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The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

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'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

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Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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Ireland's abortion referendum

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Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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THE DEBATE

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

Latest update : 2010-11-01

Koran Burning Controversy (part 2)

Terry Jones, Pastor to a congregation of some 50 people in a city in Florida has said he would burn the Koran on September 11. Leaders all over the world have criticized him, from Barack Obama to Pope Benedict XVI. In the Muslim world, it is seen as a provocation. What happens if Terry Jones goes ahead with his stunt? And what the West can do to make sure it does not result in loss of lives in areas of conflict...

 

A debate with Mark Owen and guests:
 
Fouad AL OBAID, Columnist for Kuweit Times
Anne DEYSINE, Professor of American studies at Paris X-Nanterre University and author of États-Unis: une nouvelle donne ? (août 2010)
John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher of Harper’s Magazine (By satellite from New York)
Azzedine BAHI, Manager of Lyon’s Grand Mosque Association (by satellite from Lyon, France)
Ahmed REHAB, Executive Director of the Chicago Bureau of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (By phone from Chicago)
 
Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats
 

 

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