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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 : 2013-08-26

Moscow heaps pressure on Kiev to give up EU hopes

Russia is piling the pressure on Ukraine to give up on its European ambitions. Kiev has drawn up an agreement with the EU, to be signed in November, which includes a free trade area. This would preclude Ukraine's ever joining Putin's customs union with Kazakhstan and Belarus. Losing Ukraine would effectively scupper Russia's ambitions to create a Eurasian space to rival the European Union. Moscow is now employing various tactics to prove to Ukraine that the EU path is not the right choice.

By Gulliver CRAGG

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2018-10-23 Focus

Fields of despair: Suicide plagues French farmers

In France, a farmer commits suicide every other day. All too often, their despair stems from financial insecurity, debts and constant pressure to work harder to make a living. As...

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2018-10-22 Focus

Prominent Iraqi women in danger

In just one month, Iraq has been rocked by the deaths of four women in what appear to be targeted attacks against outspoken and successful females. Two of those killed owned...

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2018-10-19 Focus

French education reforms under tight scrutiny

The French government is carrying out a number of education reforms, particularly in primary schools. Among the measures are reallocating funds to schools that are in so-called...

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2018-10-18 Focus

Bosnians help out as migrants pour in

Bosnia-Herzegovina has emerged as a new stopping point for migrants trying to reach Europe. But thousands have found themselves trapped because the border with neighbouring...

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2018-10-17 Focus

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

With five months to go until Brexit comes into force, one of the key unresolved issues is the border between the Republic of Ireland – an EU member state - and Northern Ireland,...

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