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Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

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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 : 2018-05-11

Iraqi voters angry at corruption ahead of polls

Iraqis head to the polls on Saturday for parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is hoping the recent victory against the Islamic State group will help him win a second term. But despite there being plenty of candidates, most voters are disillusioned with the political establishment -- 15 years of democracy hasn't translated into better lives for ordinary Iraqis. Instead, politicians are accused of seeking power for self-gain. FRANCE 24’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad.

By Simona FOLTYN

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2018-08-20 Claire PACCALIN

Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

In Venezuela, the government has knocked five zeroes off the refurbished Bolívar in a desperate attempt to control hyperinflation. The Bolívar Soberano is anchored to a...

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2018-07-27 Middle East

So rich but so poor: Protests erupt in Iraq's oil-rich south

For the past three weeks, Iraq has been rocked by protests. They began in the southern province of Basra, home to over 70 percent of Iraq's oil reserves, and quickly spread to...

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2018-07-26 Florence GAILLARD

Versailles, the enduring appeal of one of France's most iconic monuments

Built 400 years ago, the Palace of Versailles is one of France's most iconic monuments. Eight million people come to visit it every year. A symbol of King Louis XIV's absolute...

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2018-07-25 Asia-pacific

Imran Khan vs Shabaz Sharif: Pakistan's tight election race

This Wednesday, Pakistanis went to the polls to elect a new parliament, this as the IS group claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed dozens of people near a polling...

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2018-07-24 Karina CHABOUR

Vegan activism: What's the beef?

French butchers have asked for police protection to deal with an increase in violence by vegan groups. According to their union, about 50 butchers and fishmongers have been...

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