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Latest update : 2017-05-17

Spain: 'Stolen babies' scandal finally goes to trial

In Spain, tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their parents under the Franco dictatorship and as late as the 1990s. The infants were sold to people who had difficulty having their own children, through networks of nuns, priests and doctors. Now adults, some of these "stolen babies" have fought to track down their biological parents and bring the criminals to justice. Our correspondents met with Ines Madrigal, whose case is the first to go to trial.

On France24.com: 40 years on, Franco's ghost still haunts Spain

A programme prepared by Laura Burloux and Jessica Sestili

By Valérie LABONNE , Sarah MORRIS

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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq: The long road to rebuilding Mosul

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group defeated - that's according to the army. But the city is still enduring sporadic suicide...

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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2017-07-19 Europe

Video: More lone juvenile migrants arriving in Italy

Since January, more than 85,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have landed in Italy - that's a 20% increase on the same period last year. Increasingly, they are minors who arrive...

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2017-07-18 Europe

Agent 'Kateryna': Ukraine's anti-corruption hero

The government that came to power in Ukraine after the 2014 revolution pledged to end corruption, and the EU also made progress on that front with it being a key condition for...

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2017-07-17 Middle East

Two years after Iran nuclear deal, a mixed picture

It's been two years since a landmark deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. At the time, many Iranians celebrated, hoping...

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