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Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: Influence-peddling inquiry opens

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#MeToo accuser accused in turn

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Venezuela's meltdown

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Greece turns the page on eight years of bailout programmes

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'A lot of IS group fighters are underground,' says US-led coalition spokesman

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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 : 2018-07-17

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 country is being hit by a crisis. China imports timber whilst protecting its own forests. Almost 20 percent of French oak is exported straight to China, without being processed in local sawmills or other facilities, putting almost 26,000 jobs at risk in France. Report by Charlotte Prudhomme, Gwladys Bonnassie and James Vasina.

A programme prepared by Rebecca Martin, James Vasina and Gaëlle Essoo.

By Charlotte PRUDHOMME , James VASINA , Gwladys BONNASSIE

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2018-08-21 Focus

Venezuela: Worsening economic crisis erodes Chavista stronghold

Venezuela’s economy is in freefall despite the country having the largest known oil reserves in the world. President Maduro's opponents say he and his predecessor facilitated a...

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2018-08-20 Focus

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 Focus

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 Focus

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 Focus

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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