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Donald Trump may have given his unequivocal support to Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics but the tumultuous first few weeks of his presidency have dealt a blow to the city's hopes of staging the games, analysts say.
 
Almost six years into a war that has devastated their country, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon say they expect nothing of peace talks this month but still dream of going home.
 
Officially concerned only with monetary policy, central bankers the world over are weighing in on political debates as fears of economic damage from protectionism mount.
 
The vote for Hong Kong's new leader kicks off this week, but most of its 3.8 million-strong electorate will have no say in choosing the winner, prompting calls for an overhaul of a system skewed toward Beijing.
 
Methane emissions, guns, river pollution, Wall Street: hand in hand with President Donald Trump, the Republican majority in Congress has begun to repeal Obama-era regulations opposed by big business.
 
U.S. President Donald Trump's two-week blitz of national security initiatives has shaken up world affairs, but Washington's own foreign policy headquarters has fallen all but silent.
 
He may be a new kind of president, employing a go-it-alone business style while upending White House norms, but Donald Trump now confronts a venerable U.S. system of checks and balances.
 
New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco: the cities are many and so are the anti-Trump protests.
 
Francois Fillon, the right-wing candidate for the French presidential election, has apologized for paying his wife as a parliamentary aide and hopes to draw a line under a scandal dubbed "Penelopegate." Here is the furor explained in key questions:
 
Six years after Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, the activists behind Egypt's 2011 uprising are facing a new crackdown and struggling to see much reason for hope.
 
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