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LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

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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 : 2014-04-02

Ukraine crisis: Berlin's foreign policy put to the test

Since the end of World War II, Germany has been a reluctant player on the international stage: an economic giant, but a political dwarf. But in recent weeks, the country has taken a leap to the frontline of efforts to contain the Ukrainian crisis, partly thanks to Russian-speaking Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone conversations with Vladimir Putin. However, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, many ordinary Germans remain reluctant to endorse their country's new role.

Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Jessica SALTZ , Anne MAILLIET

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2017-04-26 Europe

LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

For several weeks, journalists and NGOs have been drawing attention to a campaign of terror against the LGBT community in Chechnya, a Muslim-majority region of Russia in the...

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2017-04-25 Americas

Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

With his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico, Donald Trump has made combatting illegal immigration a pillar of his presidency. But Mexico is already the US's firm...

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2017-04-21 France

Fighting fuel poverty in France

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2017-04-19 Russia

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2017-04-18 Philippines

Duterte's bloody war on drugs resumes after brief break

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