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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 : 2017-03-29

Italy: Anti-establishment mayor of Rome faces grim reality of power

Rome's first female mayor, Virginia Raggi, was hailed as a breath of fresh air when she swept to election victory on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment in June 2016. The Five Star Movement she represents, though, is running into trouble as the new mayor faces the grim reality of power and the challenge of honouring her campaign promises. Our correspondents report from the Italian capital on what she has achieved so far.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.

By Natalia MENDOZA

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2018-07-17 Charlotte PRUDHOMME

Is French oak under threat?

Is French oak under threat? Around a third of France is covered with forests, and the country is the largest oak producer in the EU. But as international demand soars, the...

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2018-07-16 Sylvain LEPETIT

Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

Although the World Cup in Russia only just ended, interest has already turned to the competition’s 2022 host: Qatar. The nation’s reputation has already been tainted by...

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2018-07-13 Middle East

How sports therapy is helping wounded Syrians

In the northern Syrian city of Idlib, where many civilians have fled amid the ongoing bloodshed, one physical therapist with his team of volunteers is using football to treat...

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2018-07-12 Shirli SITBON

Paris synagogue bombing case remains unsolved, 38 years on

On October 3, 1980, a bomb exploded in front of a Paris synagogue, killing four people and injuring dozens more. The attack sent shockwaves across the country. The sole suspect -...

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2018-07-11 Europe

Video: Humanitarian corridor to Italy brings hope to Eritrean refugees

Amid the hardline approach to immigration from Italy's new government, we look at one initiative giving refugees safe and legal passage to Europe. A group of Italian NGOS have...

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