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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 : 2016-12-22

A climate of political defiance in run up to France's 2017 presidential election

After the victory of Donald Trump and Brexit yea-sayers – has the time now come also for France’s Marine Le Pen? Pleased by the outcome in the US presidential election, the French far right is enjoying a similar phenomenon: The rejection of traditional parties and, more generally, the political elite as a whole. Some citizens' movements are now trying to gain control and invent new ways of doing politics. Our reporters went to find out more about the political forces vying for voters' attention.

A programme prepared by Elom Marcel Toble and Jessica Sestili.

By Jonathan WALSH , Adel GASTEL , Josh VARDEY

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David LEES

Professor of French politics at Warwick University

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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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2018-06-15 Middle East

Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

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2018-06-14 Asia-pacific

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2018-06-13 Europe

Russia gets set to host World Cup as costs soar

All eyes will be on Russia as the World Cup kicks off on Thursday. The country has spent almost €9 billion on the event. Of the 12 stadiums, nine have been built from scratch. In...

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2018-06-12 Europe

The Italians speaking out against the mafia in Sicily

Racketeering, extortion, so-called protection money: Italy's economy, and its southern regions in particular, are hit hard by organised crime. On the island of Sicily, the local...

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