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Save the Children's CEO: 'Wars today are targeting children'

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Anger at Russian pension reform gives hope to opposition

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Film show: 'One Nation, One King', Marcel Ophüls retrospective and Dinard's British Film Festival

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Brazil's return to dictatorship? Artists unite against far-right candidate Bolsonaro

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PERSPECTIVE

Ending the war in Syria: 'We do not want the Gaddafi scenario'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Argentina close to bailout deal as central bank chief quits

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EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia violence: 1,200 detained after Addis Ababa clashes

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Macron's former bodyguard's gun selfie

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THE DEBATE

Which world order? Trump, Macron spell out rival visions at UN

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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 : 2018-08-21

Venezuela: Worsening economic crisis erodes Chavista stronghold

Venezuela’s economy is in freefall despite the country having the largest known oil reserves in the world. President Maduro's opponents say he and his predecessor facilitated a corrupt system whereby wealthy elites benefit at the expense of most Venezuelans. We take you to meet residents in the January 23rd neighbourhood in Caracas, a stronghold of the late Hugo Chavez. But residents have watched with disappointment as their daily lives have become a constant struggle. Claire Paccalin reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

By Claire PACCALIN , Patrick LOVETT , Karina CHABOUR , Mayssa AWAD , Romeo LANGLOIS

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2018-09-26 Focus

Anger at Russian pension reform gives hope to opposition

In Russia, a controversial bill to raise the retirement age by five years – to 65 for men and 60 for women – was passed by the lower house of parliament in a second reading this...

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2018-09-25 Focus

Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

Italy is regularly named as a target by the Islamic State (IS) group and has been confronted with the presence of jihadists for several years. An estimated 130 foreign fighters...

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2018-09-24 Focus

Germany: Where providing information on abortion remains a crime

Abortion is anything but simple in Germany. Just providing information about the procedure can lead to criminal charges, with several doctors charged in the past few months....

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2018-09-21 Focus

Britain’s Labour Party: No home for Jews?

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is gearing up for its annual conference. This past summer has been dominated by toxic allegations of anti-Semitism at all levels in the...

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2018-09-20 Focus

Austria restricts immigration and hampers integration

Immigration is on the menu as EU leaders gather in the Austrian city of Salzburg. But the issue is also high on the domestic agenda. Austria's coalition government, made up of...

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