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Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis

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France raises a glass to tourism

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France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

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Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

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The future of surgery

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The tiny parasite threatening your salmon sushi

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Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

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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 : 2017-08-04

American Wild West: sun sets on cow-boys way of life

This week, we take some time to appreciate the beauty, history, and possibilities of the American Wild West! It's one of the USA's most romanticised tourist destinations, but its demographic make-up has changed drastically in recent decades. Once at the heart of Western ranch life, we'll first see how cow-boys are rapidly disappearing. But some do still manage to make ends meets, while others are turning their backs on livestock instead, selling the cowboy dream to the highest bidder.

We also head to California, where the towering Sequoia trees are increasingly falling victim to the perils of climate change. But the huge amounts of carbon dioxide they consume could make them a key weapon in the fight against global warming.

And we take a look at the colours, canyons and crevisses that make the Grand Canyon such an enduring tourist destination.

By Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sonia BARITELLO

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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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2017-11-01 USA

Russia probe: Special investigation into US presidential election heats up

Amid an ongoing probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election, three of President Trump's aides have been charged. Paul Manafort faces charges of money...

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2017-10-25 Brazil

Using mobile apps to track gun violence in Brazil

A Spanish tourist was fatally shot by military police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro this week, after authorities said the vehicle she was travelling in failed to stop...

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2017-10-18 California

California: When your home is reduced to ashes

More than 6,000 buildings have been destroyed by the deadliest wildfires in California's history. Entire neighbourhoods in parts of the state's wine country were reduced to...

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