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Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

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100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

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Chinese textile wholesalers open Marseille site

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Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Angela Merkel's 'mini-me'

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Major French student union rocked by sexual assault claims

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Photographer Pete Souza shares his ‘portrait’ of Obama

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Zuma ally Atul Gupta challenges asset freeze

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Gun control continues to trend on US social media

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Trump, guns and school shootings: Can students help change gun control laws?

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FOCUS

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-04-04

'Made in France': Is economic patriotism financially viable?

For several years, French politicians have been championing the idea that home-grown talent and manufacturing are key to solving the country's unemployment woes. The "Made In France" label aims to revive old industries and inject a dose of patriotism into consumers. But for basic goods, it’s not always easy to justify the high costs involved. Our reporters have been to a sock factory in northern France. They discovered a French company with a proud past, but a highly uncertain future.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Marcel Elom Toble.

By James ANDRE , Karim HAKIKI

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Marc LHERMITTE

Associate Partner, Ernst & Young

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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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2018-02-16 Africa

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia's capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line - built and paid for by China - went into operation...

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2018-02-15 Europe

Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm

Italy's youth is breathing new life into the country's rural areas. In the past two years, the number of young graduates - often from urban centres - starting up their businesses...

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2018-02-14 Middle East

Iraq's Tikrit still in ruins, three years after liberation from IS group

As a donor conference aimed at raising funds to rebuild Iraq wraps up in Kuwait, we look at the reality for those living in the bombed-out cities. Baghdad is looking for $88...

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