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Are there other universes like ours?

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BUSINESS DAILY

US Congress rolls back some crisis-era bank regulation

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IN THE PRESS

Philip Roth: Polarizing, prolific, provocative

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IN THE PRESS

Is Zuckerberg's 'apology tour' just a Facebook-sized middle finger to Europe?

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ENCORE!

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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EYE ON AFRICA

Burkina Faso anti-terror raid leaves several dead

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THE DEBATE

From Foe to Friend? The makeover of Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr

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FOCUS

France's newest political parties go to school

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ENCORE!

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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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 : 2018-02-01

Venezuela crisis: Brazil struggles to cope with influx of refugees

As Venezuela's political and economic woes deepen, more and more residents are choosing to throw in the towel. Tens of thousands have already packed their bags to escape a humanitarian crisis that the Maduro government denies even exists. Many have headed over the border to Brazil. But that mass exodus is clogging up the asylum system and causing a headache for Venezuela's neighbour.

Meanwhile, when he came to office a year ago, he said he was inheriting an America that was in the gutter. Twelve months on, Donald Trump says his administration has radically turned things around. In his first ever State of the Union address, the US president said he'd ushered in a "new American moment" in which things are booming. But his Democratic rivals say Trump's a bully, and that the White House is more chaotic than productive.

And finally, when Haiti makes the headlines, it's usually because of its chronic levels of poverty or because of natural disasters. But for this week's show, we've been to the island's jazz festival to offer you something a little more upbeat. The event is already making waves on the international music scene. Our team reports from the capital.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Thomas WATERHOUSE

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2018-05-16 Iran

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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2018-05-09 USA

Hawaii volcano: Fresh eruptions spew toxic gas as residents flee

On Hawaii's Big Island, further evacuations have been ordered as two more deadly cracks emerge around the Kilauea volcano, releasing toxic gasses. Kilauea started spewing...

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2018-05-02 migrants

Migrant caravan: Small number of asylum seekers allowed on US soil

This week, focus in the US was on a caravan of Central American migrants stuck on the Mexican border. After three nights sleeping outside, close to 30 of them were allowed to...

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2018-04-26 Donald Trump

Trump rolls out red carpet for Macron

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington for a state visit. It is the first such visit to be hosted by the US president, with Donald Trump also hosting his...

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2018-04-20 Cuba

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

For 59 years, someone with the last name of Castro ruled Cuba. But all that changed this week as President Raul Castro stepped down, decades after the 1959 revolution that...

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