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War in Syria: The battle for Aleppo

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Hollande plays last cards before 2017 presidential race

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The stolen youth of refugee minors

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Where were the MPs for the vote?

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Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

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Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

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

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Latest update : 2012-08-23

US elections: abortion in the spotlight

The US presidential campaign heats up following Republican Todd Akin’s remark that women have natural defences to prevent pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape". Also in the US, drought in the Midwest causes food prices to soar and forces farmers to sell off their cattle. Finally, while Ecuador has offered political asylum to Julian Assange, some civil rights groups claim the country’s own freedom of speech laws could do with a shake-up.

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2016-02-03 USA

US presidential election: Iowa's winners and losers

This week, the US race to the White House is officially underway. We take a closer look at the real winners and losers out of Iowa. Also, the Carnival in Rio is in full swing,...

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2016-01-27 Donald Trump

US presidential race: What's at stake in the Iowa caucus

This week, all eyes are on Iowa. The race for the White House heats up as voters get their first chance to cast ballots for a presidential nominee. Next, as the Zika virus...

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2016-01-20 Brazil

Fighting the Zika virus in Brazil

This week, we see how Senegalese scientists are giving a helping hand in the fight against the Zika virus in Brazil. Next, the tainted water scandal in Flint, Michigan continues,...

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2016-01-13 Barack Obama

Obama gives his final State of the Union address

This week, it was an optimistic US President Barack Obama who gave his seventh and final State of the Union speech. This was one of his last big public chances to get his message...

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2016-01-06 Barack Obama

Obama moves to tighten gun controls

This week, Barack Obama bypasses Congress to push through tighter measures on gun sales. The US president wept openly as he talked about the ongoing gun violence in the country....

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