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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 : 2017-03-13

The challenge of rebuilding Italy's quake-damaged towns

On August 24, 2016, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night, killing 300 people and leaving thousands homeless. While some of them moved away, others chose to stay in the region, which has been hit by several quakes in the last few months. Reconstruction is a huge challenge, and many mayors are frustrated at the slow pace of rebuilding. Our correspondents Natalia Mendoza and Josephine McKenna report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Charlotte Prudhomme and Florence Viala.

By Bernard BEDARIDA , Josephine MCKENNA , Natalia MENDOZA

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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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