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EYE ON AFRICA

Global Competitiveness report releases 2018 Africa performance

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MEDIAWATCH

Brexit: 'The end isn't nigh'

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THE DEBATE

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

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ACCESS ASIA

Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

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FOCUS

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

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ENCORE!

Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

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IN THE PRESS

Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

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PERSPECTIVE

Protecting heritage land against mining companies

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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 : 2018-09-20

US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

The woman who's accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault calls for an FBI inquiry into the Supreme Court nominee before she'll testify at the Senate. University professor Christine Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party in 1982 when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denies the claims, but they look set to delay his nomination. For more on this we speak to Anne Deysine, a specialist in US law and professor at Paris X Nanterre University.

Meanwhile, the US and China have plunged even deeper into an escalating trade war. Earlier this week, President Trump announced plans to forge ahead with tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Beijing retaliated with duties on $60 billion on American products.

And Mexico is this week marking the anniversary of two deadly earthquakes. One devastated the country in 2017, claiming 369 lives, while the other killed over 10,000 people in 1985. A year on from last September's 7.1-magnitude tremor, many areas of the capital have been rebuilt, but others are still struggling to get back to normality.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2018-10-11 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Elections in Brazil: The rise of the far-right's Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate has vowed to put the country first. This as Jair Bolsonaro prepares to go head-to-head with the left's Fernando Haddad in the run-off on...

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2018-10-05 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Elections in Brazil: A divided nation

This Sunday, Brazilians head to the polls for one of the most divisive votes in their country's history. If former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hadn't ended up behind bars,...

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2018-09-27 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

The US midterm videos that are getting people talking

This week, with the US midterm elections getting closer, we take a look at some of the more surprising campaign advertisements doing the rounds this voting season. That crucial...

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2018-09-13 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Lehman Brothers collapse: What went wrong ten years ago?

Ten years ago this week, US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, unleashing a global financial crisis. In this special edition of the show, we focus on that crash, its...

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