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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 : 2016-07-01

The steady rise of women in Taiwanese politics

Back in January, Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first ever female president. But that result wasn't a complete surprise, as women have been making great strides in the Taiwanese political sphere for years. Both the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Kuomintang have female leaders, while 38% of seats in parliament are held by women. So what's behind this more gender-balanced politics? Our team on the ground went to find out.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Aline Schmidt and Claire Pryde.

By Antoine VÉDEILHÉ , Sarah O'MEARA

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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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2018-10-15 Focus

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

California is often considered one of the most forward-thinking and liberal states in the US. But recently, so-called "pro-life" medical centres have been popping up across the...

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2018-10-12 Focus

From Bouaké to Abidjan, the bumpy road to reconciliation in Ivory Coast

In November 2010, a disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast sparked violence. Rival supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara clashed for weeks, leaving some 3,000...

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2018-10-11 Focus

White-only South African town nostalgic for apartheid

Some 27 years after the abolition of apartheid, there are still communities of white South Africans who refuse to mix with their black fellow citizens. It's the case in the town...

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