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Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

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Macron's bodyguard scandal grows

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Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup, Macron's first scandal, Nicaragua's crackdown

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A closer look at France's World Cup victory

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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

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Knife crime on the rise in London

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Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

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Competition, economic combat, merciless confrontation between companies, states... Presented by Markus Karlsson, every Saturday at 9.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2015-04-28

Weed and work: Could cannabis legalisation bring an economic jolt?

The debate on whether to legalise marijuana, and the health hazards associated with the drug, is a divisive one, and there are many strong opinions. But in recent years there's been a move towards legalisation in places like Colorado in the US and also in Uruguay.

Proponents refer to economic arguments, saying a legal marijuana market could bring jobs as well as a much-needed boost to government coffers. The Netherlands is seen to have a tolerant stance on marijuana, and coffee shops in Amsterdam have attracted a steady stream of tourists. But technically, weed isn't legal there. We find out more.

By Markus KARLSSON

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Winning the Games: What's the recipe for Olympic success?

The Olympics is a giant shop window for the host nation, providing priceless publicity.

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Interest before profit: Making money by saving the world

The private sector is increasingly entering the humanitarian field, flipping the conventional model on how to make a buck.

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

French intellectuals have helped to shape critical thought and Western philosophy. And France and French academic institutions used to attract thinkers from around the world. But...

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1970-01-01 Ali LAIDI

Knowledge is money: Business intelligence changes Burkina Faso's cotton industry

”Knowledge is power” is a well-known saying. But knowledge is also money. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, business intelligence is key for the local cotton industry.

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