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Latest update : 2015-05-11

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

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

The Beijing Games was a showcase for China in 2008, and London got a chance to shine in 2012. The race to host the event in 2024 is heating up, with Boston, Rome and Hamburg already in the race.

The French capital is also eyeing a bid. The City of Lights is hoping to charm Olympic officials after two failed attempts in 2008 and 2012. We take a closer look at Paris and its Olympic ambitions. We also report from Boston, where some citizens are firmly against their city hosting the Games.

By Ali LAIDI , Marlène HABERARD , Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN

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Chris RENNER

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2015-04-25 Netherlands

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...

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2015-04-11 Solidarity

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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2015-03-28 Americas

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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2015-03-14 agribusiness

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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