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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 : 2017-07-12

Always on standby: French Air Force's MEDEVAC team

When French soldiers are injured during overseas missions, they need to be flown back to France for treatment. That task falls to the little-known MEDEVAC regiment of the French Air Force, based in Villacoublay outside Paris. They need to be ready to embark on a rescue mission night and day. FRANCE 24 went along to the airbase to meet the squadron's only female commander. It's also the first time a TV crew has been allowed to film a simulated rescue operation.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Aline Schmidt.

By Fanny ALLARD , Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN

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Lieutenant-Colonel Pierre ZIELINSKY

Former Commanding Officer, Villacoublay Air Base

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2017-10-20 Asia-pacific

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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2017-10-19 Asia-pacific

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2017-10-19 Europe

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As the Catalan crisis continues to rattle Spain, we turn our attention to Italy. On Sunday, 16 million Italians in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions will vote in a...

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2017-10-18 Americas

See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

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