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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

Our guests

Kamil MAHDI

Visiting fellow, London School of Economics

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2018-02-23 Internet

How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

The "Dark Web" is a part of the internet that can only be accessed with a special browser. One of its main features is a huge quantity of illegal marketplaces selling drugs,...

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2018-02-22 France

'It's a jungle': Living on the street in the City of Light

A tally of homeless people in Paris last week counted at least 3,000 people sleeping rough in the capital. The French government is being criticised for not sticking to its...

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2018-02-21 Europe

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training

Italy is one of Europe's main arrival points for migrants, but processing each asylum request can take up to two years. That's a long period of forced idleness for asylum...

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2018-02-20 Africa

Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

Cobalt is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and electric cars. Around 60% of it comes from just one country, DR Congo – and most of the metal is exported to...

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2018-02-19 Europe

What's behind Germany's steep drop in juvenile crime?

One in five prison beds in Germany are empty. The figures from German juvenile offenders' institutions are even more striking: the rate of youth crime fell by half between 2007...

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