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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 : 2016-02-23

Burma: Meeting NLD party lawmakers, who now control parliament

Earlier this month, hundreds of newly elected MPs took their seats in Burma’s parliament for the very first time. They belong to Aung Sang Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, which now has a majority in the two chambers. However, the constitution reserves a quarter of all seats for the military - an indication of the challenges that democracy campaigners continue to face. Our team of reporters went to meet some of the new lawmakers.

A programme prepared by Yong Chim and Laura Burloux

By Cyril PAYEN

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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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2018-10-16 Focus

France explores alternatives to prison

In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000...

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