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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 : 2017-12-21

Big, rich and influential: Catalonia's pro-independence ANC

As Catalans vote in key regional elections, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the powerful, pro-independence group known as the Catalan National Assembly, or ANC. The ANC has 80,000 members and has been driving the push for Catalonia to break from the rest of Spain. And thanks to merchandise and donations, it has been able to raise €3 million in bail for the Catalan lawmakers under investigation.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.

By Mélina HUET , Sarah MORRIS

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2018-07-19 Europe

Spain's strawberry farms from hell

Spain's south-western Huelva region is known around the world for its strawberries. The fruit-picking season lasts three months and attracts workers from Eastern Europe and...

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2018-07-18 Asia-pacific

Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

This summer, thousands of young female graduates in China will undergo cosmetic surgery to reshape their nose or enlarge their eyes. Competition in the labour market is so fierce...

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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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