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Costa Rica's president on climate change, migration and Nicaragua
Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado, who took office in May, has granted a wide-ranging interview to FRANCE 24. Costa Rica -- a world leader in fighting climate change -- aims to decarbonise its economy and rely solely on renewables, Alvarado told FRANCE 24. He also addressed migration and the political crisis in neighbouring Nicaragua, which has seen thousands of Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica.



Trump aide removed from post after Melania demands sacking
An angry Donald Trump removed a senior advisor Wednesday after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm elections.



France a ‘historic’ ally of US, not a vassal state, says Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on Wednesday two long-time allies like France and America should treat each other with respect, after US President Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter.



French govt spokesman hits back at Trump's lack of 'decency'
US President Donald Trump should have shown "common decency" instead of attacking his French counterpart on Tuesday, France’s government spokesman has said, noting that the country was marking the anniversary of deadly terrorist attacks.



Venezuelan 'tyrant' must be isolated, Colombia's Duque tells FRANCE 24
Colombian President Ivan Duque, who took office in August, has granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI. He focused in particular on the situation in neighbouring Venezuela. Venezuelans are fleeing a severe economic and political crisis at home, creating a migrant crisis in the wider region. "It is important for the international community to understand why we need to isolate the tyrant [Nicolas Maduro] and carry out a democratic transition in Venezuela," Duque told FRANCE 24.



Trump tweets suggest relations with Macron ‘not as good as once seemed’
Trump tweets suggest relations with Macron ‘not as good as once seemed’, says France 24's Philip Crowther in Washington



Trump slams Macron, France in burst of tweets after Paris visit
US President Donald Trump attacked his French counterpart on Tuesday in a series of tweets that underscored how much the once-friendly ties between the two leaders have soured, just two days after returning from Paris.



Democrats win Arizona Senate seat for first time in 30 years
Arizona Republican Martha McSally conceded her razor-thin US Senate race Monday, providing Democrats with a key pickup in a state that has not elected a member of the party to the Senate in three decades.



Marvel comic book legend Stan Lee dies at 95
Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old.



Video: California gunman ‘wrestled with mental health issues’
Police have identified the gunman in Wednesday’s mass shooting in a California bar as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old marine veteran with a history of mental health issues.



Democrats seek to investigate Trump's ouster of Sessions amid fears for Russia probe
Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in Congress to investigate President Donald Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move an effort to undermine a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.



Mueller probe under threat? Sessions' firing throws Russia investigation into question
On Wednesday, Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a year of reported bitterness towards him. The US president has long criticised Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, as it paved the way for Robert Mueller to lead the probe. Now that Sessions is gone, some suspect Mueller's investigation may go too.



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