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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.

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Latest update : 2014-07-24

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is underpinning Europe and Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoys a 77% approval rate at home, making her the most popular leader of all the world's richest nations. But after nine years in power, some are starting to wonder how long her winning streak can last and, crucially for her party, who might one day succeed her.

A programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Adeline PERCEPT , Anne MAILLIET , Abby D'ARCY HUGHES

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2014-12-19 Taliban

Video: Pakistan in mourning after school massacre

The Taliban-perpetrated massacre that claimed the lives of 132 school children in Peshawar on Tuesday has been condemned globally, while in the northern Pakistani city every home...

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2014-12-18 Italy

Child migrants: no parents, no passports

Since January 2014 more than 165 000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean on treacherous vessels, to reach Europe, many fleeing war and persecution. An increasing number of...

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2014-12-17 Central African Republic

Hunt for Joseph Kony and LRA militants continues

The Lord's Resistance Army is a rebel group infamous for its brutality. Driven out of Uganda nearly a decade ago, LRA militants are now scattered across the Democratic Republic...

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2014-12-16 Denmark

Video: Denmark ‘rehabilitates’ returning jihadists

Denmark has taken a different approach to young Muslims returning to the country after waging jihad abroad. FRANCE 24's Malcolm Brabant reports.

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2014-12-15 Japan

Is the fuel cell the future of the car industry?

In Japan, the world's first mass market fuel cell car has gone on sale. Toyota's Mirai, or "Future", recharges in less than five minutes, its electricity supply is produced on...

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