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Exclusive: Niger's president warns Malian state 'could collapse'

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USA: Voters speak out ahead of high-stakes Alabama Senate race

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TALKING EUROPE

Readying the eurozone for future storms: EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis

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TALKING EUROPE

Russian influence, reforms, corruption: Challenges for Europe's Eastern partners

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Kidnapped and sold in Libya: Our Observer's story

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Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

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WTO meets in Buenos Aires under cloud of US protectionism

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Macron Presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem

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IN THE PAPERS

French papers: 'Where is the right going' with Wauquiez as its new leader?

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-02-02

Discovering the electric blue bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico

This week, we take you to the bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico, where an all-natural phenomenon has become a major tourist attraction. It's called bio-luminescence and it occurs when plankton in water turn a magical electric blue, delighting tourists with a spectacle of dancing blue light. Dheepthika Laurent checks it out.

But first, we focus on the United States. The US President has fired the acting attorney general after she refused to enforce his executive order, also called the Muslim ban. Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to make controversial appointments to key cabinet positions, but not without a political and public backlash.

Also this week, Canada mourned six people who were shot dead during evening prayers at a Quebec City Mosque. A French Canadian student known for his radical extreme-right views has been charged with the murders. It was a brazen and shocking attack in a country usually known for its multiculturalism and tolerance. 

By Genie GODULA , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2017-12-07 Donald Trump

US universities experiencing massive drop in foreign students

Decisions made by US President Donald Trump’s administration are having an effect on the number of foreign students coming to America to study. A new report says dozens of...

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2017-11-29 Argentina

Mexican Xolos: Bald is beautiful!

The new Disney movie “Coco” pays tribute to Mexican culture with its vibrant music and “Day of the Dead” festivities. It also celebrates the country's national dogs, those...

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2017-11-22 USA

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious criminals in America, died this week. He was the mastermind behind the 1960s Hollywood murders that killed seven people, including...

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2017-11-15 indigenous peoples

The Mapuche of Chile: Fighting for their territorial rights

Chile is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday November 19. Based in the south of the country, the indigenous Mapuche - literally "people of the land" - have...

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2017-11-08 Donald Trump

Video: Trump's Divided States of America, one year on

One year ago, Donald Trump won a surprise victory in the US presidential election, sending shockwaves around the world. Since then, the line has been drawn further in the sand...

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