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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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2018-05-16 Iran

Iran deal pullout: Critics in US voice concern at Trump's move

Iran is scrambling to lock in guarantees from the EU after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal. People around the world have criticized the move - including a former hostage in...

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2018-05-09 USA

Hawaii volcano: Fresh eruptions spew toxic gas as residents flee

On Hawaii's Big Island, further evacuations have been ordered as two more deadly cracks emerge around the Kilauea volcano, releasing toxic gasses. Kilauea started spewing...

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2018-05-02 migrants

Migrant caravan: Small number of asylum seekers allowed on US soil

This week, focus in the US was on a caravan of Central American migrants stuck on the Mexican border. After three nights sleeping outside, close to 30 of them were allowed to...

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2018-04-26 Donald Trump

Trump rolls out red carpet for Macron

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington for a state visit. It is the first such visit to be hosted by the US president, with Donald Trump also hosting his...

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2018-04-20 Cuba

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

For 59 years, someone with the last name of Castro ruled Cuba. But all that changed this week as President Raul Castro stepped down, decades after the 1959 revolution that...

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