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France reshuffle: Sarkozy plays his hand

After trimming down his cabinet, is Nicolas Sarkozy in fighting form for his assumed 2012 re-election bid? The polls indicate the opposite and critics feel the "hyperpresidency" needs to slow down, but our panellists tell François Picard how with a free hand in parliament, the French president can still afford to push on with reforms.

  • Marek BRZEZINSKI, Correspondent, Polish Radio
  • Anna-Maria MERLO-POLI, Correspondent, Il Manifesto
  • Arthur GOLDHAMMER, Senior Affiliate, Harvard Center for European Studies
  • Christophe ROBEET, France24

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

Six months into his presidency, there's no denying Donald Trump has brought a very different way of governing to the White House. Like his reality TV shows, it's a drama that...

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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2017-07-17 Americas

Downward spiral: How to break Venezuela's impasse?

In Venezuela, the downward spiral seems unstoppable. On Sunday, the opposition organised a plebiscite, drawing a mass turnout and a resounding "no" to constitutional change....

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2017-07-13 Donald Trump

Trump in Paris: America's new place in the world

It's a two-day Parisian getaway that includes dinner and a show. After getting down to business at the Elysée Palace, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are off to dinner at a...

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