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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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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 : 2014-12-02

Sweden's generous policies clash with local realities

With the issue of refugees from Syria and Iraq weighing heavy on European minds, Sweden stands out. It has guaranteed asylum to all those fleeing war who reach its borders. As a result Sweden is now accepting record numbers of Syrians and Iraqis, the highest in the EU. But how can Sweden manage such an ambitious open door policy? The town of Södertälje south of Stockholm has become a magnet for Middle Eastern Christians, but as Malcolm Brabant reports, it is struggling to cope with the influx.

A programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Malcolm BRABANT

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2017-10-20 Asia-pacific

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping for a landslide win in snap elections this Sunday. He's banked much of his chances of success on his economic policies, known as...

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2017-10-19 Asia-pacific

'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

It's known as the "Chinese Silicon Valley". Zhongguancun, a tech hub north of Beijing, has become a symbol of growth and prosperity for many young entrepreneurs. Its success has...

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2017-10-19 Europe

Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

As the Catalan crisis continues to rattle Spain, we turn our attention to Italy. On Sunday, 16 million Italians in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions will vote in a...

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2017-10-18 Americas

See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the...

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential...

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