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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time. Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2009-10-27

Abdelwahab Meddeb, writer

In his 2009 book "Pari de civilisation" (bet for civilisation), Abdelwahab Meddeb discusses the modernity of Islam and suggests some new interpretations of the Koran.

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2014-10-22 United Nations

Whistleblower James Wasserstrom slams UN over its failure to fight corruption

James Wasserstrom was the UN's top anti-corruption officer in Kosovo in 2007 when he warned his superiors about a lucrative kickback scheme linking UN officials to a local...

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2014-10-20 Ebola

Interview: Ebola 'a wake-up call', says World Bank chief

The latest World Health Organization figures show the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in the three worst-hit countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. But...

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2014-10-18 Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president

Somali troops backed by African Union forces have carried out a successful military campaign against al-Shabaab's strongholds in the country. But in recent days, the armed group...

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2014-10-15 climate change

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also an economist and a special advisor to the UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon. Five years...

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2014-10-13 Russia

Andrei Grachev, Gorbachev's former adviser and spokesman

Andrei Grachev writes in a new book that he had a sad premonition at the time that Mikhail Gorbachev's dream of a new openness in Soviet life might abruptly end. The putsch would...

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