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Alibaba founder rolls back on pledge to create 1m US jobs

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Controversial or creative? A chef gets lobsters high before boiling them so they don't suffer

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THE DEBATE

Breakthrough in Pyongyang? Kim promises to visit Seoul, dismantle nuclear sites

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

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Film show: 'The Sisters Brothers' and 'Leave No Trace'

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IN THE PRESS

Stormy Daniels's X-rated book attacks Trump's presidency - and manhood

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PERSPECTIVE

Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

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BUSINESS DAILY

US-China trade war deepens as Beijing calls for global support

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EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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FOCUS

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-04-17

Bitcoin in the US: A monetary revolution?

Even if you're not into finance or technology, there's a good chance you've heard of Bitcoin. The mysterious digital currency equals no middlemen in your financial dealings: no banks, no transfer fees and no need to give your real name as you buy and sell online. More and more companies and traders are starting to accept Bitcoins, notably in New York, but there has been controversy surrounding the lack of regulation of this "crypto currency".

Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN

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2018-09-18 Focus

Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

This summer, Mexico's Caribbean coast has looked nothing like a dream holiday destination. Dozens of tons of algae have been covering the turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches...

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2018-09-17 Focus

Spaniards divided over future of Franco monument

On September 13, Spanish lawmakers approved a controversial decree to exhume the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco. He is buried at a giant basilica near Madrid which...

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2018-09-14 Focus

A lottery to save French heritage

France is launching a new nationwide lottery to raise funds for the restoration of dilapidated heritage sites. Depending on the work that's needed and the urgency, some sites...

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2018-09-13 Focus

Egypt's new 'cyber crime' law accused of curbing online freedoms

A new bill to fight cyber crime in Egypt was signed into law by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on August 19. While it may help to provide a legal framework to govern an area that...

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2018-09-12 Focus

Video: Desperate Venezuelans flee across border to Colombia

Venezuela's severe economic crisis has forced 1.5 million people to leave the country since 2015. Securing an appointment to obtain or renew a passport can take months, so entire...

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