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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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Latest update : 2018-05-25

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 world's highest inflation rates, and plunged 87% of the country's households into poverty. This despite Venezuela holding large reserves one of the world’s most coveted resources: oil.

Also this week, prize-winning US novelist Philip Roth died aged 85. The iconic writer had won virtually every literary honour, including the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "American Pastoral". But Roth was famous for his many other works, including Portnoy's Complaint," and ''The Human Stain".

And we end in Brazil, where football legend Neymar was back in training this week after being sidelined by a foot injury. He spent an hour on the field outside Rio de Janeiro. The Paris Saint-German striker is hoping to give his home country a big boost ahead of next month's World Cup.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Genie GODULA

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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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2018-05-17 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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