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Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

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Dior trots out Cruise collection at Chantilly stables

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France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

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Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

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Motorsport innovation

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Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Patrick Melrose' and all-female casts

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Video: Turkey tracks down the opposition, beyond its borders

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Crisis averted: What lessons have been learned from Cape Town's water shortage?

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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 : 2015-12-31

Are giant cruise ships a threat to Venice?

One of the greatest tourist attractions of the Mediterranean, Venice is becoming a victim of its own success. With nearly 25 million visitors a year, it is more and more difficult for the city, built on wooden stakes, to manage material and logistical demands. At the heart of the problem are giant cruise ships, accused of inflicting permanent damage to Venice's waterways and delicate structure.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett

By Natalia MENDOZA

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2018-06-22 Ludovic DE FOUCAUD

Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

As the World Cup group stage continues, we focus on binational footballers, who often have to weigh up the pros and cons of playing for their home country. Ahead of the...

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2018-06-21 Julien SAUVAGET

Rubbish piling up in France's illegal landfills

Mountains of trash are piling up in French villages, sullying the image of the countryside. In one town less than 40 kilometres outside Paris, rubbish covering the equivalent of...

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2018-06-20 Asia-pacific

Japan rejects 99% of asylum applications

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 people, out of nearly 19,000 applicants. Officially, Japan refuses to allow mass immigration and remains one of the most closed...

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2018-06-19 Asia-pacific

Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

Young Chinese people living in urban areas have never had it so good. They have better access to education and healthcare services, and a higher quality of life overall. But...

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2018-06-18 Europe

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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