborators of justice'

They're known as "collaborators of justice" and Italy has the largest number of them in the world: criminals who choose to come forward, confess their crimes and then work together with police and prosecutors in exchange for protection and even compensation from the state. Originally developed to tackle terrorism, they've become a crucial legal tool in the fight against organised crime. Our reporters weigh up some of the pros and cons of the system.

By Seema GUPTA , Natalia Mendoza

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2017-02-17 Americas

A closer look at former Colombian president Uribe's murky past

Colombia recently reached a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, but that's not to everyone's liking. In parliament, the peace process has a strong adversary in Alvaro Uribe,...

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2017-02-16 Americas

Islamophobia on the rise in Quebec

On January 29, six Muslims were shot dead at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada by a far-right extremist. But the shocking attack did not come as a complete surprise to the local...

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2017-02-15 Poland

Polish military hit by exodus of top generals

US President Donald Trump complains that NATO members don't pay their way, but Poland is one of only five nations that does meet its commitment to spend at least 2% of GDP on...

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2017-02-14 Europe

German region struggles to fill jobs amid labour shortage

As the jobless rate in Germany’s southwestern state of Baden-Wüttemberg falls below 4 percent, the dearth of qualified workers means businesses are struggling to fill vacant...

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2017-02-13 Europe

Video: Russian media expands presence in France

Following accusations of Russian meddling in the US presidential elections, many in France are concerned by potential Russian interference in the upcoming presidential vote. As...

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