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Transatlantic bond on defence, security 'strengthened', says NATO chief

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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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Washington DC votes to raise minimum wage for waiting staff

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At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

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Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

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Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

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Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

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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 : 2017-11-23

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 pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski. Manson died of natural causes aged 83, after spending close to fifty years behind bars. We look back at this dark chapter in recent US history.

But first, the fate of an Argentinian submarine and its 44 crew members still hangs in the balance. It went off the radar a week ago, but the crew's friends and family are refusing to give up hope.

And could being Amish be the secret to a longer life? A genetic mutation discovered in people from the Old Order Amish group in Indiana seems to counter the protein responsible for ageing.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Genie GODULA , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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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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