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Former Liberian warlord sentenced to 30 years in US prison

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Fans and players react online to Arsene Wegner's club departure

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Suspected chemical attack in Syria: Gunfire delays deployment of inspectors

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Cashing in on local French currencies

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Life on the canals of northern France

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

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Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

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Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

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Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

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IN THE PRESS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-05-05

Putin Paints Himself into a Corner

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams may have been released after police questioning into a decades-old murder investigation, but the case has opened up old wounds. Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have painted himself into a corner in Ukraine. And more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing, three weeks after they were kidnapped.

Northern Ireland's problems are bigger than Gerry Adams, a former US Security adviser warns in the Financial Times. Meanwhile, the families of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls have been waiting for a message of reassurance from the president, we read in the country's largest daily, Punch. But as the National Mirror reports, Goodluck Jonathan's weekend speech was probably not it.

Finally, now that Russian leader Vladimir Putin has gained influence in Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine, what next? He may be trapped by his own strategy, argues a Chatham House analyst in the Moscow Times

By Kyle G. BROWN

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2018-04-20 United Kingdom

A reflection of our times: More women, more young people in Time 100 list for 2018

IN THE PAPERS - Friday, April 20: The British papers put pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the Windrush scandal, affecting children of Caribbean...

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2018-04-19 Donald Trump

'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, April 19: We look at reactions to an expected meeting in the coming months between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. There's much scepticism, though, about...

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2018-04-19 France

Emmanuel Macron in Berlin: Will Europe's superhero succeed?

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, April 19: In France, ongoing strikes continue to create chaos as students, health professionals and civil servants join the movement to air their...

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2018-04-18 Malta

'Who really killed Daphne Caruana Galizia?'

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Six months after the Maltese investigative reporter was killed in a car bomb, a team of international journalists vow to uncover the mastermind behind...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba's power handover: 'End of the Castro era' or 'political theatre'?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: After nearly 60 years under the Castros, a new president will be taking the reins in Cuba. But is it really a new era? As one Cuban exile writes in the...

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