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Suspected gas cylinder blast kills 42 on Zimbabwe bus

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Theresa May soldiers on; Israel political turmoil; France fuel protests

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'New right', old ideas? A closer look at the far right in Germany

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Art Deco: France's love affair with the Roaring Twenties

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India's vanishing women workers

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Reporters: An outside view of France's Fifth Republic

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Audrey Tang: A hacker-turned-minister in Taiwan

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The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

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Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

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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 : 2018-10-18

Saudi Arabia and Donald Trump: How deep do business ties run?

This week, as Donald Trump stands by Saudi Arabia, suspicion is growing elsewhere around the world that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been killed by Saudi agents. The case is now shining a light on US-Saudi business ties, not least between the kingdom and the US president himself. We take a closer look.

Meanwhile, the US is caught up in election fever ahead of the midterm elections next month. The northern state of Minnesota is home to several key races where Republicans are hoping to take over a Democratic House seat. A case in point is Minnesota's 8th district. It's traditionally been a pro-union Democrat stronghold, but voters there do tend to favour candidates over party politics. A pro-Trump wave, thanks in large part to his support for mining, could tip the scales for the Republicans.

And Venezuela has seen more than two million inhabitants leave over the past three years - that's 7% of the population. Political instability, hyperinflation and food shortages are forcing people out in what's been described as one of the worst migration crises in Latin American history.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Genie GODULA

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2018-11-15 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Michelle Obama: From Chicago's south side to the White House

Former US first lady Michelle Obama has begun a 12-stop arena tour to promote her new book, "Becoming". In the memoir, she reflects on the politics of race, Donald Trump, her...

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2018-11-09 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

A rare look inside the US Congress

In Washington, DC, the dust is now settling on Tuesday's midterm elections, regarded as a key referendum on the first two years of the Trump presidency. As the seats of the two...

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2018-11-02 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US midterms: Democrats hope for blue wave

This week, we take a look at the final campaign push ahead of the US midterm elections. The Democrats' hope of retaking control of the House of Representatives is pinned on...

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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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