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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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THE DEBATE

Heavy meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin causes outrage in US

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ENCORE!

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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BUSINESS DAILY

UK book exports could be harmed by Brexit

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'Ortega, enough!'

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

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

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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 : 2017-04-06

USA: Sonoran Desert at risk from real estate development

In the US, the Sonoran Desert stretches from Arizona to California and further south to Mexico. It's home to some 2,500 different species of plants and animals. But as the population in the nearby city of Phoenix swells beyond four million, the largest desert in North America is feeling the strain. There are fears that urban expansion is putting this fragile ecosystem in danger.

But first, after the deadly mudslide in Colombia, we look at the reasons why such devastating natural disasters happen.

And in the US, Fox News advertisers are jumping ship. They are ditching the channel's flagship show "The O'Reilly Factor" amid a slew of sexual harrassment allegations against the host, Bill O'Reilly.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Richelle HARRISON PLESSE , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-07-19 Jeanne LAVENANT

Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin causes outrage in US

This week, Donald Trump rowed back on remarks he made in Helsinki alongside Vladimir Putin after outrage at home. The US president said he "accepted" the conclusion of his...

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2018-07-12 Jeanne LAVENANT

Brett Kavanaugh: US Supreme Court to take another rightward shift

Donald Trump has made his second nomination to the US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. He's an appellate judge, serving on the DC Circuit Court since 2006, and a former advisor to...

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2018-07-05 Jeanne LAVENANT

Uber vs yellow cabs: A living nightmare for New York taxi drivers

In just five years, the cost of a yellow cab taxi medallion has fallen by 75%. These metallic licenses are required for taxis to legally pick up fares in New York, but with the...

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2018-06-28 Jeanne LAVENANT

On the road to the US with teen migrants

This week, as a California judge orders families split up at the US-Mexico border to be brought back together within a month, we take a look at the thousands of children who make...

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2018-06-21 Jeanne LAVENANT

Outcry over migrant family separations in US

This week, anger mounted over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance stance on migration. A new policy has seen migrant parents and their children separated at the US-Mexico...

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