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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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FOCUS

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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IN THE PAPERS

Manchester 'united' in its defiance against terrorism

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-03-18

Carlos Slim, richest man in the world

Watch out Bill Gates, Carlos Slim is here. The Mexican tycoon has become the first person from a developing nation to be named the world's richest man. Also in Mexico, the murders of 3 people linked to the U-S consulate have drawn renewed attention to the rising drug-related violence in Ciudad Juarez. And, as U.S First Lady Michelle Obama takes on obesity, our correspondent sends us a report from the city that for years was known as the fattest in America.

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2017-05-16 Russia

United States: Donald Trump and the Russian connection

US President Donald Trump says he was within his rights to disclose information to Moscow, this amid a row over him sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials. It...

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2017-05-11 Brazil

Zika: Brazilian families still discovering extent of disease

Eighteen months ago, Brazil was first hit by the Zika virus. Now, thousands of mothers are caring for babies with severe deformities. The Zika outbreak was linked to an alarming...

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2017-05-03 Canada

Fort McMurray: Scars remain, one year after devastating wildfire

In May 2016, a wildfire devastated the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray, destroying 600,000 hectares of forest and forcing around 88,000 residents to evacuate their homes....

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2017-04-26 Colombia

Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

In Colombia, the current disarmament of some 7,000 FARC rebels has led to one particularly interesting result: a baby boom! Almost half of the fighters were women and were...

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2017-04-19 USA

USA: America's ageing infrastructure

In the United States, the state of public infrastructure has been deteriorating for years, sometimes even posing a safety risk to citizens. One of US President Donald Trump's...

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