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Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, Bianca Jagger tells FRANCE 24

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Protesters, punches and the president's bodyguard

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Heavy meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

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Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin causes outrage in US

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On the red carpet with Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

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Spain's strawberry farms from hell

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UK book exports could be harmed by Brexit

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'Ortega, enough!'

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Greece's new chapter: Athens prepares to exit bailout programme

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FOCUS

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-11-16

Video: For many Rio residents, Olympic dream turns into a nightmare

It's been three months since the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro hosted the Summer Olympics, but the euphoria generated by the event is already a distant memory. State coffers are empty and a severe economic crisis is taking its toll. Many employees are still waiting to be paid and public services are crumbling. Our correspondents have been to meet locals for whom the Olympic dream has turned into a nightmare.

Programme prepared by Elom Marcel Toble and Jessica Sestili.

By John DILLERMORE , Nicolas RANSOM

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2018-07-19 Europe

Spain's strawberry farms from hell

Spain's south-western Huelva region is known around the world for its strawberries. The fruit-picking season lasts three months and attracts workers from Eastern Europe and...

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2018-07-18 Asia-pacific

Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

This summer, thousands of young female graduates in China will undergo cosmetic surgery to reshape their nose or enlarge their eyes. Competition in the labour market is so fierce...

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2018-07-17 Charlotte PRUDHOMME

Is French oak under threat?

Is French oak under threat? Around a third of France is covered with forests, and the country is the largest oak producer in the EU. But as international demand soars, the...

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2018-07-16 Sylvain LEPETIT

Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

Although the World Cup in Russia only just ended, interest has already turned to the competition’s 2022 host: Qatar. The nation’s reputation has already been tainted by...

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2018-07-13 Middle East

How sports therapy is helping wounded Syrians

In the northern Syrian city of Idlib, where many civilians have fled amid the ongoing bloodshed, one physical therapist with his team of volunteers is using football to treat...

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