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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 : 2010-10-29

Europe terror: How real is the threat? (part 2)

The US government has warned its citizens in an official travel advisory to be vigilant travelling in Europe and the United Kingdom's Foreign office has also warned of a "high threat of attacks in France and Germany: The fears it seems are of an al-Qaeda commando-style attack and the Eiffel tower was evacuated twice in September after false alerts. So how serious is the danger and where exactly is it coming from?

A debate with Melissa Bell and guests:

Christopher DICKEY, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor, Newsweek
Paul WILKINSON, Chairman of the Centre for study of terrorism and political violence and
Professor of international relations, University of Saint Andrews (By phone from St Andrews, Scotland)
Rolf MOWATT-LARSSEN, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (Via satellite from Harvard University, USA)

Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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