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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 : 2018-10-04

Toxic pollution in Crimea: Kiev and Moscow stuck in blame game

In this edition we head to Crimea, the Ukrainian region annexed by Russia in 2014. In recent weeks northern parts of the peninsula - along with some villages in mainland Ukraine - have been hit by toxic pollution, impacting the health of local people. Suspicions point to Europe's largest titanium dioxide factory, situated on the Crimean side of the border. Local authorities are downplaying the crisis, while Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

By Gulliver CRAGG , Elena VOLOCHINE

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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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2018-11-06 Focus

Female labour force participation keeps plunging in India

In India, the female labour force participation dropped to a dismal 27 percent in 2015, down from 34 percent in 2004. The country now ranks 11th from the bottom on a worldwide...

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