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Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

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Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

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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 : 2014-11-13

How much has Burma really changed?

Until recently Burma was widely perceived as a pariah state led by an iron-fisted military junta. Now, many of the sanctions imposed by some of the world's most powerful nations have been lifted and foreign investment is pouring in. The fortress-like capital Naypidaw is rolling out the red carpet for the biggest event it's ever hosted: the ASEAN summit. But to what extent is the Burma of today a changed country? Our reporters went to find out.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Cyril PAYEN , Pierre VAIREAUX

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2018-09-18 Focus

Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

This summer, Mexico's Caribbean coast has looked nothing like a dream holiday destination. Dozens of tons of algae have been covering the turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches...

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2018-09-17 Focus

Spaniards divided over future of Franco monument

On September 13, Spanish lawmakers approved a controversial decree to exhume the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco. He is buried at a giant basilica near Madrid which...

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2018-09-14 Focus

A lottery to save French heritage

France is launching a new nationwide lottery to raise funds for the restoration of dilapidated heritage sites. Depending on the work that's needed and the urgency, some sites...

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2018-09-13 Focus

Egypt's new 'cyber crime' law accused of curbing online freedoms

A new bill to fight cyber crime in Egypt was signed into law by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on August 19. While it may help to provide a legal framework to govern an area that...

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2018-09-12 Focus

Video: Desperate Venezuelans flee across border to Colombia

Venezuela's severe economic crisis has forced 1.5 million people to leave the country since 2015. Securing an appointment to obtain or renew a passport can take months, so entire...

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