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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-08-17

US racial tensions: How far should freedom of speech be stretched?

US President Donald Trump has sparked fury after calling some of the participants in the racist Charlottesville rally “very fine people”, blaming also the anti-racist protestors for the violence that ensued, suggesting there is a moral equivalency between the two sides. Can Trump be considered a racist for the remarks? And how far can freedom of speech be stretched?

Produced by David RICH, Selina SYKES and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN

By Eve IRVINE

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Cheryl Ann BOLDEN

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tensions: How far should freedom of speech be stretched?

US President Donald Trump has sparked fury after calling some of the participants in the racist Charlottesville rally “very fine people”, blaming also the anti-racist protestors...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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2017-08-15 India

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Will India and Pakistan ever be friends? As the two countries celebrate 70 years since they gained their independence, India's prime minister has accused Kashmir separatists of...

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2017-08-09 France

Security in France: Is France's "Opération Sentinelle" still working?

A man is currently under arrest after a car drove into a group of soldiers in a western Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers have been injured. All of them were a week...

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