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Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

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Dozens killed in attack on military camp in Mali

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Splintered left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary run-off (part 1)

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Splintered left: Are Europe's Social Democrats obsolete? (part 2)

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Gambia: New president says Jammeh has agreed to cede power

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France finally grants citizenship to Senegalese veterans

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Pollution threatens island paradise of Mauritius, and one Cameroonian expat's quest to bring safe drinking water to his country

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Publicis boss encourages firms to move staff to Paris post-Brexit

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Latest update : 2011-11-24

Super committee failure sparks blame game

We count the political cost of the US "super committee" breakdown. Who in Washington will be the biggest losers from the failure to strike a deal? Meanwhile in Brazil, a "Truth Commission" has been set up to help heal the wounds of crimes committed during the military dictatorship. Finally, we look at how prisoners are chipping in to the rush to get ready for the football World Cup in Brazil.

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2017-01-18 Americas

Brazil: Docu-drama spotlights harsh reality of prison life

This week, we head to Brazil, where the prison system is once again rocked by gang violence, beheadings and riots. Police fired rubber bullets as part of their battle to control...

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2017-01-12 US politics

US politics: The end of the Obama era

This week, we focus on US President Barack Obama's farewell address from his hometown, Chicago. Obama welled up as he was thanking his wife and First Lady, Michelle, for her...

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2017-01-04 Brazil

Prison break: Brazil to overhaul penal system after bloody riot

This week, we focus on Brazil's penal system after a deadly prison riot. 184 inmates escaped from two jails in Brazil in the wake of the worst prison violence there in 25 years....

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2016-12-29 Cuba

The year 2016 in review: Political crises, economic turmoil and silver linings

From the USA-Cuba rapprochement to Juan Manuel Santos’s Nobel Prize, we take a look back at an extraordinarily tumultuous year in the Americas. Then, we head to the US naval base...

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2016-12-21 Venezuela

Economic crisis: Venezuela's currency chaos

This week, we look at how desperate Venezuelans are searching for ways to cope with the currency crisis. This week, the new 500 bolivar note arrived to replace the 100 bolivar...

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