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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 : 2017-06-13

Security situation deteriorating in Afghan capital Kabul

In the past three weeks, Kabul has endured no less than three terrorist attacks. The May 31 truck bombing was one of the deadliest in the country's history with at least 150 dead and over 300 injured. Despite decades of foreign aid and Western military supervision, the security situation in the Afghan capital seems to be deteriorating at an alarming pace. Is the government losing the fight, not only against the Taliban but also the Islamic State group? Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux.
 

By Alexander AUCOTT , Jasmin LAVOIE , Philomène REMY

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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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