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Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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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 : 2017-06-19

Syria: The battle to retake IS group stronghold of Raqqa

The battle to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State group's stronghold in Syria, is well under way. A coalition made up of mainly Kurdish forces with some Arab fighters has been leading the action on the frontline. They have been regaining control of the city bit by bit, checking each and every house as they liberate neighbourhoods. This report from France 2 takes a closer look.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Jessica Sestilli and Elom Marcel Toble.

By FRANCE 2 , Jessica SESTILI

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Julien THERON

Lecturer in International Conflicts, Sciences Po

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

The Philippines is one of only two places in the world where divorce is still illegal, the other being Vatican City. But the country is taking steps towards changing that....

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader...

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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2018-05-17 France

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In France, five years after the legalisation of same-sex marriage, homophobia seems to be getting...

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