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Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

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Inlays and veneers: The art of French cabinetmaking

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How should companies respond to a Trump Twitter attack?

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Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

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Video: India’s Kuki people, possible descendants of one of Israel's lost tribes

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France: Migrants offered financial incentives to return home

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Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

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Hong Kong divided over its future, 20 years after UK handover

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

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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2017-02-22 Brazil

Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

This week, Brazil is gearing up for its annual carnival. From February 24 to 28, Rio de Janeiro will host the world-famous event. It's hoped the close to one million visitors...

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2017-02-15 USA

USA: Fear of deportation spreads among undocumented migrants

This week, we report on how illegal immigrants across the United States are trembling over a promise from Donald Trump to increase deportations. Meanwhile, the US Justice...

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2017-02-09 Mexico

Mexico: Corruptour, a sightseeing tour with a difference

Mexico is among the world's top ten destinations for tourists. But the country is also ranked in the bottom third of Transparency International's corruption ranking. One company...

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2017-02-01 Donald Trump

Discovering the electric blue bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico

This week, we take you to the bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico, where an all-natural phenomenon has become a major tourist attraction. It's called bio-luminescence and it occurs...

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2017-01-25 USA

Canada's indigenous population divided over pipeline projects

This has been Donald Trump’s first week as president of the United States. He has signed a series of executive orders, including one reversing policy on two controversial oil...

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