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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 : 2018-10-17

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

With five months to go until Brexit comes into force, one of the key unresolved issues is the border between the Republic of Ireland – an EU member state - and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. This border is currently invisible since it disappeared after the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998. Today, the prospect of returning to a "hard border" is a source of concern for many locals. Our correspondent reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett

By Hervé AMORIC , Emerald MAXWELL

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2018-11-16 Focus

'New right', old ideas? A closer look at the far right in Germany

As Angela Merkel visits the eastern German city of Chemnitz, the scene of far-right unrest this summer, we look at how extreme-right ideas are continuing to make inroads across...

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2018-05-17 Focus

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

Last month, 30-year-old Romain was leaving a Normandy nightclub when he was bundled into a car and attacked by a gang, just because he's gay. Sadly his story is far from unique....

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2018-11-14 Focus

Syria's Armenian minority building new life in Yerevan

In the past few years, some 15 to 20,000 Syrians have found refuge in Armenia, the overwhelming majority of them of Armenian origin. Fleeing persecution of ethnic minorities...

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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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