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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 : 2016-04-04

Facing bankruptcy, Iraq tries to revive its industry

In this edition we look at Iraqi efforts to boost the country's flagging economy. With oil prices plunging to below 40 dollars a barrel, and a war against the Islamic State group that has cost billions, Iraq's state coffers are almost empty. Baghdad has little choice but to diversify its industries if the country is to come back from the brink of bankruptcy. Our correspondent reports.

A programme prepared by Anna Kowalska and Laura Burloux.

By Anne-Sophie LE MAUFF , Emerald MAXWELL

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Kamil MAHDI

Visiting fellow, London School of Economics

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2018-05-24 Asia-pacific

Training future football champions in Vietnam

Vietnam is a nation of football fans. In the rural area of Pleiku, a school is training young players with the aim of building a national team that will one day qualify for the...

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

The Philippines is one of only two places in the world where divorce is still illegal, the other being Vatican City. But the country is taking steps towards changing that....

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader...

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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