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She's alive: Discovering Mary Shelley, 200 years after Frankenstein was published

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Venezuelan 'tyrant' must be isolated, Colombia's Duque tells FRANCE 24

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Italy maintains spending plans despite threat of EU censure

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Ethiopia corruption crackdown: Former head of military-led firm arrested

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Gazan TV bombing: Attack on the press or military strike on a propaganda tool?

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Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst fighting since 2014

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Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The Queen, infertility and marriage troubles: Michelle Obama's tell-all memoir

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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 : 2016-09-08

Mexico: Journalists under attack in state of Veracruz

If the Mexican state of Veracruz were a country, it would be the most dangerous in the world for journalists. The news there is dominated by organised crime, drug cartels, corruption and impunity - but reporters are not welcome. In less than five years, 19 journalists have been murdered and five have disappeared. So what explains this wave of violence against the press and who is behind it? Our correspondents went to the coastal state to find out.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.

By Laurence CUVILLIER , Matthieu COMIN

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2018-11-13 Focus

Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - a multicultural Muslim-majority country - is an increasingly popular destination among tourists from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Companies are...

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2018-11-12 Focus

South Sudan's latest attempt at fragile peace

In South Sudan, a five-year bloody civil war could be coming to an end. Two months ago, the belligerents signed a new peace deal and in late October, rebel leader Riek Machar...

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2018-11-09 Focus

Border deal sparks protests in Russia's Caucasus region

In this edition we head to the majority-Muslim republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya in Russia's Caucasus region. Chechnya is ruled by the strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, a protégé of...

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2018-11-08 Focus

Same-sex parenting: Belgium's approach to medically assisted procreation

France's national ethics committee recently came out in favour of opening up medically assisted procreation to all women, including lesbian couples. As it stands, female French...

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2018-11-05 Focus

Florida governor's race reflects vast gulf in US politics

US voters headed to the polls on November 6 for the midterm elections. This year, the polls took place against the backdrop of a polarisation in views, with a stark move away...

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