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Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

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THE INTERVIEW

Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

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FOCUS

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after the Olympics

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THE OBSERVERS

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

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IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

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IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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MEDIAWATCH

All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

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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 : 2011-01-13

2011: Fewer Jobs, Longer Hours?

As the French argue about repealing the 35-hour work week, François Picard’s panel wonders if a more flexible workforce will really reduce unemployment in Europe. We know that a later retirement age is coming, but can the same be said about longer working hours?

A debate with François Picard and guests:

A. Craig COPETAS, Senior writer for Bloomberg News
Raquel GARRIDO, International Spokesperson of the "Parti de Gauche"
Jacques RELAND, Head of the European Programme at the Global Policy Institute
Asghar ZAIDI, Director of Research at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (by satellite from Vienna)

Programme prepared by Yi Song, Jeanette Coombs and Perrine Desplats

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

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2017-09-12 France

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2017-09-11 Cuba

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

Now that Irma's weakening, what about next time? As the floodwaters recede, the cost continues to rise. While local communities have started investing in better storm preparation...

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