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Usain Bolt is attempting to add more world championship medals to his eight golds and two silvers.
25/07/2015 - athletics

Usain Bolt muscles his way to victory in London

Usain Bolt has been beset by injuries over the past two months which have forced him to pull out of important competitions in the prelude to the world athletics championships in Beijing in August.
Total headquarters in La Défense, Paris
23/07/2015 - France - CHINa - US - UK - Germany

France outstrips Britain, Germany in Fortune 500 big companies list

France outstripped both Germany and the UK in the annual Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies this year. Top of the list was the US but China is catching up fast.

20/07/2015 - France - climate change

Religious leaders, philosophers debate climate change in Paris

What does Arnold Schwarzenagger have in common with photographer Sebastião Salgado, anti-globalisation advocate Vandana Shiva and the president of the Confucian academy, Dr Yun Kai Tong?

China's economic slowdown
18/07/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

China's economic slowdown

In Spotlight on Asia this week RFI considers possible benefits and handicaps of China's economic slowdown.

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014.
09/07/2015 - Turkey

Uighur deportation sparks anger in Turkey

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.
The 2015 BRICS summit is being held in Ufa, Russia.
08/07/2015 - BRICS

New Development Bank launched as leaders meet for BRICS summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting world leaders today including China's Xi Jingping and India's Narendra Modi ahead of the start of a summit of emerging economies.

Chinese prime minister in Europe for talks on economy, climate change
04/07/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Chinese prime minister in Europe for talks on economy, climate change

China is under our spotlight this week, not least of all because prime minister Li Keqiang was visiting here in France. He made an eagerly awaited climate change promise while in Europe.
French President Francois Hollande and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 30 June 2015
30/06/2015 - France - China

China looking to learn from France about Africa

Trade is the focus of a three-day visit to France that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang started on Tuesday.
Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
Hong Kong parliament rejects 'democracy' plan
20/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Hong Kong parliament rejects 'democracy' plan

After an historic political vote in Hong Kong's parliament this week, RFI asks what happens next...