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Egypt's Coptic Christians targeted by Islamic State group

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Putin's Games: Russian President Welcomes the World to Sochi (part 2)

The curtain rises this Friday on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But not everyone is overjoyed by the most costly Winter Games ever, five times more expensive than Vancouver four years ago. Will the corruption, mismanagement, displacement of residents and environmental impact all be forgotten when the athletes hit the slopes? Or will these Games come back to haunt Russia's president, Vladimir Putin?

Watch our special report: The dark side of the Sochi Olympics

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Christopher Davis and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

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Elene SERVETTAZ

RFI Journalist

Andreas EVAGORA

Deputy Head of News, Eurosport

Andrey KORTUNOV

Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

100 days on and Donald Trump has yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

100 days on and Donald Trump has yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-26 Emmanuel Macron

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-25 Asia-pacific

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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