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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 : 2018-01-09

Now hiring! Unemployment in Quebec hits record low

At just 5.9%, Canada's nationwide unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2008, with nearly 400,000 jobs created in the last year alone. The French-speaking province of Quebec is faring even better, with a 5.4% jobless rate - the lowest in more than 40 years! The challenge now is to recruit much-needed workers, and local companies in Quebec are trying to attract candidates worldwide, with French speakers of particular interest. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.

By François RIHOUAY , Ruby PRATKA

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2018-01-19 Americas

The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines

One year after Colombia signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, a key challenge is to clear the soil of anti-personnel mines and other explosives. After Afghanistan,...

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2018-01-18 Middle East

Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

Sandstorms have long been known to cause chaos in the Middle East - blocking out the sun in the middle of the day, or leaving passenger jets grounded on the airport tarmac. But...

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

Mexico is dealing with a disturbing trend: mass robberies from pharmacies, hospitals and medical vehicles. The stolen medication is then sold on the black market, along with fake...

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