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Latest update : 2014-08-14

USA: Police shooting sparks angry protests

This week, protests in Missouri turn violent as anger over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown runs high. He was shot by the police. Next, Venezuela closes crossings with Colombia in a bid to curtail smuggling that is costing the state almost 3 billion euros a year in lost revenue. Finally, Mexico opens its doors to foreign energy firms, bringing a seven-decade ban to an end, but not everyone thinks it's the right move.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Catherine NORRIS TRENT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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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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2018-04-11 schools

USA: Oklahoma's unrelenting quest for more school funding

In the US, Oklahoma's two largest school districts continue their strike for a second week, demanding more funding for public education. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has already...

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2018-04-04 Martin Luther King Jr

Taking stock, 50 years after Martin Luther King's death

Fifty years ago, the black civil rights activist Martin Luther King was fatally shot on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. As news of his assassination spread, African...

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2018-03-28 National Rifle Association (NRA)

USA: Pro-arms lobby NRA under heavy fire

This week, thousands of students and activists marched across the United States, calling for tighter gun control and the repeal of the second amendment, which protects the right...

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2018-03-21 USA

Emma Gonzalez, a US teen activist against gun violence

In the United States, students themselves are now advocating for gun control. One of the most compelling young activists is Emma Gonzales, a senior at the Florida school where 17...

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