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Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Nov 13 Paris terror attacks: 'Islam is part of the solution'

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'Iran has shown patience and continues to be part of nuclear deal'

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Tensions within DR Congo opposition as deal on joint candidate falls apart

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Deadline looms for Italy to submit revised budget to EU

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'Patriotism, not nationalism': Macron takes on Trump's worldview

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Fans say goodbye to comics king Stan Lee

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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 : 2018-02-16

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia's capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line - built and paid for by China - went into operation a few weeks ago. Over a century ago, the French had already built a rail line between the two African nations. It essentially stopped worked ten years ago, but a few cars kept running. Now, in cities where the old line stopped, expectations for the new one are high. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Gaëlle Essoo, Hannah Gay and Florence Viala.

By Julia STEERS , Nathalie TISSOT , Vincent DUBLANGE

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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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