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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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Gaza 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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FOCUS

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-09-04

Video: Brazil mulls green light for dangerous pesticides

On September 3, a court in Brazil lifted a ban on new licences for products containing glyphosate, a controversial but widely used weedkiller. Brazil is Latin America's largest agricultural power and also the world's biggest consumer of synthetic pesticides, many of which are banned in the European Union. Our correspondents report from north-eastern Brazil, where strong suspicions exist about the negative health impact of these products - but whose marketing and use could soon be facilitated.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

By Catherine OSBORN , Marie NDENGA HAGBE , Florence GOISNARD

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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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