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US media: outraged and outrageous on immigration

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How do migrants affect the labour market?

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Children in cages: What drives Trump's family separation policy?

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NATO chief hails strength of transatlantic bond on defence

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Japan rejects 99% of asylum applications

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Film show: 'Sextape', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', 'Looking for Teddy'

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World Refugee Day: The story of a French mother who took in an Afghan refugee

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Khaled Diab: Debunking myths about Islam

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Australian female comedian's murder sparks soul-searching about women's safety

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

Latest update : 2017-05-11

Zika: Brazilian families still discovering extent of disease

Eighteen months ago, Brazil was first hit by the Zika virus. Now, thousands of mothers are caring for babies with severe deformities. The Zika outbreak was linked to an alarming rise in babies born with microcephaly, a disease that affects the development of the skull and brain. Health authorities have promised to open specialised treatment centres for the infants. But in the meantime, parents are turning to each other for help.

Meanwhile, in the US, Donald Trump has fired FBI director James Comey. The White House is defending the shock move as a way to restore public trust. But Democrats claim it's just more proof of a cover-up of Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

The US is also being hit by a skyrocketing number of drug overdoses, up 200 percent since the year 2000. We report from West Virginia, the state with the highest number of drug-related deaths.

By Camille FEVRIER , Genie GODULA , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-06-14 Jeanne LAVENANT

World Cup 2018: Panini sticker enthusiasts get their game on in Brazil

In Brazil, adults and children alike are getting stuck into the ultimate retro collectibles. Panini sticker fever is taking over the country as the 2018 World Cup kicks off in...

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2018-06-07 Jeanne LAVENANT

Nicaragua's indigenous tribes fight for their land

In Nicaragua, at least 121 people have been killed since anti-government protests broke out seven weeks ago, according to the country's main human rights group. The protesters...

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2018-06-01 Jeanne LAVENANT

US: Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for racial bias training

In the US, Starbucks is shutting down 8,000 of its stores for one afternoon this week to get their employees to talk about race. This anti-bias training session comes after two...

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2018-05-25 Jeanne LAVENANT

Venezuela hit by sky-high inflation despite large oil reserves

This week saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected as Venezuela's president. Maduro won a second term in spite of the economic crisis crippling the country. It's left Venezuela with the...

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2018-05-17 Jeanne LAVENANT

Iran deal pullout: Critics in US voice concern at Trump's move

Iran is scrambling to lock in guarantees from the EU after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal. People around the world have criticized the move - including a former hostage in...

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