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Latest update : 2014-05-01

Brazil: Rio under pressure ahead of World Cup

This week, we wonder if Brazil will be ready on time, as violent clashes on the streets of Rio de Janeiro spark fears about security at this summer's World Cup. Next, we ask if anything has changed at the controversial Guantanamo bay prison, twelve years after it opened. Finally, large parts of the United States were at the mercy of the weather this week, as a series of deadly tornadoes hit several states across the country's centre and south.

By Laura CELLIER , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Charles BOBE

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2014-07-17 music

Obama's 'regular guy' strategy

This week, Barack Obama gets up close with the voters as he looks to boost the Democrats chances in midterm elections. Also, Bowe Bergdahl rejoins the ranks of the US army after...

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2014-07-09 USA

World Cup humiliation for host nation

This week, the sadness of Brazil is matched only by the surprise of the rest of the world as the world cup hosts and favourites are crushed by Germany. Then, a World Cup ticket...

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2014-06-25 2014 FIFA World Cup

US foreign policy: Back to Iraq

This week, US Secretary of State John Kerry jets in to the Middle East for crisis talks on Iraq. Washington is insisting its involvement will be limited. Next, Brazil is in...

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2014-06-18 2014 FIFA World Cup

Iraq crisis: Washington weighs military options

The US is once again facing a conflict in Iraq. Washington says it is studying all options, but seems very reluctant to put boots on the ground. Next, the US Supreme Court wants...

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2014-06-11 tourism

2014 World Cup: Angry workers threaten more strikes as opening looms

This week, strike action looms large over the World Cup. Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest city, faces issues such as transport and housing woes. Also, France prepares to face off...

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